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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tulum beach

Why stay in Tulum?

Situated at the end of the Riviera Maya, next to the Sian-Ka’an Biosphere, the town of Tulum is accessible to all of the site on the Riviera Maya. It has its own picturesque, cliff-top Mayan ruins and is a thirty minute car or bus ride away from the ruins of Cobá. Everything you would need on your stay here is conveniently …

Why stay in Akumal?

The beach at Akumal Bay is postcard perfect; a ribbon of soft white sand, backed by palm trees and sloping gently towards the aqua marine Caribbean Sea. What you cannot immediately see are the condos that are hidden behind these palm trees that line the beach; and most of these are available for rent throughout the year. These individual Condos …

Healthcare in the Riviera Maya

Getting sick in a foreign country is never a fun experience, so to ensure you’re prepared if and when you come down with something, we’ve compiled some helpful information for you to have, as you enjoy your time in the Riviera Maya. If you’re starting to feel a bit under the weather, and think you need a consultation, you don’t …