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The Maya Riviera

18 March, 2023

The Riviera Maya located in the Mexican Caribbean in the State of Quintana Roo.

It is an area blessed with natural, cultural and tourist wealth that has achieved great national and international popularity, making it the most important tourist destination in Mexico and a high level of quality of life, making it an optimal place for investment given its popularity and demand.

Geographically it extends for an approximate length of 140 km throughout the Beaches area, starting in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Tulum and ending in Punta Allen.

The soil of the Yucatan Peninsula is mainly composed of porous limestone rocks and a few centimeters of soil.

Thus allowing the filtration of rainwater which has been eroding the stone and giving rise to an infinity of underground channels and cavities called caves when they are dry and cenotes if they are flooded by the water that runs through the subsoil of the peninsula.

This coastal strip was originally populated by the great Mayan Civilization that developed mainly in the territories of the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

Even today you can see multiple archaeological sites within which we can highlight the following throughout the Riviera Maya: El Rey, Chacchoben, Oxtankah, Dzibanché, Chakanbakan, Kohunlich, Ichkabal, Xcalacoco, Xaman Ha, Cobá, and Tulum.

Contributing a cultural and magical wealth to the Mexican Southeast, offering a unique experience for all people interested in pre-Hispanic cultures.

One of the main attractions for tourism are the paradisiacal Beaches that are found along the coasts of the Riviera Maya, among which we can highlight: Playa Delfines (El Mirador), Playa Ballenas, Playa Marlin, Playa Chac Mool, Playa Gaviota Azul, Caracol Beach, Tortugas Beach, Langosta Beach, Las Perlas Beach, Puerto Morelos, Punta Maroma, Xcalacoco, Mamitas Beach, Playa del Carmen, Punta Venado, Xpu Ha, Akumal, Paradise Beach, Tulum Beach, Maya Beach.

The latter being accessible to the general public.

Taking advantage of the extension and beauty of these Beaches, there are a large number of hotels and resorts that offer beach experiences as one of their main attractions.

A unique feature of the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan peninsula are its Cenotes (In Maya: ts’ono’ot) which are an attraction for recreational diving and also for those who want to cool off and enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the fresh water plunging into the jungle.

Listing some of the best known cenotes we can mention: Cenote Angelita, Cenote Escondido, Cenote Cristal (Naharon), Aktun Ha, Gran Cenote, Cenote Manatí, Cenote Dos Ojos, Tak Be Ha, Xunaan Ha, Aktun Chen, Taj Mahal, Cenote Azul , Chi Kin-Ha, Cenote Cristalino, Cenote Ponderosa, Cenote Chac Mool and Siete Bocas.

The reefs of the Riviera Maya

They are part of the Mesoamerican reef that extends for approximately 1,000 km along the Caribbean Coast of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras; Starting in the North Point of the State of Quintana Roo on Contoy Island, it travels the Riviera Maya where the most recognized place for diving is the Island of Cozumel and continues south along the coast of Belize, with its keys and atolls, passes through Guatemala, and ends in the Cayos Cochinos through the Bay Islands in Honduras.

The Mesoamerican Reef System is the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The reefs of the Riviera Maya are one of the most visited places for recreational diving by tourists from around the world.

The list of diving and snorkeling sites is very wide and for the more adventurous there are also experiences of swimming with whale sharks in Isla Holbox, snorkeling with sailfish in Isla Mujeres, and diving with bull sharks in Playa del Carmen.

Some of the most visited places to practice reef diving are: Isla Holbox, Isla Contoy, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Isla de Cozumel, Tulum, Banco Chinchorro and Xcalak.

Due to the breadth of the sea along the coasts in the Riviera Maya, a wide variety of water sports can be practiced, the most popular being: reef snorkeling, cenote snorkeling, whale shark snorkeling, sailfish snorkeling, diving in reef, cenote diving, shark diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, catamaran rides, boat rides, glass bottom boat rides, yachting and flyboarding.

Taking advantage of the great potential and arrival of tourists from all over the world.

During all seasons of the year in the Riviera Maya there is also a variety of Parks for family entertainment.

Some of the best known Parks are: Ventura Park, Croco Cun Zoo, Xoximilco, Xenotes, Selvática, Aktun-Chen, Kantun Chi, Xcaret, Bel Air Animal Park, Hidden Worlds Cenote Park and Xel-Ha.

Generally, these Parks are located in pristine places that allow them to take advantage of the unique beauty and contact with nature, allowing us to enjoy the Riviera Maya in all its splendor.

The Maya riviera

The Riviera Maya also offers a variety of Golf Courses and Playa del Carmen today hosts the only PGA Golf tournament in Mexico The OHL Classic that has been held in Mayakoba for ten consecutive years.

The most important Golf Courses in the Mexican Caribbean are: Iberostar Cancun Golf Club, El Tinto Golf Club at the Cancun Country Club, Riviera Cancun Golf Club, Moon Spa & Golf Club, Puerto Cancun Golf Club, Pok Ta Pok Golf Club Cancun, El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club, Vidanta Golf Course Riviera Maya, Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club, Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf, Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya, Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Golf Club and Puerto Aventuras Golf Club.

Some of these golf courses were designed by great representatives of the sport such as: Nick Price, Jack Nicklaus, Isao Aoki, P.B. Dye. Thus offering tourists and locals a wide variety of excellent quality golf courses where it is possible to practice and have fun playing this wonderful sport.

The Riviera Maya has also been recognized for developing international musical events.

Among the most significant we can highlight: The Cancun Jazz Festival, The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.

Each and every one of the natural, cultural, magical and tourist components make the Riviera Maya an optimal place to visit on vacation and offers an excellent quality of life for its residents and an excellent investment option given the skills of the area and constant tourism and social development.

Day by day we make tourists and residents make our home in the Mexican Caribbean in a cosmopolitan place full of adventure and fun.


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