The Riviera Maya is a tourist destination in Mexico located in the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo. This state at the same time is being part of the Yucatan Peninsula which divides the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. It consists of 3 states which are Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.
The Riviera Maya is made up of different destinations as well as the Yucatan peninsula which are recommended to visit and to know.
The way to move and to know these places is renting a car or hiring the services of a taxi from the place where you stay. However there are transportation companies that offer the private services of vans for families or groups that are more comfortable and economical. One of these companies is Canada Transfers, which stands out for its quality and reliability.
DESTINATIONS AND DISTANCES OF LA RIVIERA MAYA:
PUERTO MORELOS: It is located 10 miles away from Cancún airport and 20 miles from the city. The place has an offer with a great variety of hotels and restaurants with economic prices. Its main attractions are its beaches and its national reef park, which is a protected natural area with its barrier reef which is located very short distance from its beaches.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN: It is the biggest and cosmopolitan city of the Riviera Maya. It is located 42 miles from the city of Cancun. . It is a city in constant growth that offers a wide range of hotels of diverse categories. It is very famous its main pedestrian avenue called the fifth avenue with 2.5 miles full of shops and restaurants. Playacar is a residential complex where the main hotels and beautiful beaches are located.
PUERTO AVENTURAS: It is a tourist and residential development that has the most complete marina of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is located 54 miles from Cancun and 11 miles from Playa del Carmen. Its beaches are very famous for its beauties and it has a 9 hole golf course.
AKUMAL: It is a tourist place of low density hotel and residential. It is located 65 miles from Cancun and 23 miles from Playa del Carmen. The lagoon of Yalku is to the north of the population and is a suitable place for the practice of the snorkel. To the northwest are several cenotes for diving or swimming. To the south of Akumal to 2.5 miles is Aktun Chen, a cave with formations of stalactites and stalagmites and a cenote in its interior.
TULUM: It is one of the most important archaeological zones of imposing beauty located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It is located 81 miles away from Cancun, 39 miles from Playa del Carmen, and 27 miles from Coba. Tulum has a good and varied hotel offer, as well as restaurants. To the west are several cenotes and the ruins of Coba.
COBA: It is a smaller archaeological zone than Tulum and Chichen Itza that has the highest pyramid of the others with a height of 42 meters from where you can observe a stunning and beautiful view of the Mayan jungle. It is located 107 miles away from Cancún, 65 miles from Playa del Carmen and 27 miles from Tulum.
SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVATION: It is a protected natural space that is located on the Caribbean coast near the town of Tulum. It was declared Patrimony of Humanity by Unesco in 1987. It is located 112 miles away from Cancún, 70 miles from Playa del Carmen and 30 miles from Tulum.
DESTINATIONS AND DISTANCES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA:
ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES: Chichen Itza and Uxmal. They are two of the best known and visited archaeological sites in the state of Yucatan. The distance between the two places is 124 miles The distance from Cancun to Chichen Itza is 111 miles and to Uxmal is 238 miles. From Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza is 113 miles away,and to Uxmal 228 miles. From Tulum to Chichen Itzá 94 miles and to Uxmal 210 miles.
CITIES: Mérida, Valladolid and Progreso are the main cities of the state of Yucatan. The distance between Cancun and Valladolid is 97 miles. From Cancun to Merida is 188 miles and from Cancun to Progreso is 212 miles.
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