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Forbes Says Mexico’s Riviera Maya is ‘Safe & Worth Every Penny’

13 September, 2012

The Riviera Maya offers travelers access to luxurious spas and accommodations, a vibrant cultural experience and unbeatable cuisine, all in a safe environment that is located in a true natural paradise. Known for its hospitality, the region lies along the Mexican Caribbean Sea, framed by flawless, soft talcum-powder beaches and bordered by a rich tropical jungle. The vacation hotspots of Cancun,Playa del Carmen and Tulum are all located here, and the island of Cozumel lies just offshore.

Resorts located in Riviera Maya real estate are characterized by abundant gardens crisscrossed by intimate pathways and are home to a variety of exotic wildlife, including parrots, peacocks, wild birds and even the occasional jungle cat. Lit by torches and candles by night, the resort gardens are both romantic and charged with a special energy that is exclusive to this special region. 

Renowned worldwide for its snorkeling and diving, the Riviera Maya is also home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, which lies just off shore. Land loving visitors can enjoy traditional cocktails while relaxing on the area’s many terraces overlooking the sea, or they can sample the unique flavor of Xtabentun, which is a traditional Mayan liqueur made from fermented honey and anis.

But not only is the Riviera Maya one of the most beautiful places on earth; it’s also one of the safest.

“Cancun is nowhere near Mexico’s border with the U.S.; in fact,Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula and the distance from Texas to Cancun is equidistant from Cancun to Miami,” writes Forbes. “Mexico is a huge country, so sizable that every region offers a variety of climates, cultures, culinary distinctions, activities and its own ancient history.”

Finally, it’s important to mention that boredom is virtually impossible in the Riviera Maya, which offers a list of activities that is longer than we have room here to list. Popular excursions include diving, sailing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, swimming with dolphins, championship golf, windsurfing, eco-tours, guided nature walks, jungle trips, fishing and day trips to the many archaeological sites of ancient Mayan ruins located throughout the area.

Topics: Travel Riviera Maya Forbes