The Best Activities and Excursions In The Riviera Maya, Mexico: Boat Trips, Cenotes, Ancient Ruins And More!

Mexico beach

The best tours and excursions in the Riviera Maya include exploring the ancient civilisations of the Mayan people, sailing through the bright turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and sampling all the delicious Mexican food the region has to offer. 

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a VERY special place for me. It’s where I got my first proper dose of wanderlust! I headed off on my first solo long haul flight, landed in Cancun, joined a tour, and spent 10 days exploring Mexico.

I’ve explored quite a few parts of the country over the last few years, but it’s the Riviera Maya that draws me back time and time again. I love the variety of things to do, the people and the views. There’s a feistiness and fun, plus while it’s an easy place to explore as a tourist, there are some wonderfully authentic spots too.

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Isla Holbox Photos: 18 Pics That Will Make You Want To Visit Mexico’s Paradise

Pretty views on Isla Holbox, Mexico

The island of Holbox in Mexico is the beach destination of your dreams. Don’t believe me? These Isla Holbox photos will have you hooked!

Ok, first things first, I absolutely LOVED Holbox in Mexico. From reading blogs and googling Isla Holbox photos, I had a feeling I would. A few hours north-west of Cancun, it attracts a chilled-out crowd of backpackers and holidaymakers, who are happy mooching around in ripped jeans shorts and flip-flops. The biggest decision comes at meal times, and is usually about what topping to have on your tacos.

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Isla Holbox, Mexico Travel Guide

Incredible aerial views over Isla Holbox

The perfect mix of relaxation, great weather and bohemian beauty, Isla Holbox in Mexico is the paradise island you’ve always dreamed of visiting! Find out how to get to Isla Holbox, top things to do and where to eat, plus a few tips to make the most of your travels.

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9 AWESOME Things To Do On Your Cancun Holiday

Beach walks in Cancun, Mexico

From Caribbean beach days, to feasting on tacos, exploring the ancient Mayan ruins and partying in the city, it’s time to discover everything a Cancun holiday has to offer!

Kicking off 2018 by visiting my favourite country in the world was pretty special! Mexico is the country that started my wanderlust almost 10 years ago. I’ve returned numerous times and even spent a month there as part of my 3 and a half month adventures when I started this blog.

I was excited to return for a different kind of adventure. Our weeklong trip with Teletext Holidays was all about showing off the best of this region. We checked into 5-star, all-inclusive resort Moon Palace Cancun, and spent our days road tripping around the Yucatan Peninsular, and our evenings enjoying the resort’s restaurants, bars and facilities. What a great start to the year.

Along with some awesome videos, it’s time to show you exactly why this region of Mexico is PERFECT for a holiday, especially if, like me, you can’t sit still for long.

9 AWESOME Things To Do On Your Cancun Holiday

Check Out The Mayan Ruins Of Tulum and Chichen Itza

You can’t visit Mexico and not learn about the Mayan civilisation. Start by visiting Chichen Itza (you could book onto a tour like this one which includes transfers and lunch)– the ancient ruins dating back to the 7th Century. When I first saw the main pyramid, El Castillo, I was in awe – to think something so vast and detailed was built so long ago! It still holds plenty of secrets too, making it all the more intriguing. While I managed to snap a few photos with barely a soul in sight, don’t expect it to be like this. Hoards of tourists from all over the world arrive by coach throughout the day, but with a little patience you might catch a rare moment of calm.

Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza, Mexico

I also loved visiting the Tulum ruins, with their stunning position perched on a cliff edge overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. After exploring the site on foot, head down the steps and cool off with a dip in the sea.

Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico

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