The Riviera Maya also sometimes called Maya Riviera contains some of the loveliest beaches, and some of the best known resort hotels in the world. Located on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, the tourist spots are world-recognized for their activities which range from horse-back riding to scuba diving to swimming with dolphins. But the "Maya" part of the Riviera Maya is the archaeological sites that you will find there.
The Riviera Maya is famous for its large scale all-inclusive resorts and a historical tourism base of smaller boutique hotels as well as the many fine-dining restaurants available along the highway 307 and on or near the beaches. Luxury travel entities have been instrumental in increasing luxury villa rentals and yacht charters in the area however these only represent a small fraction of the total tourism accommodation available.