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The Ultimate Guide to Riviera Maya

It is very common to hear that Mexico is a good destination to visit in vacations; Riviera Maya specially has something for every type of traveler, whether you are looking for a relax vacation at a luxury resort (like Grand Velas) or a fun filled day out. Your feet might get icthy and get very tanned after hanging around at a resort day after day. Mexico is an ideal vacation spot: you can relax one day and spend the next day exploring. This is the best trip! There is really a lot to see and do in this part of Mexico, you will never get bored with all the things to do in Riviera Maya! 

Parks

Around Riviera Maya there are many parks to visit, fun for all ages.

Xelha

It is one of my favorites, it’s an all inclusive park where you can eat and drink during your time in the park. You can snorkel, float down the river in a tube, explore a cave, zipline,  jump from a cliff and the best part is they are all included in your ticket. 

There are some optional activities you can do; swim with dolphins, walk on the bottom of the sea, scuba dive in the sea or cenote, with stingrays and relax at the spa. There is so much to do!

XcaretAt Xcaret you have the option of buying your tickets by clicking here. You can enjoy the delicious food, drinks and also the plus facilities. It’s quite alike to Xel Ha, with the same optional ativities but you can swim with sharks here!

It has an evening show you can not miss. It has an extra cost and you can choose to enjoy and it has a dinner combined with favors and aromas. It’s an espectacular show! 

XplorThis is another fun-filled park, you can enjoy six amazing activities: zip-lines, amphibious vehicles, rafts, swim in the underground rivers, spelunking and hammock splash. Unlimited drinks and lunch buffet is included. You will be walking in caves all day and wearing a helmet, don’t forget your camera for great pictures! 

Xplor Fuego is a challenge in the dark like you have never imagined! For more details click here

Mayan RuinsWhen you visit Mexico and Riviera Maya, you have to see about the history and Mayan civilization. There are some great ruins, you can get there in a transfer or book a private tour that includes transportation. 

Chichen Itza

It is the most known ruin in mexico and one of the Seven Wonders of the World! The Kukulkan Pyramid is known as “El Castillo”. Join on a guided tour, it includes transportation that will pick you up in your hotel and drop you. 

Tulum

Each Mayan city has a specific purpose, Tulum is no exception. It has a seaport, tradind mainly turquoise and jade, and is the only Mayan city at the seashore. Bring your swimwear, sun lotion and head down to the beach for a refreshing dip in the ocean after exploring the ruins. 

Cenotes and diving

Riviera Maya is the perfect destination for divers looking to dive in different sites. It has the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, also known as the Great Mayan Reef and it is located right off the coast. It is the second largest barrier in the world. 

If diving is not your thing, you will want to experience and underground dive at least once in your life! You also have the option to get refreshed in a swim or snorkel, the water visibility is breathtakingly clear. 

ShoppingIf you want to go shopping take a look at Playa del Carmen 5th Avenue, the main shopping road in Playa del Carmen. Here you are going to find hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops and clubs! For other markets you can consider to visit Cozumel, Puerto Morelos or Tulum. 

Nightlife

Mexico is a popular destination for Spring Break, specially Cancun & Riviera Maya. Head to the nightlife area in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Don’t miss Coco Bongo! It’s an ideal place for partying with spectacular famous shows. If you want to visit 3 of the best nightclubs in Cancun in one night, plus more than 6 hours with open bar click here.

Bob Submarine Cancun

The amazing activity underwater to explore the bottom of the ocean without diving. This is one of the most exciting experience you will have in the ocean. 

What is BOB?Bob Submarine Cancun 3BOB stands for Breathing Observation Bubble and breathing underwater unit for individual use. This is a tour in which you are going to have your personal submarine (a mini sub or moto submarine), you’ll put your head inside a roomy air bubble which allows you to breath and enjoy the beauty of the natural reefs, plants and marine life at depths up to 24 meters for up to 35 minutes.

How does the BOB work?Bob Submarine Cancun 2A unit BOB, is nothing more and nothing less than an auxiliary transportation to dive without the hassle of using a mask or swim effort carrying an air tank. Their procedure is very simple as it consists of a clear acrylic bubble to see, is supplied with air from a scuba tank.

The tour starts with the check-in. You just have to fill a medical form to be evaluated by the diving instructor; then you’ll receive a 10 minutes guide in Spanish and English on how to operate the machine, it’s very simple.  

