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A Journey Into Paradise

Philadelphia Magazine Names Riviera Maya Top Honeymoon Destination

18 March, 2013

Located just a few miles south of Cancun,Mexico’s Riviera Maya is the premier honeymoon destination on the Caribbean Sea. Here,guests can enjoy adventure and relaxation in equal amounts,with the world’s most beautiful beaches and endless miles of tropical jungle scenery to explore. According to Philadelphia Magazine,Riviera Maya real estate offers “one of the most luxurious,peaceful and unforgettable escapes in all of Mexico – maybe all the Western Hemisphere.”

By day,couples who opt for a luxurious resort experience can enjoy lounging in a cabana by the pool or beach,with plenty of waiters on hand to serve cool drinks and culinary delights. As if all this doesn’t sound enticing enough already,couples massages,body wraps and other spa services are also readily available. In addition,the nearby Punta Venado eco-park offers horseback and ATV rides,guide-led snorkeling excursions where it’s quite common to encounter the local sea turtles,or wave runner trips through the crystal clear Caribbean ocean.

“You might also want to spend an afternoon exploring the famous ruins at Tulum,an ancient Mayan port city about an hour away,” writes Philadelphia Magazine. “Or maybe you’ll just bop around Playa del Carmen,which buzzes with shops,restaurants and clubs – and offers a famed pedestrian promenade that’s wonderful for just strolling.”

After dark,cities and towns all along the Riviera Maya are abuzz with activity,from countless first-rate restaurants to nightclubs and cafes,there is truly something for everyone. Many resorts offer private pools for guests and gratis cocktails,which is an excellent way to spend the evening. A variety of restaurants are also found right on the beach,while room service is a standard luxury and getting to the region has never been easier.

“A simple direct flight into Cancun from the Philadelphia International Airport takes about four hours,” writes Philadelphia Magazine. “Don’t forget to pack your underwater camera; you’re right by the world’s second largest reef,and the snorkeling and diving are spectacular.”