I just got back from a work trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico and, let me tell you — it was awesome.
From white-sand beaches, to crystal-clear cenotes, to delicious cuisine, to unmatched marine life, Riviera Maya has something for everyone to enjoy.
In short — you should go now.
8 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Riviera Maya This Instant:
Have you ever dreamed of swimming with turtles?
Akumal Beach has white sands, a coral reef and warm waters rich in marine life — namely, sea turtles. Along this span of coastline, you’ll find some of the best snorkeling in all of Mexico.
2. Cenotes, Underground Rivers and Caves
People always joke that if you dig deep enough anywhere in Riviera Maya, you’ll hit water.
This just proves how many amazing options there are for swimming in cenotes and underground rivers in the area.
Mexican amigos & Tulum lovers – Ayudame por favor! ::::::::: I want to see today as many beautiful cenotes as it is humanely possible! I went to this one the other day and I'm pretty sure I'm a converted Cenote Lover for life! They are soooooooo refreshing! :::::::::: Which one is your favorite/ most beautiful?! Tell me and I'll go:) #cenotes #tulum #playadelcarmen #ayudame
3. Stunning Sunrises
Let’s be honest — sunrises never get old.
4. Amazing Beaches
The beaches in Riviera Maya have the softest sand and the purest green-blue water. Need I say more?
5. Ancient Ruins
Riviera Maya is home to several beautiful ancient Mayan sites.
The Tulum Archeological Site is one of the most well known, but a few more include Chichen Itza, Coba and Muyil.
6. Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
Sian Ka’an — aka “Gift from the Sky” — was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
Tours typically consist of a boat ride through the reserve, a ride down the fresh water canal, a walk through Muyil Archaeological Site and a home-cooked meal for lunch.
7. Delicious Cuisine
While in Riviera Maya, you’ll have the opportunity to try authentic Mayan cuisine. Some popular dishes include locally caught fish, lime soup, chaya, papadzules and fresh fruit.
And, if you’re not into that, most places offer more common, Americanized food.
The resorts in Riviera Maya are honestly unparalleled.
For the most part, they’re super isolated and private. They offer amazing service, delicious cuisine, glorious beaches and luxurious amenities.
If you’re looking to experience this destination, I highly recommend staying at the stunning Secrets Akumal.
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