Finally summer is here and we are ready to take a well-deserved holiday: the sun, the beach, the fine sand of the Caribbean; in short, everything needed to enjoy this fantastic time of the year. But spending a holiday during the summer in the Riviera Maya also has its challenges: the high temperatures and the frequent rain can affect your vacation experience.
The challenge of spending the summer in the Riviera Maya is knowing that there are alternatives for those bad weather days. If your idea is to just spend the day under the sun at the beach it might be difficult to change your mindset to spending the day indoors, but having some options will allow you to keep a positive attitude when the beach is just not an option.
The good news is that there are a variety of activities in the Riviera Maya that are ideal for those hot tropical days or during torrential rains. Please read some of our suggestions for alturnatives to the beach.
3 Activities to Escape a Hot or Rainy Day in the Riviera Maya: Visit a Cenote
Visiting a cenote is an activity that can not be missed while visiting the Riviera. These wonderful natural spaces offer visitors fresh water and an escape to excessively hot or rainy days.
Ideally you should look for a “closed” cenote, those who are underground with one or more small entrances. These cenotes offer a cool and stable temperature throughout the year let you enjoy a wonderful day, regardless of weather conditions.
If you want to know more about visits to these destinations, I suggest you try Rio Secreto, Kantun Chi or Dos Ojos; you won’t regret it!
3 Activities to Escape a Hot or Rainy Day in the Riviera Maya: Go Shopping
Shopping is always popular amongst visitors, and there are plenty of shopping malls throughout the Riviera Maya. What better place to escape a bad weather day, than enjoying an air-conditioned area while visiting a wide range of shops and services.
You can also visit the hairdresser, have a cup of coffee, even enjoy a delicious meal or a watch a movie in English. If you want to know more about the shopping malls in the Riviera, I invite you to read this post or ask a taxi driver about the shopping malls in the area.
3 Activities to Escape a Hot or Rainy Day in the Riviera Maya: Visit the Museum of the Mayan Culture in Cancun
Another option to enjoy a rainy day or try to escape an overly warm day is to visit the Maya Museum of Cancun. This modern museum is located in a jungle area right in the heart of the hotel zone.
The museum is also part of an archaeological area known as “San Miguelito” with a total of 80 hectares. Besides the archaeological site museum, it is also home to one of the most impressive collections of Mayan artifacts from different parts of the country.
The Museum of the Mayan Culture is a great place to learn more about the Maya history and culture that still continues today.
As you can see, a rainy or warm day or two doesn’t mean you can not have fun in the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya offers a wealth of attractions, many of which are ideal to visit on days like these. There is much more to this area than just gorgeous beaches.
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