Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya has an extension of 86 miles (120 km), and it is located in Quintana Roo state, on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. In the continental region, there is a semi-tropical climate with an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and can reach 35 degrees Celsius in summer. May and August have the record of the highest temperatures. The rain season goes from September to October. Electric voltage is 110 volts AC. Banks open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except on Sundays and Holidays.


Most countries have an honorary consulate in Cancun. If your country isnot on the list, please check in your Foreign Affairs website.

United States: 998 8830272
Canada: 998 8833360
Belgium: 998 8922512
Belize: 998 8878417
Finland: 998 8841557
Germany: 998 8841898
Great Britain: 998 8810100
Italy: 998 8841261
Spain: 998 8489900
Sweden: 998 8497144
Switzerland: 998 8848446
The Netherlands: 998 8860134
Chipre: 998 8920888

Passports and Visas to Visit Riviera Maya

All foreigners require a valid passport to entry Mexico. The visa policy allows visa-free entry for citizens of the countries listed below: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. Citizens from other countries require a visa, which can be obtained through the Mexican Embassy in their country of origin. Children traveling alone need a notarized authorization from their parents.

How do I get a tourist visa and run off to Mexico? You must go to the consulate of Mexico abroad, to get information on the requirements and perform the necessary procedures for obtaining your visa, since the requirements are different for some countries.

If you are a citizen of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Cyprus, South Korea, Costa Rica, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, and Venezuela you can entry to Mexico without a visa, just by presenting your passport and "Migration Form for Tourists, Transmigrants, Guest Business Person or Counselor Visitor" form, which you can get in travel agencies, airlines or at the point of entry into Mexico.

How to Get There

Cancun International Airport is the main gateway to the Riviera Maya. The coastal highway from Cancun to Tulum, and other that links the cities of Tulum and Cobá are the main land routes. The ferry service to Cozumel Island is in Playa del Carmen.
© Fideicomiso Riviera Maya


There are many ways of transportation at Rivera Maya. Public transport, such as buses and vans, go through all the Riviera Maya sites. Also, there are taxis that at the major touristic spots. Airport Information Cancun International Airport is the second largest in Mexico and is the biggest for international travelers in Latin America. It has three terminals and hosts more than 11 million persons every year. The airport is 50 km from Playa del Carmen. For more information Local Transportation The Riviera Maya has various means of transport, from buses that run different corners of the Riviera Maya, to the taxi services located in the main centers of attraction of the Riviera.