Riviera Maya

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Romantic Vacation to Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is a wonderful vacation destination for couples. There is so much to enjoy with the culture, history, beaches, food, nightlife and activities for a romantic vacation in Mexico.

Here are my travel tips and suggestions for a romantic getaway to the Riviera Maya, Mexico:

Where to Go

Riviera Maya – between Playa del Carmen to Tulum area

When to Go

November – April

How long should you stay

5 – 8 days

Recommended places to stay:

If you are looking for romance and a complete getaway for you and your significant other, stay at an adults-only all-inclusive!
I highly recommend El Dorado Seaside Resort
This is a beautiful property for adults only, it is a smaller more quaint resort.
You truly don’t need to leave the resort but if you do you are really close to the Tulum ruins.
It is just under a 2 hour transfer from the Cancun Airport so if you are short on time, try to stay closer to Playa del Carmen or even north of there.

If you are looking for a place that is closer to the town of Playa del Carmen, check out these two resorts:



Check the reviews for all of these recommendations on Trip Advisor.

What are the top things to do at the resorts:



Water activities like snorkeling and kayaking


Drinking (if you are at an all-inclusive, you have to get your money worth)

Paint pottery (they will make sure to touch it up and make it look like a professional did it)

And lots of other planned activities at the resorts.


Nearby activities to do:

Tulum ruins

Playa del Carmen for shopping and real Mexican food

Xcaret Eco Theme Park

Ferry to Cozumel

Day trip to Chichen Itza and Coba

Cenote Chaak Tun

The Jungle Place – make sure to book in advance

Akumal Beach for snorkeling and turtles

Xel-Ha Park

Rancho Baaxal for horseback riding


Recommended travel book

Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya


Have a great romantic vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico!

Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information. I am here to help plan your next romantic travel destination.

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