2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award.

Absolute Adventure Mexico Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Attractions Category

Absolute Adventure Mexico Recognized Among Best in Mexico - Riviera Maya

Based on Outstanding 2021 Private Tours Reviews

Playa del Carmen – June 20th, 2022 – Absolute Adventure Mexico today announced it has been recognized as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Attractions Category. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners are known for consistently receiving excellent feedback with 5* reviews, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

We are very proud to be part of the top 10% Worldwide attractions! Certificate of excellence since 2015 and now 2022 Travelers' Choice ! What an achievement! We are very thankful to all travelers that came on a private tour with us, and helped us taking the time to share their experience and review us. This is the best reward for our excellent team of guides and drivers. ” said Claire Louis, co-owner of the agency.

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About Absolute Adventure Mexico

Absolute Adventure Mexico is a private tour agency operating in Mexico, Riviera Maya.  Its mission and passion is to provide travelers with safe, exciting and adventurous private tours and activities of the highest quality. The agency offers a large choice of all included day trips, including Mayan ruins, snorkeling in cenotes, ocean boat tours, national parks… led by a professional team of experienced and certified guides. The agency is operating since 2013, officially registered at the Mexican tourism secretary and Safe Travels certified.

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PRIVATE TOURS FROM CANCUN, PLAYA DEL CARMEN & TULUM

Coming to Riviera Maya in the next weeks or months?

Taking a private tour has many advantages such as avoiding crowds, not sharing the transportation with other travelers, and getting the full private guided visit at your own pace!

Here below our some of our private tours. Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions, we will be happy to help you out planning your next trip to Riviera Maya!

Are Chichen Itza ruins open?

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WHAT ARE CHICHEN ITZA OPENING HOURS?

LAST UPDATE: JAN 24TH 2022

Visiting CHICHEN ITZA ruins is one of the top things to do during your stay in Riviera Maya.After being closed for a few months due to Covid, the ruins of Chichen Itza re-opened in September 2020 following the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) recommendations, under the Safe Travels protocols.

CHICHEN ITZA OPENING HOURS

Mexico set up a color scheme system from Red, to Orange to Yellow and Green, based on the virus circulation, number of active cases, and hospitals capacity. Depending on the flag, the opening times and number of people per day is limited.

Current rules to visit CHICHEN ITZA ruins:

  • CHICHEN ITZA OPENING HOURS: 8am to 5pm (last access at 4pm)
  • Face mask mandatory during the full visit
  • Temperature check at the entrance with hand gel
  • Physical distance to respect for the line entrance and while visiting the site.
  • Individual groups of max 10 people or guided tours with 9 people maximum per guide
  • 3,000 visitors maximum per day

OTHER MAYAN RUINS SITES:

  • Tulum: 9am-4:30pm
  • Coba: 8am-5pm (it's not allowed to climb the pyramid anymore)
  • Ek Balam: 8am-5pm

PRIVATE TOURS TO CHICHEN ITZA

Coming to Riviera Maya in the next weeks or months? You can already book your private tour as Chichen Itza ! Taking a private tour has many advantages such as avoiding crowds, not sharing the transportation with other travelers, and getting the full private guided visit at your own pace!

Here below our private tours that include the visit of Chichen Itza and its famous Kukulkan pyramid.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions, we will be happy to help you out planning your next trip to Riviera Maya! We are Safe Travels Certified and you can consult our sanitary measures here!

Are Tulum ruins open?

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WHAT ARE TULUM OPENING HOURS?

LAST UPDATE: JAN 24TH 2022

Visiting Tulum ruins is one of the top things to do during your stay in Riviera Maya. After closing a few months in 2020 due to Covid, the mayan ruins of Tulum re-opened in September 2020 following the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) recommendations, under the Safe Travels protocols.

MAYAN RUINS OF TULUM OPENING HOURS & SANITARY RULES

Mexico set up a color scheme system from Red, to Orange to Yellow and Green, based on the virus circulation, number of active cases, and hospitals capacity. Depending on the flag, the opening times and number of people per day is limited.

