About the destination

Bordered by the striking blue that emerges from the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun offers the perfect balance of sun, soft sand, good food and Mayan culture. A Mexican city on the Yucatan Peninsula, a visit to Cancun will leave you dreaming!


The official currency of the country is the Mexican peso (MXN). American money and credit and debit cards are also accepted in the tourist centers. However, if you plan to use your cards at your destination, be sure to inform your financial institution of the dates of your stay in Mexico.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health specialist to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, fever and typhoid. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the land United States border.


Your passport must be valid for the duration of your intended stay in Mexico, even if you have dual citizenship.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 27 °C 20 °C 136 mm
February 28 °C 21 °C 121 mm
March 29 °C 21 °C 74 mm
April 30 °C 23 °C 175 mm
May 31 °C 25 °C 200 mm
June 32 °C 25 °C 274 mm
July 32 °C 25 °C 252 mm
August 32 °C 25 °C 245 mm
September 31 °C 24 °C 310 mm
October 30 °C 24 °C 234 mm
November 29 °C 23 °C 223 mm
December 28 °C 21 °C 142 mm


While Spanish is the official language of Mexico, a total of 46 languages are spoken. This diversity corresponds to the mosaic of the population: diverse! It is also easy to communicate with the inhabitants in English if you don’t know Spanish

Things to do in RIVIERA MAYA


Several all-inclusive hotels in Riviera Riviera Maya offer their guests the possibility to play a few rounds of golf during their stay. Ask your travel consultant for more information.

Swimming with Sharks 

Whale sharks migrate to the Yum Balam area from mid-June to mid-September. Totally harmless to humans, it is possible to admire them up close by scuba diving or snorkeling.


The Yucatan Peninsula has more than 30,000 cenotes. With their crystal-clear water, irresistibly turquoise, blue or green, some are completely underground (cenote caves), others are partially open and others look more like small open-air lakes. You will be amazed!

Mayan Ruins

You will find a multitude of excursions to the Mayan ruins during your stay in Riviera Maya. Chichén Itzá being the most famous pyramid in Mexico, this site is a mix between Mayan and Toltec culture. There is also Tulum and its paradisiacal setting by the sea, where history and vacation meet. Several other sites are also to be discovered!

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