A look at Cancun and the Riviera Maya

December 24, 2019

It is located on the northeastern Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, where the Riviera Maya begins and crosses different coastal cities such as: Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Xpu Ha and Tulum.

The climate is fantastic throughout the year, with temperatures between 20° C and 33° C all year round. The best time to visit Cancun is from January to April, as humidity levels are low, making it ideal for a perfect tan on the beaches or to explore Cenotes in the jungle.

How to get to Cancun

Cancun is the entrance to the “Mayan world”. The fastest way to get there is by plane, you should arrive at its International Airport (CUN), which is outside the city, but only 15 minutes away from the hotel zone. The airport currently has 4 separate terminals, connected by an internal bus service. The main international airlines have direct or connecting flights, which makes it very easy to access from almost every major city in the world.

Once you land, it will take you approximately 15 minutes to claim your luggage and 15 more to get to the tourist area.

It is important to have booked your Cancun Airport Shuttle, if you already have your reservation, you don’t have to worry about anything, just follow the instructions you were given at the time of booking, and you’ll be at your hotel before you know it.

Depending on your plans, you can choose between private transportation or Car Rental Cancun, the benefits of the latter are that it is more economical and if you are going to visit many places throughout the Riviera Maya, it will be the best option, because it is more comfortable, safe and all the time you will have the freedom to move around the Mexican Caribbean.

What to do in Cancun:


Cancun is located in the Caribbean Sea, and its beaches have an enviable beauty, soft white sand formed by the corals of the Mesoamerican reef, the sea water has a turquoise color that on the coast is lighter and darkens with depth, the water. is crystal clear and you can see at first sight the small fish that swim in the shallow waters. All the beaches of the Riviera Maya are beautiful, but according to the locals, the dolphin beach and the beach at Isla Mujeres are the best.

Mayan culture and ruins

The Mayan civilization is one of the most important ancient civilizations in America, since in almost 3000 years of development they stood out for their many traditions, as well as for their knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, architecture, science and writing. They were developed in the region that covers the southeast of Mexico corresponding to the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Chiapas.

The richness of the archaeological vestiges of the Mayan civilization is one of the reasons why many travelers choose the Riviera Maya as a tourist destination. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, is one of the main archaeological sites of this civilization and was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can find El Rey archaeological site, El Meco archaeological site, Yamil Luúm archaeological site and, of course, the Mayan Museum, where you can find one of the most important archaeological collections of the Mayan culture in the country, all this just a few hours away from Cancun.

Natural beauty Everywhere

Cancun has large areas of rainforest that make its visitors feel in direct contact with nature. We cannot forget that 50 years ago this territory was an immense jungle. The cenotes are also a natural setting very much in demand by those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Places like Tulum, have the great majority of Cenotes that are in the Mayan Riviera, this site besides being a really beautiful place, has the calmest beaches and even in natural state of the Mexican Caribbean, as well as has a great selection of ecotourism hotels.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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