Hundreds of miles of spectacular beaches stretch along the coastline of the Riviera Maya. Backed by the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Mexico's Riviera Maya is an ideal destination for aquatic sports and adventures both above and under the water.
The Riviera Maya is a world-class scuba diving and snorkeling destination. The world's second largest coral reef system extends the length of the coastline and a stunning array of colorful corals, tropical fish and marine life thrive just below the ocean's surface.
The Parque Nacional Arrecife Puerto Morelos (Puerto Morelos National Reef Park) is a national protected area and top destination for snorkeling in the Riviera Maya. You can also enjoy snorkeling and cave diving in the thousands of cenotes (underground sink holes) that are scattered throughout the region. Exploring this underground network of fresh water pools and rivers is one of the more unique things to do in Riviera Maya Mexico.
Craving adventure? Extreme water sports such as kite surfing, jet skiing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and parasailing tempt. Local tour outfitters provide gear and lessons, so even if you’re a beginner you can still get your high adrenaline thrills.
You might also consider a boating or angling excursion. Choose from drift fishing, fly-casting or deep-sea expeditions. In most cases, a couple of hours are all it takes to reel in dinner and have it cleaned, filleted, cooked and served to your liking at one of the local restaurants.
Daytime cruises aboard a catamaran or chartered yacht include snorkeling stops and visits to remote Caribbean islands. Or opt for a sunset cruise, best enjoyed with a cold cerveza (beer) or margarita in hand.