First time in Mexico? Wondering where to go? Need recommendations? Here are 10 places in the Riviera Maya that are more than worth visiting!
Tulum is a beautiful village on the south end of the Riviera Maya that enjoys a deep rooted history in the important culture of the ancient Mayan people.
2. Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, one of the largest Pre-Columbian Mayan cities, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
3. Sian Ka'an
Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve is one of Mexico's largest protected areas, that contains more than 500,000 hectares of interconnected marine, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems.
Cobá is an undeveloped archaeological site deep in the Yucatan jungle, that used to be a large city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization.
5. Isla Holbox
Holbox is an island located on the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The island is not yet heavily touristed, but its popularity is growing rapidly.
Bacalar lagoon, also known as "the Lagoon of Seven Colors", is the second largest fresh water lake in Mexico.
7. Cenote Sac Actun
Sac Actun is an underwater cave system situated along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula.
8. Isla Contoy
Isla Contoy is a small uninhabited island in the state of Quintana Roo. This protected area is home to many species of animals, including turtles and birds.
9. Las Coloradas
Las Coloradas is a tiny Mexican fishing village, on the northwestern coast of the Yucatan peninsula, which is famous for its pink lakes.
10. Ek Balam
Ek’ Balam is an ancient Mayan city located right in the middle of the jungle, on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.