The best resorts of the Riviera Maya light up the northeastern Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico's Carribean coastline. Posh resorts with scenic views populate towns like Playa del Carmen, scattered along sandy white beaches. Many resort activities focus on coastal and reef aquatic pursuits, dependent on the coastal water. The Riviera Maya has been a favorite tourist attraction long before Cancun became popular. Divers, treasure hunters, and adventurers began traveling to the Riviera Maya as early as the 1960's, in search of adventure, recreation, and relaxation. The Riviera Maya continues to be a popular tourist attraction today.


1. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

The Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is a 434-room adults-only resort located in beachfront Akumel. This resort is located three miles away from a golf course, the Yal-Ku Lagoon, Aktun Chen, and the Xel-Ha Water Park. Resort guests can take advantage of free parking, wifi, seven onsite restaurants, swimming pools and a business center. This resort also has a full-service spa. Accommodations include minibars, jetted tubs, flat screen TV's, and cable as well as balconies or patios.


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