With many, many choices for day excursions in the Riviera Maya to choose from, how can one decide? There many cenotes, ruins, beaches, and more that could fill up your week with plenty of adventures to remember.

Here are the 10 best day excursions in Riviera Maya:

The 10 Best Things To Do in Riviera Maya


 1. Chichen Itza

You can’t miss this one. It’s of course one of the most visited, but for a reason. It’s sacred grounds and Maya Ruins make for a great day trip.

2. Ik Kil Cenote

One of the most photographed cenotes in all of Mexico, one can easily see why. If you have just one to go to, this is the one. Right next to Chichen Itza, it can be easily reached in the same day.

3. Tulum Ruins

Right along white sand beach, the ruins sit propped up overlooking the ocean.

4. Xel-Ha

Often a bit touristy, this wonderland of eco adventure has it all. Swim and snorkel, and more in this grand park.

5. Cenotes Dos Ojos

A flooded cave system near Tulum, it makes for a great adventure.

6. Sian Ka’an

Kayak through canals, and see the abundance in wildlife.

7. Coba

Maya Ruins with one of the highest pyramids, the view is stunning from the top.

8. Akumal

The “place of the turtles,” offers you a chance to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal.

9. Cenote Yokdzonot

One of those hidden gems and often missed, this cenote is one for the books.

10. Vallodolid

Get a taste of the local Yucatan way of life by way of markets, shops, and cafes.

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