James Torpey has frequently traveled to Riviera Maya, Mexico and has been able to experience a great deal of what the city has to offer. If you have an opportunity to travel to Riviera Maya, then you should certainly try and check out these attractions. Here are the top 7 things to do while traveling in Riviera Maya, Mexico:
7) Cenote Chaak Tun
Cenote Chaak Tun consists of three caves, two of which you can swim through. While the swim can be cold, it offers amazing crystal clear views under the water below. You are surrounded by beautiful dripping stalactites on the cave walls making it an extremely unique environment.
6) Coba Mayan Village
You can climb the the great pyramid Coba, explore the Mayan villages and view the underground caverns. While visiting the Coban Mayan Village, you will gain a great perspective of the traditional Mayan life.
5) Scuba & Snorkelling
Riviera Maya is an excellent destination for exploring life under the water. THe reefs are in excellent condition and the marine life is diverse, as you are surrounded by sea turtles, whale sharks, sailfish and more more. The water is warm and clear making it enjoyable to spend hours exploring these underwater worlds.
4) Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Riviera Maya offers a number of great zipline and aerial adventure courses. These courses provide a great way to explore the jungle, offering a unique perspective, as you fly between trees.
3) Cenotes Dos Ojos
Cenotes Dos Ojos is a flooded cave system located north of Tulum. The cave system is one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. Exploration of this cave began in 1987 and still continues to this day.
2) Mayan Ruins of Tulum
The Mayan Ruins of Tulum are situated on a 12-meter tall cliff. Tulum is one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya. The city was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries. You will be able to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Mayan culture while visiting the ruins.
1) Akumal Beach
Akumal Beach is located on the Yucatan Peninsula. The beach is situated on a beautiful bay and offers clean white sand and warm blue-green colored water. The beach gets in name from the marine animals that spawn on the beach; Akumal in the Mayan language mean “Land of turtles.”
Hopefully this list got you excited for your upcoming trip or has you interested in planning a trip in the near future. If you want to read more about what Riviera Maya, Mexico has to offer and plan out your trip, you can learn more here.