Is spring vacation coming up and you still haven't decided where to go? The Riviera Maya is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Below, you'll find a list that will help you choose where to book your Riviera Maya accommodations to explore the natural wonders of this travel destination.
1. Maroma Beach
Renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by Discovery Travel & Living, Maroma Beach is 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. This quiet part of the RivieraMaya has modern hotels that respect the natural environment. El Dorado Maroma Beach Front Resort, Maroma Resort and Spa and Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun all offer you the chance to indulge in luxury services while admiring one of the most stunning landscapes on Mexico's Caribbean coast.
2. Paraiso Beach
Tulum has been rated the best beach in Mexico and one of the top five beaches in the world in 2011 and 2012, according to the Traveler's Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. Paraiso Beach, highly recommended by tour guides and locals when you visit the Tulum Mayan ruins, is situated just southeast of this incredible Mayan site. Calm waves, intense turquoise waters, soft white sand and a bohemian vibe set the stage for an unforgettable vacation.
This small town in the Riviera Maya lies 60 miles south of Cancun. Akumal, the "Land of the Turtles", is still one of the favorite spots for sea turtles to lay their eggs. Beneath the crystal clear waters you'll find a reef, making it the perfect beach for diving and snorkeling.
Immersed in one of the most secluded areas of the Riviera Maya, this beach has calm waves and extensive stretches of sand with water just two feet deep, allowing you to easily enjoy kayaking or sunbathing.
5. Mamitas Beach
This beach has hosted unforgettable music events. Artists like David Guetta and Tiesto have graces the stage to keep the party going until dawn. It's also the host of concerts like the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival and the BPM Festival, celebrated every year in Playa del Carmen. The best nightlife in Playa del Carmen can without a doubt be found at Mamitas Beach and along its surrounding streets.