Current rules to visit Tulum Mayan ruins:

  • Tulum Opening hours: 9am to 4:30pm (last access at 3pm)
  • Face mask mandatory during the full visit
  • Temperature check at the entrance with hand gel
  • Physical distance to respect for the line entrance and while visiting the site.
  • Individual groups of max 10 people or guided tours with 9 people maximum per guide
  • 2,000 visitors maximum per day

OTHER MAYAN SITES:

  • Chichen Itza:  8am-5pm
  • Coba *: 8am-5pm.
  • EK Balam:  8am-5pm.

*It's not allowed anymore to climb the pyramid.

PRIVATE TOURS TO TULUM RUINS

Coming to Riviera Maya in the next weeks or months? You can already book your private tour to Tulum ruins ! Taking a private tour has many advantages such as avoiding crowds, not sharing the transportation with other travelers, and getting the full private guided visit at your own pace!

Here below our private tours that include the visit of Tulum Mayan ruins. Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions, we will be happy to help you out planning your next trip to Riviera Maya! We are Safe Travels Certified and you can consult our sanitary measures here!

Coronavirus in Riviera Maya Mexico

What is the situation of Coronavirus in Riviera Maya?

Last update: April 18th, 2022

Mexico Borders are open!

Mexico's borders have never been closed since the start of the pandemic. Covid-19 tests are not required, vaccination certificate is not required either on arrival on the territory; but there are thermal cameras at the airport, temperature check protocol and self-declaration to be completed online before arrival. Make sure you verify the latest conditions to travel back to your home country!

GREEN FLAG FOR RIVIERA MAYA

The State of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya), is currenlty in green flag.

How is the vaccination roll out going in Quintana Roo? Jan 17th 2022: 72% of the population received 1st dose. 58% received the 2 doses. Booster is on process.

You can consult the Coronavirus in Riviera Maya figures on the Health Secretary website.

SAFE TRAVELS DESTINATION

Since December 18th, 2020, local authorities have institute the OBLIGATORY USE OF FACE MASKS in the State of Quintana Roo.

The Riviera Maya is #safetravels certified.

All businesses have set up sanitary protocols for staff and guests including:

  • Temperature check,
  • Washing hand procedures,
  • Face masks mandatory, even outside when physical distance is not possible,
  • Physical distance everywhere it is possible (waiting lines, restaurants...)
  • Cleaning and sanitization protocol of all equipments and facilities.
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Which activities are possible to do?

All touristic sites are opened with sanitary protocoles

What is the Safe Travels certificate?

You are going to start to see many places around the world using the Safe Travels stamp, but what does it really mean and provides you? When you select your travel or tour agency, how to make sure the Safe Travels certificate is true?

Who established the Safe Travels Certificate?

The Safe Travels certificate has been established by WTTC, the World Travel & Tourism Council.
They aim at representing the global private sector of Travel & Tourism to ensure the sector is “seamless, secure, safe and sustainable”. In the case of the Safe Travels program, the protocols is setting up commom standards taking into account current WHO and CDC guidelines.

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How to get the Safe Travels Certificate?

In the case of Mexico, the state of Quintana Roo has committed to set up a protocol and certification process for all companies that would like to participate and align with the WTTC protocols.

As of today more than 6,000 companies in Quintana Roo have applied to participate to the program. Not all of them have been certified (yet).

  • To get the certificate, you need to be an official registered company, and have all your legal documentation, declarations and taxes in order.
  • You need also to set up a sanitary protocole for your company, training for your staff and the proofs of implementation of your protocole (with reports and pictures).

Once a company gets certified:

  • They are delivered with a certificate CCPPSIT, where figures the name of the company, its registration number and a QR code that links to the SEDETUR, secretary of tourism so that people can check that the certificate is true.
  • They are allowed to use the Safe Travels logo on their website, marketing and social media campaigns.

How to verify the certificate?

Before booking any services, we recommend you check if the company has the CCPSIT certificate and verify it with the QR code.
Many could be tempt to use the logo without going through the whole process, and makes the market with unfair competition.
This process and certification is a commitment from the legal companies operating in Riviera Maya to offer the best and safest experience possible to the travelers in our beautiful destination.

Absolute Adventure is Safe Travels Certified

On 6,000 + companies that submitted their files to get the certificate, we are proud to be the 30th company to obtain the certificate!

You can consult our protocoles on our dedicated page.

