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Riviera Maya Activities & Attractions

Things to Do Around Playa del Carmen

Guests at Viceroy Riviera Maya can enjoy seven miles of white sand beach and a whole host of activities in Playa del Carmen on property or nearby. Follow your whim and experience golfing, fishing, horseback riding, diving cenotes, windsurfing, ATV riding through the jungle and more.

Beach & Water Activities

Viceroy Riviera Maya sits peacefully on seven miles of white sand beachfront that are ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling at the world's second biggest coral reef and unique cavern/cave. A 350-foot section of beachfront is kept carefully maintained and is dotted with palapa-roofed cabanas. Viceroy Riviera Maya also offers kayaks and other water sport equipment. Other nearby attractions include Cenotes Diving & Snorkeling, Fishing & Pleasure Cruising, Private Yachts & Catamarans and Dolphin Discovery.

Resort Pool

In addition to the private plunge pool in your villa, Viceroy Riviera Maya features a resort pool with a sundeck and a selection of loaner sunhats for guests' use. You'll also have easy access to Coral Bar where you can enjoy tropical cocktails and fresh small bites.

Caribbean Sea & Beach

Seven miles of white sand beachfront are ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling. A 350-foot section is kept carefully maintained and is dotted with palapa-roofed cabanas. Viceroy Riviera Maya also offers kayaks and other water sport equipment. Please ask staff for assistance.

Candlelite Beach Respite

Looking for a romantic evening? White table linens, exotic flower arrangements and a private seaside palapa framed by torches in the sand as the stars reflect off the Caribbean Sea. It doesn't get any more romantic for nature-gazing or dining. Viceroy Riviera Maya will happy to set the stage for your romantic evening.

Scuba & Snorkeling

Dive or snorkel at the World's second biggest coral reef and unique cavern/cave system to explore. Private and public dives are available.

Cenotes Diving & Snorkeling

The spectacular cenote at Dos Ojos natural reserve is just 35 minutes away.

Fishing & Pleasure Cruising

Troll for Sailfish, blue marlin, white marlin, wahoo and dorado right outside the Puerto Aventures marina. Year round deep sea sport fishing charters. If fishing is not your game, pleasure cruising is also available.

Private Yachts & Catamarans

Enjoy a spectacular day on a private yacht or catamaran while visiting the most beautiful spots in the Riviera Maya.

Land Adventures & Tours

Experience the emotion of driving an ATV through jungle trails. Or enjoy year-round golfing at the nearby El Camaleon Golf Club (designed by Greg Norman) or the Golf Club Playacar imagined by the famous architect Robert Von Hagge. Horseback riding through the exotic landscape of Riviera Maya is unmissable, as is flying across the sky on zip-lines in the Xplor (Xcaret) park.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Tours

Experience the emotion of driving an ATV  through jungle trails. Enjoy pleasant walks immersed in a protected natural area to  explore caves, fly above vegetation with zip  lines, discover archaeological vestiges, learn  about the lifestyle of the first inhabitants and  swim in a beautiful cenote with crystal clear  water.

Golf

Enjoy year-round golfing. Playa del Carmen has many year-round options for the avid golfer.

  • El Camaleon Golf Club: A Greg Norman design, El Camaleón Golf Club boasts a spectacular layout winding about the tropical jungle and the mangrove boldly stretching to the sea. Well reputed among golf's finest players,  El Camaleón is the PGA TOUR site for  the Mayakoba Classic, the only official  PGA TOUR event held outsidethe U.S.A. or Canada.
  • Golf Club Playacar: This magnificent par 72 Riviera Maya golf course with 7,144 yards was designed and constructed under the supervision of the famous Architect Robert Von Hagge and is surrounded by a diversity of lakes and exuberant vegetation. The Golf Club Playacar is considered the most challenging golf course of the region.

