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»   What is Riviera Maya? It is a city or an area?
»   What are the main places at Riviera Maya?
»   Which is the nearest airport?
»   What information do you have on the airport?
»   What are the requirements to entry Mexico?
»   What is the currency in Mexico?
»   What is the electricity in Mexico?
»   Which Mayan archaeological sites are located in or near the Riviera Maya?
»   Why you do not use the term ruin?
»   Where are the groceries shopping in the Mayan Riviera?
»   If I need it, are there any medical facilities?


What is Riviera Maya? It is a city or an area?

The Mexican Mayan Riviera is a tourist corridor that runs from Puerto Morelos (36 km south from Cancun), crosses Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum, and finishes at Felipe Carrillo Puerto, a small town surrounded by Mayan communities.

What are the main places at Riviera Maya?

We can mention Playa del Carmen city—known locally just with the nickname of Playa—that is the heart of the Mexican Mayan Riviera. Tulum is the Maya icon of the Riviera and was an important commerce and religious Maya center. Akumal is the paradise home to the marine turtles that come each year to lay their eggs becoming in an amazing spectacle of nature. Other incredible micro destinations are Puerto Morelos, Playa del Secreto, Playa Paraiso, Punta Maroma, Punta Bete, Xcalacoco, Xcaret, Paamul, Puerto Aventuras, Xpu-Ha, Kantenah, Akumal, Xel-Ha, Cobá, Boca Paila and Punta Allen. There are many other places that you will discover yourself when visiting us.

Which is the nearest airport?

The Cancun International Airport is the closest to the Riviera Maya and major airlines have direct flights or connections to Cancun. This airport is ranked the Mexico’s second in importance. Domestic flights connect with the rest of the country and small airplanes take you to Cozumel International Airport, Chetumal International Airport, Merida International Airport and a small air track located in Chichén Itzá.

What information do you have on the airport?

The Cancun International Airport is located at:
Carretera Cancun - Chetumal Km 22
Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo
+52 (998) 848-7200
For further information visit www.asur.com.mx

What are the requirements to entry Mexico?

Guests from other countries must bring their effective passport, as well as the visa in the case of your country citizens would need it. Find more information about the requirements and procedures to obtain the visa contacting the consular agency of Mexico in your city or in your country. The requirements may vary according to the country of origin.

What is the currency in Mexico?

Mexican peso is the official currency. US currency is widely accepted at the Mexican Mayan Riviera and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean. Normally, prices are expressed both, in Mexican pesos and US dollar and the restaurants have bilingual English-Spanish menu. Be sure to have enough cash money with you, as ATMs are located only in the main cities, like Puerto Morelos. Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

What is the electricity in Mexico?

At the Mayan Riviera places, electricity works the same as in the US with a voltage of 110 AC. Try always to bring an adaptor/converter that could be helpful anyway.

Which Mayan archaeological sites are located in or near the Riviera Maya?

Inside Mayan Riviera territory is located the highest Mayan pyramid, the Nohoch-Mul inside the archaeological site of Cobá. Muyil is another interesting site, and of course Tulum, the Mayan Icon of the Mexican Caribbean. Going south there are impressive sites like Kohunlich, Kinichná, Dzibanché, Oxtankah and Chacchoben. And in the neighbor state of Yucatan are located the monumental Maya sites of Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltún, Uxmal and Ek Balam.

Why you do not use the term ruin?

In Mexico we do not use the term ruins to call an archaeological site because of its magic and historical importance. Archaeological site, vestige or zone are better terms.

Where are the groceries shopping in the Mayan Riviera?

There are many stores in Playa Del Carmen, from a grocery store like the ones in the US, veggie markets, seafood shops, etc. There are two grocery stores at the entrance of Akumal which feature national and imported foods and beverages. Fresh fruits and veggies are sold on Weds and Saturdays in the market located center of Akumal. For major grocery shopping Playa del Carmen is recommended.

If I need it, are there any medical facilities?

At Playa del Carmen there are medical ""clinics"", that are small hospitals. There is also a hyperbaric facility. Major hospitals are located in Cancun where another hyperbaric facility is located.

 

Garrafon Natural Reef Park


There are two different types of body in the bottlenose dolphin species. Coastal ones have an average of 2.5-2.7 m in length, with a weight of 190-260 kg. The Pelagic ones (off-shore) are an average of 3.6-3.8 m and weigh 400-454 kg.