Choosing a private tour is even more important today than before. Not only it will offer you a unique exclusive experience but also a safest one!

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Covid-19 and tours in Playa del Carmen, Cancun & Tulum

Information and Precautions by Absolute Adventure Mexico.

Last update: June 20th, 2022

At Absolute Adventure Mexico, the health and safety of our guests and our team is always our top priority. For this reason we are carefully monitoring the advice issued by the Health Secretary of Quintana Roo, the WHO and CDC. We strictly follow their regulations and recommendations.

Read our article about the Coronavirus situation in Quintana Roo here.

On June 11th 2020, Absolute Adventure Mexico received the CPPSIT - SAFE TRAVELS certificate (the Tourist Health Safety Certification) delivered by SEDETUR (tourism secretary), SESA (health secretary) and the Government of Quintana Roo.

The certificate confirms we have successfully implemented and set up all sanitary measures to prevent and further reduce the risk of contamination.

On 6,000 companies that submitted their files to get the certificate, we were proud to be the 30th company to obtain the certificate on June 11th 2020!

Safety Measures for Covid-19 and tours in Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Tulum

We want to outline the safety precautions Absolute Adventure is taking regarding the Coronavirus on our private tours. 

These measures may be updated and changed at any time to comply with the government health recommendations and rules of the places we will visit. Booking a tour with us implies you agree to take part in these measures.

Sanitized vans

Vehicles are fully cleaned before and after each tour.

This includes wiping down all surfaces and spraying them with an antibacterial product. We then close the van overnight for full disinfection to take place.

Each van is used only once per day for one private tour service.

Face Masks

It is not mandatory anymore to wear face mask in Quintana Roo State, but still recommended in transportation. It is still mandatory in Yucatan State in closed spaces. Some sites we visit may ask staff and travelers to wear it.

Absolute Adventure recommends the use of masks for staff and guests during transportation. If you do not have your own mask, we will provide a single use mask.

Hand Gel

Antibacterial hand gel will be available to use when getting into and out of the vehicle. We will ask everyone to use the facilities at each place we visit and wash their hands thoroughly before and after each activity.

Restaurants

We will only be visiting restaurants that are following the health recommendations.

The restaurants we include in our private tours offer open air tables and respect the social distancing guidelines between tables. Menus will not be handed out; instead your guide will inform you of the menu choice for you to place your order.

Snorkeling Equipment

We follow the DAN protocol (Divers Alert Network) for cleaning all diving and snorkeling equipment.

Everything will be cleaned with sodium hypochlorite after each use to eliminate the virus. Of course, you can bring your own equipment if you prefer.

Early pick up

To further reduce the risk of coming into contact with the coronavirus, our tours will all start in the early morning. We will bypass the crowds by being the first on-site, avoiding the heat and the lines that build up later in the day.

It will also give you the best possible experience and you’ll get great photos of the attraction!

Good to Know:

We offer 10% discount off all bookings made more than 2 months in advance! Ask us your coupon code! (Except for Whale Sharks tour, and tours taking place between Dec 18th 2022 & Jan 12th 2023. Discount applied manually when paying balance).

Do not hesitate to book with confidence, our cancellation conditions are guaranteed: Free cancellation and refund of your deposit up to 24 hours before the excursion (for whatever reason).

Safest and best tours are private!

When it comes to safety, we recommend private tours as the best way to enjoy the attractions:

  • Private tours are just for you and your driver and guide. You will not share the tour with other people
  • Explore at your own pace and enjoy the full attention of your private tour guide
  • Avoid contact with other tourists as much as possible (compared to a shared bus tour)

Managed by State of Quintana Roo, SEDETUR (secretary of tourism), Guest Assist provides assistance and guidance to national and foreign tourists who visit the state of Quintana Roo, particularly those in situations where their wellbeing or belongings are affected.

13 Best Mayan Ruins to Visit in Mexico

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13 Best Mayan Ruins to Visit in Mexico.

Wherever you choose for your vacation in South Mexico, there are likely to be Mayan ruins nearby. A private tour is ideal for history and culture lovers to learn more about the Mayans and the extraordinary legacy they left behind.

