Find unique things to do in Yucatan Peninsula in the video below. It includes such off the tourist track places as Ek Balam, with its magnificent carvings in the face of a pyramid that you can climb. You’ll also find Valladolid, where you can get wonderful local Yucatecan food. Plus, you’ll love Izamal, the yellow-painted town with its cathedral, home of the Black Christ or Cristo Negro. And, of course, there’s the usual Yucatan tourist hotspots of Tulum, Chichen Itza, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Coba, and Akumal.
The Riviera Maya is in Quintana Roo, a Mexican State in the Yucatan Peninsula. In the map of the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, you can see that Cancun is in the state of Quintana Roo.
The Riviera Maya, a tourist designation, extends along the extreme eastern coast of Quintana Roo along the Caribbean Sea (also on the right).