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Cancún + The Riviera Maya

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1.5 Tequila Lounge

Avenida Rafael Melgar at Calle 11 Sur • San Miguel de Cozumel

Between the international pier and Punta Langosta, this good-looking bar (with a crowd to match)... More

Ah Cacao Chocolate Café

Constituyentes and 5th Ave. • Playa del Carmen

Get your fix of Mayan criollo chocolate—bitter and complex, with hints of fruit, smoke, and... More

Alltournative

Lote 13 Sur. • Playa del Carmen

Run by a group of Playa del Carmen adventurers dedicated to sustainable tourism, this company... More

Alma Libre Bookstore

Avenida Tulum on the plaza's south side • Puerto Morelos

Snap up beach reads, bestsellers, classics, tomes on Maya culture, and local guidebooks and maps—the... More

Alux Restaurant & Lounge

Av. Juárez Mza. 217 Lote. 2, entre Av. 65 y 70 Colonia Ejidal • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Bargoers here, a short taxi ride from Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, descend by candle-lined stairs... More

Blue Parrot Beach Club

Calle 12 N. at La Playa • Playa del Carmen

The beachfront bar is one of the oldest local hangouts. ... More

Cenote Escondido

E. of Carretera Federal 307 2.5 miles south of Tulum • Tulum

Many cenotes—sinkholes in the subterranean rivers that riddle the Yucatán—are either limited to divers or... More

Cobá

40 miles N.W. of Tulum • Coba

Once the most powerful Mayan city-state in the northeastern Yucatán, this 26-square-mile site, crisscrossed by... More

CocoBongo

9.5 Kukulcan Blvd. No. 30 Hotel Zone • Cancun

Equal parts disco, Vegas revue, and Cirque du Soleil, this coliseum-size dance club holds 3,000... More

Colors Collection Boutique

Second St. N. between Fifth and N. Tenth Aves. • Playa del Carmen

On an unassuming side street, this little shop run by two sisters—owner Beatriz Urtuzuastegui and... More

Croco Cun Interactive Zoo

Km. 31, Riviera Maya 19 miles south of Cancún • 3 miles north of Puerto Morelos

Tangle with a snake, feed a peccary, walk through a crocodile den, and be accosted... More

Discover Mexico Park

Km 5.5 Carretera Costera Sur

Cozumel's new "culture park" provides an intriguing window into the Mexican Republic. In the screening... More

Diving the Waters of Cenote Taj Maja

• Playa del Carmen

Where It Is: The limestone bedrock that underlies Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is pocked with freshwater-filled... More

Dolphin Discovery

Blvd. Kukulcán, Km. 5 Playa Langosta Mall • Cancun

With its passionate guides and open-ocean enclosures, Dolphin Discovery is the best of several companies... More

El Caracol

Km 27, Ctra. Costa Sur Parque Ecológico Punta Sur • Cozumel

Modest compared with those on the Yucatán peninsula, Cozumel's Mayan ruins are still distinct. San... More

Hidden Worlds

Crta. Federal 307 10 Km N. of Tulum • Tulum , Quintana Roo

Although the secret’s out—both IMAX and the BBC have reported on this stunning park made... More

La Isla Shopping Village

Blvd. Kukulcán, Km. 12.5 Hotel Zone • Cancun

Tucked into faux townhouses overlooking Venetian-style canals and bridges, the 150 retailers at this gleaming... More

Los Cinco Soles

27 Avda. Rafael Melgar • Cozumel

A series of mini-shops in a restored colonial building, this market has the highest quality... More

Mambocafé

Calle 6 Between Ave. 5 and Ave. 10 • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

The late night spot attracts a serious salsa crowd.... More

Maya Spa

Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7 The Tides • Playa del Carmen

Sure, you could book shiatsu, but this spa’s specialty is heavenly Mayan-inspired treatments. Everyone’s visit... More

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