What do you need to do to ensure unforgettable memories?
Of course, beaches come first – white sands everywhere…
Have you heard about them? They are freshwater sinkholes that were formed abt 60 million years ago. Jumping, diving, snorkeling – it is all possible in a cenote. There are three types of cenotes – open air, semi-open / semi-cave and underground cenotes.
You can find any of them near the Riviera Maya or near to Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Some of the favorites are Casa Cenote, Cenote Multun-Ha (Coba), Cenote Zaci, Cenote Calavera and many others.
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
There is hardly any crowd and you can enjoy snorkeling or kitesurfing. If you want to mingle with the locals go to the small village of Morelos. There you can experience Mexican culture and cuisine, wander the jungle, go for a diving adventure or enjoy a serene bike ride and massage on the beach. This is the cheapest place in Riviera Maya and appropriate for a long stay.
One of the most remarkable things to do is swimming or diving with Sea turtles in Akumal. In the Mayaing language Akumal means Land of Turtles and this is the best place to see them.
The most popular Mayan ruins are Chinchen Itza. Nevertheless, there are many more of those archeological places to discover around Riviera Maya, such as, Tulum ruins, Coba ruins, Muyil ruins inside the Sia Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Calakmul ruins in the jungle of Campeche.
It is the major port of Coba and an archeological zone. There are ruins from pre-Columbian Mayan walls. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya. Incredible place for walking or biking. There you can find hidden mural arts on the city walls. Playa Paradiso is a free public beach in Tulum. It is a great place party and sun go hand in hand.
Playa del Carmen
It is the least a beach. It’s more like a promenade with shops and restaurants. If you are looking for tequila, free WiFi and the place to tag yourself than a walk on 5th Avenue – La Quinta Avenida Norte is the place. You will find bars, clubs, galleries, markets and make dozens of memories.
Bacalar is a Mexican town on the Lake Bacalar. If you want to see the lagoon you have to drive about two hours from Tulum, however, it is totally worth it once you see the Lagona de Siete colores. It’s more that like the seven shades of blue. Rent a kayak and go on an adventure searching for a place called “Canal de los Pirates”. You must see it!
Holbox is a tropical island off the northern coast of Yucatan Peninsula. The island is a no car zone protected from the busy day to day hassle. Here you can enjoy turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and refreshing breeze, hide under the palm trees shade and sip exotic cocktails. Outdoor activities such as swimming with sharks and snorkeling or admiring the phosphorescing seaweeds illuminating the ocean waters after dusk is a must.
And another amazing place is Isla Mujeres. Locals call it Playa Norte beach. It is actually a small island near to Cancun. On this small piece of land and the surrounding waters you can swim with dolphins and see the vast indoor-outdoor turtles aquarium.
Cancun is Mexico’s Las Vegas. As one would say: “Nobody can be told what the Cancun is, you have to see it for yourself.”