After all of the procedure, you and the team depart on a comfortable catamaran from the dock, arriving at the reef of Chitales between Cancun and Isla Mujeres to initiate the immersion underwater. The divers help you to get into the BOB and enjoy the beautiful marine life, instructors are constantly taking care of you. 

Inclusions:

  • Instructions and guide from staff
  • 30 minutes in your BOB personal submarine
  • 30 minutes of snorkel
  • Water and soda, glasses and ice
  • New snorkel tube
  • Fresh Fruit

Exclusions

  • 8 USD per person for pier tax and park that must be paid at the check-in
  • Ground transportation from your hotel lobby
  • Tips
  • Photos

Additional Info

  • You don’t need to have swimming skills
  • Sunblock and sunscreen must be biodegradable
  • All participants will be requested to fill a medical form, similar to adiving one
  • It is mandatory to read the tour restrictions, on the terms and conditions below.

Departure Point

Tour departs from Marina Aquatours, located on Boulevard Kukulcán Km 6.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancún.

You may get there by taking a taxi, transfer or bus. 

Not allowed:

  • People with reduced mobility
  • Pregnant women
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with asthma
  • People with epilepsy

To see prices and availability click here

ATV Jungle Expedition in Cancun

If you want to feel the adrenaline and extreme adventure in Cancun. You may start with ATV Jungle Expedition Cancun. An adventure with no limits where you will fly over the jungle in a zip line circuit at high speed, then the journey in the ground begins, you explore nature in your amazing ATV vehicle.

How to dressATV-JUNGLE-1Dress an appropriate outfit for this adventure, there is going to be a lot of mud, undergrowth and plants that can probably hurt you during your road! You can wear your most worn trousers or jeans, tennis shoes and a long-sleeve T-Shirt to avoid tanned forearms. Also, bring your mosquito repellent in your bag with a bottle of water.

At the beginningselvatica-paplapa

The excursion begins with pick up at the lobby of your hotel, once all the adventurers are on board, the bus will take you to Puerto Morelos and then you will go to “Casa Zatara”, a beautiful palapa first class that includes all the services.. W/C, lockers, restaurant deck & bar, all in a unique ambiance with all the equipment you are going to need for the first activity.

Extreme CanopyExtreme-CanopuThis is the first activity, the guides will make sure all the equipment is adjusted and give you a guide before starting. This adventure is divided into 12 zip lines to enjoy the view of all the typical vegetation of the region while you fly and walk in the ground. It lasts 1 hour.

ATV Polaris Trailboss ATV-POLARISThis is the next and real adventure in a 330cc engine ATV’S, to rally through the magical pathways in a 30 minutes ride into the cenote “Lukuma”, this huge natural swimmable cavern will dazzle you with its natural beauty. Note: In order to drive the vehicles, you must be 16 years minimum, valid ID and credit card required.

Back to Selvatica’s premises a complimentary light lunch and water will be waiting. Photos, videos, additional extreme activities, snacks and souvenirs can be bought in the “palapa”.

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation
  • Zipline circuit
  • ATV
  • Cenote swim
  • Lunch
  • Non alcoholic beverages

Exclusions

  • Lockers (Available for 2 USD)
  • Off road vehicle damage insurance (Optional, available for 10 USD)

Additional Info

  • Light clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Change of cloths
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun protection
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Extra cash for personal expenses

To make a reservation of this tour you can book online or contact an operator toll-free 1 (866) 238-1312

Otherworldly Adventure in Xplor Park – Ziplines & Underground Rivers

A thrilling mix of high-flying fun & magical sightseeing, when it comes to adventure in Riviera Maya, few places compare to the wonder of Xplor Park – home to 14 of the region’s highest ziplines, miles of tropical trails, & underground rivers.

If you’re looking for an adventurous, distinctly Yucatan experience, this 145-acre eco park near Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to spend the day or night. From the minute you set foot in Xplor, you know you’ve entered a sacred place, slowly shaped by millions  of years of geology, as well as the painstaking efforts of developers and conservationists.

The tropical park is a soaring and sunken network of bridges, treetop platforms, underground rivers, and deep dark caves full of jaw-dropping rock formations. Altogether, daytime guests are welcome to enjoy 14 of the region’s highest ziplines, more than six miles of trails for amphibious vehicles, and over a kilometer of crystal cave waters for rafting – not to mention unlimited smoothies / juices and a BBQ lunch buffet.

