Mexico’s Riviera Maya is the perfect place for the inner tourist to explore. The region is like a puzzle made up of beautiful beaches, small towns, and hip cities booming with action. Whether you’re looking for adventure or just to relax on a beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out these three must-see destinations when visiting the Riviera Maya.
Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen is considered the place to see and be seen on the Yucatan Peninsula. It benefits from close proximity to the Cancun airport and has Tulum right nearby. The water conditions are great for diving with beautiful coral and sea turtles below the surface. There are a few charming streets lined with restaurants and authentic shops perfect for taking afternoon strolls.
Many of the images you’ll see of Mexico’s sugary-soft beaches are taken in Tulum. This area is the poster-child for picture-perfect beaches in front of a historic backdrop. The famous Mayan ruins are located all throughout Tulum, enhancing the already gorgeous beach areas. Tulum is home to some of the most luxurious beachfront villas in Mexico, all with their own unique design scheme.
The biosphere of Sian Ka’an is a must-visit when coming to Mexico. This World Heritage Site is renowned for its natural beauty and focus on sustainable tourism. There are thousands of species of tropical plants and wildlife living in Sian Ka’an, making it one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth. Whether you’re staying in a Sian Ka’an or nearby in Tulum or Playa Del Carmen, this will be an unforgettable highlight of your trip.
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