• Riviera Maya
    Overview

    Riviera Maya

    Extending along the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is known for its tradition, culture, beaches and modern amenities, encompassing Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. You’ll find the area has an abundant array of activities and attractions, both on land and in the water.

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    Quick Facts Mexico Flag
    Capital City Cancun
    Population 150,000
    Language Spanish & Mayan
    Currency Peso
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Sights and Attractions

    Sights & Attractions

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      Mayan Ruins of Tulum

      Constructed in the late 13th Century, the Mayan Ruins of Tulum offer a journey back in time. A perfect day trip for those staying in the Mayan Riviera, these ruins are remarkably well preserved and offer a view into the only Mayan city built on the coast.

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      Chichen Itza

      The second most visited archeological site in all of Mexico, Chichen Itza is a pyramid structure that is now known as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

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      Cancun Underwater Museum

      One of the most unique sites to snorkel in Cancun, the underwater museum is home to 475 submerged sculptures. As you wonder at the assemblage of the statues, you’ll enjoy encounters with schools of fish, turtles, rays and marine species that live in the area.

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      Sistema Dos Ojos

      For scuba enthusiasts, there’s no more thrilling adventure in Cancun. A system of underwater caves and rivers, this dive site is located throughout the Riviera Maya and is an ideal outing for divers of all levels.

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      Xel-Ha

      Snorkel, laze in a hammock or stroll through this ecological park near Cancun. Lakes, caves, zip lining and more offer fun for visitors of all ages.

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      Avenida Kukulkan in Cancun & 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

      For great shopping, dining and nightlife, head to Avenida Kukulkan in Cancun, home to local boutiques, high-end shops, bars and restaurants. And don’t miss the famous 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, where bars, restaurants, gelato shops, name-brand stores and cafes abound.

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    Cancun Airport (CUN)

    Mexico’s second busiest airport, Cancun International is located in close proximity to the resorts and attractions in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Playacar.

    Cancun International Airport, Cancún, Mexico

  • Cozumel
    Overview

    Cozumel

    The largest Caribbean island in Mexico, Cozumel is home to an array of natural beauty and interesting attractions. The Mesoamerican Reef, home to hundreds of colorful marine species, is just off the coast, providing the ideal underwater playground for divers and snorkelers to explore. With sunny skies and warm waters, anytime of the year is a good time to visit this island oasis.

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    Quick Facts
    Capital City San Miguel de Cozumel
    Population 100,000
    Language Spanish
    Currency Peso
    Time Zone Central Time Zone
    Sights and Attractions

    Sights & Attractions

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      Scuba Diving

      Explore the wonders of the Palancar reef, located on the southwest side of the island. Divided into several sections based on depth and coral formations, scuba divers can enjoy sites that range from 50-110 feet with beautiful coral swim-throughs in some spots.

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      Snorkeling

      The crystal waters surrounding Cozumel are a favorite among those who wish to snorkel. Whether on your own or on a tour, snorkeling the reefs is an experience not to be missed.

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      ATV Adventures

      On the island of Cozumel there are a variety of ATV adventure tours to be experienced. Whether off-road, along the beach or through a jungle, you’ll feel the exhilaration as you explore the terrain in Cozumel.

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      Chichen Itza

      The second most visited archeological site in all of Mexico, Chichen Itza is a pyramid structure that is now known as one of the new seven wonders of the world.

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      Mayan Ruins of Tulum

      Constructed in the late 13th Century, the Mayan Ruins of Tulum offer a journey back in time. A perfect day trip for those staying in Cozumel, these ruins are remarkably well preserved and offer a view into the only Mayan city built on the coast.

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      Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park

      One of the area’s most unique destinations, Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park features lush jungles, dolphin encounters, underground rivers and tons of attractions and activities for people of all ages.

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    Cozumel International Airport (CZM)

    The Cozumel International Airport (CZM) is located nearby to the major resorts in the area. Access to Cozumel via ferry from Playa del Carmen.

    Cozumel International Airport, Cozumel, Mexico

  • Nuevo Vallarta
    Overview

    Nuevo Vallarta

    Located on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta is home to golden sand beaches and top destinations for fun, romance and adventure on the Pacific coast.

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    Quick Facts
    Capital City N/A
    Population 12,000
    Language Spanish
    Currency Peso
    Time Zone Central Time Zone
    Sights and Attractions

    Sights & Attractions

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      Sea Life Park

      For families or anyone who enjoys the water, Sea Life Park is a must do. Whether swimming with dolphins, sliding down giant water slides, floating down a lazy river or zip lining, you’ll get your fill of fun in the water.

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      Snorkeling

      Snorkel in a variety of locations throughout Nuevo Vallarta and come face to face with marine species including dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, tropical fish and more.

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      Golf

      Nuevo Vallarta is home to world-class golf courses providing a challenging game in scenic tropical locations.

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      Vallarta Botanical Gardens

      Located in the Sierra Madre Mountains, the botanical gardens offer a view of over 3,000 different species of plants, flora and fauna.

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      Nature & Wildlife Tours

      Whether exploring a mangrove, observing indigenous wildlife or sailing out to sea on a whale watching cruise, there are a myriad of nature and wildlife tours to enjoy.

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    Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport

    Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is located in Puerto Vallarta and is convenient to Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta.

    Puerto Vallarta Airport, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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