Where Is Riviera Maya Located in Mexico?


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Riviera Maya is located on the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Mexico.

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Where Is Riviera Maya Located in Mexico?
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Situated within Quintana Roo state, the Riviera Maya stretches across the coastline from Puerto Morelos southward to Tulum. The combination of natural beauty and historical significance combine to make Riviera Maya a popular destination for tourists, historians and scientists.

Located at the midpoint between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, the shallow Caribbean waters of Puerto Morelos are especially attractive for divers and snorkelers.

The Mayan ruins perched high above the beach at Tulum are a year-round draw for tourists and scientists. The ancient Mayan Civilization is revered for its discoveries and technological advances in astronomy, architecture and agriculture.

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