What cities are in the Mexican Riviera?
The major cities of the Riviera Maya are:
Is Riviera Maya same as Cancun?
Oftentimes, people use Cancun and the Riviera Maya interchangeably; however, they are two different things. Cancun is a city with a lot of residents while the Riviera Maya is a region south of Cancun with many smaller resort towns such as Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Puerto Morelos all located along the water.
What cities are near Riviera Maya Mexico?
The Riviera Maya begins in the city of Puerto Morelos and reaches as far as Punta Allen to the south, passing through cities with a lot of tourism like Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Akumal, Tulum, among others. It runs along 140 km of length.
Depending on which area you decide, Riviera Maya is generally considered safe to live in. Akumal is considered to be one of the best places to live in Mexico on the Caribbean coastline with a spectacular bay, underground rivers and a variety of beautiful beaches on offer.
The name "Mexican Riviera" was coined by the tourist industry promote the area for cruises because of the association with the French and Italian Riviera. In 2011, several cruise lines dropped Mazatlán port calls from their itineraries, citing concerns over an increase in drug gang turf war there.
Riviera (pronounced [riˈvjɛːra]) is an Italian word which means "coastline", ultimately derived from Latin rīpa, through Ligurian rivêa. It came to be applied as a proper name to the coast of Liguria, in the form Riviera ligure, then shortened in English.