5 things you should know before visiting the Riviera Maya
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1. What money is accepted?
In places as touristy as Cancun and the trendiest places in the Riviera Maya, it is easy to find places that accept dollars and even euros, although to a lesser extent. It is best to use the local currency, which is the Mexican peso, and you can easily change it at the airport, banks and even in hotel lobbies. The most widely accepted cards in Mexican territory are Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
2. What is the best time of year to visit the Riviera Maya?
The Riviera Maya is characterized by having a privileged climate all year round, but the rainy season begins in May and ends in November. The most pleasant time (although it is a matter of taste) is from November to March. From mid-March to May the heat and humidity are high, a climate that may not be ideal for everyone.
3. Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
Yes: it is very important that you travel with them because mosquitoes and the sun can be just as harsh on your skin. But the best recommendation is that you look for these products to be biodegradable, because with that we make sure not to contaminate the ocean and the reef of the Riviera Maya.
4. Should I pack anything other than the bathing suit?
The answer varies depending on the trip you want to do. If your ideal plan is to just stay at the hotel swimming and sunbathing, surely you don't need more, but considering that the Riviera Maya offers jungles, archaeological sites and water activities, your trip could have more activities. In that case, taking some hiking shoes, a light sweater for the nights and maybe even a raincoat in case you go in the rainy season will be a great idea.
5. Electric current and adapters
The voltage in Mexico ranges between 117 and 127 volts, so if you come from the United States or Canada, you can connect your devices without any problem. If you visit us from another country or do not want to risk your electronic devices, a type B adapter is what you will need in Mexico.
Now that you have this information, it is time to take the liberty of looking at our Hotels, Restaurants and Activities section to prepare what to visit and eat in the Riviera Maya. Happy journey!