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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Arriving from Cancun Airport

Public Transport This is via the ADO bus service. These buses are air conditioned and comfortable. This service runs between approximately 10am and 9pm, and departs every 30/45 minutes. It will take around and an hour and cost $140 Pesos (12USD) per person to Playa del Carmen International flights arrive at Terminal 3: Exit the airport through the crowd of …

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 …