The Riviera Maya was originally called the “Cancun–Tulum corridor”, but in 1999, it was renamed as the Riviera Maya with the aid of Lic. Miguel Ramón Martín Azueta. At the time, he was the municipal president of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo. The municipality of Solidaridad includes the whole of the official Riviera Maya from Playa del Carmen in the north, to Tulum in the south, and extends approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) inland, to the border with the state of Yucatán.

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