Located just south of Cancun and extending south to Puerto Morelos, the Riviera
Cancun dazzles visitors with its powdery soft sand and crystal clear waters. Just
south of the bustling action of the Cancun hotel zone, Riviera Cancun offers a quieter
and more tranquil atmosphere, while still being close to all the action. Home to
beautiful resorts and luxury hotels, the area is a perfect place to stay in when
travelling to the east coast of Mexico.
Riviera Cancun vacations offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the best of both
worlds. By day, relax on glorious beaches, enjoy day trips to popular attractions,
enjoy a little shopping in town, lounge around your resort, and admire the stunning
natural surroundings. When the sun goes down, experience the exciting nightlife
and action in the downtown area. Dine at fabulous restaurants, hit the bars, or
dance the night away at an array of nightclubs. Do as much or as little as you like.
Close to many of Mexico’s famous attractions, the Riviera Cancun is also an ideal
base for exploring the area’s history and culture. Venture to the ancient Mayan
sites of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam, explore smaller cities such as Valladolid, and
stroll through the charming town and sea port of Puerto Morelos. Head further south
to the Riviera Maya and visit other popular Mayan ruins such as Tulum and Coba as
well as fun parks, such as Xel-Ha and Xcaret.
Featuring beautiful beaches, tranquil waters, stunning landscapes, and an array
of activities and entertainment, the Riviera Cancun serves up one of the best vacations
you’ll ever have!
Language spoken in Riviera Cancun Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
. Currency and exchange used in Riviera Cancun The Mexican Peso is the local currency, although Canadian
dollars are recommended. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site. US dollars
can be exchanged in banks only. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted
credit cards. ATM's are not easy to find and the Cirrus system is not compatible
everywhere. Voltage in Riviera Cancun 110V (same as Canada and US) Vacation packing checklist Click
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While on vacation in Riviera Cancun
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Riviera
Cancun to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Resort Check-in Information
Please have your Sunwing hotel voucher ready for check-in at the hotel's reception.
Based upon your arrival and check-in time, it is possible that your room may not
be ready. Pack your bathing suit, shorts and sunscreen in your carry-on so that
you can enjoy the facilities until your room is available.
Our welcome briefing provides valuable information on Riviera Cancun, your hotel
services, money exchange, shopping, and excursions. We will also inform you about
the departure procedure and answer any questions you may have. Make sure to attend
Help in Destination
Your friendly Sunwing destination representative is available in Riviera Cancun
should you require assistance. Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards
or binders located in your hotel for a schedule of when your Sunwing destination
representative is available.
It is recommended that you drink bottled water while in Riviera Cancun. Most hotels
offer bottled water in your hotel room and can also be purchased in the hotel's
shop and in grocery stores. The ice and drinking water served in the hotels are
generally made from purified water.
Long Distance Calls
Long distance telephone charges in Riviera Cancun can be quite expensive. It is
recommended to make a collect call or use your calling card. Service charges may
apply when calling from your hotel room.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Please use your safety deposit box for all your valuables, cash and travel documents.
Some hotels in Riviera Cancun provide safety deposit boxes free of charge while
others may require a nominal fee. You will be required to pay a penalty fee if you
lose the key.
Traveling to foreign destinations can be very exhilarating. Tourists must be aware
that potential problems and risks to your personal safety could exist anywhere.
Please use the same personal safety precautions and common sense on your vacation
that you would at home e.g. apply sunscreen frequently, do not swim alone and do
not display cash. Avoid venturing out alone and beware of dark or isolated areas.
Taxes and Tipping
Generally, taxes are automatically added to purchases. The tipping percentage is
similar to that at home. If you receive good service, please express your gratitude
and offer a tip.
Your Flight Home
Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or binders located in your
hotel to reconfirm your flight from Riviera Cancun and its departure time. As a
friendly reminder, make sure that you have packed your flight documents, medication,
or any articles that you must have with you at all times in your carry-on luggage.
Seat selection is on a first come, first serve basis at the airport, unless previously
booked and paid for prior to your departure.
Documents needed to visit Riviera Cancun Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport Canadian Citizens please click here Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Mexico consulate
or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.