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Renowned for its luxury all inclusive resorts and boutiques hotels

Riviera Maya holidays are located on the Yucatan Peninsula and have a coastline that stretches for over seventy five miles and incorporates immaculate white sandy beaches, dense jungles and ancient ruins.

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Approximately 150,000
Roman Catholic
Spanish and Mayan
The Mexican Currency is the Peso although the American Dollar is widely used
GMT - 6

Magnificent beaches that slope into the crystal clear waters

Holidays in Riviera Maya are renowned for its luxury All Inclusive resorts and boutiques hotels. Holidays to Riviera Maya tend to focus on the magnificent beaches that slope gently into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea offering the perfect beach holiday and a plethora of water sports.

For those looking for peace and tranquillity the resorts of Playa del Carmen, Playa del Secreto and Punta Maroma encompass quiet beaches which are ideal for relaxation, while Playa Car and Puerto Aventuras are an excellent choice for sporting facilities, golf and family holidays.

Holidays to Riviera Maya are a haven for water sport enthusiasts from deep sea fishing and windsurfing to jet skiing and swimming with dolphins the Riviera has it all. The warm waters in Riviera Maya are perfect for snorkelling, and the island of Cozumel is home to some of the world's best scuba diving. Riviera Maya holidays lay claim to the second largest barrier reef in the world which begins nears Cancun taking in the whole length of Riviera Maya continuing towards Guatemala.

The Great Maya Reef (also known as the Belize Barrier Reef) is a major attraction with remarkable marine life with scuba diving and cavern diving being an experience not to be missed. There are numerous golf courses along the Riviera Maya coastline and many of the famous golfers have played here. The courses have impressive views over the coastline and each course caters for all skill levels from complete beginners to the seasoned golfers.

Places to Visit

Chichen Itza

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is also one of the Yucatan Peninsula's most fascinating antiquities, and one of the largest Mayan cities. Built following strict astronomical guidelines, the pyramid shape of 'El Castillo' is world famous and just one of he reasons that over 1.2 million visitors come here each year.

Swim with dolphins

Turn the dream into reality as you take to the water to swim with dolphins. Hang onto their fins as they pull you through the water or be brave and let them thrust you through the air with your feet on their noses.

Contoy Island

Only a limited number of people are allowed onto the island every day so Contoy Island offers visitors their very own slice of paradise. Swim amongst the colourful fish and snorkel along the stunning coral reefs, before retiring to the beach for some serious sunbathing and a succulent BBQ.

Archaeology in Riviera Maya is very popular

Archaeology in Riviera Maya is very popular with sites further up the Yucatan Peninsula being run by the Instituto Nacional de Archeological such a Tulum which is on the coast while Coba and Chichen Itza are inland. The ecoparks of Xel-Ha and Xcaret are natural water theme parks where visitors can understand the different ecosystems and their resources. These have smaller archaeological ruins and are very popular tourist attractions and have a diverse range of activities such as swimming with captive dolphins.

Another popular attraction when you holiday in Riviera Maya is Jungle tours into the dense forests. The tours take you around the impressive pyramid at Chichen Itza and the ancient civilization of Tulum. Trek through ancient Mayan ruins or horse ride through the amazing countryside that your holiday to Riviera Maya has to offer.

Throughout Riviera Maya there is a huge variety of restaurants, the cuisine has many influences from traditional Mayan and a more international flavours to sample such as Mexican, Italian, Argentinean and European. As many of the hotels in the resort offer all inclusive the plethora of restaurants offer an extensive selection of mouth watering dishes and a wide selection of fresh seafood. As well as the restaurants there are plenty of bars, shows, nightclubs and live nightly entertainment going on within the complexes.

Holidays to Riviera Maya are not just hotel based as outside of the hotel complexes the Riviera nightlife can be as low key or as lively as you want it with beach parties and lively bars to sipping cocktails in an open air beach front bar as you relax and watch the sun set over the Caribbean Sea. The Riviera Maya is submersed in glorious sunshine with a year round sub-tropical climate, and sun worshippers will be in heaven here. Book your Riviera Holiday with Late Deals.

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