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Xoximilco Park: Colorful Mexican Fiesta Entry Ticket

1. Xoximilco Park: Colorful Mexican Fiesta Entry Ticket

This magical place with an ambiance of fiesta, music and tradition, captures the imagination of all who set foot in it because it maintains the charm and memories of Mexico’s golden age. This new attraction makes an encounter with Mexico’s rich past possible. Expect a grand experience, a delightful tasting dinner, vibrant music, ancient legends, and the best Mexican party. This is a place where past and present mingle among the celebrations, friends, romance, nature and flavors that make this country unique. Decorated with motifs from the 32 States of Mexico, the famous trajineras, once used for the transportation of flowers, fruits and vegetables grown in floating gardens, have now become a means of transportation and a cause of joy for all those who come to Xoximilco looking for a unique moment they can only experience in Cancun. Come and enjoy this old tradition in its updated version filled with the charm of those magical moments we hold dear to our hearts.

Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

2. Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. At 9:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. This activity will last around 45 minutes. After snorkeling, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at the island in the safety of its shallow waters.  Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. At lunchtime enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, have more free time on the beach. Board the boat and head to Isla Mujeres, where there will be free time to visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping. After Isla Mujeres, head back to Cancun, arriving at the marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal around 6:00 PM.

Holbox: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

3. Holbox: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the Yalahau Cenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pick up from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

4. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

Zipline, swim, and explore on a thrilling adventure trip at Selvatica Park in Puerto Morelos. Hop in a safari truck and venture through the jungle for an unforgettable day outdoors amongst lush nature. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to Selvatica Park or choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

5. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

Head off on a 7-hour adventure to one of Cancun’s most thrilling areas, the Selvatica Adventure Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to navigate an adrenaline-charged course of activities that range from zip lines, bungee swings, and much more. Fly over the Yucatan treetops as you zoom through a circuit of 10 zip-lines. Cool off on the AquaZip, hop into a natural spring, and soar above the jungle on the Superman zip-lines. For the ultimate thrill, hop aboard the Tanzania Zip-Line Rollercoaster, before taking in the awe-inspiring views on the Skywalk rope courses. Enjoy a jaw-dropping bungee swing, before capping things off with some off-roading on a Polaris RZR buggy, or speedy ATV. After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll sit down for a light lunch, as well as a dip in a hidden, private cenote. Afterward, you’ll head back to your accommodation, having experienced a true adrenaline junkie’s bounty.

Playa del Carmen Food Tour

6. Playa del Carmen Food Tour

Travel and food go together perfectly, so why not have a delicious trip while visiting Playa del Carmen? Take your taste buds for a ride on this 2-hour all-inclusive food tour of Mexican cuisine. The cuisine is known for its varied flavors, vibrant colors, and variety of spices and ingredients. It is a blend of indigenous (Mayan/ Aztec) and European elements (mainly Spanish) and in the busy streets of Playa you will be sure to find it all! On our food tour you will indulge on authentic Mexican food and regional dishes of the Yucatan. Your local foodie expert will guide you to small, out-of-the-way eateries and locales, away from the tourist mainstays and the tourist path of 5th Avenue. Leave everything in the hands of your passionate, highly knowledgeable guide, including transportation, menu selection, and even paying the bills. All you have to do is savor the food and take a photo or two to remember your culinary journey. The general itinerary includes stops at local food stalls/ stands and restaurants. Begin your tour with the regional cuisine of the Yucatan by trying one of the best tacos you will ever have. Next, discover where “real BBQ” comes from while refreshing with Mexican cola. In addition to the local food stalls and restaurants you will visit, you will also get a chance to see the local Mexican open-air market. Learn about some of the ingredients you eat and how they are used. Stop at a Pozoleria and try a traditional Mexican stew. And you simply cannot end your tour without dessert, so take your chance to cool off and try Mexican ice cream. You will be guided along the streets of Playa del Carmen that serve some of the best local food. Some walking is involved so bring comfortable shoes. Also, be sure to come prepared to eat, even though these are tastings you will leave quite full!

