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Few destinations on earth cause as much amazement as Riviera Maya. What makes this destination special is the privileged location on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea embrace the powdery white sand of the beaches that cover the coastline. The 120 km of Caribbean coast that stretches the length of Riviera Maya exudes the multifaceted spirit of the destination. Sun and Sand, Mayan Culture, zip lining, cenotes, diving and snorkeling, shopping and nightlife are just a few of the many exiting options.
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Puerto Aventuras

Puerto Aventuras: Is a beautiful and exclusive tourism development, preferred by travelers seeking relaxation in comfortable tranquility. Located at 24 km from Playa del Carmen. One of the principal attractions at Puerto Aventuras is the “Marina” where many yachts are docked and abounding in restaurants and cafes with a splendid view of the entire area. It is possible to charter boats by hour or for the whole day, for deep sea fishing or simply for cruising on tranquil turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is also a dolphin facility, where visitors can experience the thrill of swimming with dolphins or manatees. They can also visit the CEDAM Museum where numerous objects rescued from shipwrecks are on exhibit; this is an enormous interest for those who love navigation. The abundance of fish in this zone makes it one of the favorite places for big-game fishing, and there is an international fishing tournament during the spring. Besides fishing, regattas are held in the marina during May and June. And another favorite activity in the area is Golf, with a scenic course inside the complex.
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About 30 km further south you find the village of Akumal. Akumal means ”the place of the turtle” in the Maya Language and it was the first settlement of what has become the Riviera Maya, funded 52 years ago. Inspite of tourist development the place has not lost it’s small village mentality and the atmosphere is laid back and friendly. Within the community you will find some hotels and guesthouses and many private villas and condominiums for rent. In the town there is a center on environmental issues created by the CEA (Centro Ecological Akumal) a nonprofit civil organization, whose primary interest is to create environmental awareness to residents and visitors and to ensure the environmental quality of the village. The main attraction of the village is Half Moon Bay, the beach area in the center of the village. As the coral reef runs very close to the shore there are very little waves and almost no current, which makes this beach area ideal for family vacations. Half Moon Bay is home to the amazingly beautiful sea turtles, an endangered species that until today comes to the shore of Riviera Maya to lay their eggs. By just swimming out for about 100 meters you will have the unique possibility to snorkel with those fabulous creatures, as well as with stingrays and other multicolored tropical fish. At the end of the village there is a beautiful inlet called Yalku. This is the outlet of an underground river that mixes with the sea, so its water is brackish (mixed fresh and salt water). Yalku is a fabulous place to go snorkeling. The place charges a small entrance fee and there is snorkel equipment and life jackets for rent. You can also rent a palapa and spend the entire day here. In Akumal you will find many different restaurants with excellent food and even better service. There are also some souvenir shops and supermarkets.
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Tulum which original name is Zamá meaning “Sunrise” in the Mayan language is the best known and the most representative site of the region. This majestic archeological zone preserves impressing views that inspire its visitors to be part of the mysticism that surround them. There are over 60 structures all perfectly well preserved, amongst them “El Castillo” or “The Castle” , the highest construction of Tulum, which splendor and unique beauty are framed by the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. For the many murals and other painting that were found in the buildings it is believed that Tulum was an important ceremonial site dedicated to the Descending God. The site is open daily from 08.00 – 17.00 hrs. A little train will bring you from the parking lot to the entrance of the site, if you prefer you can also walk, it will take around 15 minutes. There is a fun outdoor shopping mall to buy a cold drink or some souvenirs after your visit to this stunning site.
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Tulum Village

Tulum Village is located at 3 km south of the archeological site. This cute little town is certainly worth a visit. Tourists from all over the world travel to Tulum because of its laid back atmosphere. Tulum is very popular amongst European backpackers who travel here to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the local ambience away from the crowd. There is a bus station for those who want to travel by bus. In the town you will find many different restaurants and bars as well as souvenir shops, Banks, internet cafes and supermarkets. Most of the tourists rent bicycles to move around but there is also taxi service available. The Tulum area is also very famous for its cenotes. A cenote is a fresh water sinkhole connected to vast underground river systems that flow beneath the ground and connect several caves and caverns. The cenotes have provided fresh water to the locals for centuries and they were sacred for the Mayans as it represented the entrance to the Xibalba, the Mayan underworld. Nowadays they are a unique place to go snorkeling or scuba diving.
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Tulum Hotel Zone

