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Best things to do in Riviera Maya

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“arguably the biggest cultural pull Tulum offers and it’s clear to see why year on year tourists continue to flock to these superbly located Mayan ruins. Perched high on a cliff with sweeping vistas of the jewel toned ocean below, you come for the culture but stay for the view at Tulum’s ruins. Tip: arrive early!”
100 locals recommend
Bar
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“In the direction of the water, Fifth Ave. Great entertainment, bar, restaurant. Cuban flavor with live Cuban band.”
89 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The best seafood in town and very close to Alicat Villas on the highway. Rustic and very popular, this Cash Only seafood restaurant is must. Closed Wednesdays and No Wifi.”
94 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing food, live music and drinks in the beach!. Great place to enjoy during the day or night too.”
104 locals recommend
Park
“Some adventure and water, mixed with cenote and visual wizardry. Good for an afternoon trip”
47 locals recommend
Bus Station
“In case you want to go to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Bacalar, the airport or any other near city or village this is a private transportation that can take you there”
81 locals recommend
Museum
“Tulum is located a bit closer to Cancun than Chichen Itza, roughly 2 hours south. This is a smaller site and can be seen in about an hour but it's worth the trip simply for the breathtaking views. ”
51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is all about seafood tostadas (hence the name). You can find fresh seafood with a very relaxed atmosphere. ”
72 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Steak house favorite among locals and tourists. They carry excellent meats, fish and vegeterian options. Formal-casual ambience and reasonable prices. ”
66 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“excellent Italian, wine, beer, and reasonable, just outside the Playacar North gate”
92 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Piola Pizza is probably the best one in town.The lasagna here is also very good. Best of all they deliver! ”
68 locals recommend
Beach
“Visit Kool beach and receive the 10% off on rack rate by mentionning you are staying with Playa Moments and rent sunchair or umbrella. (Reservations available subject to availability)”
51 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A cavern with more than 10000 years old waiting to give you magic evenings. haute cuisine of contemporary and international Mexican author served in one of the most impressive scenarios of Mexico and the world”
83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Typical upscale menu with down scale prices. Great choices. Good music, just ask. It's down two blocks and across the street.”
83 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cocktails. It turns up on a Friday around 11pm so go earlier for dinner to save your spot!”
36 locals recommend
Bar
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“La Buena Vida (which translates to "The Good Life") is located right on the beach of Half Moon Bay. Come for lunch and spend the entire day! Akumal Dive Adventures is right next door with snorkel gear for rent and a dipping pool for patrons as well as dive students. Rent a kayak, nap in a hammock, enjoy the view from a crow's nest. Whatever you do, don't miss out on sitting in a swing at the bar while you enjoy your cold drink! Open daily from 11:00 AM, serving Lunch and Dinner. Happy Hour Daily 5:00 - 7:00 PM. ”
56 locals recommend