Discover Paradise in Riviera Maya
This map helps you find the most important attractions near the Platinum Yucatan Princess. All the places you have to see during your visit to Riviera Maya are near our hotel. A perfect location with excellent access to cultural and tourist attractions, and perfectly connected with the main public and private transport networks in the area. Click on the attractions on the interactive map to see the places nearest to our Riviera Maya paradise.
The Platinum Yucatan Princess Hotel is located in Playa del Carmen, a perfect place to enjoy all of the wonders of the Riviera Maya thanks to an enviable location halfway between Cancun and Tulum, and near to other tourist destinations. Life in Playa del Carmen revolves around the “Quinta Avenida” (Fifth Avenue), very near the sea and mostly pedestrian, home to numerous cafes, restaurants, craft shops and scuba diving centers, and a meeting place for both locals and tourists.
Less than an hour's drive from Playa del Carmen is the charming island of Cozumel, and a coral reef which is one of the finest destinations for diving and snorkeling fans.
Another must-see destination in Riviera Maya is Xcaret, a Mayan port that is home today to large communities of animals in their natural habitat: birds, jaguars and pumas, flamingos, spider monkeys, a bat cave and sea turtles. In Xcaret there is a huge and impressive aquarium with different marine ecosystems. This park also offers activities such as swimming with dolphins, in cenotes, in underground rivers and lagoons, as well as beaches in an unrivalled natural environment.
Xel-Há ("the place where water is born") is another magical place in Riviera Maya where sea water mixes with the fresh currents of the springs and underground rivers to form a unique ecosystem with numerous islets surrounded by lush jungle, caves, cenotes and archaeological remains. In addition to different leisure activities and sports, at Xel-Ha you can also visit the ancient walls and remains of altars to Yum Chac, the God that revealed itself in the form of water.
Another essential ecotourism park is the Sian Ka'an ("gift from the sky") Biosphere Reserve, which includes the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Cozumel and Solidaridad. It also has jungles, mangroves, lagoons, wetlands and underground rivers. More than 120 kilometers of coral reef belonging to the Mesoamerican Reef System.
This dreamlike enclave not only offers turquoise blue beaches and a pristine natural environment, it also enjoys a rich historical and cultural heritage represented by the remains of Mayan culture at places like Tulum and Cobá.
Cobá ("wind-blown waters") belongs to the Mayan Classic period (600-900 AD) when it was a large city measuring approximately 100 square kilometers, inhabited until the post-classical period and rival of the famous Chichen Itza for many years. The archaeological zone occupies 6 square kilometers and includes archaeological features such as the foundations of houses on low platforms or on limestone rocks as well as imposing pyramids such as Nohuch Mul ("great hill"), 42 meters tall and the tallest pyramid in the entire peninsula, or the pyramid known as "La Iglesia" (the Church) overlooking the Macanxoc lagoon.
The huge walled fortress of Tulum sits on the steep cliffs of the coast of Quintana Roo. A border post for the Mayan civilization, from Tulum there is a magnificent panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. During the Post-classic period (1000-1500 AD) it was a trading center for other peoples from the Caribbean and central Mexico. Among its remains are more than 60 well-preserved structures such as El Castillo (The Castle), the Templo del Dios Descendente (Temple of the Descending God) and the Templo de Los Frescos (Temple of the Frescoes).
This accumulation of natural and cultural wealth makes Riviera Maya the perfect destination in which to explore, relax and have fun.