The hotel strip of Tulum is without a doubt unique in the entire world. It is located on the coast just south of the archeological site and at 3 km distance from the village of Tulum. The beaches along this 9 km long hotel zone are amongst the most beautiful beaches Riviera Maya has to offer. The sand is powdery and white and the beaches are endless. The hotels are small and constructed with materials from the region and with great precaution to protect the natural environment. It is probably best described as small palapa style bungalows in an unspoiled natural setting. Most of the hotels depend on generators and alternative sources such as solar panels for their electricity. Only a few will offer power 24 hours a day, more common is that the electricity gets shut off at 11.00 pm. The hotels will provide you with candles to illuminate, and of course there is the moon and the millions of stars that will for sure make your stay memorable. The ambience in Tulum is best described as “Hippy Chic”. People come here to be away from the hustle and the bustle of the cities, to relax and to be close to nature. Many tourists will come to meditate and to practice yoga, giving this destination a unique spiritual touch.
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Sian Ka’an, means “where the sky is born” or “gift from heaven” in Mayan, is unique because of its diverse cultural and biological preservation. The area has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site and is home to more than 500 species of birds as well as the Muyil archaeological site. Funded as a non-profit Maya co-op program, the Community Tours Sian Ka’an offers visitors a myriad of experiences such as kayaking and visiting a local Maya community to learn how to make chewing gum.
Adresse: -103 miles south of Cancun International Airport
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Tulum Archaeological Site

Information about the attraction: the only archaeological Maya site on the shore. This walled city dates from the post classic period and offers over 60 well preserved structures.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez just north of the village of Tulum.
Åpningstider: 08:00 - 17:00 hrs
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Community Tours

Walk, swim and have a great day trip that combine ancient and modern Mayan culture, Sian Ka’an flora and fauna.
Adresse: Tulum Avenue, betwen Beta Norte y Orion street, Tulum QROO
Telefon: +52 984 87 12202
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Río Secreto

Discover the amazing underground world at this unique semi-flooded system of underground caves and caverns.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 283.5, Playa del Carmen.
Telefon: Toll Free: 01 800 681 6713
Åpningstider: 09:00 16:00 hrs
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Coba Archaeological Site

This archaeological site was an important commercial and ceremonial city in the pre classic period. Here you can climb the highest pyramid called the Nohoch Mul.
Adresse: 47 KM west of Tulum Village (towards Valladolid)
Åpningstider: 08:00 - 17:00 hrs
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Coba Maya Encounter

This excursion combines a visit to the archaeological site Coba with adventure activities in an authentic Maya village.
Adresse: Alltournative, Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 287. Playa del Carmen
Telefon: +52 984 80 39999
Åpningstider: 08:00 - 17:00 hrs
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A natural aquarium park considered the largest aquarium in the world, the perfect place to practice snorkeling and water activities.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 240
Telefon: Toll free: 01 800 212 8951
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Maroma Adventures

Marina with snorkelling, diving, horseback riding, motorized watersports and catamaran tours.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Cancun – Chetumal KM. 55
Telefon: Toll Free: 01 800 00 56627
Åpningstider: 09:00 15:00 hrs
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Xcaret is an eco- archaeological park with many different attractions like an aquarium, butterfly pavilion and their famous Mexico Spectacular Folklore Show at night.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 282
Telefon: Toll free: 01 800 212 8951
Åpningstider: 09:00 - 21:00 hrs
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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

26-28 November 2015 . Jazz music festival celebrates another edition with top national and international artists at Mamitas Beach Club, organized by the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office. See you in november, Enjoy it!
Adresse: Mamita’s Beach Club
Billetter: free entrance
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Akumal Monkey Sanctuary

It is very important for us at Riviera Maya to take care of our surroundings, and at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary and Rescued Animals we proudly do so. This is not a zoo, this is truly a sanctuary. You'll find locals from Mayan descent volunteering here to help preserve our fauna and natural heritage. Visit this Sanctuary to really witness rescued animals and thus contribute to our efforts in their preservation!
Adresse: Gonzalo Guerrero, 77780 Akumal, Q.R
Telefon: +529841600272
Åpningstider: 9:00 - 17:00 hrs
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SFER IK's dome serves as a stage for exhibitions by visual artists coming from every part of the world. Located in the nearby city Tulum and resembling a tree house, it is made of cement and tree branches. Entry is free, and an upscale boutique is available nearby.
Adresse: Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen KM 5, Tulum
Telefon: +52 984 980 0640
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm–8pm
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Aktun Chen

