The Riviera Maya is a beautiful tropical zone, highly tourist of Mexico, is located along the Caribbean Sea, in the state of Quintana Roo. It stretches along the coast, from Isla Blanca in the north to Punta Allen in the south. It is located in the east of the Yucatan peninsula. Also, it’s the youngest federal state in the country. It has at least 400 5-star hotels of international class, and other categories, which offer more than 40,000 rooms, which receive more than 3.5 million tourists a year, according to a study conducted in 2017.
In addition, It is located on the eastern coast of the State of Quintana Roo, surrounded by beaches with fine white sand, crystal clear waters and this is the second largest space of coral reefs on earth, also has underground river systems. It also contains a beautiful rainforest, which protects its abundant fauna, and the historic remains of ancestral culture.
Most attractive points of the Riviera Maya
In the Riviera Maya, there are many points of interest, which are the most attractive for tourists, several of them are highly recognized for being excellent options, in each, you can find different options of entertainment, fun, and culture:
- Chichen Itzá
- Paraiso Beach
- Cozumel Island
- Felipe Carrillo Port
- Sian Ka’an
- Playa del Carmen
- Puerto Aventuras
What to do in the Riviera Maya?
Visit ancestral places like Chichen Itzá
Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of the most important Mayan vestiges, to contemplate the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the rest of the majestic constructions that are there can be realized in an excursion of one day.
Diving and contemplating the reefs
Diving is one of the most popular activities in the Riviera Maya. Here is the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest on the planet.
Have an adventure in the cenotes like those of Chac Mool
Located in Puerto Aventuras, charming because both fresh and salty waters collide and form perfectly delimited lines, this is known as halocline.
If swimming is not your thing, you can take a pleasant walk through the 7 colors of Bacalar.
Although it does not seem to be a sea, it is a lagoon of a beautiful turquoise color, or 7 turquoises, since it is also known worldwide as “The lagoon of the Seven Colors” thanks to the shades of blue that can be distinguished thanks to its different depths, a boat excursion is perfect to relax alone or in couple.
Visit beautiful beaches, such as Paradise Beach in Tulum
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Paraiso is located a few kilometers south of the ruins of Tulum. It has white and soft sand beaches, with a calm turquoise blue swell, which makes this beach an incredible earthly paradise.
If you’re passionate about the colonial legacy
Many cities have a vibrant colonial heritage. The most interesting colonial towns on the Yucatan Peninsula are Merida, Valladolid, and Itzamal.
If nightlife is your thing, don’t miss CocoBongo.
El Coco Bongo, have a local both in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, one of the best-known clubs in Mexico. It combines the concept of spectacle with that of a traditional discotheque. Don’t forget to go alone, or as a couple for at least one night. It will be an experience you will never really forget.
The Riviera Maya is really a spectacular place for a vacation alone, in couple or family, either for its fantastic natural attractions such as beaches, cenotes and its extensions of flora and fauna, for its ancestral legacies that give vestige and beauty of ancient civilizations or for its discotheques such as the CocoBongo, is an area really rich in tourism and beauty both natural and rural. A place that you must visit and you will not regret it.