Riviera Maya

Stretching down the Yucatán Peninsula's Caribbean coast lies the Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera. The Riviera Maya coastline stretches from the southern end of bustling Cancun to the north, down south to the Mayan Ruins in Tulum, and in the center of the coastline, the once sleepy fishing village turned popular city of Playa del Carmen.

U.S. travelers: Valid passport needed for entry

Official language: Spanish (English is widely spoken)

Official currency: Mexican peso (American dollars are widely accepted)

Climate: Average annual temperature of 78° F