Cancun vs. Riviera Maya
Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:22 PM
Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:48 PM
| Originally Posted by MsSunshine |
Hi! Can anyone tell me which is the place that has the most beautiful turquoise water and white powdery sand (Cancun or Riviera Maya)? I heard that Cancun is like spring break all year round and overcrowded. I also heard that Riviera Maya is more prettier than Cancun and quiet. Any information will help me decide where I want to stay. Thank you all for your help
Cancun is busy during winter and July-August.
As to beach conditions, that is very tough to say because it depends on Mother Nature. The southern 3rd of Cancun Island is still quite nice. Some places along the Riviera Maya have nice beach, some don't. Generally speaking, the Akumal-Tulum area is quite nice.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:43 PM
Resorts closer together, more Americanized (with food options, etc.), big night scene, right by airport
Resorts more spread out, takes 20-60 minute transport from airport, not as much night life, can be close to Playa De Carmen
He likes them both and simply told me to look at what they each offer and decide what we wanted. He thinks they are both beautiful!!
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:01 PM
I have been visiting that region (Cancun & Riviera Maya) my entire life, and I have family that live there. Mother nature does play part of the beaches; however, the island of Cozumel protects Riviera Maya Beaches from a lot of the seaweed, etc that a storm might bring to the beaches.
Riviera Maya is more catered to adults, and those that want a more quiet, relaxing vacation, hence the cost being more than what you will pay in Cancun.
I hope this helps.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:11 PM
I can also second the fact that Cancun is not always "spring break" central. We were there first week of November for our wedding last year and it was pretty quiet. Even a little too quiet. Not enough of the or or LOL
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:40 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:37 PM
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