From the Riviera Maya there are many tourist attractions that are within your reach. I leave you a list of proposals for day trips from Riviera Maya that you can make by rental car.

If you dare to rent a car to know the area, I suggest some route proposals by car from Riviera Maya that you can find attractive. These are places you can visit in a day from your hotel, all well indicated. Some driving tips They will also be useful for you in this area.

ROUTES BY CAR BY RIVIERA MAYA

Chichén Itzá - cenotes - colonial city of Valladolid.

Chichén Itzá It is the jewel in the crown of the Yucatan Peninsula, it is the top excursion for travelers visiting this area. Chichén is at 2 hours and hours driving from Riviera Maya. On the way you have the colonial city of Valladolid, very beautiful and authentic. Between one visit and the other you can visit a cenote in the area: Do you have the Ikkil, those of Dzitnup, even the super Zací cenote in the mere center of Valladolid. You can have lunch in Valladolid.

How do I make this excursion? All the information to go to Chichen Itza by car

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Tulum archaeological site - Cobá archaeological site - cenotes

Many take advantage of the proximity of these two archaeological zones of very different landscapes, to make a day trip. Between the two visits to Jumpsuit y Cobá you have time to visit one of the cenotes in the area of ​​Cobá, for me the most beautiful are the Multun Ha and Mul'ichi Ts'on'ot in the town of San Juan de Dios. On the Tulum-Cobá highway you have the Great Cenote, one of the most visited and beautiful. You can have lunch in the town of Cobá, there are several restaurants.

How do I make this excursion? All the information to go to Tulum, Coba and cenotes

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Cobá - cenotes - Punta Laguna: reserve of the spider monkey.

If you are from places of nature, you can visit Cobá, that you can travel by bike, then visit one of the cenotes in the area of ​​Cobá, for me the most beautiful are the Multun Ha and Mul'ichi Ts'on'ot in the town of San Juan de Dios. And in the afternoon you can go to Punta Laguna, where local guides offer walks through this spider monkey sanctuary. It is good time to be on the 15 in Punta Laguna to see the monkeys. You can have lunch in the town of Cobá or Punta Laguna, where there is also a restaurant.

How do I make this excursion? All the information to go to Coba and Punta Laguna by car.

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Tulum archaeological site - turtles in Akumal - Yal-ku lagoon

If you fancy a day of natural aquatic landscapes without doing many kilometers, you can visit Jumpsuit, swim on the beach Akumal with the turtles in their habitat and keep swimming in the afternoon in the caleta de Yal-kú, which is also in the town of Akumal. Enter the beach of the turtles and the Yal-ku creek there is a restaurant called The good life, with great views of the sea (sometimes it is too full). There are several restaurants in Akumal for lunch.

How do I make this excursion? All the information to go to Tulum, swim with turtles and Yalkú creek.

Akumal, swim with turtles

The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

La Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve It is one of the most spectacular natural places near the Riviera Maya. Ideal to travel by car for free, do you dare? If you wait until Punta Allen You can see dolphin excursions in their natural habitat, and not the controversial swimming excursions with dolphins that invade the Riviera Maya. A wild, natural and special adventure awaits you here.

How do I make this excursion? All the information to travel freely Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

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Visit beaches and cenotes for free

It's easy to get there in private car to several beaches and cenotes of Riviera Maya and vicinity.

If you are very beach, you can visit several in the area. From Akumal, where you bathe with turtles, to other beautiful ones like Paamul, XpuHa, Jumpsuit, Suleiman, Tankah o Xcacel. All these are from the best beaches of Riviera Maya.

In time of turtle spawning (from May to September) you can see them spawn at night in Tulum, Akumal and Xcalcelito. Here is a practical guide for see turtles in Riviera Maya.

On the beaches of Xcalcelito and Tankah there cenotes. On the road from Playa del Carmen to Tulum there are several cenotes to visit, which you can combine with the beaches: Cenote Dos Ojos, Crystalline, Eden, Blue, Skull, Great Cenote, Chikin Ha, Glass, Escondido.

It is not necessary to rent an 4 × 4 to move around the Peninsula. My option is book the car via internet because it is usually cheaper. If you come at Christmas, Easter and summer I recommend doing it in advance.


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There are a thousand combinations to enjoy this paradise, I hope you serve the ideas to enjoy the place.
Good way,

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