The Riviera Maya is a paradise for water sports and at Grand Velas Riviera Maya guests of all ages can delight in the wonders of the crystalline Caribbean waters. Enjoy snorkeling tours of pristine coral reefs in Riviera Maya, Mexico, teeming with tropical fish; scuba dive in some of the world's best dive spots near the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen; swim in the ocean alongside massive, gentle whale sharks or swim with dolphins in one of many Riviera Maya Mexico all inclusive water parks created especially for you to connect with the area's marine life. Fishing is also popular in the Riviera Maya and Cancun, with swordfish, marlin and sailfish to be caught during the spring fishing season.
Riviera Maya Mexico Eco Park - Adventures for the Entire Family -
Did you know? Scientists believe that over 65 million years ago the Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya in Mexico was rocked by an asteroid, which was a large factor in the extinction of the dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period. Over the years, erosion of the mostly-limestone peninsula created a network of sinkholes (locally known as Cenotes), caves, underground rivers, and even underground freshwater lakes.
Combined with the gorgeous tropical fauna and flora of the Riviera Maya and the white sands and azure waters of the Mexican Caribbean, these geological wonders fill the Riviera Maya in Mexico with things to do and create an incredible environment for exploring the natural world.
Known as the world's largest natural aquarium, Xel-Ha park in the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen is composed of lagoons, inlets and cenotes, at the mouth of the longest underground river in the world. The parks seemingly-infinite number of activities are near Grand Velas Riviera Maya and include observing colorful tropical fish, mangroves, and cenotes, walking on jungle trails, swinging on ropes into crystal pools, riding bikes, chatting with parrots and even swimming with dolphins.
Featuring a beach, lagoon and pools, exhibitions of butterflies and orchids, a Coral Reef Aquarium, cultural sites such as a Mayan Archeological Site, an authentic Mayan Village and a grand variety of animals, Xcaret near Playa del Carmen is a great way to become immersed in the natural wonders and culture of the Riviera Maya. At Xcaret you can also swim with dolphins near your Riviera Maya all inclusive resort.
Indulge your sense of adventure in the Riviera Maya at Xplor, a unique underground world filled with things to do, featuring seven exhilarating circuits to enjoy. Experience zip lines near Playa del Carmen with amazing water landings, exciting rides in amphibious land/water vehicles, underground rafting, mystical caves full of stalactites near and more, all close to Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
Rio Secreto -
Discover a breathtaking underground world near Grand Velas Riviera Maya that hasn't been touched for thousands of years. The partially-submerged Rio Secreto is one of the best things to do in Riviera Maya, and is a protected nature reserve covering over 7.5 miles where you can safely explore the Yucatan Peninsula's best-kept secrets. Observe stunning stalactites, stalagmites, rock formations and crystal-clear fresh waters. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can't miss!