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Riviera Maya is an ideal family vacation destination. Idyllic beaches, hotels with activities for all the family to enjoy, and age-old culture to discover.
Adults and kids alike will find hundreds of things to explore and moments for relaxation… such as a tropical sunset with views over the Caribbean Sea or the ruins of Tulum.
We show you what things you can do with your family on your trip to Riviera Maya
Can you imagine exploring a thousand-year-old civilization? Visit Chichén Itzá, probably the most famous Mayan archaeological remains in the world. Discover Kukulkán Temple, which is most likely the image you have in mind when you think of this magical spot.
Explore the ruins of Tulum, which stand on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Riviera Maya, where taking a dip is a unique, unforgettable experience.
Discover Cobá. These ruins are different from the other sites on the Yucatán Peninsula, as they stand next to four natural lakes (which is very rare on the peninsula). There you’ll find the tallest pyramid of the Mayan Empire, known as Nohoch Mul.
We recommend a visit to Rancho Santa Cruz, where you can bathe in a freshwater well and swim in crystal-clear waters.
Isla Mujeres: you can visit a beautiful coral reef (a great opportunity for snorkelling and discovering hundreds of local marine species), walk around a picturesque shopping center, take in the streets and architecture, and discover all the shops.
The sea turtle show
Female turtles usually choose May to travel to the warm beaches of the Caribbean coast to bury their eggs in the sand; this ceremony can last from two to three hours before they return to the sea. Akumal beach is often chosen by mother turtles, and you might just be able to take in this wonder of nature.
Xcaret Park is ideal for having a fun family day while learning about Mexican traditions. You’ll find shows and attractions for the whole family.
Discover many ways you can enjoy the Caribbean Sea… waters that are normally warm and tranquil, and that will hypnotize you with their turquoise blue color. Walk on water when you try stand-up paddleboarding, slide along in a kayak, or dive under to inspect the seabed by snorkelling.