The Highest Ziplines in Riviera Mayakkk1Totaling almost 4 kilometers, the 14 zipline runs at Xplor include a thrilling 148-foot descent, and another that plunges 25 feet underground.

Romp the Jungle Above & Below Ground

Ages 18+ are welcome to steer their own John Deere amphibious vehicle across bridges, through the mud, underground and in the water.kkk2Explore Otherworldly Caves

Easily the park’s most magnificent sights are the glistening stalactites and stalagmites that fill the honeycomb of caves entwined across its grounds. This magical formations have taken millions of years to form, with both raft and swim / hiking circuits available.kkk3

A Bevy of Nighttime Thrills

Those seeking another level of fun should consider visiting Xplor Fuego, as the park comes alight with sunset views, torches, and a sea of stars overhead.kkk4

What to Bring

Since admission includes a locker, don’t forget a towel, your swimsuit, shorts, a t-shirt, water shoes, and biodegradable sunscreen.

Crispy Haus Cancun

Crispy haus is a foodtruck in Cancun that opens its doors all evenings. The food is delicious and offer an american atmosphere of the 40´s & 50´s. While you are eating, you will transform into a great time listening to music of the era. It is appropiate for all ages and if you have a special event you can reserve a special day with them.

What to eat?

I have ultimately been many times and I loooove it. My best recommendations are:

Butter Beer Butter-beer-Crispy-HausIt is well known in the Harry Potter books & movies for being a slightly alcoholic, “foaming mug that tastes” a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch! And it does but this one in Krispy House comes with no alcohol so don’t worry to let your kid have a couple Butter Beers at Crispy Haus! 😉

Crispy Fish and Chips Crispy-Chicken-and-Chips-Krispy-HouseA breaker diet choice! This dish includes delicious potato fries and breaded fish with your sided barbecue sauce.

Crispy Chicken and Chips 

A similar choice if you rather chicken instead of fish! 

Malteadas

The strawberry is my favorite one. It’s a Milk Shake with whipped cream on the top and a cherry. You can also ask for chocolate or vanilla. Strawberry-Milk-Shake-Krispy-HouseCrusty Corns

If you love sweet this is a great choice. They are sweet crusty corns with milkmaid or caramel inside. The chefs are very cool so If you like both, they can give you half and half!Crusty-corns-crispy-haus

Opening hours?

Monday to saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Crispy-Haus-Christmas-edition

Crispy Haus Christmas Edition

Where are they located?

Ave. Yaxhilan Mza. 12 Esq. Ave. Coba SM 25, 77509, Q.R. There are many ways to get there. Public transport or an airport shuttle is recommended if you are in a hotel of Cancun.

Disappear in Art at the 3D Museum in Playa del Carmen

Disappear in Art at the 3D Museum in Playa del Carmen

Redefining how we interact with artwork, Kurt Wenner’s world-famous 3D Museum of Wonders in downtown Playa del Carmen welcomes visitors to an immersive wonderland where touching & photographing exhibits lies at the very heart of the experience.Museum in Playa del Carmen 1The largest “illusion museum” in the world and first-ever in the Americas opened in February of this year, right here in Riviera Maya. Housed on the top floor of Plaza Pelícanos in the heart of downtown, the Playa del Carmen 3D Museum of Wonders redefines the very concept of an art gallery, inviting guests to interact, photograph, and actually become part of over 60 pieces of jaw-dropping artwork.Museum in Playa del Carmen 2What Makes it 3D?

Every exhibit at the museum is the work of world-renowned American street artist Kurt Wenner. Inspired by his time as an illustrator for NASA and love for renaissance paintings, he singlehandedly revolutionized the art form known as “three-dimensional pavement art,” or “trick art” in the 1980s.Museum in Playa del Carmen 3 The concept is rather simple: employ shading, colors and perspective to create an optical illusion of depth and immersion. Couple the style with camera phones and social media, and you have a recipe for the next big thing in art – especially considering the fact that it upends every stale notion you might have of museums in general (look but don’t touch, no photographs, etc).Museum in Playa del Carmen 4Take the Best Pictures of Your Vacation

It’s hard to believe that here in paradise some the best pictures you’ll take are in a museum – but it’s true! Where else can you capture pics of friends and family trapped inside a bubble, surfing a monster wave, high atop a towering wedding cake, or seated at The Last Supper?Museum in Playa del Carmen 5

How to Savor Summer in Riviera Maya with Just 48 Hours

Want to get the most out of your Mexican-Caribbean vacation, but only have 48 hours to getaway? Worry not! This quick guide will help you plan the ultimate weekend escape in Riviera Maya – from the beach to the club, Mayan ruins to eco-park fun.

