after looking at a lot of different options of where to stay in mexico, we decided to settle on tulum. more specifically, soliman bay just north of the tulum ruins. the perfect area for laid back relaxation. none of the crowds of cancun or playa del carmen and easy access to tulum, cenotes, mayan ruins, etc. i have to say that if you’re looking for a place to just take it easy and get away, few places are better than the riviera maya. Just fly into cancun, then head south about 80 miles and chill out with a cerveza fria on the caribbean sea.