Riviera del Sol is a great starting point for exploring the myriad of attractions that the Caribbean paradise of Playa del Carmen has to offer. Our team of knowledgeable staff and concierges is always on hand to assist you in making sure that you get the most out of your Riviera Maya vacation.
about riviera maya

Located along the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula, between the cities of Cancun and Tulum, the Riviera Maya boasts more than 74 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches framed by the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean which maintain a constant year-round temperature of approximately 84.2 F/29 C.

We are one of most centrally located boutique hotels in Playa del Carmen, ideally situated for exploring the fascinating culture and history of the Mayan civilization that can be traced back for over a period of three thousand years. The famous archaeological ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, Uxmal, Coba and Tikal are all within driving distance. Above all, the Riviera Maya is a destination that has something for everyone; it’s a blend of color and adventure with a huge variety of activities, including world-class scuba diving, jungle hiking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, sunning on the beach, or just plain kicking back in our beautiful and distinctive hotel.

about playa del carmen

Playa del Carmen, or Playa as it’s known by locals and returning visitors, has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mexico. Those who travel to Playa often prefer it to the more urban-charged city of Cancun, and though it has evolved into a stylish and diverse urban area that offers the best shopping, restaurants and nightlife in the Mayan Riviera, Playa still retains its original fishing village charm.

Playa is fashionable, yet laid-back, hip but not overly trendy, family focused, but great for couples and it’s becoming an increasingly popular choice for destination weddings on the Mayan Riviera. The center of activities revolves around 5th Avenue, just two blocks from the beach and one block from Riviera del Sol. Without a doubt, we are located in the best spot that will ensure that you get the most out of your Playa del Carmen vacation!

The majority of the streets and the relaxed small town atmosphere of Playa are designed with you in mind. It is Mexican café culture at its best, with an abundance of top quality shops, restaurants, bars and clubs to please even the most discerning traveler. All of these conveniences are just a few minutes stroll from Riviera del Sol, making us one of the most easily accessible hotels in Playa del Carmen.

scuba diving

The Mexican Caribbean is one of the world’s most famous places for scuba diving, and the Riviera del Sol staff is on hand to give you the best advice regarding diving sites, as well as arrange courses for all levels. The warm, turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen are home to a huge variety of sea life, and both snorkelers and divers alike will marvel at the diverse range of colorful coral formations found just off the shores of Playa. In these calm waters, along with huge schools of tropical fish, you will also spot leatherback turtles, parrot fish, sting rays, and moray eels.

the beaches

The beach at Playa del Carmen is just a short stroll from the hotel and all of our guests have access to free beach passes at Mamita’s Beach Club. Here you will have access to sun beds, parasols, a swimming pool, and dressing rooms and showers for your comfort and convenience. There is also a full service restaurant and beach bar with a full-time, in-house DJ to liven up the mood. Other close-by beaches such as Puerto Morelos, Paamul, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum are just a short drive away and well worth the drive for a change of scenery.


The deep sinkholes brimming with crystal clear fresh water that run at a constant temperature of approximately 78 F, and known by the Mayas as cenotes or Tzonot, are a true natural wonder. These freshwater, underground caverns and pools were considered to be sacred by the Maya, and represent the mystical entrance to the underworld. The stalactites and stalagmites found in the cenotes are natural works of art and are beautiful to explore with snorkel or scuba equipment, and ideally with an experienced guide. Our knowledgeable staff at Riviera del Sol can advise you on the best sites to visit and ensure that you get the most from your Playa del Carmen vacation.


The archaeological zone of Tulum offers the perfect combination of ancient Mayan ruins, sites of historical interest, and a laid back beach life. The ruins at Tulum are similar to those of Chichen Itza, but on a smaller scale, and their mysterious beauty is only heightened by the extraordinary backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean ocean. Tulum offers countless attractions, yet it retains an air of relaxed tranquility that is perfect for couples or families. Dedicated to conservation and eco-tourism, Tulum is a ‘must see’ experience that, without a doubt, should be on your Playa del Carmen vacation ‘To do’ list.


The Mexican Caribbean is one of the fastest growing golf destinations in the world with twelve championship courses currently open to players of all levels. The outstanding terrain, flora and fauna that the region has to offer has attracted the world’s top course designers including: Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price, Robert Trent Jones II, Robert Von Hagge, Tom Weiskopf and Tom Fazio, just to name a few.

Through our established and longstanding relationships with all the golf courses in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Cozumel, and with a centralized office just one block from the beach in the heart of Playa del Carmen, we are ready to arrange tee times or group outings at any of the outstanding courses throughout the region, and provide you with all the information regarding green fees as well as transportation arrangements.

For more information, we invite you to visit our website at or call us at +1 855-TEED-OFF (Toll-free for U.S. and Canada) or +52 (984) 803-1172 (Mexico).

Riviera Maya Golf Courses

  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club
  • Cancún Golf At Pok-Ta-Pok
  • Kukulcán Golf at Hilton Cancún
  • Riviera Cancún
  • Moon Spa & Golf Club
  • El Manglar Riviera Maya
  • Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club
  • El Camaleón Mayakoba
  • Grand Coral
  • Cozumel Country Club
  • Playacar Spa & Golf Club
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club