Stretching 80 miles down the northeastern edge of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, this exquisite slice of Caribbean coastline is teeming with adrenaline-blasting action and wild natural splendor. Xcaret Eco Park, a sprawling organic water park built a few miles south of Playa del Carmen, combines both, built right into the Caribbean Sea. It features more than 50 natural and cultural attractions, including three underground rivers, several beaches, coves, and natural pools, a coral reef aquarium, a bee farm, a butterfly garden, numerous jungle trails for trekking, and more. There’s also a host of upgraded experiences including wine tasting, parachuting, and swimming excursions with dolphins, rays, and nurse sharks. xcaret.com

The hallowed sands and soothing surf of the Riviera Maya hold myriad holistic benefits for the mind, body, and soul. Palmaïa, the House of AïA, a progressive wellness sanctuary on a secluded stretch of beach, celebrates the curative powers of the region, offering a sweeping menu of in-house healing retreats to connect with your higher self. Led by spiritual teachers trained in a range of methodologies, from breath work and meditation to yoga, energy healing, and romantic intimacy, the curated programs are designed to elevate your physical and emotional health through focused curricula. Couples can reconnect and kindle their passion in the Ignite Anew retreats with clinical psychologist Dr. Jasmonae Joyriel, while CEOs and entrepreneurs are guided in becoming better leaders by Dr. Cristina Castro. thehouseofaia.com

Pack your appetite and embark upon a journey through time and flavor at the Traveler’s Table, a three-hour gustatory experience in the Punta Venado Beach Club in Playa del Carmen. After a private pickup from any hotel in the Riviera, guests are treated to a five-course meal with wine, tequila, and mezcal pairings. Each course is narrated by master chef Eva Millán, who shares the history of the dish, cooking techniques, and influences from Spain, Africa, and the Middle East. Past dishes include slow-cooked braised beef in recado negro, black bean, and onion soup (a 700-year-old recipe), and octopus tostada topped with local herbs. thetravelerstable.com.mx

An ocean of aquatic adventures awaits on the Caribbean Sea, whether cravings call for diving excursions among the vibrant Palancar Reef, sunbathing on an exclusive private island beach, or lapping up the salty air from the deck of a custom-built catamaran. Riviera Elite offers a range of private yacht charters, from an intimate 40-foot Sea Ray with an expansive sundeck and plush master bedroom, to a sprawling 65-foot catamaran with an outdoor grill, built-in water slide, and four deluxe bathrooms. Additional upgrades include a premium bar package with top-end local and global spirits, an onboard masseuse, and a private chef to curate a feast of gourmet bites like salmon sashimi, grilled steak served with watermelon and feta salad, or spicy tuna tacos. rivieraelite.com

Set deep in a mangrove jungle far from the spattering of shoulder-to-shoulder resorts along the Yucatán coast, Maroma is a longstanding legacy hotel of the Riviera. Originally opened in 1995, the 72-room retreat recently underwent a substantial overhaul, refreshing the property for the discerning 21st-century traveler with new waterfront suites, a state-of-the-art wellness experience, and elevated dining options. Yucatán Jay’s croons in the background as guests roam the whimsical grounds, featuring three pools, a Melipona bee sanctuary, traditional Temazcal, and ample natural flora. The suites are spacious and boast comfy king beds, private terraces, and hand-woven textiles by local Mexican artisans. Rooms begin at $1,335 per night. belmond.com

Nicole Spread