Riviera Maya

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If you are looking for the ideal holiday destination, then you should search no more because the answer is – Riviera Maya. Once home to small fishing villages, Riviera Maya is now a modern tourist resort, which offers to its visitors high-end luxury resorts, spa retreats, fine dining, nightlife and much more. This Mexican jewel is well known for its powdery white sand wrapped in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. This Yucatan Peninsula’s Caribbean Coast stretches from Cancun to the border of Belize. If you decide to have a Riviera Maya holiday, you will want to come back again.

With the huge variety of modern comforts, you will feel like you’re in Paradise. The major attractions throughout this beautiful place are reef and coastal activities, such as scuba diving, jet-skiing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, sailing, kite surfing, etc. An expansive coral reef system, which begins near Cancun and continues along the whole length of the Riviera Maya continuing southward to Guatemala, is home to a dizzying array of marine life including whale sharks, colorful tropical fish, dolphins, and others.

Another reason why you should decide to travel to Riviera Maya is cave diving. You can take a dip in these extraordinary water caves, called cenotes. They are a traditional lineament of the Yucatan Peninsula’s geography. Cenotes are a perfect place for tourists who want to snorkel, swim and relax in an extraordinary environment. The water is clean and pure because it naturally filters through the ground.

Another place you must visit during your Mexican holiday is the Xcaret Park. In this eco-archeological park, you will find more than 40 different attractions. You should first float along the underground rivers, or explore the jungle ruins. In the park, you will also find an aquarium, a colorful wild bird aviary and an orchid greenhouse. With the sunset comes an amazing program, which includes traditional Mexican dances and songs.

During your Riviera Maya holiday, you need to visit the town of Tulum. It is famous for its azure waters and perfect sands. In Tulum, you will find many cenotes and you can also join a snorkeling tour. You can go kite surfing or visit one of the fabulous beachside restaurants and try out some traditional Mexican food. If you are an adventurous type of person, you can venture a few minutes south to Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve. There you can spot manatees and alligators.

If you want to try some of Riviera Maya’s nightlife, then you should visit Playa Del Carmen, which centers on the beach and Fifth Avenue. There you can try some sip cocktails and fine cuisine. You can choose from many beachside clubs and bars where you can dance and have fun all night long. If you are looking to party during your Riviera Maya holiday, you should check out Playa Del Carmen’s biggest attraction – the flamboyant Coco Bongo. The only thing it is comparable to are the glittering shows of Las Vegas. At the extravagant Coco Bongo, you can enjoy a magnificent acrobatic display and listen to some good music. And, of course, don’t forget to visit the Chichen Itza, which is hailed as one of the Seven Wonders of the New World.

There are so many things to see and do in Riviera Maya that you won’t even know where to start. The variety of attractions, landmarks and activities is so wide that you will probably need to spend at least one month there and it will still not be enough. But afterward, you will definitely relate your Riviera Maya holiday with many good memories.