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This term is used to refer to the Yucatan coast now popular among tourists.
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like Cancun but more of an adult scene. You will fly into Cancun but get a transfer to Riviera Maya. We did not what to expect because we didn't know anyone who had visited. We were very please with our trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ron3573
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to relax. It is made for tourists and has not much Mexican's original things, but the water is warm and nice, turquoise and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riviera Maya is one of the most beautiful places to travel. Nature, culture, and fun everywhere. Delicious food and drinks. Activities to everyone, adventure, culture, rest and love. And less expensive than Hawaii.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Many12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top beach with a lot of white sand - very relaxing - sometimes some algues who bother to go into the ocean - water clear and warm

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dennys34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here now 5 times and each time we’re excited to plan when we can come back. We’ve even sent our kids here on their honeymoon. It’s a beautiful area with lovely beaches. One of our favorite vacation spots.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beaches here are absolutely gorgeous. There is quite a bit of floating seaweed, but it doesn't really spoil the area. You can see lots of fish swimming around you as you wade in

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think "Riviera Maya" covers a stretch of beachside communities including Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and many sights in between. Thus, it should not count as ONE single attraction here on TripAdvisor. Though I think Playa del Carmen is overdeveloped and quite cheesy, overall my...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riviera Maya was one of the places in my wish list and exceeded by far my expectations. It has plenty of options to offer, definitely I will come back hopefully soon and more times.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Star201080
Reviewed 1 September 2019

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at RUI Playacar, Playa del Carmen. We traveled with Jolidey and had previously booked excursions through our travel agent from our home in Spain. The flight was fantastic. When we arrived at Cancun airport, I was delighted by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

We really enjoy the town; there is a lot of options to eat and to have a drink. You can find any kind of food at very accessible prices.

Date of experience: July 2019
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1 July 2019|
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Response from KnitLove | Reviewed this property |
When I went at the beginning of May there was quite a lot in Playa del Carmen, BUT there were huge (read: superhuman) efforts to remove it and/or block more from coming. In most cases you could step over the sargasso on... More
19 June 2019|
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Response from SouthAfricadabra | Reviewed this property |
They are co-ordinating huge efforts to clear this on a daily basis. Hundreds of volunteers. Sargassum (plural: Sargasso) drifts ashore depending on the current and the wind direction. Several areas were clear but right... More
12 March 2019|
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Response from SchumacherJack | Reviewed this property |
In my answer above, "tents" should be tetnus. (I'm sure I spelled it wrong again)