Location, Climate: Riviera Maya is a popular year round resort in Mexico and is situated on the southern end of the Yucatan Peninsula region and across the state of Quintana Roo. The weather in Riviera Maya is tropical with the rainy season between October and February. If you don’t mind some rainy days, then book your discount Riviera Maya hotel for a stay during the rainy season to avail of the best rates. Brief History: Riviera Maya was as an important religious and commercial centre for the Mayans during the prehistoric era. The Riviera Maya remained in isolation for years, but was later on it was discovered after Cancun became more developed and turned into a tourist hub and people wanted to find an alternative resort area. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Riviera Maya hosts several festivals annually and two new events were added to its list. The Riviera Maya Film Festival features more than 60 films screened in 5 days and the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival highlights Mexico's top chefs and other culinary talents. Both festivals are held every March. Riviera Maya boasts of its ecological parks and nature reserves such as the Xcaret Eco Theme Park, Aktun Chen Eco Adventure Park, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and Xaman Ha Aviary. Other must-see areas in Riviera Maya include the vibrant Playa del Carmen, Chankanaab National Park and the Mayan Ruins in Tulum. Transportation: Renting a car is a good way to explore the region and there are lots of car rental companies in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Alternatively, the “collectivo vans” or the bus are two public transport options.