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A Seaside, Riviera Maya Mexico Beach Resort in Playa Del Carmen

Hugging the white sands of Mexico's Caribbean coast, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is fringed by the Yucatan jungle, offering captivating views of the pristine landscape of Riviera Maya, Mexico. Located five minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen, in the state of Quintana Roo, our Riviera Maya beach resort is an enchanting escape for the soul. Lounge on the pristine beach or play in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, and fishing. Explore the lush jungle by horseback or ride an exciting zip line through the trees. A top destination for diving, Cozumel is just off the coast and Cancun International Airport is just 35 miles away.

Riviera Maya Adventures

From crystal clear Caribbean waters and cenotes to lush jungles, the Riviera Maya is an adventure paradise. Discover the eco-attractions, including Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Xel-Ha and Xcaret. Explore Riviera Maya's wild beauty with kayaking tours, or experience the wonder of swimming with dolphins. Tour the ancient  MexicoMayan ruins  and pyramids of Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba and uncover the mysteries of the Mayan culture.

Riviera Maya Attractions

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  • Playa del Carmen / 5th Avenue - 10 minutes
  • Xcaret - 10 minutes
  • Isla Mujeres - 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun
  • Xel-Ha - 45 minutes
  • Mayan Ruins  in Tulum - 50 minutes
  • Cozumel - 45 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen
  • Aktun Chen - 1 hour
  • Ruinas Del Rey - 1 hour
  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 1 hour
  • Mayan Ruins-Chichen Itzá - 3 hours
*These tours are not included in the nightly rate and may be reserved through our travel agency.

Riviera Maya Destinations

  • Playa del Carmen - 4 miles (10 minutes)
  • Puerto Morelos - 13 miles (20 minutes)
  • Cancun International Airport - 38 miles (35 minutes)
  • Cancun - 60 miles (60 minutes)