Riviera Maya

Once home to small fishing villages, the Riviera Maya has flourished into a hot destination spot filled with luxury resorts, fine dining, vibrant nightlife and calming spa retreats. It's no wonder why this coastal region in Mexico is such a sexy getaway for couples. Stroll along the beautiful beaches at sunset, or for a bit of adventure, go snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of the Riviera Maya. To get in touch with the history of the region, venture out and visit Mayan ruins at Tulum or explore the surrounding villages that still adhere to native traditions.

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Akumal

Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3 77731 Akumal Mexico

Akumal means “place of the turtles,” and these large creatures are one of the main attractions in this protected bay.

Mesoamerican Reef

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System 77731 Riviera Maya Mexico

This 600-mile-long barrier reef is the second longest coral reef in the world.

Tulum Ruins

Carretera federal Chetumal 77780 Tulum Mexico

Thousands of travelers flock to this ancient walled Mayan city perched on the Caribbean coast, and so should you.

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Mayakoba

Carr. Cancún-Playa del Carmen Km. 298 77710 Playa del Carmen Mexico

A sanctuary for the senses, treatments here will leave you feeling like a new person.