CANCÚN AND RIVIERA MAYA
Cancún is located in Quintana Roo in the Southeast region of Mexico, in the North point of the Yucatán Peninsula, at the North of the Mayan Riviera. It is an island of approximately 25 kilometers long and 400 meters wide, and it is connected to firm land through bridges.
This great city in Quintana Roo is divided in 2 equal parts: Cancun's center, where a great part of the inhabitants live, and many small hotels, restaurants and stores can be found. The other zone of the city it is the world famous Cancun’s Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), where the luxury hotels are located, as well as modern malls.
There are many reasons that make Cancun a very popular touristic destination: its amazing beaches with turquoise water, excellent hotels and a wide range of amenities, gourmet restaurants, vibrant nightlife, great shopping and archeological zones. Besides, Cancun has an amazing weather with an average temperature of 27°C and approximately 240 sunny days a year.
The Riviera Maya (Mayan Riviera) spreads along 140 kilometers of the territory on the Mexican Caribbean shoreline on the East of Yucatan’s Peninsula. This place owns paradisaical beaches and colorful towns, just like Playa del Carmen , Puerto Morelos, Tulum and Cozumel Island, as well as a network of underground rivers, lagoons, cenotes, mangrove landscapes and jungle. For these reasons and more, the Mayan Riviera is the ideal place to experience nature in its purest expression.
Located only 17 kilometers from Cancun International Airport (CUN), the Mayan Riviera starts with the characteristic town of Puerto Morelos, passing by very interesting places, such as, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum beaches, that are situated only 5 minutes away from de famous Archeological Zone of Tulum, that stands out because it is the only Mayan city built at the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The Mayan Riviera ends in Carrillo Puerto, a beautiful town that mixes colonial remains with Mayan traditions.
Playa del Carmen, also known as “Playa”, is the most famous place of the Mayan Riviera. It is located in front of Cozumel, and has won its international fame in only 10 years, thanks to its bohemian nights, along with its white sand typical of the Caribbean, that draw visitors form all over the world.
It is extremely difficult to put in words the energy and beauty of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. We invite you to discover and explore the authentic flavor of the Mayan Culture, its natural environment and high quality services that will make your holidays unforgettable.