The Mexican Caribbean is a very colorful and sensational place, which takes us to the simplicity of life. It is a place where nature guides us through its lush jungle to its beautiful waters of the Caribbean. The most famous destination in the Mexican Caribbean is Cancun, whose name in the Mayan language means “Nest of Serpents” and is the number one destination in Latin America. Cancun offers endless activities and places that are worth discovering if you visit this beautiful paradise. The truth is that there are plenty of reasons to visit Cancun and without a doubt it will always delight everyone who visits it. It is a dream land for anyone looking for beaches, with an ideal climate, turquoise waters and white sands; with the possibility of accessing all of this through packages in all-inclusive hotels. In fact, Cancun is also well known for having top rated accommodation, like the Playa Mujeres all inclusive hotels. Lets know about the Cancun and Riviera Maya here:-
Very near to Cancun is located the Riviera Maya, on the Yucatan Peninsula. This place is widely known also as a paradise for their crystal clear turquoise waters, white sand beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. Therefore, it is the perfect place for people who like adventure, nature, good food, beaches, and history, since this place houses amazing archeological zones.
Cancun and the Riviera Maya are very similar and both have something to suit every traveler’s preferences. The Yucatan Peninsula is a haven for travelers who enjoy learning about history and culture while on vacation. It contains wonderful archaeological sites full of ruins from ancient Mayan society., like Chichén Itzá, with imposing monoliths, and Tulum, the only Mayan city built overlooking the ocean. Both offer a fascinating opportunity to go back in time and experience the architecture of the ancient yet sophisticated empire.
With more than 20 miles of marvelous coastline on the Yucatan Peninsula, this place has paradise beaches with white sands and turquoise seas. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the region to dive and snorkel on the reefs along the coast. Some beaches, like Playa Chac Mool or near the island of Cozumel, are perfect for activities with a lot of adrenaline, like surfing or windsurfing.
Cancun has seven Blue Flag beaches: Chac Mool, Delfines, Las Perlas, Marlin, Ballenas and El Niño. Blue Flag is the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.
Most beaches offer basic services such as parking, bathrooms and showers, in addition to following environmental regulations. Almost every luxury hotel is on the beach, like Playa Mujeres all inclusive hotels, which has been granted the Traveller´s Choice Award by TripAdvisor.
Chichen itza was a fortified Mayan city. It is world famous for the play of light and shadow that occurs on each equinox on the steps of the pyramidal base known as El Castillo. This event, achieved from the correct orientation and inclination of the basement planes, shows the great level of astronomical and architectural knowledge that the Mayans possessed.
The archaeological site occupies 15 km2, has been a World Heritage Site since 1998 and constitutes one of the best preserved testimonies of the Mayan civilization.
Chichén Itzá still houses the ruins of a glorious past that show its importance: The Castle, the Caracol observatory and the sacbé (roads), will be some of them. But they will also have markets, playing fields, temples and government buildings that, together with the found bones and the natural formations of the cenotes.
This magical place allows tourists to do many outdoor activities such as diving in one of the mystical cenotes, swimming in underground rivers, taking a zip line through the imposing Mayan jungle and swimming surrounded by colorful fish.
Riviera Maya houses the second largest coral reef in the world, so it is an ideal place to do activities such as snorkeling and diving to discover the incredible marine fauna such as turtles, manta rays and many fish. Depending on the time of year, tourists can swim with the imposing whale sharks and experience the bioluminescence of plankton on the shores of Cancún. As well as seeing the birth of turtles and even helping their release into the sea.