Tulum: Snorkeling Adventure in Cenote and Reef

7. Tulum: Snorkeling Adventure in Cenote and Reef

First natural ecosystem you'll visit in this adventure is the Tulum Reef Bay, which promises stunning views of the Tulum Ruins. Get up close and personal from the boat, with plenty of time to take photos. Then, get ready to immerse yourself in the beautiful Caribbean Reef and experience the marine life first hand, by snorkeling through it. Next spot is a spectacular underground cenote, a type of sinkhole, full of rock formations and of history. Its stalagmites and stalactites are sure to impress. You'll use a lifejacket during this part of the experience to ensure safety and enjoyment. Head back to the meeting point after an amazing day in and on the water.

Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

8. Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

The first stop is Tulum, the ancient Maya city perched on a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean sea. Your expert bilingual guide will share fascinating information about the archaeological site, its importance in history, and the day-to-day life of its inhabitants at its peak. Hear all about the past cultures and the theories of their demise. Next up is a visit to Cenote Zemway for a swim. Cenotes are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula, natural sinkholes in limestone caves that were sacred to the ancient Maya people. You will then savor an authentic regional lunch buffet to recharge for the last stop of the day. The last part of this incredible journey is a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins. Still mostly hidden beneath the jungle foliage, Coba is the site of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, climb to the top for out of this world views. Hear from your guide about the discovery of this site. Admire the boundaries between nature and man-made structures and the jungle bonds with the ruins. 

Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

9. Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

Start the tour by meeting Chef Alma, a local professional and embark on a true culinary and cultural experience in Playa del Carmen. Set off together into the vibrant neighborhoods of Playa del Carmen to purchase groceries and produce from stores and markets. Discover how the people of Playa select their produce and where they buy the best ingredients for family meals. After picking up everything you need to cook with, the chef will welcome you into her home and you will start cooking up a feast of Mexican home-style dishes. Learn how to cook a 3-course Mexican meal and enjoy delicious tastings of the food and tequila for lunch. Receive an email with all of the recipes you have learnt at the end, so you can take your flavorful memories of Mexico home with you.

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines & ATV Jungle Adventure

10. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines & ATV Jungle Adventure

Zipline, swim, and venture off-road on a quad bike during this thrilling adventure trip at Selvatic Park. Immerse yourself in the luscious jungle landscapes of Puerto Morelos on an unforgettable day outdoors. Start your adventure by gearing up with all the necessary safety gear, then climb up to the treetops where action-packed fun awaits. Feel the thrill of adrenaline buzz through you and the rush of the wind in your hair as you glide along 10 world-class zip lines. From your unique birds-eye vantage point, soak up incredible views of the vast green landscapes that surround you. At the end of the circuit, you’ll find the aqua-zip, an optional zip line that will leave you completely soaked but buzzing with energy. Next, take a ride on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, and unleash your best primal Tarzan yell. Later, enjoy a thrilling off-road adventure on a quad bike and race through muddy tracks. The grand finale of the tour is a rewarding and refreshing swim at a hidden cenote, the perfect place to wash off all that mud.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 153 reviews

Trip to the top! Very nice guides and good atmosphere! Beware of sunburn, sunscreen prohibited on isla contoy. Only downside too little free time in islas mujeres. Test the massages on the awesome place!

Holy crap was this activity fun! The adventure park that it is in looks really cool as well. Make sure you use the bug cream in the bathroom because the mosquitoes are bad.

It is what can really be called a party, a show worth living, I really enjoyed the whole experience, Lots of food and drinks... the attention from another world, EXCELLENT

The best boat experience ever! I had so much fun. The crew was very detailed and very caring. Jesus was the best. I totally suggest it.

Contoy Island is spectacular. A must in Mexico. The crew helped make the day round. Unforgetable experience.