Riviera Maya is a tourist area known for its magnificent white sand beaches and the many activities offered nearby. If you are looking for a sunny place where you eat well and never get bored, Riviera Maya is the right destination for you.
The archaeological site of Tulum is truly impressive: the ancient Mayan city is located right by the sea. In addition to offering a breathtaking landscape, the site has dozens of ruins dating back several hundred years. Among the most impressive are the Temple of Frescoes, the Castillo and the god of wind’s Temple.
Xel-Há is a nature reserve that attracts many tourists every year, young and old alike. You can snorkel, swim in the cenotes, ride a bike to observe wildlife or even go down the river in tubes. There is something for every taste!
If you want to soak up the culture of the country, you must make a stop at Xcaret Park. Among other things, you will have the chance to see a traditional Mexican dance performance and the famous Voladores ("flying men") ritual ceremony.
The 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen is truly the best place to shop. There are both designer clothing stores and small craft kiosks. It is also the perfect place to taste local food and have a drink on a terrace. Depending on the hotel where you are staying, you can either walk or take a taxi to go there.
Have you always dreamed of swimming with sea turtles? Here is your chance! Take an excursion to Akumal, put on your swimsuit, and most importantly, don’t forget your waterproof camera to capture this beautiful moment.
The country's official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). ATMs are easily found in Mexico. U.S. dollars, credit and debit cards are also accepted almost everywhere. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards in Mexico.
Electrical outlets used in Mexico are the same as in Canada. However, the voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not include the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a power converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
For travel requirements such as vaccination, quarantine, PCR testing, we recommend reviewing the Sherpa tool.
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