Things to do in Tulum - Mayan Riviera - Puerto Aventuras

The Riviera Maya is located in Quintana Roo, one of the most beautiful states of Mexico with the greatest biodiversity of the country. Blankets of white, smooth sand and sublime turquoise waters make the Mexican Caribbean, a huge stretch of land framed by a thousand green shades of jungle.

This piece of heaven is home to some of the world’s greatest natural treasures such as the Great Mayan Barrier, the second largest coral reef of the world.

The Riviera Maya is set on the long coastline that starts in Puerto Morelos, a small fisherman village 30 minutes from Cancun, and ends in Tulum, where a majestic and mythical archaeological Mayan site was built next to a cliff touched by the Caribbean Sea. One of the most favorite destinations of this area is Playa del Carmen, a cozy bohemian city full of traditions, flavors and colors.

Puerto Aventuras, an exclusive residential private complex and an important marina for yachts and private catamarans, is located in this terrestrial paradise. It is the home to dreamy beaches, the CEDAM museum which displays shipwreck objects and a spectacular golf course. If you have a special fascination for boats, outdoor restaurants with sea views, calm waters and seagull flights, this place will become one of your favorite locations!

Things to do

Snorkeling:

A popular activity after swimming with dolphins is snorkeling. Discover the hidden secrets of the Riviera Maya in an adventure that will take you to explore landscapes out of a dream and practice snorkel in one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world.

Shopping:

In Playa del Carmen, the duty free shops, boutiques, perfumeries and jewelries offer the best brands and articles. All along the Riviera Maya, you will be able to find the best Mexican “artesanias” or art crafts to take back home.

Restaurants:

From traditional Yucatecan specialties, to delicious Mexican food, to international cuisine, the Riviera Maya has a great variety of dishes to delight your palate.

ATV’s Adventure:

Ride through huge extensions of beautiful beaches covered in white sand and surrounded by turquoise waters in Loma Bonita Ranch on top of one of our great ATV’s. Discover great sceneries of heavy tropical jungle and white beaches in a completely new way.

Archaeology:

Visit one of the most beautiful archaeological sites of Mexico. Tulum combines the beauty of nature with the mysticism of the Mayan culture. The ancient city was built over a cliff in front of the Caribbean Sea. Coba is one of the largest archaeological sites, surrounded by heavy vegetation. The vestiges of the Mayan civilization in the middle of the jungle will take you to an unexplored world of dreams.

Cozumel:

Visit Mexico’s largest island and a diving paradise in the beautiful island of Cozumel. Being one of Mexico’s important cruise ship destinations, Cozumel offers unparalleled blue shades of the Caribbean Sea and a culture full of life and joy.

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve:

Located near Tulum Mayan ruins, Sian Ka’an is one of the most important ecological protected areas in the world and home to thousands of endemic species.

Tres Rios Nature Park:

Home to the luxury hotel, Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Tres Rios Nature Park offers its guests an endless array of activities inside the resort such as kayaking, bicycle tours, snorkeling in clear cenotes, nature walks, and tours.

Pac Chen Sinkholes:

Located in Coba archeological site, 42 km from the north of Tulum, this area offers its visitors the “Cenote de la Vida” (Life sinkhole in Spanish) and “Cenote del Jaguar” (Jaguar Sinkhole in Spanish), the perfect setting to practice zip lining and rappel.

Majahual:

A quiet fisherman village, Majahual offers ecological huts in the middle of a luscious Yucatan jungle to rest and forget about your hectic life. Find clear waters for the perfect diving spot and discover a magnificent underwater world with starfish, sea horses, dolphins, turtles, sponges, among other species.

Akumal:

Surrounded by gorgeous beaches, Akumal is a small village located in a protected area, an incredible cove to practice snorkeling, and the ideal location for anyone searching for a haven of peace and relaxation.

Aktun-Chen Natural Park

This eco-park is located between Akumal and Xel-Ha and holds the main system of caves in Quintana Roo.


Recommendations

To Entry

A valid passport is required to enter Mexico. Find more information about the requirements and procedures to obtain a Visa contacting the Mexican Embassy or consular agency at your home town before you travel. The requirements may vary according to the country of origin.

Airport

Cancun International Airport is the closest one to the Riviera Maya. Major airlines have direct flights or connections to Cancun, ranked second in importance along the country. Domestic flights connect it with the rest of Mexico. Small airplanes also take you to the International Airports of Cozumel, Chetumal and Merida and the small air track located in Chichén Itzá.

Carretera Cancún - Chetumal Km. 22
Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo México
+52 (998) 848-7200

Currency & ATM

Normally, prices are expressed in both Mexican Pesos and US Dollars and the restaurants have bilingual English-Spanish menus. Be sure to carry enough cash with you, as ATMs are located only in the main cities, like Puerto Morelos. Playa del Carmen and Tulum. US Dollars are widely accepted at the Mexican Mayan Riviera and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean as well as major credit cards.

Ferry

A federal dock is located at Puerto Morelos, mainly for ferries carrying cars towards Cozumel. Playa del Carmen is the right place to cross to Cozumel and the ferry departs every hour on a daily basis. There is another car ferry located at Calica, also crossing to Cozumel every day.