Shows to go to in the Riviera Maya while on vacation

Cirque Du Soleil Joya show Riviera Maya Mexico
The show is not only on the stage but all around.

Riviera Maya shows that will dazzle you

Everyone that comes to the Riviera Maya is here to enjoy themselves. You might come here for a week or come to stay for a while. So what are some of the things to enjoy here? One thing you can enjoy are Riviera Maya shows. Below are descriptions of the shows you can see. Some are dinner shows, some are just for entertainment and some are late night shows.

The Cirque Du Soleil Show

Everyone knows the name Cirque Du Soleil. It is world renowned for class, talent and creativity. Did you know that Cirque Du Soleil has a permanent show right here in the Riviera Maya? They have built their own theater between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.

The show is called “La Joya” and this show takes elements from Mexican culture and history. This Cirque Du Soleil show is in a more intimate theater than the other big shows in places like Las Vegas. Here you can experience a whole evening. Not just coming for the show but for the evening and walking around the property.

There are multiple ticket options with transportation as well. You can make this a dinner show and have early access or just come for the show. To read more about this show see our article here about Cirque Du Soleil.

Cirque Du Soleil Joya show Riviera Maya Mexico
You can see the detail and creativity of the set design and costuming.

Xcaret’s grand spectacular show

Xcaret’s show in the Rivera Maya is a spectacle! Xcaret is an eco park that introduces people to the nature and Mexican culture of the area. During the day at Xcaret there are many small shows that highlight regional traditions and Mayan ancestry. At the end of the day everyone goes to the big theater where you will be treated to the two hour show. Here over 300 performers will dazzle you.

This show starts out with a interpretive history of the Maya in the area and the arrival of the Spanish. Then this show transforms into modern day Mexico and shows the regional dances and traditions. For more about this Riviera Maya show you can read our article including how to buy tickets.

Our video intro to what Xcaret’s grand show is like

Riviera Maya Show

Coco Bongo Playa Del Carmen show

Many people that stay at all inclusive hotels like to get out and party in a real club. Coco Bongo is an easy night out from the all inclusives in and around Playa Del Carmen. This Riviera Maya show is also popular with people staying in town and want a show to go out to (Coco Bongo is just one of the nightlife spots in Playa Del Carmen, for a complete guide see here).

Coco Bongo is a nightclub/show where you will be entertained from about 11:00pm until 3:15am. This is more of a show and not so much a dance club. Numbers are often reproductions of famous musicians or movie recreations. Expect to see flying acrobats, dance videos, drinking and a crazy night out.

To read more about Coco Bongo and see a video of what this show is like, see our article here.

Riviera Maya Shows
Coco Bongo show and nightclub

What is your favorite show in the Riviera Maya? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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  1. I took your advice and went to see Rauxa show. It was great! Very entertaining and the dancers and performers were all very good. Much better than expected, although your video was very good.

  2. I have been to both cirque Du Soleil and Rauxa. Both shows are very good and very different from one another. Good options for people coming to the area.

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