Frequently Asked Questions
Riviera Maya is a beautiful coastal region of Mexico located on the Yucatan Peninsula, just south of Cancun that is home to popular tourist towns including Playa del Carmen. The Riviera Maya spans more than 88 miles (133 kilometers) of gorgeous Caribbean Sea coastline, dotted with white sand beaches ancient Mayan ruins, and the cities of Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Xpu-Ha, Akumal, Soliman's Bay, Tank Ha Bay, and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere.
Most visits to Riviera Maya are trouble-free and the Mexican government prioritizes tourist safety. You can reduce your risk with this tips:
- Avoid traveling alone, especially in remote areas or at night.
- Do not hail taxis on the street or use unregulated taxi stands. Use app-based services or pre-booked transportation from reputable companies.
- Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches, or carrying large amounts of cash.
- Follow the advice of local authorities and respect the laws and customs of Mexico.
Riviera Maya can be a safe and enjoyable destination if you travel smartly and responsibly.
To get to the Riviera Maya, you have a few options depending on your starting point:
- The most common way to reach the Riviera Maya is by flying to Cancún International Airport (CUN). Many international and domestic airlines offer flights to Cancún from various locations around the world. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a taxi, shuttle service, or arrange transportation through your resort to reach your specific destination in the Riviera Maya.
- If you're already in Mexico or in a nearby region, you may choose to drive to the Riviera Maya. Major highways connect the area to other parts of Mexico. If you're driving from Cancún, you can take Highway 307 South, which runs along the coast and passes through popular destinations in the Riviera Maya.
- Mexico has an extensive bus network, and you can find buses that connect to the Riviera Maya from various cities in Mexico.
Once you have reached tRiviera Maya, you can use taxis, shuttles, or rental cars to navigate within the area and reach your specific resort.
It's important to plan your transportation in advance and consider factors such as travel time, cost, and convenience when deciding on the best option for you.
Most major airline carriers fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN) this airport serves international arrivals and departures for the entire region stretching from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Xel-ha and Tulum or Cozumel Airport (CZM) from across the globe. The most common are Delta, American Airlines, United, Aeromexico, JetBlue, and Spirit. Select your dates to see which carrier best works for you.