The Yucatan Peninsula has a rich historic heritage with many Mayan ruins to explore in each of its 3 states:  Quintana Roo, Yucatan State and Campeche State. Further south, Chiapas State has its own archaeological treasures. Here are the best sites of Mayan ruins in each state:

Best Mayan Ruins in Quintana Roo State

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Tulum

Tulum ruins - the most visited Mayan ruins after Chicken Itza, Tulum ruins are in a beautiful location overlooking the beach and sea. Explore the well-preserved temples and Castillo, appreciate the Mayan culture and take photos of this breathtaking spot.

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Coba

These ancient Mayan ruins were swallowed up by the jungle and lost for centuries until being rediscovered. Coba ruins has many raised paths (sacbes), pyramids and standing stones (stelae).

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Muyil

One of the oldest Mayan ruins in Quintana Roo, Muyil includes the beautiful Sian Ka’an lagoon.

Chacchoben

Chacchoben

A huge site of Mayan ruins located one hour from Bacalar. Set among palms and tropical hardwood trees, this peaceful site has two large restored pyramids.

Best Mayan Ruins in Yucatan State

Chichen Itza

The massive El Castillo step-pyramid stands 30m high and is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This 1.9 square-mile archaeological site is the most visited in Mexico with a ball court, temples, pyramids and El Caracol observatory.

Uxmal

This UNESCO Word Heritage Site has many ceremonial buildings from the late Mayan period.

Mayapan

The political and cultural capital of pre-Columbian Maya civilization, Mayapan is still under excavation with cenotes, pyramids and over 4000 structures within the city walls.

Best Mayan Ruins in Campeche State

Calakmul Mayan Ruins

Calakmul

Deep in the jungle and close to the border with Guatemala, Calakmul was one of the most powerful Mayan cities ever uncovered. It has 6,750 ruins of Mayan structures including a 45m-high pyramid containing four tombs.

Becan Mayan Ruins

Becan

Off the usual tourist trail, visitors hike through the rainforest to Becan, a powerful ancient city dating back to 550 BCE. It includes many towering pyramids, palaces and ceremonial structures.

Dzibanche

Climb the K’inich Na’ (House of the Sun God) pyramid on this compact archaeological site which was once the capital of the Kan dynasty.

Best Mayan Ruins in Chiapas State

Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico, bordering the Pacific Ocean and home to several ancient Mayan ruins.

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Palenque

Built in the 7th century and lost beneath the jungle, the Mayan ruins in Palenque have since been recovered. They include examples of fine carvings and hieroglyphic inscriptions.

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Bonampak

Engraved stone pillars (stelae) and temple murals record Mayan life, war practices, human sacrifices and politics from AD580 to 800.

Yaxchilan

These Mayan ruins have well-preserved carved lintels above the doorways to the rooms in many ancient structures,

With such a wealth of fascinating Mayan ruins and archaeological sites, Southern Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula are the ideal travel destination for history lovers.

6 Top Things to do in Akumal Riviera Maya

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6 Top Things to do in Akumal Riviera Maya.

The natural beauty and variety of attractions near Akumal make it ideal to visit for the day on a private tour. Located midway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Akumal has breathtaking beaches and lagoons. From sea turtles to cenotes, here are 6 must-do activities in Akumal.

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Swim with sea turtles

Akumal has a natural sheltered bay protected by a reef. It’s the perfect place to snorkel with sea turtles in their natural environment. Make sure you book a tour guide (mandatory) and read the Akumal bay regulation before the activity.

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Akumal beaches

Akumal’s beaches are the jewel of the Riviera Maya coastline. Stroll on the sand or swim and snorkel in the clear warm sea.

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Tulum ruins

Situated on a headland overlooking the beach and sea, Tulum ruins are the most visited archaeological site in Mexico after Chichen Itza. Marvel over the engineering feat of these well-preserved buildings and imagine 13th century Mayan life in this beautiful spot. Take captivating photos of this historic site before enjoying a refreshing swim in the sea.

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Yal Ku Lagoon

Don’t miss Yal Ku Lagoon in Akumal. The lush site has footpaths, statues, benches and the calm lagoon waters are safe for less confident swimmers. It’s like snorkeling in an aquarium with a lot of colorful fishes!

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Snorkel in cenotes

There are many excellent cenotes near Akumal including Taak Bi Ha, Dos Ojos and Nicte Ha. Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters is a unique experience and each cenote is different. Some are covered, like caves; others are open to the sky and edged with ferns. Why not visit several?

