How to plan a perfect 7-day vacation in Riviera Maya
Welcome to the Riviera Maya,
your paradise for the next seven days!
When we work or study, we won’t always find the time to travel we’d like to. However, you can make the most of your precious time: we have put together a seven-day vacation plan for you to use if you are visiting the Riviera Maya. Let’s maximize your vacation in Mexico!
As you may feel a little tired from the airport, we simply recommend to check in at the hotel, have a nice buffet meal and relax in a hammock on the beach: welcome to the Caribbean!
After settling down well in the resort and having a long relaxing bath, make some time at night to book your tours and read some blogs about the destination.
The second day is the perfect one to go on a long trip. The Riviera Maya is very close to one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World: Chichen Itza. Don’t hesitate on booking a tour, this Mayan ancient city it’s a must. Our recommendation is to look for a tour with comfortable transportation, food and bilingual guide. Once there, go to Valladolid City and visit the cenotes around the area.
La Casona de Valladolid is delicious, read: Food lovers, Welcome to La Casona de Valladolid
It’s time for some water adventures for a change! For the third day, we recommend you to go and enjoy the many cenotes we have nearby. Freshen up in these clear waters, snorkel, cliff jump, Waterland from a zip line, kayak, and many more fun activities. Some tours include all these activities plus delicious food, round-transportation, and guide. See more information here. If you rent a car, you can visit other hidden cenotes across the Riviera Maya, look for them in the signs in the highway.
Did you know that there are more than 2,000 cenotes? Read: The 20 most beautiful cenotes in Mexico Part 1.
One of the must-see in places in Riviera Maya is the National Reef Park, which you can enjoy easily in Puerto Morelos: a small but beautiful fisherman town between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Take a tour from the beach and go snorkeling or diving: you will be amazed by all the marine species that live here, the contrast of the colors of the sea and the feeling of the waves hitting the reef. Later that same day, hit one of the many seafood restaurants in Puerto Morelos and delight with the traditional dishes.
This list wouldn’t be complete without Xcaret. In this Natural Park, you will enjoy more than 40 attractions for all the family, swim in underground rivers, admire closely the fauna that inhabits the park, and of course, the splendid night presentation of “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular”. As a recommendation, book you entrance in advance through the website so you get a discount: look for packages and special season deals.
Did you know that Xcaret Park won two gold Travvy Awards? The best in the travel industry
It’s time for adrenaline and adventure activities. You will love the next place because there you will feel the adrenaline of flying in the highest zip-line of the Riviera Maya: of course, it had to be Xplor Park, We recommend you to buy your admission in advance because this is one of the most visited places in the Riviera Maya.
That same day, after taking a relaxing bath at the resort, put on some fancy clothes and head for a real Mexican party: Xoximilco Cancun. Here you will experience a festival-like atmosphere with the sound of mariachi, Mexican food, and tequila. This is the place to shout “Viva Mexico” after a toast, and show everybody your best dance moves.
We know, it’s hard to say goodbye to this Caribbean paradise, enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooking the sea. Cool off in the crystal waters of the sea, feel the breeze and enjoy an irresistible drink with coconut cream and pineapple. It will make you feel the sweet experience of having visited the Riviera Maya.
If your flight back home is in the afternoon, you can go to a local handicraft market and buy some souvenirs for your family and friends. Relax, enjoy and pamper yourself.
Tell us how you plan your vacation! Do you think that seven days are enough to enjoy the Riviera Maya?
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