The Mayan Riviera is one of the most incredible places that you will surely visit.
It isn't anywhere on this planet that you find beautiful beaches with the blue Caribbean sea, ruins of ancient civilizations, theme parks, the second largest barrier reef in the world and a large structure for all types of tourists. It is a tourist region in the Mexican Caribbean about 150 km long. It goes from Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen and in the middle of the path are its two main cities: Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

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Is it worth investing in a resort if your intention is to spend the day doing tours? Of course not. Solving this problem is quite simple. There are many good and inexpensive hotel options in the Mayan Riviera, especially in Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
You can split the stay between a budget hotel (for sightseeing) and close the trip in style at a resort (and not get out of it). The resort can be in Cancun or in the Mayan Riviera itself.

Why stay in Cancun?

Cancun has about 22 kilometers of fine sand beaches and crystal clear waters, divided between the lagoon and the sea, with ruins, native vegetation, parks, shopping malls, ballads, bars, shows, great infrastructure and the main hotel zone of the region. All of this makes Cancun one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.

Where to stay- The hotels, lodges and hostels are in the central part of the city. But if you are looking for comfort and exclusivity, the resorts of the Cancun hotel zone are incredible. The vast majority work as all inclusive and are all facing the perfect Caribbean sea.

Nearby attractions- Isla Mujeres, shopping malls, Xoximilco, port area, historic center and the famous beaches of Cancun.

Why stay in Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the entire Mayan Riviera. It is in constant population growth and offers to the visitor hotels of diverse categories, shops, restaurants, bars and discos along its Fifth Avenue, reserved exclusively for pedestrians. It also has the hotel zone called Playacar, where you can find the highest category hotels, commercial areas, residential areas and golf course.

Where to stay- You also have two region options. Near the Fifth Avenue are the cheapest hostels. But just go to the hotel zone to find the best hotels and resorts in Playa del Carmen, with all inclusive system and foot in the sand.

Nearby attractions- Xcaret, Xplor, Xenotes (Puerto Morelos), beaches, Cenote Azul, Cenote Cristalino, Cenote Kantun Chi and Cozumel.

Why stay in Tulum?

Tulum is an archeological zone of imposing beauty, towering over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. It was an ancient Mayan city walled and used as a commercial port. The region has a varied offer at the hotel level, from cheaper options to large hotels.

Where to stay- The hotel sector in Tulum has improved every year, but the city is where more backpackers are concentrated due to the good prices. But make no mistake, as there are great hotels in Tulum. The coastal area is quite disputed and the city has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

Nearby Attractions- Xel-há, Coba, Tulum Archaeological Zone, Cenote dos Ojos, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal.

To better understand, the Riviera Maya is a peninsula region in Mexico bordered by the Caribbean Sea, located in the state of Quintana Roo. One more detail: Cancun is not part of the Riviera Maya. Now stay in your hands where you want to stay. Whether it's Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, it's only getting organized that you can do all you want.

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