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A Journey Into Paradise

The Economic Times Features "Dream Like" Riviera Maya Region of Mexico

11 August, 2013

Situated on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the magical state of Quintana Roo,the Riviera Maya region stretches along mile after mile of pristine Caribbean coastline dotted here and there with modern,ultra-chic beach towns just waiting to be discovered.

“Tourists love to vacation here for way more reasons than the romantic warm climate,sandy beaches,and the world’s second largest coral reef,” writes The Economic Times travel blog (ET Travel). “They come here to imbibe the unmistakable earthy energy and feel the mystique attached to this Maya region.”

While checking out the best of the Riviera Maya,ET Travel recommends making time to visit the ancient seaside town of Tulum,which is home to Mexico’s only seaside Mayan pyramid and archaeological site. Modern-day Tulum is quickly emerging as a top destination for eco-conscious travelers who don’t want to compromise on luxury in order to experience a sustainable getaway.

“Built on the top of a cliff facing the pristine Caribbean waters,you can see over 60 structures within three massive walls,” writes ET Travel. “There is a small beach beside the main temple,apt for a quick dip as you gaze in awe at the Maya’s architectural beauty.”

In addition,it will soon be the site of the region’s second international airport (the first is just over an hour north in Cancun),which is sure to skyrocket the already growing popularity of real estate throughout the surrounding area.

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In addition,the nearby eco-archaeological park at Xcaret is a must-see. Originally a place where the ancient Mayans came to perform purification rituals,today visitors can enjoy exploring and swimming in a magnificent underground river,or make time to experience the on-site aquarium and aviary.

Other recommendations from The Economic Times for visitors planning to travel to Mexico’s Riviera Maya include diving at the powdery white-sand beaches of Akumal,which are protected by a series of offshore reefs,and exploring the Mayan caves at Aktun Chen. Other options include climbing the Nohoch-Muul’fs pyramid,which is the tallest of its kind on the entire peninsula,or visiting the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve,which is recognized as a UNESCO site and is home to an amazingly diverse array of animals and plant life.

If more luxurious vacation activities are also on your agenda,don’t despair! Playa del Carmen’s posh La Quinta Avenida,or Fifth Avenue,is home to world-class boutiques,restaurants and cafes,along with a wide variety of entertainment and nightlife options. Of course,no visit to the Riviera Maya would be complete without a trip to one of the area’s many spas,which typically offer Mayan-inspired treatments that are designed to bring the entire experience full circle by incorporating a variety of local ingredients.

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