Four Fun Facts About the Riviera Maya

We’re constantly in awe of the Riviera Maya. It’s an absolutely beautiful area with pristine beaches, gorgeous white sand and tons of activities. And lucky for us, two of our resorts—Now Jade and Now Sapphire —call this amazing place home.

The area also has a lot of history and some very interesting facts that make it the major tourist destination that it is today.

Here are four of our favorites:

  1. Xcaret is a 250-acre ecological/archaeological theme park located less than 30 miles from Now Jade & Now Sapphire.  It is an amazing place to explore and spend a day outside of the resorts. On a visit to Xcaret guests can see a Mayan archaeological site and learn about the Mayan culture. There are countless activities such as swimming in an underground river.
  2. According to the Quintana Roo Speleological Society (QRSS), the world’s two largest underground rivers are found in the Riviera Maya, measuring more than 435 miles. Also called “cenotes”, these underground rivers were formed by thousands of years of dripping water upon the subsoil’s calcareous rock. They were also sacred spaces for the Maya and an essential source of fresh water.
  3. In the 2005 horror movie “The Cave,” divers become trapped with man-eating creatures in an underwater cave system in Romania, however many of the cave scenes were actually filmed in the Riviera Maya.
  4. It feels like summer year-round with an average temperature of 74 degrees! The weather is mild and even in January, its coldest month,  the average low is 67 degrees.  Pack your sunscreen and flip flops.  See you soon.  

4 thoughts on “Four Fun Facts About the Riviera Maya

  1. I’ve been at Now Sapphire with my family and friends last month. We chose this resort for our daughter’s wedding next year. It is great location, clean facility, nice music and entertainment.
    I hope quality of food would be better and wireless internet will be available everywhere as it is in every resort in Cancun Hotel zone!
    Also, seaweed need to be taken care of…

    • I also stayed at the Now Sapphire recently and loved so many things about it! I love the beach, the sand, the layout of the resort, the restaurants, the food, the Starbucks like cafe with goodies all day and the adults only section of the resort.

      I would ask that management NOT put wireless everywhere in the resort as we now know that it is actually cancer causing radiation. I only want to use the internet via cable and not be bombarded 24/7 with wireless while trying to relax on a vacation! Read more about this at

      Thank you for such a wonderful resort!!!!

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