Yes it’s the Riviera, but not the one you may be thinking of!

Riviera Maya extends along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and in many ways it is not too far removed from its famous cousin in France. Think exclusive resorts, long interrupted strips of sandy beaches, and azure seas to frolic in to your heart’s content.

Riviera Maya has all of these things in spades, but it also has another side to it if you venture to the area of Tulum where you will find ancient Mayan walls that date from the 13th Century as well as temples that resemble pyramids.

To explore Riviera Maya from a different perspective, dive into the limpid waters and snorkel or dive on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. It’s the second longest in the world and a playground for aquatic activity.


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There are a range of self-styles ‘eco parks’ in the region that include temple ruins, large areas of parkland, and a huge range of activities such as swimming, horse riding, zip ling, and other outdoor pursuits, although these have drawn some criticism in recent years for monetizing what were once communal spaces. At the end of the day do your research and decide if you fancy a visit.

Should you decide to skip a trip to a park, then there is still so much see in the famed archeological gems of Coba and Chichen Itza.

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