The Riviera Maya, Mexico – 2024 Travel Guide

If you are planning your trip to the beautiful state of Quintana Roo, and I understand it, it is one of the most attractive destinations in Mexico thanks to Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It stretches from Puerto Morelos to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, two nature and magical places.

However, if we keep moving forward, we find the idyllic lagoon of the 7 colors: Bacalar. White sand, palm trees, turquoise blue sea, cenotes hidden in the jungle. All this paradise extends 343 km along the coast, and here we will tell you what to visit in Quintana Roo, traveling from Cancun to Bacalar in 10 days.

When to travel to the Riviera Maya


I think we all like to travel and find a landscape similar to what we see on postcards, so I must say that Quintana Roo receives more and more tourists each year, and sometimes it is very difficult to appreciate natural beauty without a crowd around you. I’ve been living in this part of the country for years, and every time I want to get to know a new place, I try to do it during the low season and during the week.

If you want to find better prices and fewer tourists, the best season to travel to the Riviera Maya and Quintana Roo is in the months of February to May and September to November. You will also avoid the hottest period from June to August because everything is so crowded.

Transportation from Cancun to Bacalar


We recommend that you travel in a car, it is easier although it is not the most economical but it is the most practical.
In Cancun there are many car rental companies, look for the one that fits your budget. Try to travel with the most comprehensive insurance but keep in mind that the greater the security, the higher the cost. Renting a car online will always be cheaper, and remember that you will need a credit card to hire the service for security.

Renting a car is a good option if you want to enjoy the entire tour of the Riviera Maya and a little more, City Car Rental is a good option for online companies. Another advantage is that you can rent the car in Cancun and deliver it to another city. Approximate price per day: $25 USD, is a reasonable price.

If you prefer, it is also possible to do the tour by bus. The ADO company has frequent runs to almost any point of the Riviera Maya. You will also find so much better prices if you buy your tickets online, especially if you do it in advance. In case you move by bus, when you arrive in the cities you will have to look for the buses, which will help you to move to the attractions or other points within the city and nearby áreas, it is a little difficult.

In conclusion

Traveling to Cancun is one of the best decisions you could make, it is always an excellent option to travel the Riviera Maya, so if you are on vacation, the best decision will be to take a plane and suddenly be in Cancun enjoying its crystal clear beaches.

About Henrietta Milanovska