Recommended by National Geographic as one of the best underground walks of the world, does this thrilling park needs another introduction? Come and live all the adventures this park has available for you and explore Riviera Maya.
Adresse: Carretera federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 251
Telefon: +52 998 881 9413
Åpningstider: 09:00 - 17:00 hrs
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With Alltournative's Jungle Maya Expedition be prepared for an exciting day swimming in a Cenote, riding into the wilderness, having luch in the jungle Mayan style and touring in the unique archeological site of Tulum with a guide that will take you on this incredible adventure!
Adresse: Alltournative, Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 287. Playa del Carmen
Telefon: 1-877-437-4990 (USA) 1-877-432-1569 (Rest of the world)
Åpningstider: 08:00 - 16:00 hrs
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Aventuras Mayas

Offers Tours that combine snorkeling, rappelling, zip lining and archaeological sites. 4 different excursions are available, and we recommend this park for kids over 6 years old.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 286.5, Playa del Carmen
Telefon: +52 984 80 32551
Åpningstider: 08:00 - 17:00 hrs
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Chikin Ha

If you want to explore Riviera Maya with a thrilling yet slow paced excitement, come to Chikin Ha, an eco parke where you can swim in cenotes with clear turquoise waters or take a bike ride into the quiet jungle. The park also has a Temazcal with is an ancient form of spa used by our ancestors that makes you release stress and toxins through steam. Come and live the experience at Chikin Ha!
Adresse: Carretera Federal 307 Cancún Chetumal Km. 265 000, Puerto Aventura, 77782 Cancun, Q.R.
Telefon: +529848077658
Åpningstider: 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
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Cirque du Soleil Joyà

The unique experience at this high-end, worldwide famous show enhances at Riviera Maya, Mexico. This amazing spectacle holds dear the mexican traditions and stories and represents them in their theatrical performance, giving our visitors a taste of Mexico's mystic, magical and cultural past. Suited for all ages, Cirque du Soleil Joyà is an unforgettable experience you cannot miss!
Adresse: Carretera Federal Cancun - Playa del Carmen Km 48, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Telefon: +528002477837
Åpningstider: Subject to availability
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Located 30 min away from Playa del Carmen, Kantun-Chi offers one of the best experiencies for our guests to live Riviera Maya's wilderness. With subterranean caves and cenotes, you'll be thrilled to venture into this incredible ecopark.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Cancún-Tulum, km 1266.8, Puerto Aventuras, 77734 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Telefon: +529848030143
Åpningstider: 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
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One of the best aquariums of México, perfect for a rainy day! This aquarium, located in the Calle Corazón mall, has a variety of 200 especies. It also contributes actively to the enviroment by farming corals, and then releases them to the sea. This important step for the conservation of our planet makes a significant difference for our battle against climate change. Visit L'Aquarium and learn everything there is to know about Riviera Maya's unique ecosystems and life.
Adresse: Calle 14 Nte 148, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Telefon: +529848794462
Åpningstider: 11:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs
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Punta Venado Eco Park

An amazing Eco Park located in one of the most privileged locations along the Riviera Maya. With a virgin beach as the stage, the various activities to jump into are horseback riding, ATV Tours, snorkelling on the reef or hang out at the Blue Venado Beach Club enjoying the view.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 278, Playa del Carmen.
Telefon: From US / Canada toll Free: 01 800 503 0046
Åpningstider: 08:00 - 17:00 hrs
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Río Secreto

The Mayan Underworld. If you are looking for a rainy day activity then Río Secreto is perfect. Since all the fun happens underground, you'll only have to worry about the incredible landscape and experience in the river!
Adresse: Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal – Puerto Juárez Km. 283.5, Ejido Sur, 77712 Playa del Carmen, QROO
Telefon: 01 800 935 8352
Åpningstider: 9:00 - 14:00 hrs
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The amazing Xcaret eco-archeological park offers unique attractions such as a butterfly pavillion in which they care for caterpillars, cocoons and butterflies to realease in the park; an aviarium with incredible mexican species of birds, helping to preserve the Guacamaya species and release it into the wild; and of course, their world famous show Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, in which you'll see mexican culture in all its might!
Adresse: Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Federal Highway, Km. 282. Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Telefon: Toll free: 01 800 212 8951
Åpningstider: 09:00 - 21:00 hrs
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Xel Ha

