Mexico has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and as far as Mexican destinations go, Cancun and Riviera Maya are two of the best. Both sitting side by side within the stunning Yucatan Peninsula, these are two of the premier vacation destinations in Mexico for people of all ages, budgets and persuasions. Food, drink, parties, activities, and culture can be found in these Mexican Caribbean gems.
If you’re still unconvinced, however, you should consider our reasons as to why Cancun and Riviera Maya make for the perfect winter getaway!
Cancun and Riviera Maya are Rich in History
History buffs and culture vultures can do little better than Cancun and Riviera Maya; both sit at the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, once of great importance to the ancient Maya. In this area you will find Chichen Itza, and, of course, Tulum (which is the only known Mayan city by the Ocean). These are some of the best spots in which to enjoy a day out while in Cancun or Riviera Maya; bring a picnic to Tulum for a lovely, Ocean view lunch in the midst of Mayan history.
On the subject of the seaside; Cancun and Riviera Maya are home to some of the most pristine and beautiful stretches of white and yellow sand in the country. The scenery is photoshoot worthy, and the most popular beaches are awash with amenities. You can snorkel, scuba dive, surf, eat out, and kick back on any one of the wonderful beaches here, but we recommend Playa Chac Mool and Cozumel Island (for the best breaks in the region, and of course Tortugas beach, and Visit Las Perlas beach. If you’re in Cancun or Riviera Maya for your vacation this year you should add a visit to the beach to your To Do list.
Cuisine to make your taste buds tingle
If you’re a foodie Cancun and Riviera Maya are some of the best vacation spots in Mexico; the level and variety of dining experiences available in these two areas alone is simply amazing! You can find traditional Mexican, Italian, and even French eateries, but also fusion cuisine and truly great street food. Mexico can be a culinary eye opener for you, if you let it!
If you’re a lover of the sunshine, or you just need a little more vitamin D in your life this year then you really should think about vacationing in Cancun or Riviera Maya; the Mexican Caribbean can practically guarantee good weather year round, and the winter season provides a temperature which is just right!
Luxurious Accommodations Choices
Luxury lovers could do no better than Cancun and Riviera Maya; some of the best resort and timeshare brands in the world have branches in this part of Mexico, and even the smaller, unfranchised boutique hotels lean to the high-end area of the spectrum. That’s not to say that you have to be wealthy to vacation here; much of the accommodation is very affordable.