Day Trips in Riviera Cancun: Tulum Ruins

There’s more to Riviera Cancun than just white sand and amazing beaches. In fact, the area played an important role in the early years of our civilization.  Tulum—located just a short drive from Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire  Riviera Cancun—is a walled, coastal city built by the ancient Mayans. The first indication of civilization at the site dates back to 500 A.D., while the city was in its prime around 1200 A.D.


Take a day trip to this historic and impressive site during your stay at Now Resorts & Spas. Prices range from $39 for kids to $59 for adults and each excursion includes a bilingual guide, air-conditioned transportation, entrance fee to the archeological site, guided tour, water and free time on the beach.

Talk to your concierge upon arrival to book this memorable outing!

Day Trips in Riviera Cancun: Xelha Natural Aquarium Water Park

It’s always fun to plan day trips and excursions while vacationing in the Caribbean. Guests at Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun have plenty to do at the resort but also offer guests the opportunity to plan several fun and exciting outings throughout Cancun.

If you and your family love the water, Xelha Natural Aquarium Water Park is perfect for you! It’s a natural aquarium park , which is considered to be the largest of its kind, and boasts an unbelievable number of options of water activities like snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and even cliff jumping. The park even offers a children’s world, where your kids can enjoy all the beauty of the natural environment in a safe and supervised manner.

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Whether you’re diving, doing a Sea Trek® (walking under water) or exploring a grotto, Xelha has a unique experience for everyone!

Speak to your Concierge today to plan your day trip!

Day Trips at Now Jade and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun: The Underwater Museum

Cancun, Mexico is world-renowned as an excellent vacation destination and is known for its natural beauty.  Something less-known is that Cancun now has an extraordinary museum fusing man-made art into the natural wonders and beauty of the Caribbean Sea.  Guests at Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resorts & Spas can plan an extraordinary day trip to the Underwater Museum of Art in Cancun, MUSA which exhibits sunken sculptural masterpieces made by artist Jason Taylor, for visitors to visit on an underwater journey.  These utilitarian sculptures, while being impressive pieces of art in their own right, are made of environmentally safe and water-resistant materials in order to host reef growth over time.  Ultimately, this museum is an ultra-cool conservation project that happens to make quite an exciting day trip while in Cancun.  We would even say this is a one-in-a-lifetime experience, but the ever-changing and growing nature of the museum is meant for visitors to return over time to see the progress of the reef’s growth.


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The sculptures in the museum display realistic real scenes of the people of Mexico doing everyday activities like laying down, working and reading – the list goes on and on.  The likeness to actual people is unbelievable – sculptures look like actual moments frozen in time – and surrounded by schools of fish, of course!  Over time, however, coral will begin to grow on the sculptures and will blur out the realistic features, creating an eerie degradation of people as the ocean life takes over.


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We can’t urge guests coming to Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun enough to consider this day trip during their visit to Cancun – it is really an extraordinary sight for nature and art lovers alike.  The park can be viewed while scuba diving, snorkeling, or on a glass bottomed boat, so this amazing park is accessible to anyone, whether you prefer to stay nice and dry with a drink in hand or plunge into adventures without looking back!

Talk to your concierge today about planning a trip to the Underwater Museum!