The largest natural aquarium of the world is at Riviera Maya. Take a bike ride into the jungle, and swim into the natural rivers among mangroves ending your tour at the sea, while you witness the mix of the fresh and salt waters in the creek. Admire the colorful Caribbean fishes underneath your feet while you take a refreshing ride. After an exciting tour, get some lunch in one of their amazing restaurants at hand inside the park. Swim with dolphins and jump from the Cliff of Courage to the water! Xel Ha is a natural adventure awaiting to happen!
Adresse: Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez, Km. 282. Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, México
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A unique experience awaits for you at Xenses. Awake your perception skills and venture into the marvelous park where you'll exploit all your potential to have fun. Ride a zipline, explore attractions and solve puzzles at Xenses Riviera Maya, an incredible park where fun awaits to be discovered!
Adresse: Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juárez km 282 Int. B Colonia Rancho Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México.
Telefon: +52 998 883 3143
Åpningstider: 8:30 hrs to 19:00 hrs
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All Inclusive Adventure park with ziplining, swimming or rafting in underground rivers and amphibious vehicles. This park transforms at night to become Xplor Fire, an explosive experience.
Adresse: Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto Juarez, KM 282
Telefon: Toll free: 01 800 212 8951
Åpningstider: 09:00 - 17:00 hrs

Oh lala

The cuisine at Oh lala is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food.
Adresse: Calle 14 Nte Bis 147-MZA 147, Centro, Playa del Carmen
Telefon: +00521 984 127 4844
Åpningstider: 18:30 - 23:00 hrs

La Cueva del Chango

Serves natural Mexican food from breakfast to dinner and all juices are made from fresh fruits. The restaurant is located in a tropical garden with abundant vegetation and trees.
Adresse: 38 Street Between Fifth Avenue and the Beach
Telefon: +52 (1) 984 147 0271
Åpningstider: 08:00- 23:00 hrs.

La Zebra

This restaurant is in the 10 ten of most romantic restaurants of the world. They serve excellent Mexican food and great cocktails with fresh juices.
Adresse: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera
Telefon: +52 1 984 115 4726

Aldea Corazón

This magical piece of Mayan culture sets itself in a sacred garden located right on the 5th Avenue yet invisible from the outside. Whether you would like to enjoy the view at 5th Avenue while savoring a frozen cocktail, or be delighted by the reenery and hearts with air conditioning area or you would like to find yourself in a magical environment surrounded by dream catchers, tropical greenery, old leaf trees and underground cenotes. Pamper the most discerning palate by enjoying mouth-watering dishes as fresh local fish with hibiscus flower sauce or a tender beef fillet, filled with huitlacoche (Mexican corn fungus) covered with spicy poblano chile sauce. Aldea Corazon serves a fusion of Mexican cuisine with a Mayan twist.
Adresse: 5ta Avenida entre Calles 14 & 16
Telefon: 01 984 803 1942
Åpningstider: 8 am—12 am, Mon—Sun.

Alux Restaurant Bar and Lounge

Prehispanic and Mexican food served in an amazingly beautiful underground cenote.
Adresse: Avenida Av Benito Juárez Mz 217 Lt2, Ejidal, Playa del Carmen

Posada Margherita

Delicious Italian Food, try the homemade pasta with lobster!!
Adresse: Km. 4.5, Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum

El Tábano

Traditional Mexican food prepared in an innovative way. A really beautiful place with excellent service.
Adresse: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera

Mezzanine Hotel Tulum

Exquisite beach cuisine with a Thai twist overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Adresse: Carretera Tulum-Bocapaila, Zona Hotelera Tulum
Telefon: +52 1 984 131 1596
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Ah Cacao Chocolate Café

The best coffees and chocolates made with Mexican Cacao. Their Mayan Chocolate ice cream and their brownies are the best you have ever tasted.
Adresse: Avenida Constituyentes x, Quinta Avenida Nte., Playa del Carmen
Åpningstider: 07 :15 – 23 :30 hrs
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Chez Céline

