Riviera Maya Shopping

Shopping centers, exclusive shops, clothing brands from all over the world, you will find it all in the Riviera Maya. For shopping during your holiday, you chose the Riviera Maya as your best holiday destination. As this area is the most developed part of Mexico, it can’t be avoided that you can buy a lot of things here, so enjoy …

Packing list Riviera Maya

Mosquito repellent Unfortunately, like every other tropical countries, Mexico has mosquitos as well. You can find mosquito repellent in all supermarkets in the Riviera Maya, but it is more convenient to bring it yourself already, so that you can use it directly when you arrive at your holiday destination, when you need it. Sunblock Make sure to take sunblock with …

Where to get your groceries in the Riviera Maya?

The Riviera Maya is the most developed area of Mexico. This means as well that you have plenty of choices where to buy your groceries. From big supermarkets to small shops to just buy some basic food and drinks. The most common big supermarket you will find in the Riviera Maya is the Chedraui. The smaller shop to buy some …

Tacos

Tacos Tulum

Do you want the best tacos in all of Tulum? You will definitely find them there! Taco sellers you will find everywhere, on every street corner. From persons selling them from their small ‘shops to go’ or in restaurants. Hey, this is Mexico! Inventors of the tacos and country of the best examples of them! But with so many tacos everywhere, …

Riviera Maya Golf

Golf in the Riviera Maya

Playing golf on the Riviera Maya is just one of the ways you can relax, enjoy yourself and see the wildlife at the same time. With many courses built into the jungle or surrounded by lagoons, with every tee your sure to see something different. Just don’t forget to take water and sunscreen onto the course with you! Here are …

Tulum Weather

Tulum weather and the Yucatan Peninsula in general, is hot and sunny all year round! This is why it makes it the perfect getaway during the cold and snowy season that most other places in the world seem to receive. The average ocean temperature for the year is a warm yet refreshing 26°C (79°F), and the average temperature for the …

Tulum Ruins

Tulum Ruins may not have the largest and most impressive set of Mayan buildings in the Yucatan but its location, on a 40 foot precipice looking out over the aquamarine Caribbean Sea toward the sunrise, is easily the most spectacular. Below the cliffs, with access from inside the ruins, is a small beach that can be used by people who …

Riviera Maya Tours

Tours are an excellent, stress free, although sometimes expensive, way to visit the attractions and activities that the Riviera Maya and it’s surrounding regions have to offer. They are hassle free and many will pick you up and drop you off at your doorstep, with you safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of; most of them even …

Driving in Mexico

As always when driving in a foreign country there are going to be different laws and road ethics that govern the actions of drivers on the road. The Riviera Maya is an easy and safe place to navigate by car, but the above rule still applies. Below we have noted the differences and driving habits unique to Mexico; these will …

ADO bus service between towns

ADO Service

The ADO buses (pronounced: Ah-Deh-O; said quickly) run the most extensive service throughout the whole of Mexico; serving every major city, town and several of the archaeological sites. Tickets can either be booked in advance on their website (which unfortunately doesn’t have an English translation option), or at the booths inside their terminals in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. These …

Cobá Ruins

The Maya city of Coba was not properly uncovered and researched until the mid 1920’s, Cobá has been growing in popularity ever since. Cobá was once a thriving metropolis, one of the largest the Mayans ever built, and estimates for its population during its hey day range from 60,000 inhabitants up to 100,000! As many as fifty roads lead out …

What is a Colectivo?

Colectivos are essentially a local bus service that spans the Riviera Maya, although they look nothing like buses. They are small, white people carriers with a thin, red or aqua green stripe down each side; some also have a badge or Colectivo written on them. They are more of a van than a bus, really. This service begins at about …

Getting Around in the Riviera Maya

Public Transport By far the cheapest way to travel around the Riviera Maya is using the colectivos. But for destinations outside of the area, such as Chichen Itza, you will need to find alternative transport. The only public option for this is ADO bus service who’s extensive routes provide access to the most popular destinations. These will leave ONLY from either …

High Season

Riviera Maya high and low season

Want to visit the Riviera Maya but don’t know when to come? Well let us help you. To begin with it is hot and sunny all year round, and everything you will want to do is also open all year round (usually 365 days of the year); so anytime is best really. However, like most holiday destinations the Riviera Maya …