The area of Mexico known today as Riviera Maya was historically a key region in the Mayan empire during the Post-Classic Period, from 1000 to 1550. The Mayans used this area as part of a thriving trade route for their empire until the Spanish claimed Riviera Maya in the 16th century. Today, Riviera Maya is one of Mexico’s most scenic tropical getaways, drawing vacationers from around the world to enjoy its endless sunshine, gorgeous beaches, stunning turquoise waters, and vibrant local culture.
Visitors to Riviera Maya can enjoy the local culture and goods through the area’s many quaint shops, designer boutiques, and local markets. Whether you prefer shopping in an open-air market for unique handmade goods, or shopping in a high-end designer boutique, Riviera Maya is sure to have everything you are looking for.
If you enjoy aquatic sports, Riviera Maya is the ideal getaway for you. The gorgeous coral reefs surrounding Riviera Maya’s beaches provide the perfect setting for kayaking, even hosting international kayak competitions. In addition to kayaking, sailing is extremely popular in the area’s gorgeous azure waters. If you enjoy fishing, the waters along Riviera Maya’s 130 kilometers of coastline are home to exotic tropical fish including mahimahi, barracuda, and sailfish. If you prefer recreational sports on land, you may be interested in enjoying one of Riviera Maya’s golf courses, which are some of the best in the world. Some of the most popular courses with visitors and locals alike are Riviera Maya Resorts Golf Course, Playacar Club de Golf, and Puerto Aventuras Club de Golf.
No matter what your interests, background, age or personality may be, you can be sure that Riviera Maya offers everything you are looking for in the perfect Mexico getaway. Whether you wish to soak up the endless Mexico sunshine on one of Riviera Maya’s stunning beaches, stroll along a local street, enjoy Mexican cuisine at one of the area’s gourmet restaurants or cafes, or go sailing along the area’s scenic coastline, your Riviera Maya vacation is sure to be unforgettable.