|Riviera Maya - From Cancun to Tulum & All Points In-Between|
Ahh the magic of Mexico. It has truly evolved into a destination to satisfy every type of vacationer. It’s no longer just a spot for spring break partying. Whether you seek world class scuba diving, fishing, relaxing by the beach or shopping, you can find it here in the Riviera Maya. Cancun, Maroma Beach, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, and Tulum all stretch along the Yucatan peninsula on the eastern Caribbean coast of Mexico. Isla Mujeres, the island of women, is off Punta Cancun to the north. Isla Cozumel east of Playa del Carmen and accessible by an easy 30-40 minute ferry ride.
Where to Stay
Large and small cruise ships make ports in Playa del Carmen (about 45 minutes drive south from Cancun), Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Day trips and excursions are available to plenty of sites from the cenotes to Chichen Itza and the varied towns along the way. Coming in on a cruise ship certainly allows one to enjoy many outdoor activities while in port.
There are some amazing hotel options all along the Riviera Maya. In May 2015 and early June, we spent ten days at Club Med Cancun and conducted seven other property inspections between Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, and Isla Cozumel. The options are numerous for excellent value and superb accommodation quality. Check out our Facebook page under Photo Albums for pictures and insights and don’t hesitate to contact us so we can share our insights and love of Mexico.
Sites We’ve Dived
Paradise Reef and Wall (Isla Cozumel)
San Francisco Wall (Isla Cozumel)
Jardin de Eden cenote (Puerto Morelos). The cenotes are cavern into cave diving and certainly not for everyone. Important safety note: this is where we say that if you are not qualified to cave dive, then do not ever do it! We conducted these dives with a dive master who has sixteen years of experience in cave diving and instructs cave divers from around the world. Chris with Scuba Cancun was an amazing dive master. In the cenote, you experience a halocline and crystal clear waters. Again, it’s not for everyone, but it was something we had to experience!