History Mayan style - On your next trip to Mexico, leave the all-inclusive resorts behind, and travel back in time through the Mayan Riviera. Learn about the Mayan civilization as you tour the various temples and ancient cities. One of the most popular archaeological sites is Tulum, where you’ll find the Mayan temple tucked between the sea cliffs and jungle. Another magnificent spot is at Chichen Itza, which is where the 90-foot temple, El Castillo, is located. You cannot climb the structure, but you’re welcome to tour the narrow halls inside. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to get your hands and feet on the history, visit Coba and climb on the 140-foot pyramid. Whether you visit all three Mayan cities or just choose one to explore during your Mexican travels, you’re certain to get a glimpse into the fascinating culture.
Riviera Maya, located in Mexico, is a wonderful place to visit because of the numerous things to do the area offers. For example, while on your Riviera Maya vacations, you could visit the beach, take a tour, or see your favorite animals. Expedia.com makes finding the right Riviera Maya hotels to stay at while on your visit easy and pain free. You can pick from everything from luxury hotels to Riviera Maya resorts - whatever fits the needs of your party.
One of the most popular sites to visit while staying at one of the hotels in Riviera Maya is the beach. One of the best beaches, Akumal Beach, is located close to a number of hotels all inclusive. Another stunning beach near many breathtaking 5 star hotels is Playa Paraiso. This beach is especially great for sunbathing. Beach lovers with young children love to visit Yal-ku Lagoon. This peaceful lagoon has no waves and is perfect for beginning swimmers.
Fans of local tours also love Riviera Maya. Some of the top tours offered here are at Labnaha's Eco Park, where you can take a zip line and jungle tour. Another one is Aktun Chen which offers cave tours. A tour option that isn’t quite as active is a trip to the stunning Mayan Ruins of Tulum. All of these sites are within easy driving distance of a number of boutique hotels.
Animal fans also can find things to enjoy while staying at hotels in Riviera Maya, Mexico. If you enjoy animals, you'll want to visit the Crococum Zoo, home to a wide variety of species that are native to Mexico. If you are staying at a Playa del Carmen hotel you'll need to be sure to visit The Jungle Place, a well-known Spider Monkey sanctuary. It is also possible to find specials on a Riviera Maya hotel near Punta Laguna Nature Reserve to see animals in their natural habitat.