Mobility Guide in Cancun & Riviera Maya

By Lynn M. - Updated on 16 March 2020

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Cancun is a city located on the Yucatan Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea and is known for its beaches of vibrant colors, numerous resorts and nightlife. It consists of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area and the Hotel Zone, the coastal strip with high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Cancun is also a popular destination among students during the spring break period. Cancun is one of the favorite destinations to visit on the vacations, due to the atmosphere of party, adventure and the quality of its people. It is a destination that will undoubtedly allow you to enjoy every moment of your vacation in the Riviera Maya. Rent a Car in Cancun with City Car Rental will allow you to visit each of the tourist attractions that this wonderful city has to offer, as well as enjoy the recreational activities and discover the Mayan ruins that are located in the surroundings of the town at your own pace.

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Playa del Carmen is a Mexican coastal resort located along the Caribbean coast of the Riviera Maya, in the Yucatan Peninsula. It belongs to the state of Quintana Roo and is famous for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs. The distance between Cancun and Playa del Carmen is 68 kilometers, it takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. The pedestrian Fifth Avenue runs parallel to the beach, with blocks of shops, restaurants and nightclubs ranging from relaxed bars to dance clubs. If you want to spend your vacation in Playa del Carmen, you will notice that the main attractions are distributed around the city and it will be necessary to rent a car in Cancun first. But If your plans are for relaxation and fun, and feel like driving on your own it's not an option, you should try to hire a Transportation from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen to visit the beautiful beaches of the city.

The Beaches

Playa Mamitas, Espiritu Santo Beach, Emerald Beach, and Fundadores Beach are some of the places where you can enjoy the turquoise colors of the water and feel the light-colored sand between your toes. Calle 12 is another of the city's most famous tourist attractions, just a few blocks from Fifth Avenue, where you can enjoy the nightlife in a different way, with a wholly Caribbean and tropical air. Some bars and nightclubs that you will find at Calle 12 are Mandala, Coco Maya, Coco Bongo, La Vaquita, and Palazzo; these nightclubs are the best known for the utterly energetic atmosphere of party and fun they offer.

Theme Parks


Xcaret is an ecological park that offers you rest and coexistence with the diverse nature provided by the Mayan jungle. If you visit Xcaret you will also enjoy beautiful landscapes and unforgettable moments here. This place is located 6 kilometers from the city.


Near Tulum, you will find Xel-Ha; the perfect place to flow with nature. Dare to slide down the slides at the Mirador Lighthouse, and if hunger strikes after the adventure, you can satisfy it in the restaurants of this all-inclusive park. Put on your vest, fins and visor, the marine inhabitants of the cove are waiting for you in Xel-Ha, the place "where the water is born". 

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Akumal is a coastal resort in Mexico's Riviera Maya, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Akumal beach has white sand, a coral reef and warm waters with an abundance of marine life including turtles. To the north, Half Moon Bay has a curved beach, while Yal-ku Lagoon is full of colorful tropical fish, along with stingrays and barracudas. Inland, Aktun Chen Nature Park is known for its caves, cenotes, and underground rivers.

As you can see many of the most popular tourist attractions are located on the outskirts of the city, so a Car Rental Cancun allows you to manage and enjoy each of them at your own pace, without being tied to public transportation schedules. However, hiring a Cancun Airport Transportation could also being an option to move around the town or simply to get to your hotel from the Airport, just remember that taking regular public transportation will be more complex than booking a Cancun Airport Transfers, because this kind of service (public transportation) can often be uncomfortable for you or your family, as many times you may have problems when traveling with suitcases or large groups.

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