Homemade French baguettes, delicious food and coffees.
Adresse: Calle 34 Norte, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen
Telefon: +52 984 80 33480
Åpningstider: 08:00- 23:00 hrs.
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Tequila Barrel

Tequila Barrel is a sports bar, great spot to drink a margarita and watch the daily parade of tourists. Or the perfect place to taste 70 different kinds of tequila and get the party started. It’s a really lively place, popular with tourists, and has authentic Mexican décor.
Adresse: 5th Avenue between 10th and 12th Street, Playa del Carmen
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Decorated in an attractive Asian style, Mandala is a popular bar which offers an area to dance on the ground floor and the mezzanine, where there are DJs mixing the latest pop and techno tunes, and also there is an open-air terrace on the top floor where you can enjoy a drink and chill out for a while.
Adresse: 12th Street between 5th and 1st Avenue, Playa del Carmen
Telefon: +52 984 87 94189
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Coco Bongo

The best in show production, an excellent selection of music, and the latest technology, making it the best choice for a night full of entertainment. With impressive acrobatics, excellent impersonations of celebrities.
Adresse: 10th Avenue corner 12th street Playa del Carmen
Telefon: +52 984 803 3232
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La Bodeguita del Medio

Indoor Cuban dance club with live dance bands. Free Salsa lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM. La Bodeguita del Medio is a Cuban bar on the Northern end of 5th Ave that serves up live music and the best Mojito in Playa. Take a free salsa lesson and sign your name with thousands of others on the walls, ceilings or light fixtures. (located at 5th Ave and Calle 34.
Adresse: 5ta Avenida Calle 34 Norte Esq, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen
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Paseo del Carmen

Paseo del Carmen Shopping Mall, next to the pier to Cozumel is one of the best shopping malls in Playa del Carmen. You can find the best brands and the most diverse products, such as clothing, perfumery, accessories and decoration, also find the best choices of restaurants and cafes. It offers something special beside shopping, that's the magic of Playa.
Adresse: 10 avenue with 1st. street (south) Playa del Carmen.
Telefon: 984 803 3789
Åpningstider: 09.00 to 22:00 hrs.
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Sacred Mayan Journey

May 22 - 23 of 2015. Re-creation of the crossing made by the Mayans from Pole (Xcaret) to Cutzamil (Cozumel) to honor the goddess Ixchel, jointly organized by Xcaret and the municipalities of Solidaridad and Cozumel.
Adresse: Xcaret Park and Cozumel
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Triathlon Xel-Ha

November (date to be confirmed). Each year, the beauty of a majestic natural inlet in the Caribbean Sea is the backdrop for the Xel-Ha Triathlon. This sport is becoming very popular and the amount of triatletes in the country has shown tremendous growth in recent years. The competition takes place during the month of November at the park Xel-Ha and includes categories for all ages.
Adresse: Xel-Ha Park
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December 2015 (Date to be confirmed), Winterbeach is an event that brings music, fashion and entertainment to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one. National and International talent get together at Mamita’s Beach Club for an ongoing series of events including concerts, catwalks from recognized Latin designers, DJ's and other parties to receive the new year's eve.
Adresse: Mamita’s Beach Club
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Cancun - Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

From 12 - 15 March, 2015 The fourth edition of the Wine & Food Festival Cancún-Riviera Maya will be celebrated from March 12th to 15th, 2015 bringing once again the best chefs and wines of the world to Cancun. Adding to an extensive list of honoree guests like Ferran Adriá, Massimo Bottura & Daniel Boulud, the 2015 edition of the festival will host the legendary Spanish chefs Joan Roca and Juan Mari Arzak who will cook alongside Spanish star chefs living in Mexico Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Rafael Zafra. This year, the Wine & Food Festival will also have the privilege of paying tribute to the female culinary talents of Mexican cuisine. The gala dinner "Divas de la cocina mexicana" brings together ten of the best female chefs of the country in an exquisite 5-course dinner that enhances Mexico's culture and tradition worldwide in a single event.
Åpningstider: Events during the day & night.
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Riviera Maya Film Festival

