Warm sun, gentle waves, stunning coral reefs… Riviera Maya has it all! Not only is this coast beautiful and relaxing, but it is also a premier destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. Its crystal-clear water, natural pools, and caverns provide some of the best underwater activities in the world. To make the best out of your visit to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, add a whale shark excursion in Riviera Maya to your list!
Riviera Maya is the area of the Yucatan Peninsula that goes from Puerto Morelos to Puerto Aventuras, it is one of Mexico’s top destinations and it certainly has everything you are looking for when planning for an unforgettable tropical vacation. From water sports to cultural and eco-adventure tours, there is something for everyone! Whether you choose a luxury all-inclusive resort, a boutique hotel, or an overwater bungalow, prepare for relaxation and gorgeous views. Spend your days relaxing in the beach and getting to know the area, and at night enjoy delicious foods and drinks.
If you are looking for a cultural experience, there are many Mayan archaeological sites in the Riviera Maya such as Cobá, which is close to Tulum; it is located in the jungle and has the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatán Peninsula! Another great site is the one in Tulum, its ruins stand in a cliff next to the Caribbean waters which make it a site to be seen. If you have the chance, take a day to visit Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
For nature lovers, visiting Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a must, home to thousands of flora and fauna species, it was declared as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and gives you the opportunity to enjoy reefs, wetlands and cenotes where you may spot turtles, monkeys and pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Another must-see are cenotes, they are natural stunning fresh-water pools, check them out and go swim in your favorite one!
Take advantage of the clear blue waters and visit Akumal for a chance to swim with turtles. If you are a diver or want to try it out for the first time, Puerto Aventuras is the place to go! Its calm waters and colorful reef will not let you down. But of all the great creatures that are in Mexico’s Caribbean waters, whale sharks may be some of the most amazing ones do not miss the chance to go swimming with them!
Swimming with the majestic whale sharks that call these waters home is an unforgettable experience. Do not be intimidated by their size — these gentle giants filter-feed on plankton and are docile swimming companions. We give you all the equipment you need so that you can enjoy your experience, book your best whale shark tour from Riviera Maya and join us for an underwater adventure today!