5 not-to-be-missed places in the Riviera Maya


Mexico and the enigmas of the Mayan civilization have attracted the attention of millions of tourists for many years. The stories and buildings that surround each of the spaces related to this tribe have given the country a greater tourist attraction, especially for those who vacation in the Riviera Maya.

5 not-to-be-missed places in the Riviera Maya. Photo: Pixabay
5 not-to-be-missed places in the Riviera Maya. Photo: Pixabay

A trip to the Riviera Maya can be as exciting as to any other part of Mexico, because it is here that the oldest buildings are found, a symbol of the culture of a civilization that marks history.

Now, what places should you visit in the Riviera Maya? Here is a list of the most recommended places to visit in order to live a unique and unforgettable experience on your vacation in this place.

Chichen Itza

One of the most renowned places in Mexico, for its history and significance, is Chichén Itzá. This imposing building located in the Yucatan Peninsula, was listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world and World Heritage by UNESCO.

Its attraction remains to this day as one of the oldest archaeological complexes. This ancient Mayan city, contains within its charms, the Pyramid of Kukulkan, the astronomical observatory, the hair game and the Temple of a thousand columns.


It's another wonderful place in Mexico that you can't miss. In this case, although it is also a Mayan city, the charm of Tulum is that it is the only city located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.

Widely visited by tourists, who not only enjoy its interesting history as a key point for trade during the time of the Mayan civilization, but also can enjoy the beaches that this small but beautiful place has.


If what you are looking for in your vacation is to enjoy the best natural attractions, the Riviera Maya has the ideal options. This place has more than 7,000 deep caves, which are ready to attract visitors with their beauty.

Besides, it is not only about charm but also about history, since these places were considered sacred spaces by the Mayans, because of their beauty and location, it seemed to be privileged.


This is another archaeological monument, located approximately 40 kilometers from Tulum. This space, is characterized by the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, recognized as the highest in Yucatan, which reaches about 42 meters high, and 120 steps.

Coba is a destination that contains great mysticism, since its location has allowed it to preserve even more than in other places the Mayan spirit and culture in a more concrete way than in other spaces where tourism has become more frequent.

Xe Há

If you wish to visit a park in the Riviera Maya, the Xe Há will undoubtedly exceed your expectations. It is an aquarium, but not just any aquarium, but the largest in the world. Inside it, not only will you be able to enjoy countless water attractions, but you will also be in contact with nature and its beauties.

Cenotes, lagoons, dolphins, reefs, this beautiful park seems to have everything in one place and ready for the enjoyment of tourists. Don't miss the experience of spending a unique adventure in one of the best places in Yucatan.

By Mexicanist