The Mayan Riviera is an unspoiled stretch of coastline running for 75 miles along the Mexican Caribbean. With tranquil waters that glow with numerous shades of blue and the ideal Mayan Riviera weather, visitors can enjoy many types of activities.
Unleash your spirit of adventure and learn the secrets the Mayan Riviera holds, or simply relax on soft sandy beaches. Sun seekers have a wide range of choices along this eastern strip of Quintana Roo in the Yucatán Peninsula.
Some of the state’s largest and most bustling towns and magical refuges, like the all-inclusive Grand Mayan Riviera Maya and Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya resorts, are found along this tourist corridor, which begins in Puerto Morelos and passes through towns like Playa del Carmen; Puerto Aventuras; Akumal; and Tulum, the only archeological site overlooking the Caribbean. The beautiful town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto is at the other end of the corridor and combines Colonial remains with Mayan traditions.
Visitors can find small communities with thriving local traditions and countless isolated beaches. Activities include bird watching, open sea or cave diving, horseback riding, snorkeling, visits to natural parks, and swimming in small coves. Many visitors will simply enjoy taking in the area’s natural tropical beauty.
Playa del Carmen, in the heart of the region, has seen impressive growth. With a huge number of restaurants, bars, and hotels built by international chains, it caters to young visitors seeking enjoyment and the Caribbean’s crystal clear waters.
The Mayan Riviera stretches from Playa del Carmen all the way to Tulum and to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (“where the sky is born,” in the Mayan language). Across this wide expanse are frequently visited destinations, such as water parks and imposing archeological sites like Coba, home to the tallest Mayan pyramid in Quintana Roo.
The Mexican Caribbean boasts many don’t-miss destinations, and Mayan Riviera vacations, with lush vegetation and exciting activities, are perfect for those wishing to get closer to nature.
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