The Big Six-Oh! A birthday as important as this one begs the question, “Where should I travel for my 60th birthday?” The answer is simple: The Riviera Maya, Méxicos renowned stretch of Caribbean adventures that offers something for everyone. Whether it’s a relaxing, all-inclusive hotel vacation, an adventurous cenote tour, or the bustling night-life, your 60th birthday will be legendary.
The Riviera Maya offers a plethora of Caribbean fun-in-the-sun activities that will make your 60th unforgettable. One of the most memorable experiences is Swimming with Dolphins at a Delphinus park. We recommend the Splash experience that allows you to get up close to these gentle marine animals. Other things to do are cenote tours and aquatic adventure park day trips.
What is the Riviera Maya?
On an exquisite stretch of the Caribbean coastline on the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is the Riviera Maya.
Along highway 307, the only highway along the coast, are intoxicating Riviera Maya cities. Each city has its unique attraction besides, of course, the stunning and blissful beaches. Imagine toasting your special day while watching the sunset sitting at the edge of a warm ocean in various shades of blue. Is there a better way?
Delphinus Riviera Maya
Delphinus is a system of six natural habitats and an interactive aquarium. You’ll have the opportunity to swim with dolphins - one of the ocean’s most cherished mammals - in a variety of experiences that are tailored to your needs and likes. Delphinus is passionate about animal welfare and conservation, and you’ll learn more about these important topics as well. You can make Delphinus a part of your Xcaret or Xel-Ha day trip, or visit a natural habitat in one of their other locations.
Between Cancun and Playa del Carmen is a sleepy little town called Puerto Morelos. However, it is not so sleepy as some seem to think. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
Ever had the urge to hug a crocodile or a Boa Constrictor? Croco Cun Zoo is a sanctuary for rescued animals of all kinds. If the Boa isn’t your favorite, perhaps an albino Burmese python will hold your interest. The spider monkeys will certainly make you smile and entertain you with their antics. There are many smaller and cuter animals – colorful birds and hairless dogs - to amuse you.
Take a break from the splendor of the Caribbean ocean and get your thrill of adventure with an ATV or 4WD tour through the jungle. Whip through the jungle on a zipline or take a casual stroll on horseback.
Playa del Carmen
Before hitting the white sandy beaches, peruse the local market shops of 5th Avenue, a hive of tourist curios. As the sun closes its eyes and night approaches, 5th Avenue becomes the nightlife hub where nightclubs and restaurants entertain till the early hours.
Have you ever wanted to be immersed in a painting? Visit the 3D Museum of Wonders and watch and be awestruck as you become part of a 3-dimensional painting.
You’ve been blown away by the vast amount of brightly colored fish in the turquoise blue ocean; now visit the Aquarium Beach and see the many species you missed.
If you want to appreciate natural life more, swimming with Dolphins can be an enriching experience. In this activity, you can interact with these fascinating species in an environment of human care.
Delphinus Riviera Maya offers swimming programs under animal welfare and environmental conservation programs to promote fun and experience.
Visiting a Mayan ruin is synonymous with visiting Mexico. Tulum is one of the wonders in the Riviera Maya.
Standing on the edge of a cliff are the Parque Nacional Tulum ruins. Absorb the culture of the Mayans while you’re mesmerized by the view of the ocean.
Cenotes are all over Mexico. Tulum is no exception. Some of the largest and most famous cenotes are accessible for you to enjoy a swim, snorkel, even scuba dive in the clear, fresh, unpolluted water. Abseil into a cenote, then float along the water trail, observing the rock formations, fish life, and bat caves, eventually exiting via another cenote. It’s an unforgettable adventure.
When you think you’ve done it all, enjoy a day at Akumal Bay. You won’t merely be swimming in the addictive warm Caribbean ocean; you will be swimming with the turtles. Akumal Bay is home to the graceful and majestic sea turtles; it’s an experience of a lifetime.
While you’re journeying through the Riviera Maya, there are many spectacular colonial cities to visit nearby, such as Valladolid and Merida. The architecture and culture of traditional Mexico have been maintained and thrives in these fascinating cities.
Happy birthday! You’ve spent your life working for your family, and now it is your turn to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Riviera Maya will spoil you and become the best birthday present in all your 60 years.