The 10 best beaches and cenotes to visit in the Riviera Maya

Posted on May 29, 2023 by Eduardo

The Riviera Maya extends along the Caribbean coast, in the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula. It comprises the area from Puerto Morelos to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

In what were once fishing villages, today stands a tourist corridor that offers luxury hotels and resorts. Here you will also find first class restaurants, spaces to live the nightlife to the fullest, exclusive spas, shopping centers and golf courses. However, what we recommend most is to enjoy the natural beauties that this beautiful and paradisiacal destination has to offer.

Puerto Morelos

It is a friendly and calm fishing village located only 35 km from Cancun. Its bohemian and quiet atmosphere attracts people from all over the world, many of whom have decided to make it their home.

Punta Maroma

Because of its unspoiled and unaltered environment, Punta Maroma is a haven of tropical peace and tranquility. For many of the travelers who visit this area of Quintana Roo for the first time, Punta Maroma is presented as a pool of crystalline turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and diving.

Cenote Azul

It is an excellent natural place to enjoy and refresh yourself in a magnificent deep water cenote. The Cenote Azul is considered the largest in our country, due to its extension.


It is a fascinating beach whose depth is barely half a meter, where you can practice sports ranging from diving to kayaking, because there are almost no waves and the sun gives it a crystalline tone.


Akumal means “Land of Turtles” in Maya and is still one of the favorite sites for these marine animals to lay their eggs, however, what makes it a fascinating site for tourists from all over the world is its spectacular bay with transparent waters and the fresh waters of its caves and subway rivers.

Yal-Ku Lagoon

This wonderful lagoon that just by seeing it invites you to submerge in its transparent waters, is the mouth of a subway river that mixes with the sea, that is why its water is brackish (a mixture of fresh and salt water).

Xcacel-Xcacelito Reserve

It is a fantasy site, excellent to forget about problems and let yourself be carried away by the sensations that its paradisiacal environment awakens. The crystalline waves, the clean horizon and the slow clouds are elements that incite to rest. You only need a book, an umbrella and a chair to have the best experience of this wonderful corner of the Mexican coast.

Cenote Dos Ojos

This beautiful cenote is ideal for cave diving, has excellent visibility and completely clear waters that will make you fall in love. It also connects to another cenote, called “La Cueva de los Murciélagos”, where you can also dive.

Playa Paraíso

Recognized by travelers from all over the world as one of the most beautiful beaches to visit, it is a sanctuary of white and smooth sand and a pleasant turquoise wave, very similar to a dream paradise.

Sian Ka’an

In Sian Ka’an you can navigate through narrow channels in a mangrove, climb to the top of a pyramid, float in the waters of a cenote or fish from the shore. All the above in one of the most protected environments of the Yucatan Peninsula, south of Tulum.

As you can see, the Riviera Maya is full of incredible beaches, cenotes and natural areas that without a doubt will make you fall in love and don’t forget that we can take you with our transfer service in Cancun and the Riviera Maya