Cancún & Playa del Carmen
Golf, Sea, Jungle & Ruins
The famous Riviera Maya extends from Cancun to the Mayan ruins of Tulum along the Caribbean sea. Leading architects and players like: Nicklaus, Norman, Dye, Trent Jones II, Price and Weiskopf designed many of the courses you will find in the peninsula.
Experience the pleasure of playing golf surrounded by jungle like vegetation and views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
El Camaleón en Mayakoba
Yet another of Greg Norman’s masterworks, El Camaleón Golf Club bends through three distinct landscapes; mangrove jungles, limestone canals and stunning shores. See why PGA TOUR professionals rave about the course every year.
The Riviera Cancun Golf Club is the most recent addition to Cancun. Jack Nicklaus has created a remarkable layout with immaculate greens, wooden bridges, the peaceful tranquility of the natural reserve and breathtaking ocean views on holes 14 and 15, it is a very fun and challenging course.
Iberostar Playa Paraiso
This PB Dye design is beautifully carved within the Mayan jungle; it features a hilly terrain with dramatic elevation changes and untraditional hazards like a rock riverbed. With its narrow fairways and undulating greens bordered by deep bunkers, the golf course is considered one of Dye's toughest designs. It hosted Golf Channel’s Big Break and the 2015 Latin America Championship (aka. Campeonato Latinoamericano).
The designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. has created a spectacular layout combining the Mayan jungle, natural lakes, cenotes and fairways framed by the dense vegetation. This golf course was ranked within the Top 5 Golf Courses in Mexico, playing here is a must. It hosted the Latin American Championship in 2019.
Other recommended golf courses
Moon Palace, Hard Rock, Playa Mujeres
Other things to do
Enjoy the beaches, go scuba diving or snorkelling in Playa del Carmen, buy local crafts and enjoy the tasty Mexican cuisine. If you are staying at one of the resorts, do not miss the entertainment and activity options they offer.
Amongst the must see attractions to experience are: the cenotes, swimming with “whale sharks”, visiting the archaeological sites of San Miguelito, el Rey and the Temple of the Scorpion Yamil Lu'um, or take a day tour to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba or Tulum.
Where to stay
We suggest the Mayakoba resort where you can choose from bungalows and/or hotel rooms. Another option is to stay in any of the renowned international hotel chains and luxury resorts with all-inclusive regime.
Time to book
Not much planning is required; this location usually has availability all year long
When to travel
Although you can visit Cancún any time of the year, you may experience very hot, humid days and plenty of rainfall during the months of June through October.
How to get there
The Cancun International airport receives direct flights from dozens of capital cities around the world, get a transfer from the airport and drive along the highway that goes by: Cancun, Playa del Carmen and finally reaches Tulum.