Explore Yucatán & Riviera Maya
With non-stop flights from many US and European cities, Cancun International Airport is the main hub travellers land into. Transfers to beachfront resorts across Riviera Maya typically take under an hour - it is best to arrange a chauffeured transfer in advance. The drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. One more hour and you’ll reach quaint Merida. Taxis are affordable and plentiful across the peninsula, however for longer distances chauffeured cars are better and easy to arrange.
Climate & seasons
High season lasts from December to April, during which temperatures are mostly dry and warm. Yucatán’s rainy season runs between June and October. The weather is still hot throughout these months, with a very small chance of hurricanes. Unsurprisingly, prices are most expensive around Christmas.
Where to go
Playa del Carmen and Cancun are great for a luxury beach holiday, however, dotted along the Riviera Maya are several beautiful resort towns. A couple hours drive inland, you will find Chichen Itza, a new world wonder and absolute must-see. Further Mayan ruins await at Uxmal and Tulum. Meanwhile, you can appreciate raw nature at Sian Ka’an or Celestun Biosphere Reserve, the latter of which can be combined with a trip to Merida. Finally, Yucatán is home to a wealth of cenotes. The best ones are hidden, their locations personally entrusted to you upon your arrival.
What to do
A stunning coastline of luxury resorts makes Riviera Maya prime for beach leisure, but that’s not all this vibrant peninsula has in store. You can start your day swimming in cenotes or beside turtles, then be exploring ancient Mayan sites throughout the afternoon. Tequila tastings and a round of golf lace the evening. Delectable Mexican dishes overlooking the ocean come next.