7 Most Amazing Destinations In The Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Map of the Riviera Maya Area

The Riviera Maya in Mexico

The Riviera Maya is located along the coastline from Cancun down to Tulum.  It owns many ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, jungles, turquoise beaches, and attractions.

The Riviera Maya is located on the Quintana Roo estate. It is one of the hottest travel destinations in the world.

When visiting your dentist in Cancun, you can also make time for unique attractions. You can explore historic ruins and natural wonders such as the planet's second longest barrier reef.

To go to these places, you can take a tour or rent a car and drive. Take an adventure through the Riviera Maya`s main attractions!


Where to go when you visit Cancun or the Riviera Maya for your dental work?

1. Akumal


Akumal is the idea spot for Scuba Dive in the Riviera Maya.

Akumal Quintana Roo

Akumal is located close to Playa del Carmen. It is a beautiful small bay ideal for scuba diver enthusiasts!

Akumal means “the place of the turtles,” which you can also see when you dive in.

It doesn`t matter if you are a scuba newbie or expert; Akumal must be on your bucket list. Akumal has crystalline waters filled with marine life.

Snorkeling is the main attraction here as the Akumal bay waters are always calm and glassy.

Akumal is protected by a large coral reef that protects its bay. You can get a dive and then enjoy Mexican food in some of their "palapas" and guest houses.

Akumal is only a 20-minute drive away from Playa del Carmen.



Yal-kú, in the Riviera Maya


Once you are there, take a chance to visit Yalkú.

Yalkú is an open cenote that owns clear waters where you can see the best variety of sea life!

When you visit Yalkú, just ensure you bring a t-shirt to swim as sunscreen is NOT allowed. They want to preserve the cenote´s purity.

You can also rent a cabin and have a private picnic. Just remember this place is ecologic.

Yalkú is worth it! And a must if you are in Akumal.

2. Cenotes Corridor


Cenotes Route in the Riviera Maya

Cenotes Route In Quintana Roo

Scientists confirm that a big rock fell from the sky somewhere close to the Yucatan area and killed all dinosaurs. Well, that asteroid brought tiny rocks that smashed into the ground creating deep holes in the soil, forming what we call today "cenotes."

Cenotes are natural sinkholes in the ground or rock with their natural ecosystem and crystal clear water where you can swim and dive.

The Riviera Maya owns about 7,000 cenotes! 

Inside each cenote, you can admire stalactites, stalagmites, bizarre rock formations, and other beautiful natural features. These underground caves offer a getaway from the classic tourist attractions. You pay for the entrance as the cenotes are usually family-owned. You can swim, dive or explore. Cenotes are located along the Riviera Maya corridor.

You pay for the entrance as the cenotes are usually family-owned. You can swim, dive or explore. Cenotes are located along the Riviera Maya corridor.


Cenote Dzitnup

Cenote Dzitnup in Quintana Roo

Cenote Dzitnup

If you have a chance to visit Chichen Itza, please take the time to visit Dzitnup. It is a cenote close to the city of Valladolid. Very close to Chichen-Itza. You are there, take a chance to visit

For a small fee, you can dive into their cave. You can admire the stalactites that are brightened by the natural light that comes from a hole in the ceiling. You are there; take a chance to visit

You will fill the rich water as the water is high in minerals. It is a superb experience you can`t miss. You are there; take a chance to visit.


3. Chichen-Itzá


Chichen Itza in Mexico


If you visit the Yucatan peninsula, a trip to Chichen Itza must.

Chichen Itza is the largest archaeological Mayan site in the area. You will be amazed to view ancient history stones in every corner. It is a one-day trip.

Be sure to bring enough sunscreen and a hat, as temperatures rise considerably during the day. Hiring a guide is also a good idea, as the ruins' history is overwhelming.

Chichen Itza is part of the world's new seven wonders, and the trip is worth it!

You can eat at the ruins entrance at the many restaurants with Mexican or typical food.

Bring cash too, as you will find many shops to get all the souvenirs you need! You can buy tickets in advance here.


4. Coba

Coba Ruins in Quintana Roo



Coba is an ancient ruins site that is worth the visit.

Coba is located in the heart of the jungle. You can rent a bike or hire someone to take you in an adapted bike to take a ride along all the structures.

Lots of these structures have not been excavated yet. Coba owns a giant pyramid that you can climb with caution.

The views from the top of the pyramid are priceless!

You will be amazed to breathe ancient history in the middle of the jungle. Bring mosquito repellent as well.

5. Mesoamerican Barrier Reef


Scuba Dive at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

The second largest coral reef in the world is the Mesoamerican Barrier reef.

It runs along the Riviera Maya, the main attraction for scuba divers. This 600-mile reef is also known as the Belize reef.

The biodiversity found in each reef includes over 60 types of coral and over 500 species of marine animals.

With over 100 dive shops, you will find it easy to find the equipment you need to explore this natural wonder.

You can dive in Playa del carmen, Cozumel or Cancun. You will explore beautiful coral and a variety of marine life.

6. Tulum


Tulum, located in the Riviera Maya in Mexico


Every year, thousands of people visit the ancient city of Tulum.

Surrounded by a wall, this ancient Mayan city is beside the Caribbean coast. And so should you. Tulum owns well-preserved structures that date from between 1200 and 1500 A.D. Learn the history of Tulum by clicking here.

This is a beautiful stone legacy filled with codes and mysteries. You will find columns and monuments.

When you finish, you can dive into the ocean and swim while you admire these beautiful structures.

The site is filled with iguanas. Bring your camera!

7. Valladolid

Valladolid Yucatan

Valladolid, Mexico

If you wish to visit an actual Colonial city then Valladolid must be on your list.

Stroll around the small town "zocalo" (main plaza) and get ready to eat wonderful food.

You will find typical clothing and Mexican shops. This is the typical town you wish to visit when you want a real taste of Mexico.

The site is ideal for doing some shopping. You will find many arts and crafts in the area.

You can visit any of these sites while you get a dental vacation in Cancun.

What are dental vacations?


Full Mouth Dental Implants Before and AfterOver four million visitors annually come to the Riviera Maya for holidays or business. Some people come to get a dental vacation, also called dental tourism.

A dental vacation is when you combine your holidays with the dental work you might need while you take a holiday in Mexico.

You can get full-mouth dental implants, porcelain veneers, or a cleaning. You can replace all teeth with a single trip to Cancun. Learn more here.

Dental work in Mexico is almost 75% cheaper than in the United States. We also use the same quality and materials, but the labor hand makes the difference.

If you are money smart, you will find a dental vacation is the best value for your money. The cost of all four dental implants in Cancun, Mexico, is much cheaper than in the United States.

Savings are massive while you get the same quality as your home dentist.

You can fix your teeth and even get a complete smile makeover in just a few days. You will recover in the resort city of Cancun, Mexico, and save up to 70% on dental work.

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