No matter where you live, the summertime blues eventually hit us all, leaving a void only a proper vacation can fill. But what if you only have a weekend or handful of days to escape? No worries, because Riviera Maya summer getaways promise both a laid-back, less crowded vibe than the rest of the year, along with all the same attractions that put us on the map in the first place. If you can’t picture fitting a day at the beach, sunset seafood, nightlife, touring Mayan ruins, and eco park fun into 48 hours, here’s a brief timeline to make it possible:

Day #1: First, Hit the Beach

Fresh off the plane or out of bed after a red-eye, you’ll need a day at the beach to get into a vacation state of mind. Choose from the vintage air of Playa del Carmen’s Central Beach or the trendy vibe to the north. Spend the day in the sand, then snap some pics of the sunset before feasting on the freshest seafood of your life. Local favorites include the hearty platters, tacos, and shrimp-stuffed avocados at La Tarraya (Calle 2 Nte & the beach); Mayan “Tikin Xic,” or chili-orange marinated fish, roasted in banana leaf at Carboncitos (Calle 4, btwn La Quinta & 10th); and octopus at Los Aguachiles (Constituyentes & 1 Av). After dinner, you’ll want to get your groove on to the beachfront beats at Zenzi (Calle 10 & the beach), or themed nights at Wah Wah Beach Bar (Calle 2 Nte & the beach).Riviera Maya Summer 28 hours 1Day #2: Breakfast, Tulum, & Eco Park Fun

Start your second day on the hippest street in Playa del Carmen. Fifth Street, or “La Quinta,” is home to countless bars and restaurants, but we recommend the French fare at Chez Celine (Calle 34), Mexican/American staples and rooftop view at Sanborns (Constituyentes), or chilaquiles verde at Aldea Corazon (Calle 14). With a full belly, you’ll be ready to trample through the famous Mayan ruins of Tulum, less than an hour south of Playa. Cool off after that in the cenotes of nearby Xel-Há Waterpark, witness ancient rituals at Xcaret, and soar under the stars on the region’s highest ziplines at Xplor – all part of the same eco-park family, with one pass available for all three.Riviera Maya Summer 28 hours 2 Riviera Maya Summer 28 hours 3

 

Looking for Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya?

Discovery Mundo provides all kinds of Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya by van, VIP cars, limos & buses. They transfer guests at anytime any where. They can arrange their services for your individual needs from basic pickup and drop off.

Luxury Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya

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The unique style and comfort that you are looking for. The passengers capacity is from 1 to 6 in a brand new model Suburban (or similar).

The price will vary depending on the number of passengers, the number of shuttles and the transfer destination. Please contact us to give you personalized quotes and don’t hesitate to letting us know if you need another group service as tours, activities, restaurant bookings, etc.

Private Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya

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This is the best option for big groups, families and friends travelling together. This service is from 1 to 13 passengers, all our vehicles are air conditioned and brand new model units.

The price will vary depending on the number of passengers, the number of shuttles and the transfer destination. Please contact us to give you personalized quotes and don’t hesitate to letting us know if you need another group service as tours, activities, restaurant bookings, etc.

MidiBus Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya

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This service is from 14 to 25 passengers. The price will vary depending on the number of passengers, the number of shuttles and the transfer destination. Please contact us to give you personalized quotes and don’t hesitate to letting us know if you need another group service astours, activities, restaurant bookings, etc…

Bus Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya

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This service is from 26 to 52 passengers. The price will vary depending on the number of passengers, the number of shuttles and the transfer destination. Please Contact Us to give you personalized quotes and don’t hesitate to letting us know if you need another group service as tours, activities, restaurant bookings, etc.

Limo Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya

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Looking for Class, Luxury and elegance? This service is what you are looking for. From 1 to 8 passengers, we have black and white limo.

The price will vary depending on the number of passengers, the number of shuttles and the transfer destination. Please Contact Us to give you personalized quotes and don’t hesitate to letting us know if you need another group service as tours, activities, restaurant bookings, etc…

Helicopter Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya

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Are you looking for a creative Wedding Transportation in Riviera Maya? Leave or arrive at the reception in a helicopter is without doubt the way to do it. See More Helicopters

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