5 Best Tourist Attractions in Mayan Riviera

Mayan Riviera, Mexico is a world popular tourist attractions. These are our suggestions and things you should look out for.

One of the most exciting tourist attractions you can visit in Mexico is the Mayan Riviera, where paradisiac beaches combine with natural scenarios of subjugating beauty and important archaeological sites. During your visit, there are many activities to do and innumerable tourist sites to see in Mayan Riviera and combining outdoor activities to enjoy with cultural walks.

The Mayan Riviera was one of the main religious and commercial centers of the Mayan civilization. It was abandoned for centuries until its importance was rediscovered in the 1980s, but it was only in the 90s that it has shown adequate tourism infrastructure.

Tourist attractions in Mayan Riviera

Taking place in the Caribbean Sea, the Mayan Riviera occupies 140 kilometers off the coast of Quintana Roo. From Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen. Apart from the tourist attractions, it also provides with an exciting nightlife and its seductive regional cuisine, proud heiress of the Mayan gastronomy, and a true feast for the palate.

Chichen Itza

Mayan Riviera

It takes place about 200 kilometers from Cancun.Built around 525 AD., among its construction, it emphasizes the Temple of the Thousand Columns, the pyramid of Kukulkán, the Astronomical Observatory, the Ballgame, and the Sacred Cenote.

Are you going to visit the Pyramid of Kukulkán during the spring or autumn equinox? Then you will be able to see an optical phenomenon, where it seems that a snake slides down the steps of the pyramid.



Tulum takes place only 65 kilometers from Playa Carmen. It is the only archaeological site with a location in front of the coast. Because of its stunning location on a cliff, it was an important commercial center for the Mayans.

These tourist attractions are the third most popular archaeological destination in Mexico. Despite its small size, and compensation, it takes place in an attractive location on the coast, with amazing views of the Caribbean Sea and a thick vegetation surrounds it. [More Awesome Things In Mexico]

Surrounded by beaches of fine white sands and turquoise waters, these ruins offer the possibility of enjoying the culture and the sea at the same time.

Puerto Aventuras

Puerto Aventuras
Puerto Aventuras

Located 84 kilometers from Cancun, Puerto Aventuras is one of the best beaches destinations in Mexico. From this port city, you can easily access other Riviera destinations (Tulum, Chichen Itza, Xcaret or Xel-Ha). There are many activities you can do during your visit, from swimming with the dolphins to diving on the reefs.


The Mayan Riviera is full of cenotes (almost 7,000). These flooded natural caves provide light from the outside and they serve as natural pools. Here you can go diving, snorkeling, and bathing.

The natural light creates an amazing atmosphere and takes on an unreal, almost magical aspect. This is the reason why they were known as “sacred” by the Mayas. Diving in these caverns is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy its transparent waters and excellent visibility.

One of the best cenotes of the Yucatan is Multan Ha. An underground cenote that cannot be seen from the surface.

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Lagoon of The Seven Colors

Lagoon of the Seven Colors
Lagoon of the Seven Colors

Laguna of the seven colors takes place in the small town of Bacalar, therefore it is very close to the border with Belize. The name of the lagoon refers to its main attraction, which is its various colors.

It is 42 kilometers long, 2 kilometers wide, and it is known that its formation is due to the overflow of seven cenotes.

Here you can also practice water sports. Just 4 kilometers from the Lagoon, is the famous Blue Cenote, with more than 90 meters of depth.

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