Cheap Vacations & Vacation Deals to Riviera Maya – Where to book?

by Alyx Sariol  |  Published August 1, 2018

Located just south of Cancun, Mexico’s Riviera Maya region attracts thousands of visitors every year. This strip of coastline on the Yucatan Peninsula is home to all-inclusive resort town Playa del Carmen and Tulum, which is known for its ancient Mayan ruins. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing yoga retreat or a luxury villa vacation, Riviera Maya has it all.

Explore ancient Mayan ruins and beautiful beaches in Riviera Maya (Photo: Carlos Espejo via Flickr)

As Riviera Maya is a year round tourist destination, many sites offer discounted trip bundles to the area. We’ve compared them based on price, availability and customer service policies to recommend the following sites for cheap vacation packages to Riviera Maya.


CheapCaribbean offers cheap vacation packages to Riviera Maya with a savings of $100-200. They have a large selection of hotels, including all-inclusive and family-friendly resorts, available to build the perfect travel bundle for your trip. Those who aren’t set on a specific resort can score huge discounts on a Deal of Fortune, a mystery hotel available to book at up to 65% off. We did find that their low prices were sometimes due to packages with budget airlines that charge additional fees, so it’s best to calculate those costs before booking to make sure you get the biggest savings.


Expedia offers the biggest savings on last minute vacation deals to Riviera Maya. Their last minute travel bundles came in around $300 cheaper than their competitors, and often included additional bonuses like spa and resort credits. Even when booking with short notice, Expedia has Deals of the Day and Unreal Deals, allowing travelers to save on the cost of the flight or get a night free at a hotel. Expedia’s bookings generally include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking, as well as 24/7-customer service to assist with any itinerary questions.

Apple Vacations

Those booking trips well in advance will find plenty of options through Apple Vacations. Their prices were comparable to other sites and they’ll price match a package found on another site. Apple Vacations’ package pricing includes on-site customer service representatives, as well as round trip airport transfers, to sweeten the deal. They do survey verified guests to generate a star review, but also display TripAdvisor’s more unverified reviews, so we recommend doing a bit of additional research before booking.