The Great Riviera Maya, this coastline pointing at Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula and surrounded by pure and deep blue and turquoise waters amazes your eyes by flooding them with mesmerizing beauty.
It nestles you in its warm sand, and its water covers your body, inch by inch, submerging it with its delicate purity and temperature.
The Riviera, where you can find small towns full of vibrant colors and people, and be amazes by these great pyramids from centuries ago that reflect their roots, their history, their ancestors. These symbols of what once was a land where commerce, trading, battles and daily life happened for the first Mayan citizens remain almost intact and Mexicans honor them with the respect they deserve.
We could say that the beauty the riviera maya has is the main reason why people love it and choose it every time more as a wedding destination, but there is a lot more behind this. As a world know turistic destination, the Riviera Maya has become into a greater spot for traveler of all over the world.
A place where boredom won’t even pop up on your mind.
The city of Quintana Roo, Mexico, is home to the Riviera Maya. This one starts at Puerto Morelos and ends in a little fishing village called Punta Allen. Between these two reference points there are hundreds of resorts, more than a dozen of parks, museums -land and subacuatic-, mayan ruins scattered in very specific places, some of them still untouched by time.
Its location allows visitors of any part of the world, access to it with ease, by land, air or sea. It’s close to european countries and north america, almost like having a strategic location to welcome tourists from any place of the world.
When we talk about location is not ony the geographic positioning, it’s also being the holder of the most important and known restaurants, hotels, residential complexes, museums and many other representatives of what business + tourisms means.
All over the coast, dense jungle, high palm trees, large lagoons and underground caves make of this place the perfect one to be in contact with nature at any time. In adittion, there are plenty of parks to enjoy of its wild and adventurous side.
And, YES! beaches in the Riviera Maya are a place you want almost live in or at leats come back every time you think of visiting paradise on earth. Taking into account that in the Riviera there are more of 120 beaches, you wont have the slight problem of getting bored of visiting only one all the time.
Let me tell you one thing, that deep and light turquoise you see in pictures is even better seeing it with your own eyes. As soon as you step on any of these beaches, you heart melts with such stunning beauty. Adding to this the warmth of its people and the variety of social places to get to know people from all over the world give to it the best vibe you won’t be able to avoid feeling from your first day here until you leave.
Attractions, what attractions can Quintana Roo have? Only the most interesting ones. From the only underwater museum in Central America, MUSA, to archeological zones replete with ancient mayan ruins like Tulum, Cobá or El Rey, just to mention a few.
The museum has a total of 500 sculptures, most by the British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and the others by five Mexican sculptors, with three different galleries submerged between three and six meters (9.8 and 19.6 ft) deep in the ocean at the Cancún National Marine Park.
Archeological Zone of Tulum
The 13th-century, walled Mayan archaeological site at Tulum National Park overlooks the sea. It incorporates the clifftop Castillo, built as a watchtower, and the Templo de las Pinturas, with a partially restored mural. Inland, the Cobá archaeological site has pyramid-shaped temples with views over the surrounding jungle.
An ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula, located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The site is the nexus of the largest network of stone causeways of the ancient Mayan world, and it contains many engraved and sculpted stelae that document ceremonial life and important events of the Late Classic Period (AD 600–900) of Mesoamerican civilization.
The El Rey site is located on the Mexican coast of the Caribbean Sea, in the hotel zone of the island of Cancun. The island is located on the outskirts of the city centre and is connected by two bridges to the mainland.
The original name in the Mayan language is not known. In 1909, two English travelers Channing Arnold and Frederick Frost visited the site and found an anthropomorphic sculpture of what was interpreted as a monarch or a noble person. The name El Rey, the king, comes from a sculpture that resembles a monarch, the head of which is preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Cancun.
Quintana Roo has a wide variety of parks, all different for varied adrenaline, bike, scuba diving, snorkeling and all kind of dopamine-release-sport lovers.
As the best example we have the Xcaret Experiencias Group, a complex of 7 parks dedicated to provide visitors with the best experience ever through the jungle, water, caves, rivers and many more marvellous places. Xcaret, Xenses, Xplor, Xavage, Xel-Ha, Xenotes, Xoximilco and Rio Secreto are the parks that can take you in one of the most adventurous day in the Riviera Maya.