Riviera Maya

There are many great places to visit along the Riviera Maya – either by ADO bus or, the best option by rental car:

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Puerto Morellos – our favourite place for snorkelling along the coast. The small town has a very laid back Mexican atmosphere. The boats by the pier take you out to the reef for snorkelling
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Tulum – the world famous Mayan ruins and also the fantastic beach that stretches to the south of the ruins
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Akumal – a beautiful bay where many turtles can be seen. It is possible to snorkel from the beach and have a good chance of seeing a turtle. Inevitably, this area has become much more crowded in recent years
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Akumal lagoon is a great place for fresh water snorkelling. A great option to combine with a morning snorkelling with turtles at the nearby Akumal beach.  (The lagoon is about 2 miles from the main beach – follow the road to the left – best to seek directions). 

 

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Paamul – a few km south of Playa is this quiet and beautiful bay with a popular restaurant
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Swim with Whale Sharks during the season – late August through September. Boats leave from Isla Holbox or Cancun
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Xpu-Ha beach club – relaxing music, snorkelling from the beach, relax in a hammock…
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Just off the beach by the Xpu-Ha beach club, it is easy to snorkel and see this coral – photo taken 2016
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Xpu-Ha – about 30 minutes south of Playa, just south of Puerto Aventuras
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Akumal Bay in quieter times
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Paamul, a few minutes south of Playa
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Puerto Morellos – great Mexican atmosphere, small village, fantastic snorkelling from the boat and only 25 minutes north of Playa
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Tulum – after visiting the Tulum Mayan ruins, relax on one of the world’s most spectacular beachs just to the south
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Puerto Aventuras – an ancient mayan ruin hidden in a quiet corner of this modern resort
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A great swimming spot hidden in a quiet corner of Puerto Aventuras
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Isla Holbox
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A quiet beach hidden away just south of Akumal on the Riviera Maya