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Best Mexico Travel Tips For the Vacation of a Lifetime

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or are visiting Mexico for the first time, Velas Resorts promises to make your experience unforgettable. Let us guide you with travel tips, advice for getting around, recommendations on the best things to do, and answers to common questions about Mexico and our resorts. Browse our frequently asked questions for insights on easily traveling to and exploring Mexico. 
Best Mexico Travel Tips For The Vacation Of A Lifetime
  • When is the best time to visit Playa del Carmen?

    Spring is the best time to visit Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya when the weather is warm, sunny and the wet season has not yet hit. The most popular time of year to visit Playa del Carmen is the dry season between November and April with temperatures that average 75°F. The rainy season is from May to October with higher temperatures averaging 82°F. July through September are quieter months with tropical showers but many tourists love this season on the Riviera Maya with less crowds and lower rates.
  • What airports are in Riviera Maya?

    Mexico's Riviera Maya is served by Cancun International Airport (CUN), getting travelers to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Aventuras, Xpu-Ha, Akumal, and Soliman's Bay, Tank Ha Bay, and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. Playa del Carmen is about 40 -50 minutes from the airport and Grand Velas offers shuttle service to and from the terminals.
  • What are the best things to do in Riviera Maya?

    Mexico's Riviera Maya offers incredible things to do, from white sand beaches to eco-tours to cenote diving and ancient Mayan ruins. Here's are the top 8 things to do in Riviera Maya, Mexico:

    1.    Sun and swim on Playa Del Carmen beach
    2.    Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and parasailing on the Caribbean Sea
    3.    Diving and snorkeling in Cenote Azul and Cenote Chaak Tun
    4.    Shopping, dining and nightlife in downtown Playa del carmen on 5th Avenue
    5.    Tour the Mayan ruins and pyramids of Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza
    6.    Explore Sian Ka'an Biosphere - one of Mexico's natural wonders
    7.    Tour the underground river and cave of the Rio Secreto
    8.    Play del Carmen's nature and theme park - Xcaret
     
  • What are the best beaches in the Riviera Maya?

    Stretching for 25 miles on the Caribbean Sea, from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Mexico's Riviera Maya is blessed with beautiful white sand beaches. The best beaches on the Riviera Maya are:
    • Parque Los Fundadores in Playa del Carmen
    • Mamitas Beach and Playacar Beach in Playa del Carmen 
    • Maroma Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
    • Paraiso Beach in Tulum
    • Akumal Beach - Place of the Turtle
    • Xpu-ha Beach in Puerto Aventuras
    • La Playa Xpuha
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