You will live amazing adventures

If you are planning a trip to the Riviera Maya, but you still don’t know what activities you are going to do, you are in the right place. I took on the task of putting together the 50 most recommended activities of Cancun and Riviera Maya (and where to do them) in a list to make it easier for you to decide. If you read to the end, you will find a surprise!




Read a little bit more about each place mentioned in the 50 Bucket List things to do in Riviera Maya


You will find fun water activities in three underground rivers, two beaches, and more than five natural pools. If you are looking to get in touch with the endemic flora and fauna of México, this is the perfect place. There is an Aviary, an Aquarium and much more. The best option if you want to see Mexican performances and do cultural activities.


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A place to spend all day in the most significant natural inlet of the Riviera Maya, where you can snorkel, float on an inner tube and have fun on Adventure World. You will find the Scenic Lighthouse at 40 m high, which also has a waterslide.


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The place for the most adventurous. Xplor has the most extended circuit of zip-lines of the destination and activities for the entire family. You can swim in underground rivers, drive amphibious vehicles and more. You can also experience all of these activities at night with Xplor Fuego.



Tours Xichen

The best option if you want to visit an archaeological site. Xichen Tours has three different tours to the most famous Mayan sites: Chichén Itza, Tulum, and Coba. All tours include luxury transportation on a bus or van and buffet meal, as well as a specific guide to accompany you during the trip.




The tour to discover cenotes. Xenotes is a tour that will take you to the four different types of cenotes that exist, located in the Ruta de los Cenotes in Puerto Morelos. You will live different activities on each one: assisted rappel, zip-lines, kayak, and swimming. The tour includes transportation, food and beverages, all the necessary equipment and an adventure expert guide.




Everyone’s invited to party. Xoximilco is a tour on board a Mexican gondola where you will enjoy live traditional Mexican music, like mariachi, ranchero, norteño, marimba and more. Includes a culinary experience of Mexican cuisine, tequila, rum, vodka and beer open bar, as well as soft drinks and fresh flavored water.




At this park, you will test your mind and your senses in activities you never even imagine. You will enjoy a relaxing mud river, flying like a bird, walk through pitch black darkness at Xensatorium, walk a mind-bending town, and more. The most creative and weird pictures of your trip are here!



And the surprise is that… we made a free download version of the 50 Bucket List things to do in Riviera Maya to take with you on your vacation!


The same list you saw above, but in a version to print and color! Download it entirely for free here: