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Cheap round-trip flights to Riviera Maya

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Cheap Flights to Riviera Maya

Cheap Flights to the Riviera Maya are easy to find with Expedia. This coastal resort in the Mexican Caribbean is one of the most popular destinations in North America, with dozens of laid-back beach towns, white sand beaches, underground rivers and ancient Mayan sites just waiting to be explored.

Getting to Riviera Maya from UK Airports

If you want to fly into Riviera Maya, book flights to Cancun, the resort city on the north-eastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. You have a good choice of big-name airlines who fly direct from London Gatwick or Manchester, which takes around ten hours.

If you’d prefer to break up the journey or have cheaper flights, many more airlines offer flights to Cancun with one or two stops en route, leaving from both Gatwick and London Heathrow as well as Glasgow and Birmingham.

Places to Visit in Riviera Maya

You might be flying to Riviera Maya for some beach time, but while you’re in the region, you’ll find it boasts a wide cultural and natural heritage, too. Ancient Mayan archaeological sites like the fortress at Tulum, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza and the remains of the city of Coba are among the most popular historical excursions.

For some water-based culture, head to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an to get up close to marine life, exotic birds and tropical plants.

Another highlight is the underground river system, which runs for 95 miles beneath the tropical jungle above, making it the longest such system in the world. Get your hotel to arrange a tour to lead you into the caves and caverns, where you can wade through the rivers and swim in natural sinkholes, or cenotes, which formed when the porous limestone bedrock collapsed, exposing a magical subterranean world of pristine groundwater pools.

Alternatively, spend your time relaxing in a glamorous Riviera Maya spa hotel, or discovering the shops, restaurants and nightlife of major resort towns like Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. Here you’ll find all manner of big-brand designer stores, top-end restaurants and hedonistic clubs.

Smaller fishing villages like Puerto Morelos are better for the simple pleasures of people watching at the Zocalo (town square), enjoying a seafood meal on the waterfront or hanging out by the pier as the boats come in.

Arriving in Cancun

Getting from Cancun Airport to other Riviera Maya destinations is easy, with services like taxis, shuttle buses and resort-specific transportation provided. You can also hire a car at the airport, or take one of the regular buses direct to Playa del Carmen. Public buses are also available from downtown Cancun to Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos.

It’s simple and convenient to fly to the Riviera Maya from the UK if you use Expedia’s search tools to find and book your flight and hotels.

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Reviews from verified customers

May 13, 2018

Receiving bags at cancun airport took an hour.

May 10, 2018

Yet again, they ran out of drinks 4 hours before landing. Only option was water or juice

Apr 27, 2018

I travelled with a broken foot. Aeromexico were amazing! They made my journey super-easy with 3 seats, wheelchairs and kindness all the way. Thank you!

Apr 14, 2018

Baggage was super late. Food tasteless! Take snacks..

Apr 12, 2018

Good service. good meals although breakfast on way back was awful, black beans mixed with scrambled egg. and no butter with rolls? :/ comfy flight, great landing. good movies for flight. Cant select what seats you want, have to pay extra for it? It would be a great company if avoided this as I find it ridiculous that some airlines do this. Woman at check in desk from Cancun to Mexico city was very rude and lacks people skills. Kept computer screen in front of her face so couldnt even see who we were tlaking to. If you have staff like this then you should tell her to speak to customers. Other than that, very nice flight.

Apr 6, 2018

Superb plane for a long haul flight. In flight entertainment was great, staff really helpful throughout. Couldn’t say better, considering we went economy. Very very good.

Apr 5, 2018

Flight was delayed 90 minutes

Mar 6, 2018

Actually it was slightly delayed due to someone not boarding, and an older plane with no charging in Business, small screens, but still perfectly good flight.

Mar 4, 2018

plane is 18 seater. very basic. no cabin crew no entertainment. very noisy but an adventure!!!

Mar 1, 2018

Disappointing screens and no seat power