Travelers who have never visited Mexico beyond a trip to Cancun are missing out. This is the message that was delivered in a recent article posted by the Baltimore Post-Examiner,which points out that the Riviera Maya is located just south of Cancun,but might as well be worlds away.
“The 112-miles of coastline that stretches from Puerto Morelos to the north and Tulum in the south is known as the Riviera Maya and has everything you could possibly want in a vacation,” writes the newspaper. “Playa del Carmen has great shopping,dining nightlife and golf; the Great Maya Reef is the largest coral reef in the northern hemisphere; enjoy a visit to Xel-Há,the world’s largest natural aquarium; and of course,no trip here would be complete without a visit to Tulum,a pre-Columbian walled city.”
Other attractions that are found in Riviera Maya real estate include Chichen Itza,which is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and is home to El Castillo,which is a large pyramid that also functions as a type of three-dimensional calendar. According to the article,some of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya can be found in Akumal,Playa del Carmen,Playacar,Puerto Aventuras,Puerto Morelos,Sian Ka’an and Tulum.
While here,be sure to sample a few of the excellent water sports that are available throughout the region,such as snorkeling and kayaking in the warm,crystal clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean,sport fishing or parasailing. Visitors will revel in the Riviera Maya’s more laid-back vibe,which is perfect for couples and families of all ages.
Finally,there are a variety of fine dining options available throughout the Riviera Maya,which means that even the most jaded foodies will not be disappointed. For example,Michelin trained chef Jonatan Gomez Luna’s acclaimed Le Chique restaurant at the Azul Sensatori resort in Puerto Morelos has been “Consistently winning awards and on the top five list of best restaurants in Mexico,” according to the Baltimore Post-Examiner.