Horseback Riding

Especially designed for persons with little to  no experience in horseback riding, our  activity allows them to enjoy the experience  of riding safely through the fascinating and  exotic landscape of Riviera Maya. This tour will take you through the verdant  Mayan jungle and to visit two fascinating  cenotes (sinkholes); you will be able to refresh and swim in one of them.Afterwards you will taste artisanal bubble  gum. All our horses have been rescued and  rehabilitated, friendly creatures that invite you to come, feel Mexico through its land  and its beautiful nature.

Xplor (Xcaret)

Xplor is a park that will take you to enjoy  adventures flying across the sky on zip-lines, go through the paths of the jungle on amphibious vehicles and to swim and float on rafts in a cenote, underground rivers created millions of years ago. Discover if you have what it takes to live an  extreme day or night.

Archaeological Sites

Numerous landmarks and ancient cities reside nearby for exploration: Xcaret, Cozumel, Xel-ha, Tulum, Cancun, Cobá, Isla Mujeres, Sian-Khan, Chichén Itzá, Akumal, Valladolid, Merida and Uxmal. For many, the resort offers specialized tours and packages with a professional guide.

Chichén Itzá

Explore mysterious Chichén Itzá, considered by many as one of the seven new wonders of the world and certified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A professionally guided tour will allow you to witness the magnificence of the 75-foot-high Kukulkan pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, the Ball Court, the Observatory and more. Then, visit a beautiful cenote to swim. 

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Coba

Visitors who brave the steep climb up the  highest pyramid in Mexico's Maya world reap the reward of a breathtaking vista. At  more than 130 feet in height.

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Tulum

Tulum is the city with the most impressive  sight of the Mayan World. One of the last cities habited  by the Maya before the Spanish conquest,  built 800 years ago considered the most  important trade port of the Mayan Empire.

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Cozumel

The island of Cozumel holds its name from the Mayan “Cuzamil” which means land of the swallows . It was famous for its devotion to the Goddess of fertility Ïxchel” and is today most famous for its submarine wonders. 

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Cenotes

The peninsula of Yucatan is a paradise of white sandy beaches washed by turquoise warm waters; an emerald green land amidst the Mayan jungle. In this marvelous setting, windows open up to discover the un-earthly world of the Ancient Gods. 

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Shopping in Riviera Maya

Whether you need to quickly pick up a bottle of sunscreen, or want to take your time browsing colorful Mexican handicrafts, the Boutique at Viceroy Riviera Maya is your spot. Conveniently located on the resort grounds, it offers vacation essentials as well as art and home décor that will make your vacation memories live on. Unique items for the kitchen, office and bath are also offered to help you check off your gift list.

If you are looking for more?  Playa del Carmen offers three luxury shopping malls and plazas: 

Events

Romance à la Carte: Dinner and Yucatecan Serenade in Your Villa

April 15, 2024

Surprise that special person with a private dinner in the privacy of your villa, featuring a 3-course menu from La Marea.

Herbal Medicine Workshop

April 15, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Join us at the Wayak Spa Kitchen "Kóoben" for a herbal medicine workshop.

Malbec World Day

April 19, 2024 - April 20, 2024

Join us for an enchanting weekend in Playa del Carmen as we toast to World Malbec Day.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5, 2024

Join us for a beachfront Cinco de Mayo celebration with good food and live music.

Summer, Sun, and Pride Celebration

June 21, 2024 - June 22, 2024

Join us for a weekend filled with fun, love, and celebration as we honor Pride Month and welcome summer in style.

Private Cenote Experience

Every day

Step back in time and enjoy the tranquility and serenity that the private cenote experience provides.

Romantic Dinner

Every day

Enjoy a romantic dining experience at Viceroy Riviera Maya.

Antojeria Night

Every Tuesday ...

Enjoy a chef interpreted menu of traditional Mexican street food for Antojeria Night, happening every Tuesday night.

Nightcap Nights

Every Tuesday, Friday ...

Join us for the perfect combination of romance, spectacular views, and top-notch mixology during our Nightcap Nights every Tuesday & Friday.

Taco Tastings at Coral Restaurant + Bar

Every Thursday ...

Join us every Thursday at 6:00 PM in our Coral Restaurant + Bar for our specially curated Taco Tasting menu.