Delicious lunch in Akumal

Escape the heat with a relaxed lunch at one of the excellent restaurants in Akumal. Our favorites are “Buena Vista” and “La Cueva del Pescador” for fresh fish and yummy seafood.

Why not plan to spend a day in Akumal, swimming, snorkeling with sea turtles and enjoying the nearby attractions? Choose a private tour which includes transport, snorkel equipment and a friendly local guide.

Early Morning Coba Tour

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The Advantages of an Early Morning Tour at Coba.

The Coba Maya Ruins and cenotes are one of the most visited attractions in Riviera Maya. It makes sense to beat the crowds and avoid the heat by booking an early morning Coba Tour, especially if you want to climb the pyramid. It’s an unforgettable experience!

Be first to enjoy Coba adventures

The Coba Ruins are one of the few places where visitors can still climb the huge Mayan pyramid. Our early morning Coba tour means you can be first to ascend the stone pyramid and enjoy the view from the top– it’s amazing! It’s also safer and more enjoyable without crowds of other climbers, especially on the descent.

It’s fun to rent a bicycle to explore the extensive site. Enjoy the ride when no-one else is around, getting in the way.

Another advantage of early morning tours to Coba is the chance to see birds and wildlife. Once the crowds arrive and the heat rises, they quickly hide away.

Avoid the crowds

Not only will you beat the crowds and avoid the lines with an early morning Coba tour, you will also get the best souvenirs. Browse the freshly laid-out stalls and haggle with traders for the best price.

The peaceful morning atmosphere allows you to get up close to each building and take beautiful photos when no-one else is around.

Practical advantages of early morning Coba Tours

Early morning tours to Coba arrive just as the site opens at 8am. There are no lines at the ticket office and restrooms and no need to wait to rent a bicycle or taxi tricycle.

The morning air is fresh and cooler than later in the day, allowing you to explore the Coba ruins and climb the pyramid in comfort.

Conclusion!

The best way to experience the Coba Ruins is definitely on an early morning Coba tour. Have a nap on the journey, beat the crowds, and be back at your hotel in time to enjoy the rest of the day.

6 Reasons to Book an Early Morning Tulum Tour

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6 Reasons to Book an Early Morning Tulum Tour.

Enjoying a lie-in is an important part of your vacation in Riviera Maya, so you may not be thinking of booking an early morning Tulum Tour.

Our early morning Tulum tours arrive when they open at 8am. There’s no line at the ticket office and restrooms, so walk right in and get started. What a difference from arriving later in the day... Here are 6 good reasons to make you think again!

Beat the crowds

Beat the crowds

Tulum Ruins are a must-see for anyone enjoying a vacation in Riviera Maya. This ancient Mayan site is the second most popular archaeological site after Chichen Itza, attracting thousands of visitors every day. Dozens of coaches deliver hordes of visitors from 9.30an onwards, but the site opens much earlier for the best early morning tours of the amazing Tulum Ruins.

Better pictures

Better photographs

Arriving early means you can take beautiful atmospheric pictures of the Tulum Ruins and its stunning coastal location when no-one else is around. Professional photographers say that the best light for taking photographs is early or late in the day.

First to the beach

First to the beach!

Once you’ve explored the ruins on your early morning Tulum Tour, head to the beach for a cooling dip. Be first to make footprints in the sand!

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Avoid the heat with early morning Tulum tours

The dusty site of the Tulum Ruins quickly becomes hot and sticky as you walk around. Our early morning Tulum Tour allows you to fully enjoy the experience in the cooler morning air.

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See more wildlife

Get the chance to see (and hear) some of the beautiful birds and indigenous coatis that inhabit the park.  Once the crowds arrive, they quickly hide.

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Pack more into the day

Early morning Tulum Tours mean you will have time to do something else in the afternoon, like coof off in a cenote! While other groups are out on the road, you can be relaxing by the cenote or sharing your photos with friends back home.

An early morning Tulum Tour is definitely the best way to beat the crowds, avoid the heat, take beautiful photos and get the most from your visit. It pays to be an early bird!

Bachelorette Tours

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Best Private Bachelorette Tours in Riviera Maya.

