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The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

At a Glance

  • Luxurious resort hotel located on a white sand beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast

  • All rooms and suites boast private terraces or balconies with views across the Caribbean Sea

  • Extensive facilities, including two award-winning restaurants, a spa, gym, kids club and two swimming pools

  • Dedicated Ritz Carlton Club Lounge

  • Easy access to the Riviera Maya's key attractions

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The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.

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The Ritz Carlton Cancun is a luxurious resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast which is fronted by a beautiful white sand beach and situated just a short drive from Cancun International Airport, as well as a number of the region's key attractions.

Fronted by a white sand beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast, The Ritz Carlton Cancun is a resort-style property which offers luxurious accommodation, first-class service and plenty of facilities which make it an ideal choice for families or couples. It is conveniently located a short drive from Cancun International Airport and provides easy access to the main attractions of the Riviera Maya, from cenotes to beaches and incredible Mayan ruins.

The property has been designed so that all rooms and suites enjoy views to the beach and the Caribbean sea beyond, and each one boasts its own private terrace or balcony to make the most of its position on this beautiful stretch of coastline. Accommodation is spacious and modern in style, and all mod-cons are provided, including air-conditioning and on demand video services.

The hotel itself offers plenty when it comes to facilities for couples and families, with two separate swimming pools, a tennis center, kids club, spa and fitness center, along with nine food and drink outlets to ensure plenty of choice. Whether you prefer to keep active and explore Mexico or simply relax at the resort, the Ritz Carlton has something to offer everyone.

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Rooms and suites are modern and spacious, each with a marble en-suite bathroom and private terrace or balcony to enjoy the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea below. Comfortable beds, luxurious linens and plush robes are provided in all rooms, along with iPod docking stations, on demand video high-speed WiFi, digital safe and Nespresso machines.


Childproof rooms are available on request for families, and a range of additional amenities for little ones can be provided, including baby bath amenities, baby-proofed crib and changing tables, high chairs, bottle warmers and baby soaking tubs. Children's menus are available and the acclaimed Ritz Kids program with an array of activities on offer. Little ones aged 4-12 can join in with the Kids Camp, enjoying treasure hunts, traditional Mexican games and arts & crafts.


A selection of dining venues is on offer at Ritz Carlton Cancun, including fine dining restaurants, casual lounges and cafés, a beach restaurant and a sushi bar. Other facilities include a spa, fitness center, kids club, tennis center and two swimming pools, as well as a selection of casitas on the beach.


If spending time at the resort, relax on the beach or by the pools, get involved with baby turtle release from May to November, enjoy tennis lessons, kids programs, sunrise yoga and fitness classes or indulge at the spa. The Riviera Maya is rich in natural and cultural attractions too, and we can help organize adventures at the nearby 'Secret River', snorkeling excursions, boat trips, fishing and visits to Mayan ruins, among other things.


  • Chichen Itza & Private Cenote

    A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy

  • Coba by Bicycle

    Explore one of the Yucatan's less known Maya sites by bicycle, and climb the 120 steps to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid temple. Accompanied by a historian guide you will learn about the ruins and natural wonders which can be found at the site.

  • Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum

    Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colorful fish species.

  • Ek Balam & Xchen Cenote

    Explore one of the Maya world's less visited complexes, the magnificent Ek Balam, before relaxing by a beautiful cenote in the afternoon.

  • Explore Campeche

    Stay in the walled city of Campeche or visit for the day and explore its intriguing and colorful streets and the stories and history they hold.

  • Jungle Quad Bike Adventure Mexico

    Go quad biking along lush tropical jungle tracks through the Mayan rainforest on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Drive past stunning white sand beaches and cool off with a swim in a crystal clear sacred cenote.

  • Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres

    Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkeling in protected seas.

  • Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya

    Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.

  • Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition

    Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.

  • Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure

    Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkeling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.

  • Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote

    Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.

  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Private Tour

    Discover the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Riviera Maya with this unique ecological tour through the coastal wetlands. Learn about nature, ecosystems, tropical birds and plants, as well as Mayan culture and swim in sacred cenotes.

  • Snorkel with whale sharks

    Snorkelling with whale sharks is incredible, best experienced between July and August when droves of these remarkable creatures can be found. Gasp as these gentle leviathans of the deep cruise past you, an utterly unforgettable experience.

  • Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal

    Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.

  • Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.

  • Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition

    Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

  • Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition

    Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic center of Merida.

  • Wave Runner Riviera Maya

    Speed across the turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen by jet-ski for an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Caribbean coast. Head to Playa Norte, a picture-perfect stretch of white sand beach where you can relax to your heart's content.

Location & directions

Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Ritz Carlton Cancun is located half way along the highway from Punta Nizuc to Cancun in the Zona Hotelera sandwiched between the Cancun  lagoon and the Caribbean coast..

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