April 23-29, 2015 Riviera Maya once again will be the main venue for the fourth edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival, an event that is achieving to unite the greatness of Quintana Roo, its people, its natural beauty and its ancient culture with the universal contemporary art: movies. During the six days of the festival, a variety of Mexican and foreign films will be broadcasted in natural settings both in Playa del Carmen and in Tulum.
Adresse: Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Holbox y Puerto Morelos
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Turtle Festival

October 2015 (date to be confirmed). It was founded in 2003 to raise awareness among residents of Tulum on the importance of conserving sea turtles. Many different activities for children, teenagers and adults invite the community to participate actively within the celebration of this festival.
Adresse: Akumal & Tulum
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PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic

November 09-15 The OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada. Today, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, remains México's only PGA TOUR event and it is regarded as one of the finest on the PGA TOUR by professional players and spectators, alike. The OHL Classic at Mayakoba, scheduled for November 9 -15, 2015, will feature 132 professional golfers participating in four rounds of stroke play competition at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya area of México.
Adresse: Mayakoba
Telefon: +52 984 206 3088
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Life & Death Traditions Festival

October 30 to November 2, 2015. At the Day of the Dead Festival in Xcaret, visitors sample the traditional food, art and culture of this celebration of Mexico.
Adresse: Xcaret Park
Åpningstider: 30 October - 2 November 2014
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September 13, 2015, Xplor will receive around 3 000 competitors who will test their courage with strength-, skill- and resistance tests on a 5 km route, in which they will also face human obstacles –fear hunters- representing their fears and who will try to steal their courage during this challenge. The aim is to finish the course and keeping the bravery flags, making the competitors one of “the bravest”.
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Tulum Vegan Fest

The beautiful beach and the mystical jungle of Tulum will be the setting for this gastronomic celebration where you can enjoy delicious vegan food, find valuable information about the protection of animals, the environment and your health. Presenters will inspire you with its conference area “fast” vegan food, live music, yoga classes (Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Vinyasa) with internationally renowned teachers, meditation with Tibetan bowls, temazcal, amazing raffles and exhibitors vegan products. Enjoy the Tulum Vegan Fest in January 27th, 28th and 29th, or June 14th, 15th and 16th of 2017.
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Arena Festival

Arena is Mexico’s biggest gay and lesbian dance music festival, and celebrates its blow-out fifth edition in Playa del Carmen right on the Riviera Maya, from February 1st to February the 6th, 2016
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Cancún International Airport

Cancún International Airport is the main airport to reach the Riviera Maya. Cancun is the second-largest airport in Mexico and it serves more than 10 million passengers per year. The airport is located 50 km from Playa del Carmen and 112 km from Tulum.
Adresse: 50 km from Playa del Carmen & 112 km from Tulum.
Telefon: +52 99 8848 7200
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Transfer from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya

There are several options available for ground transportation. Some properties might include the transportation in the package. Car rental is available and gives you the liberty to move around freely, all mayor car rental companies are represented. Upon arrival you can also hire a shared shuttle service at around 18 USD per person or get a private taxi. The most economic option is the ADO bus with services from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen with a brief stop at Puerto Morelos. Buses run from 10.00 am to 22.00 pm every hour and the rate is $116 pesos (around 10 USD) The terminal is located at the southeast corner of terminal 2. A shuttle service runs every 10 minutes between terminal 2 and 3. Payment is accepted in mexican pesos and US Dollars. (Euro is NOT accepted) ATM machines are available inside the terminals 2 and 3. Buses are painted red and they will be marked with Playa del Carmen. The ADO airport bus will take you to the bus station on 5th Avenue in downtown Playa del Carmen. There is a taxi stand located in front of the bus terminal for transportation to your hotel. For more information please see the websites below:
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Public Transportation

