Explore Riviera Maya and Its Neighbors

Playa Mujeres/Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Akumal, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum

Riviera Maya Vacations by Cindy Baldwin

Located on the Caribbean side of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya covers a sprawling 100-mile stretch of breathtaking Caribbean coastline between Cancun to the north and Tulum to the south. Riviera Maya has a remarkable kind of beauty and history that draws international tourists in record numbers. Wide beaches with graceful palm trees, crystal-clear reefs, world-class golf courses, and eco-parks are among the many attractions that have earned Riviera Maya coveted positions on the “Top 10” lists of Travel & Leisure, Golf, and other media.

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A popular setting for romantic getaways, family vacations,  and honeymoons, Riviera Maya offers a premier selection of all-inclusive luxury beach resorts, hotels, and vacation rentals.

Riviera Maya is a world-class destination with exciting attractions and adventures for all ages like exploring the massive Mayan archeological complex at Chichen Itza, swimming in tranquil cenotes (fresh-water caves), scuba diving, and snorkeling in the Great Maya Reef.

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Baldwin Travel meticulously researches every aspect of your itinerary to give you the thrilling, customized vacation or destination wedding you desire. Cindy Baldwin is a seasoned world traveler who has been to many places you’ll be visiting. Her personal insights are certain to enhance your trip with unforgettable moments, people, and places.

What People Say

“Wedding planning can be so stressful, but Cindy made our destination wedding in Mexico seamless. Her attention to detail and personal service helped make our experience amazing!”

— Alicia & Sam

“I just wanted to again thank you for your help putting our trip to the Riviera Maya together. We had a fabulous time. The place was gorgeous and perfect in every way. Everything worked out exactly as planned as far as times, connections etc. It was a runner’s haven! Walkways were conducive to running, and every morning there was a ton of people out walking/running. I made new friends on my runs from all around the world!! I would recommend this place to everyone ”

— Sue

Riviera Maya, Mexico & Its Neighbors

Cancun, Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya, Playa Mujeres/Isla Mujeres, Akumal/Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum

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An island off the northern coast of the peninsula, Cancun is a top tourist destination. Many resorts have direct beach access and panoramic Caribbean views. In addition to enjoying Mexico’s amazing beaches and surf, you are in a perfect, central location to explore Chichen Itza and other Mayan ruins, magical cenotes, and the many attractions on the other side of the causeway in the vibrant city of Cancun.

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Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

Just 45 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, the coastal resort town of Playa del Carmen is known for its gorgeous, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive luxury beach resorts, and vacation rentals. Several beaches run parallel to La Quinta Avenida, the town’s busy pedestrian thoroughfare filled with shops, bars, dance clubs, restaurants, and condos. The Avenida is alive with activity day and night. Explore the area’s beautiful natural attractions. Dive, snorkel, and swim in the Great Maya Reef and the amazing cenotes with their freshwater pools in caves and caverns. Play golf at top-notch golf courses. Go ziplining, rafting, and spelunking at Xcaret, an outdoor playground nearby.

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Playa Mujeres/Isla Mujeres

Playa Mujeres (Beach of Women) is located in northern Cancun and features exclusive resorts with panoramic views of the Cancun Hotel Zone and the Caribbean beyond. From Playa Mujeres, visitors can travel to Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) via a 20-minute ferry or a short drive over a causeway. Surfers come to the island to ride the larger waves. Divers and snorkelers explore the rich marine life of the coral reefs, and beach lovers come to luxuriate in the island’s laid-back attitude.

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Akumal, Riviera Maya

Akumal is a small beach resort community with all-inclusive resorts between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Enjoy the warm waters and the wide palm-lined beaches of Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay. Akumal is the Mayan word for “place of the turtles,” and its shoreline is perfect for sea turtle sightings. Yal-ku Lagoon is one of the best snorkeling spots in the Yucatan with colorful reefs and marine life. Experience the magical Cenote Santa Cruz, a superstar among cenotes. Adventures await you at Aktun Chen Natural Park like exploring magical caves and cenotes and taking thrilling zipline rides above the sanctuary’s jungle beauty. Don’t miss Xel-ha Ecological Park, one of the area’s most picturesque places.

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Mexico’s largest island and popular cruise ship port, Cozumel is a 45-minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen. The island enjoys perfect weather and is known for its Mayan ruins, pristine reefs for scuba diving and snorkeling, sandy beaches, luxury beach resorts, and duty-free shopping. Cozumel is the only place in the Caribbean where you can visit a pearl farm and purchase pearl jewelry handmade on site. Cozumel restaurants please visitors with a mouthwatering selection of appetizers, seafood, steaks, gourmet burritos, and European-style chocolate delights.

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About an hour south of Playa del Carmen, Tulum offers a variety of all-inclusive hotels and beach resorts. The seaside town is most famous for its extensive ruins of an 11th-century walled Mayan city. The ancient site sits on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and is the only Mayan city built on the Mexican coast. Stroll through the ruins, then walk down a path to the beach below. Explore other Mayan ruins nearby. Experience the area’s stunning cenotes like El Gran Cenote, an underground freshwater cavern perfect for swimming and diving. Take a canal tour of the amazing Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a million-acre reserve of estuaries, reefs, cenotes, and wetlands. Balance your busy schedule of activities and adventures with quiet relaxation and rejuvenation at Tulum’s dedicated wellness retreats and yoga studios.

Riviera Maya 5-Star Tours and Excursions

Selva Maya Eco Adventure Park ♦ Cenote Chaak Tun Tour ♦ Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins

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Selva Maya Eco Adventure Park, Tulum

This is a real Mexican rainforest adventure and an unforgettable experience for the entire family. After meeting your group and guide at Selva Maya Eco Adventure Park, you’ll board an ATV for a 3-mile (4.8-km) ride to the jungle ziplining base. You’ll don safety gear, learn safety practices, and soon be flying down several different ziplines and traversing five hanging bridges deep in the jungle. Next you’ll climb up and rappel down an 18-foot (5.4-meter) climbing pyramid. Then put on a life jacket to swim, snorkel, and explore two cenotes. Your last stop is a delicious Mayan lunch of pulled pork or chicken tacos and drinks. 4 hrs-30 min tour. Your adventure guides are local, experienced, and entertaining.

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Cenote Chaak Tun Tour, Playa del Carmen

Explore Chaak Tun Cenote on this guided 3.5-hour tour in the seaside resort town of Playa del Carmen. One of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most enchanting cenotes, it was inhabited by the Mayans centuries ago. It features low-lit caverns with natural pools and stalactites. Headlights are provided as you explore, swim, snorkel, and walk through the cenote’s otherworldly atmosphere and learn about the caves’ formation and history. Jump into two underground freshwater rivers. Observe the stunning light displays as the sun makes patterns through openings in the ceiling. 3-1/2-hour tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off. Air-conditioned van. Local, knowledgeable tour guide.

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Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins Premium Service Day Trip

An air-conditioned minivan picks you up at your Playa del Carmen hotel for the drive to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO site. You'll view impressive structures like the massive Kukulkan Pyramid (The Castle), El Caracol (the Observatory) and other structures, and the largest ball court in Central America. After the tour, cool off with a swim in Ik Kil Cenote nearby. The cenote was a sacred place and considered the road to the Mayan underworld. Last stop, you tour the ancient ruins of Coba, an important Mayan city that once had 50,000 inhabitants. 12-hour tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off. Air-conditioned mini-van. Local, knowledgeable tour guide. Breakfast, buffet lunch, and beverages are provided during the day.

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