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Riviera Maya Holiday: coronavirus information

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Most Riviera Maya hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Riviera Maya Holiday Guide

Relaxed beach towns, white-sand beaches, underground swimming holes and ancient Mayan sites make the Riviera Maya one of Mexico’s most compelling holiday destinations.

This stretch of Mexican Caribbean coastline, known for its beautiful turquoise sea, is on the north-eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Stretching from the US-holiday destination of Cancun to Tulum and once home to small fishing communities, the area has developed into a series of modern beachfront resort towns, offering everything from high-end dining and designer shopping to golf, watersports and family-friendly theme parks.Some of the best-known highlights include the historic Mayan sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza, or the underground river system that provides access to a series of swimming holes, or cenotes, formed when the limestone bedrock collapsed, leaving groundwater-filled sinkholes. Explore these on a guided tour, or take a boat trip out to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which runs the entire length of the coast. Here you can snorkel with sea turtles, moray eels and other marine life, or just enjoy a sunset cruise or yacht party where you can dive off the top deck for a swim or try your hand at catching a fish.

If you just want a relaxing holiday, the Riviera Maya is home to a range of all-inclusive beach resorts, family-friendly accommodation and upscale spa hotels. Book an outdoor massage, take a yoga class or enjoy a tequila cocktail as the sun goes down. Alternatively, hit up the trendy shops, bars, clubs and restaurants of Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida, or take the kids to one of the nearby jungle activity parks, such as Xplor or Xenses, for caving, ziplining and underground rafting adventures.

Other Riviera Maya’s towns worth visiting on your holiday include the laid-back fishing village of Puerto Morelos, for more of an Old Mexico feel, or the quieter town of Akumal, which has a calm, swimmable lagoon and is famous for the sea turtles who nest here between May and November.

If you’re looking for a fun-filled holiday in Riviera Maya or a more tranquil setting, you’ll find accommodation to match your needs along the entire coast, so you can settle back and enjoy this glorious tropical destination at your leisure.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Riviera Maya?

A: If you're hoping to take a look at the wider Solidaridad region, there's no better way to do it than from the driver's seat of your very own rental car. Just sticking to Playa del Carmen? You might be able to manage with buses and cabs, but you'll certainly be able to fit more things in with your own set of wheels. Take a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Riviera Maya and see if anything takes your fancy.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Riviera Maya?

A: Prepare to land at Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.). You'll likely be arriving aboard one of the 4,008 international flights that operate from this major international terminal in Riviera Maya each month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Riviera Maya?

A: Riviera Maya has no shortage of comfortable accommodation. Apartments are traveller favourites. Condos, hotels and all-inclusive hotels offer great alternatives.

Q: What does a Riviera Maya holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: As little or as much as you want. You can lock in a car, hotel or flight. You can also save yourself some time by combining any of these together. Why not add in some experiences and activities in Riviera Maya to top it off?

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Riviera Maya?

A: Book a package deal with Expedia. It's really that simple. Hotels, Flights, Activities — put together what you need for your Riviera Maya escape and watch the savings grow. It's time to plan the holiday of your dreams (and save some dollars while you're at it).

Q: What are the best things to do in Riviera Maya?

A: El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course is one of the first attractions that you should add to your must-see list if you're intending to visit Playa del Carmen.


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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive £387
Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020
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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive

Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The Place is wonderful Excellent Food Amazing parks The front desk was a not to great experience, Somebody there is not doing their job

    Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive £159
    Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020
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    Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive

    Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive

    Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO
       
      4.2 of 5
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      The hotel was amazing!! The place is well take care of. Everyone so helpful. It’s amazing how they keep so clean. There’s always making sure your tooken care. They even included food and drinks all included. The price is so worth it. It’s so close to the main parks. One thing I did have issue was ...

      Fairmont Mayakoba £210
      Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020
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      Ctra Federal Cancun - Playa Del Carmen K, Playa del Carmen, QROO
         
        4.6 of 5
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        Such a beautiful place to visit, we enjoy the bikes that are available for pedaling around the resort.

        Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa Optional All Inclusive £108
        Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020
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        Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa Optional All Inclusive

        Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa Optional All Inclusive

        Carretera Chetumal Pto Juarez km 236.7, No. 1 Tankah Riviera Maya, Tulum, QROO
           
          4.1 of 5
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          I loved the all inclusive option and all the staff was very friendly. I didn’t like people trying to sell to you like the time share

          Hotelito Azul £191
          Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020
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          Hotelito Azul

          Hotelito Azul

          Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km. 5.8, Tulum, QROO
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Very clean and seemed like one of the best accommodations during COVID with beach side restaurant service and a rooftop bar. However, the rooms were unusual because there is no privacy for the bathroom, its basically just a wall partition.

            Casa Malca £314
            Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020
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            Casa Malca

            Casa Malca

            Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 9.5, Tulum, QROO
               
              4.3 of 5
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              Beautiful Hotel, great service at concierge, restaurants, bars and room service!

              Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive £181
              Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020
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              Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

              Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

              Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Very good staff , working to hard whit the restrictions and team limitations. But excellent people.

                Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only £139
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                Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only

                Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only

                Carr Cancun Chetumal Km 264 5, Xpu-Ha, QROO
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Loved this place! My only complaint was the bugs. Bring bug spray or you might get eaten up! Otherwise the food was great and the staff was very friendly. On our first trip here the Sargassum only really showed up on our last full day. The staff was out with a tractor, scooping away the mess as best ...

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