There are several ways to travel in Riviera Maya: The ADO bus runs between the main cities and according to a timetable. The buses have air conditioning and video on board and offer services throughout the Mexican Republic. Buses to Cancun run every 15 minutes and to Tulum every 30 minutes. For actual rates and schedules check the local bus station at 5th Avenue Corner Juarez Avenue in Playa del Carmen or click : Another option is the “colectivos” a shuttle-type service that runs between Tulum and Cancun. They run all day long and can be stopped at the side of the Highway 307. There is no timetable so some patience is requested. In Playa del Carmen you catch it at the “colectivo” stand located at 2nd Street between 15th and 20th Avenue. (Calle 2 Norte entre 15 y 20 Avenida). Car Rental Agencies are located at the airport, in Playa del Carmen and in all the hotels in Riviera Maya. Rates may vary according to the season. A credit card and a valid driver’s license are requested and the minimum age to rent a car in Riviera Maya is 21 years. The Highway 307 is a modern 4-lane divided highway in excellent condition that connects Cancun with Tulum. From Tulum 2 lanes continue to Chetumal in the south of the state of Quintana Roo.
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Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Rates are per taxi and a maximum of 4 people per taxi is allowed. There are taxi stands at strategic places in the mayor towns or simply stop any taxi on the street. Taxis have fixed rates and all taxi drivers should have a rate chart available. It is recommended to make out the price before boarding. Make sure you carry small bills or the correct amount as change is difficult sometimes. Most taxi drivers will speak little english so it is recommended to have the address written down on paper and remember the taxi number written on the door for eventual forgotten items. The current average cost for a taxi within Playa del Carmen is 25 pesos.
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Health Care

You can find pharmacies in all villages and cities in the Riviera Maya, most of them are open 24 hours and some of them offer delivery service. Please note that laws have changed in Mexico and that a prescription is required to purchase medication. Farmacias Yza Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Constituyentes Cruce con Av. 30 Col. Gonzalo Guerrero +52 984 873 0597 Farmacias del Ahorro Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Av Constituyentes lt 1, Gonzalo Guerrero c.p. 77720 Toll free: 01 800 711 2222 Medical Assistance is excellent in the Riviera Maya. Doctors are professional and speak fluent English. Hospitals and Private Clinics are available for the unfortunate case you need one. HOSPITEN Medical Service in Playa del Carmen Full hospital with all medical and emergency services. Tel. +52 984 803-1002, +52 984 803-1002 Location: Hwy 307 on the North bound side near the Playacar entrance Accepts Credit Cards. Open 24 hrs, daily PLAYAMED Medical Service in Playa del Carmen Hospital and emergency room services. Tel. +52 984 879-3114, +52 984 879-3114 Location: Hwy 307 and Calle 28, on the west side of the highway. Open 24 hrs, daily
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Telephone Code

The Riviera Maya offers several communications options. From phone booths to Internet cafes located in shopping malls and restaurants, most of them with Wi-Fi service. Also most of the Hotels offer Internet service. Country code: +52 Area code: 984 To call from México to USA you have to dial 001+ telephone number To call from México to other countries dial 00+ country code+ telephone number
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110 Volt. Hotels usually offer voltage converters for 220 Volt devices.
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Drinking Water

The water out of the tap is not drinking water. Please use bottled water instead. Ice cubes are made out of bottled water and are perfectly safe.
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Riviera Maya has a subtropical climate with warm and sunny weather all year around. The average daily temperature is 28°c / 85F with higher peaks in the summer months when temperatures can reach 32°C, 90 °F. The climate is predominated by a rainy season from June until November. Generally this means some showers in the early evening or during the night. It is recommended to bring a sweater or a light jacket in the wintermonths as temperatures may drop due to north wind influence.
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Tourist Tax

Nearly every commercial airline flying into Mexico now includes the Tourism Tax (known as DNI – Derecho No Inmigrante) in the price of each flight ticket. Request an itemised receipt from your tour agent or airline, where the DNI charge is normally listed, and present it at check-in and/or immigration in order to avoid double payment. If, however, your airfare does not include this tax, or if you’ve been travelling by land, the tax will need to be paid separately. If you’re leaving Mexico by air, the easiest way to pay this tax will be at the check-in counter for your departing flight/the airport immigration office. Note that the tax can only be paid in cash, in USD, Mexican pesos or Sterling. The exact fee is subject to change; at the time of writing, it amounts to just under $30 per person. If you are departing by land, you are still required to pay this tax, which can also be done at a bank. Note that those arriving by land and departing from Mexico within 7 days are exempt from paying the fee. The DNI tax is not to be confused with the Mexican Airport Departure Tax, which will be automatically included with any flight ticket purchase, and will also appear on the itemised receipt. Make sure to hold on to any receipts, slips or documents issued to you by Mexican immigration authorities throughout the entire trip.