6 essential experiences in your trip to Riviera Maya
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Things to do in Riviera Maya, Tulum
Opting for an all-inclusive vacation does not mean just enjoying the Riviera Maya from your chosen hotel; you have numerous excursions within your reach so that the essence of Mexico will leave you unforgettable lifelong memories. If you’ve not decided yet what you want to see in the Riviera Maya, we’ll make it easy for you with a brief selection of the 6 experiences that you can’t miss on your next trip to Riviera Maya.
- Chichen Itza: They are probably the best-known Mayan archaeological remains in the world. In fact, in 2007 they were considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and no wonder. The Temple of Kukulkán stands out and is probably the image you have when you imagine seeing this magical place. Here is all the fascination of the Mayan culture at your fingertips.
- Tulum: Adjacent to the modern city of this name are the Mayan ruins of Tulum, a place that besides being an impressive reminder of that rich culture, is located in one of the Riviera Mayan’s most beautiful beaches, so that bathing there will be a unique experience to remember forever.
- Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve: Very close to Tulum is another enclave that you can’t miss on your Riviera Maya vacation. This natural reserve of turquoise waters and impressive mangroves offers riches unique in the world, including cenotes (freshwater pools), dunes, coral reefs and a tropical jungle where hundreds of animal and plant species coexist. It is also worth visiting the town of Punta Allen, within the same Reserve.
- Snorkelling on beaches and cenotes: Lovers of water activities have a paradise in the Riviera Maya, but one of the most popular is snorkelling. And there is no better way of appreciating the area‘s natural marine wealth than by seeing it with your own eyes, both on the area’s wonderful beaches and in the fresh and crystalline waters of the many cenotes found in the region; the experience will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
- Gastronomy: If we talk about flavours, Mexican gastronomy is not just local cookery; it is a destination in itself. In fact, UNESCO named it of Human Heritage importance in 2010. Throughout history, the local dishes have been mixed with others of very different origins bringing about wonders such as the unequalled dishes ‘cochinita pibil, moles, enchiladas, pozoles, quesadillas, ceviches’ … Most of them with a touch of spicy sauce, which combines perfectly with its wonderful tequilas.
Where to sleep in Riviera Maya, Tulum?
If you are wondering where to sleep. Here we help you find the best option!
If you are traveling with friends or family, we recommend the recently renovated Bahia Principe Grand Tulum hotel.
The hotel teaches a new concept inspired by the nature, roots and origins of the magic of the Mayan culture, fusing the natural and exuberant environment with a unique design. It is located on the beachfront, has modern rooms, large swimming pools, bars, themed restaurants and an incredible area for the youngest members of the family “Zamá Fun Area” with a water park with a children’s slide, splash, activities and much more!