Along the Yucatan Peninsula is a stretch of land defined by pristine beaches and the clear warm waters of the Caribbean. Known as the Riviera Maya, you will find many Mayan resorts that offer a variety of holiday packages that will appeal to just about anyone.
This stretch of beach has remained a secret for many years and stretches from Cancun in the north to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum in the south. In the last decade or so, the region has seen an increase in tourism activity as more people learn what it has to offer.
There are many attractions to see and experience; from modern amenities to pristine tropical jungles and everything in between. You can stay at modern Mayan resorts that offer beach activities, resorts, scuba diving, gourmet restaurants, exciting nightlife, world-class golf courses and just about anything you can think of.
For those interested in exploring the jungle, culture and history of the area, you can choose just that. You can visit many ancient Mayan cities or go on eco-tours to the Sian Kaan Ecological Reserve. There are also eco-parks at Cascara and Xel-Ha, which represent the types of water park attractions.
The most important attraction for scuba diving and scuba diving on the Riviera Maya is the Mesoamerican System of Barrier Reefs, which runs from Cancun south to Guatemala. It is the second longest barrier reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
If you are thinking of vacationing on the Mayan Riviera, then it is advisable to think about doing it in one of the many Mayan resorts. It’s hard to beat a vacation that is included inclusive, due to the simple fact that everything you need and need at the resort is paid for before you ever leave the house.
Here are just a few of the most famous all-inclusive Mayan resorts that you will find along the Yucatan Peninsula.
Palace of Riu Riviera Maya Resort – This magnificent resort is located in the Playacar area on the Riviera Maya and just a mile from Playa del Carmen. It has deciduous landscaped gardens located back from the pristine white sand beach. It features six themed international restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. It is also a family approach and offers daily children’s activities.
Hacienda Tres Rios Resort – A short drive from Cancun International Airport you will find yourself in the luxurious Maya resort, surrounded by a 326-acre nature reserve. The world-class resort gives its guests all the benefits of a holiday that is included in the natural environment, allowing them to experience all that the rainforest has to offer.
Grand Palladium White Sand & Riviera Resort and Spa – This resort is actually part of a wider complex of Mayan resorts consisting of four 5-star hotels. This resort, built to preserve the natural environment, blends in with its surroundings. Includes six restaurants and 12 bars, and all guests have access to the services of other hotels.
Akumal Beach Resort – Akumal is a Mayan word meaning “place of turtles” and for good reason. With more than a kilometer of white sandy beach, this resort offers scuba diving in pristine Caribbean waters with sea turtles. Akumal is smaller than other Mayan resorts and offers a calmer and more relaxed atmosphere.
The Riviera Maya is truly a world-class holiday destination without world-class value. It can be cheaper than many inland destinations, and much more affordable than other Caribbean islands such as Jamaica and Barbados. Even visitors from Europe travel to the Euros when going on holiday to one of the many Mayan resorts.