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Explore Cancun & Riviera Maya

Cancun is a city full of color and fun, with an entertainment-filled nightlife and amazing beaches. You can also embark on an adventure and explore Riviera Maya, home to ancient Mayan civilizations and a natural beauty that can only be found in the Mexican Caribbean. 

Are you ready? Prepare yourself to enjoy Mexico and add a new dimension to your Royalton Moments. 

Did You Know?

  • A local legend says the Aluxes are known in the Mayan culture as small supernatural beings with whom peasants pact to protect the cornfields
  • If you are a food-lover, try the Tikin Xic, a fish marinated with annatto and marinade.

Tours and Excursions

Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer endless underwater activities, such as snorkelling, diving, or swimming with dolphins. For those who prefer to be above water, you can practise sailing or rent a boat and explore the Nichupte lagoon surrounded by rich vegetation and thick mangroves.

Visit a Nexus Tour Representative on-site to learn more about the activities and tours offered, or visit their website here

Restaurants and Bars

At Royalton Riviera Cancun, we know how to win over even the most discerning palates with ten extraordinary culinary options offered on-site. However, we cannot pass up the opportunity to also show you the extravagant food options that await you in Cancun.

Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond

Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond has been considered one of the best restaurants in town for a long time. Specializing in a fusion of high-end Mexican and French cuisine, this intimate space offers a one-of-a-kind experience!

La Habichuela Sunset

Started in downtown Cancun in 1977, La Habichuela immerses guests in a personalized gourmet experience surrounded by a vast collection of Mayan décor and objects of Mayan culture. This restaurant is a must-visit during sunset, as it features a beautiful view of the lagoon, adding to the magical ambiance that truly lives up to its motto: more than the eye can see.


Discover fantastic Mexican food with a creative touch! At Porfirio’s, the mouth-watering dishes are accompanied by traditional mariachi music.

Puerto Madero Cancun

This restaurant is known for its incredible steak and seafood, with rave reviews from locals. There is both indoor and outdoor patio seating for those who prefer a view overlooking the beautiful Nichupté Lagoon. Visit just before sunset to add to your unforgettable dinner experience!


Complete your holiday in Cancun by enjoying a classic lobster dinner. Here, you will experience the culinary tradition of excellence in Cancun with a beautiful marina setting and a spectacular sunset view of the Nichupté Lagoon. 


The Cancun area and the Riviera Maya are known worldwide for their archaeological wealth and eco-friendly amusement. These are the perfect destinations for the more adventurous as well.


Xel-Há is located in the heart of Riviera Maya, and is a great place to explore and discover the natural wonder of the world with cenotes, trails, lagoons, caves, and aquatic ziplines. As a model for sustainable tourism and a true paradise for nature lovers, this all-inclusive park offers unique family attractions, restaurants, water activities and an amazing natural aquarium for guests to enjoy.

Tulum Ruins

These ancient Mayan ruins are located on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea. Among the warm and clear turquoise waters lies the only archaeological site to sit on the seashore. The Tulum Ruins are the most photogenic site in the region, and perhaps, all of Mexico. 

Xcaret Park

This eco-archaeological park offers something for everyone to do. Here, the Mayan jungle and culture of Mexico combine to form over 50 exciting attractions, such as the traditional Fiesta Charra and the Mayan Ball Game. For those who love the Caribbean Sea, there are snorkeling tours, underground rivers, and dolphin swims to partake in!


Chichén-Itzá is one of the main archaeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula, located in the state of Yucatan. As a remarkable and renowned vestige of the Mayan civilization, this site holds one of the world’s new Seven Wonders of the World: The Temple of Kukulcan.


One of the reasons why many people, both from Mexico and abroad, travel to Cancun is because of its incredible nightlife. Here, the party never ends, and there are an endless amount of restaurants, bars, and clubs to satisfy all your senses!


You won’t believe your eyes when you walk through the entrance of this entertainment paradise. Coco Bongo is Cancun’s premier nightclub where something crazy is always going on, with unique performances and brand new acts revealed every night!

Mandala Beach Club

Experience the wild spirit of Cancun’s nightlife in Mandala Beach Club. Renowned for its weekly pool parties, guests can dance to live DJ sets beside the pool or soak in the Jacuzzi as drinks are delivered from the open bar until the early hours of the morning.

Carlos N’ Charlies

Carlos N’Charlies is one of the most famous restaurants in the area, with its exciting ambiance, great food, and excellent staff. Here, you can enjoy the fun atmosphere and taste all the delicious flavors that this restaurant has to offer.

La Vaquita

For great hip hop music and a laid-back atmosphere, look no further than La Vaquita nightclub in Cancun. Have fun on the cow-themed dance floor and enjoy the best party in town on any given night!


Cancun offers a diverse shopping experience, with everything from local souvenir shops to luxury malls. Find the perfect gifts and souvenirs to bring back home and remember your vacation in paradise!

La Isla Shopping Village

La Isla provides a unique experience with its open areas, navigable waterways and upscale boutiques. La Isla Shopping Village Cancun is great for all your shopping needs, with a mix of souvenir and local craft stores with high-end shops 

Plaza Las Americas

As one of the first major shopping malls in Cancun, Plaza Las Americas offers different shops for entertainment, sporting goods, grocery, beauty products for all your shopping needs. There is also a movie theater for you to enjoy as well!

Plaza Kukulcan

This plaza is a great place for a stroll, with fountains, painting exhibitions and antique car displays all under a beautiful dome. On the first floor, there are delicious places to eat, and many of the shops found here sell brand name items.

Puerto Cancun Shopping Centre

Featuring a world-class open air design, the shopping centre at Puerto Cancun offers a spectacular view of the marina. Here, visitors can discover an exciting world of luxury shopping, entertainment, and gastronomical experiences