The Riviera Maya is one of the most charming places on Earth. It stretches along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula offering some of the best beaches with sand so fine that it feels like flour between your toes. Caribbean sunsets are picturesque and offer stunning experiences for everyone.
Due to the diversity of activities, all the interesting places and millions of things to see, every vacation is a unique experience. From the ruins of Tulum to the immersion in the Great Mayan Reef, there is something for everyone to enjoy; adventure seekers and golfers alike!
Below is a list of the top 5 places to see and do on the Riviera Maya (in no particular order, they are ALL amazing):
1. Ruins of Tumulus
The city of Tulum is the only known archaeological site located by the sea. Tulum acted as an important port for Cobá, a great Mayan city. There are more than 60 well-preserved structures that can be found here, including the Temple of the Frescoes, a small shrine that marks a break in the barrier reef and the castle. This is an extraordinarily saturated place of history. You can’t miss it!
Riviera Maya is home to numerous championship golf courses. Puerto Aventuras is definitely one step above the rest, with its 36-hole golf course. This unique course was designed by Thomas Lehman. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage and encounters with iguanas, deer and a variety of tropical birds, this is a golden jungle gold course. Enjoy!
3. The expedition to the Mayan jungle
Get ready for a real adventure. Alltournative’s Jungle Maya Expedition begins with a ride in an all-terrain vehicle that will take you to the Nohoch Nah Chich Cenote system. Here you will enter deep caverns that will explore stalagmite and stalactite formations. After a light dive, re-enter Unimog (4X4) and tour the jungle where you can see a variety of flora, fauna and animal prints. The trip will take you to Yax-muul, the most amazing natural pool in the Mexican Caribbean for a little more diving. On your return to Rancho San Felipe, a traditional Mayan lunch awaits you.
4. Swim with dolphins
Delphinus Riviera Maya is the best area for swimming with dolphins. Located 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, it makes it a very convenient place for most travelers. The Dolphinarium is located at the height of an extraordinary natural formation that covers Ana Claudia with Dolphin an area of 108,000 m. Delphinus Riviera has many programs including Primax Swim: swimming with dolphins and spending time with them in the water, Dolphin Ride – Dolphin ride and interaction activities. , The One – Spend a single time with the dolphin and trainer for an hour and Dolphin Trainer for a day – 8 hours of time with a trainer learning about dolphin care, training, scientific research, veterinary program and breeding program.
Experience Mayan cuisine in Yaxché. The dishes are basically vegetable and seafood. Shrimp Tacos are one of the most recommended snacks and for a reason they are delicious! Some other culinary delights include Xtoloc: a pancake stuffed with red pepper and cheese sprinkled with Kinitch chicken: tasty, marinated and grilled chicken. Tasty!
This is by no means a complete list of things to see and do on the Riviera Maya. These are just some of the goal setting shareware that you can use during your vacation. Start planning your Riviera Maya Adventure by calling 866-365-8747.