When you visit Mexico, there are a few things you will always be certain to find. One is plenty of sunshine, and two, plenty of choices in places to visit and stay once you get there. While each destination in Mexico has a unique feel, the Riviera Maya area, along with Playa del Carmen, have a friendly atmosphere with much to offer travelers. When flying into the Cancun Airport, the drive to the Riviera Maya area takes about an hour. Once you have arrived, you will find the ocean lined with white sand beaches, but there is jungle there too, a fact that is often lost on tourists until they arrive and see it for themselves.