4 reasons to visit Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya has been a long-time favourite destination for Canadian travellers looking to escape to a tropical oasis. With beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and a rich culture, there’s something for everyone in this Mexican hotspot. With so much to see and do in Riviera Maya, we compiled a few reasons why everyone should visit this tropical oasis.

Plus, from luxurious amenities to a pristine beach, learn why Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique is the perfect choice for your Riviera Maya getaway!

Terrace overlooking a beautiful beach with lush palm trees
Surround yourself with Mexico’s natural beauty

Riviera Maya is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush jungle landscapes. Travellers can cool off with some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving through the second largest barrier reef in the world! Those who want to explore even more can discover hidden gems in the Mayan jungle like underground rivers and cenotes or take an adrenaline-pumping zipline tour through the jungle canopy at Xplor Park.

Rooftop bar at nighttime
Experience the vibrant nightlife of Playa del Carmen

Just a short drive from the serene beachside resorts of Riviera Maya is Playa del Carmen, a bustling beach town that’s home to top-rated restaurants, lively nightclubs, world-famous shows and legendary entertainment. Go on a shopping tour through the heart of Playa del Carmen before indulging in a refreshing cocktail at a beach bar or dancing the night away at one of the area’s popular nightclubs. Don’t miss your chance to visit the legendary Coco Bongo nightclub and catch its world-famous show.

Green fairways of a golf course
Hit the links at world-class golf courses

Riviera Maya is a dream destination for golfers with some of the best courses in the world overlooking pristine coastlines surrounded by lush palms. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy challenging courses surrounded by Riviera Maya’s natural beauty. Tackle the rolling hills, soft sand bunkers and narrow fairways at the Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club with views of ancient Mayan pyramids in the background. Golfers can also practice their swing at the Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya, an 18-hole, 71-par course designed by legendary architect Nick Price. Plus, guests staying at Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique can enjoy one free round of golf at Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya per four-night stay.

Ancient Mayan ruins
Discover ancient Mayan ruins

Riviera Maya is home to a countless number of Mayan ruins, some still to be discovered under the thick brush of the Mayan jungle. Step back in time exploring these historic sites and immerse yourself in Mexico’s rich heritage. Visit the most well-preserved Mayan ruins along the Yucatan coast in Tulum, which overlook the Caribbean Sea, or tour ancient temples and Mayan pyramids at Chichén Itzá on a full-day excursion and visit a Mayan community living along the banks of Riviera Maya’s turquoise lagoon system. Get away from the crowds at Ek Balam and climb to the summit of a Mayan tomb before swimming through an underground lagoon in the middle of the lush Mayan jungle.

Pool overlooking the beach surrounded by lavish loungers
Where to stay in Riviera Maya

Nestled on the pristine shores of Cancun near downtown Playa del Carmen, Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique is an adults only oasis with first-class amenities, luxurious accommodations and nightly entertainment. Soak up the sun on the beautiful beach, lounge by the sprawling pool complex overlooking the ocean or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the on-site spa. After building up an appetite, guests can take advantage of unlimited à la carte dining and savour a gourmet meal before retiring to lavish accommodations – including options with luxurious rooftop infinity pools!

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