The Riviera Maya is an amazing destination for a bachelorette trip, hen party, stag weekend and we have the best Bachelorette Tours in Riviera Maya!

Whether you are looking for unique travel  experiences, amazing adventures, great food and drink, or unforgettable moment to share on Instagram, the Riviera Maya is a top destination for Bachelorette parties before the Big Day.

Bachelorette tours for travel lovers

Gather your girlfriends and book a private tour to the Tulum Ruins and cenote swim. Explore the ancient Mayan ruins then visit one of the beautiful cenotes (water-filled sinkholes). Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and laughing together in the crystal clear water. It’s a beautiful place to capture special moments of your bachelorette trip in Riviera Maya with unforgettable photos.

Bachelorette trips for adventurers

Riviera Maya has amazing tours for Bachelorette trips, hen trips, Bachelor/stag parties and groups in search of adventure. Discover the ancient Mayan pyramid with the bride or groom as part of your Coba ruins and Swim in Cenote tour and ride bicycles and head off along stone causeways exploring the hidden ruins in the jungle.

Private Tequila tasting tour in the jungle for Bachelorette

Another great Bachelorette trip is the Mezcal - Tequila Tasting Tour in the jungle.  First, explore and swim in a cenote. It’s the perfect way for everyone to bond and have fun before having lunch and taste  Mezcal & Tequila in a beautiful private area in the jungle.

Instagram moments on Bachelorette tours

Book your own private Bachelorette tour to 2 cenotes around Tulum. We know the best open and closed cenotes that are off-the-tourist-path and offer peaceful experiences surrounded by jungle greenery. Swimming in the clear spring-fed cenote waters is an unforgettable experience.

Therefore, bring several changes of swimwear and clothes and get ready to pose with your friends for the best Instagrammable photos. Your fabulous Bachelorette party in Riviera Maya will be the talk of all your family, colleagues and friends back home!

Whether you want a beach experience or something memorable and unique, you’ll find plenty of things to do on a Riviera Maya Bachelorette trip. End each adventure with lunch and tequila shots to celebrate in true Mexican style!

Seaweed in Riviera Maya

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All you Need to Know About Seaweed in Riviera Maya.

During your Riviera Maya vacation you may come across some seaweed, but it needn’t spoil your stay. Here are some facts about seaweed, and some water-based activities in Riviera Maya that are not affected by it.

What causes seaweed in Riviera Maya?

Seaweed is a natural phenomenon that has always existed in Riviera Maya. Even the first Spanish navigators mentioned it in their records. However, in recent years there is slightly more. Scientists think this may be due to warmer ocean temperatures, currents changing, and fertilizers washing into rivers and then finding their way into the ocean.

Is there a best time to avoid seaweed in Riviera Maya?

Like most plants, seaweed thrives in warmer temperatures. The ocean is warmest in late spring and summer. Plan your visit during the winter months when the climate on the Riviera Maya is beautiful, and the beaches will be less affected by seaweed.

What do the authorities do to reduce seaweed?

Hotels, resorts and restaurants all do their part in clearing seaweed from the beaches. Riviera Maya authorities and volunteer groups also regularly clean the beaches of seaweed, but new deposits can reappear overnight.

Things to do in Riviera Maya that are not affected by seaweed

If you don’t like swimming and snorkeling in waters that have some seaweed, visit some of the freshwater attractions in Riviera Maya.

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Swim in Cenote

Take a private tour that includes swimming and snorkeling in a cenote - it’s a unique and beautiful experience. Cenotes are natural spring-fed sinkholes in the jungle with crystal clear water surrounded by amazing scenery. Every cenote is different - some are open to the sky while others are covered, like caves. Quieter cenotes are ideal for nervous or beginner swimmers. Instead of going to the beach, you can visit a different cenote every day to find your favorite!

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Floating River

Visit the Floating Canals at Sian Ka’an. From the boat trip, don a life vest and jump into the gently moving river. Float through the mangroves is an amazing way to experience the natural beauty in this UNESCO Biosphere

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Bacalar

Swim and relax in the surreal Bacalar Lagoon with its 7 shades of blue and turquoise waters. Swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking can all be enjoyed in the stunningly beautiful lagoon

Other seaweed-free activities include: