Riviera Maya Mexico Luxury Resort near Playa del Carmen
Resting on the glorious white sand beach of Mexico's stunning Caribbean coast, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is fringed by lush tropical Yucatan jungle, offering captivating views of the untouched landscape. The perfect place to enjoy the best of Mexico's Riviera Maya, our hotel and resort is located in the state of Quintana Roo, just 35 miles from Cancun International Airport and 5 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen.
Natural Attractions near Cancun & Playa del Carmen -The Riviera Maya is a veritable playground and most of the area's top attractions are near Grand Velas. Cozumel, located just off the coast, is renowned for scuba diving, snorkeling and pristine beaches. The brilliant Caribbean also offers endless opportunities for kayaking, sailing, sport fishing or a refreshing swim. Explore the region's lush jungles by horseback or on an exciting zip line tour through the jungle canopy.
Ancient Ruins of Mexico -A visit to the ancient Mayan ruins is a must for any vacation to Riviera Maya, Mexico. Tours of pyramids and fortresses of Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba offer a fascinating glimpse into the mystery of the Mayan culture and way of life. Day tours of these interesting sites can be arranged through our concierge.
Riviera Maya Eco Adventures -From crystal clear ocean waters to lush jungles to cenotes, the Riviera Maya is a paradise for eco-adventures.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Xel-Ha and Xcaret are popular attractions near Grand Velas for exploring the wild side of the Riviera Maya, including tours to hot springs, kayaking, and swimming with dolphins and sea lions.
Riviera Maya Destinations Near the Resort
- Cancun - 60 miles (60 minutes)
- Cancun International Airport - 38 miles
- Puerto Morelos - 13 miles (20 minutes)
- Playa del Carmen - 4 miles (10 minutes)
Attractions Near Grand Velas Resort & Spa Riviera Maya
- Cancun, Hotel Zone - 60 minutes
- Isla Mujeres - 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun
- Playa del Carmen, 5th Avenue - 10 minutes
- Chichen Itzá - 3 hours
- Aktun Chen - 1 hour
- Tulum Ruins, archeological site - 50 minutes
- Xel-Ha - 45 minutes
- Xcaret - 10 minutes
- Cozumel - 45 minute ferry ride from Playa
- Ruinas Del Rey - 1 hour
- Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 1 hour