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A Journey Into Paradise

Mexico Living & Lifestyle News | Topic | activities | Page 2

11 June, 2019

Although the Riviera Maya region just south of Cancun is perhaps best known for having the best beaches in the world, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is also home to thousands of beautiful freshwater cenotes (pronounced say-note-tays) that offer fantastic places to swim, snorkel or - for more adventurous travelers - experience cave diving in the world’s most stunning underwater caverns. Considered to be sacred by the ancient Mayans, these natural sinkholes are still an important water source for the Yucatan Peninsula and also represent one of the Riviera Maya’s most exciting tourism offerings. 

Here are four of our favorite cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, offering incredible photo ops and a fun way to support both the local Mayan culture and indigenous businesses! 

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04 June, 2019

Riviera Maya Beaches Earn 21 Blue Flag Certifications for Mexico

The new list of 2019-2020 Blue Flag Beach Certifications makes it easier than ever to find the best beaches in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, with 20 white-sand beaches in the Mexican Caribbean making the coveted list this year! About half of the Blue Flag Beaches in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are located in Cancun, with the others located nearby in Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos. 

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01 June, 2019

4 Eco-Tours in Playa del Carmen that Promote a Connection with Nature

Situated in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya just south of Cancun on the Caribbean Sea, downtown Playa del Carmen is a growing, vibrant city with a distinct international feel that serves as a hub of activity in the region. Travelers can choose from a seemingly endless array of exciting tours and activities, including a variety of eco-friendly excursions designed to bring you closer to nature and help all travelers develop a deeper understanding of the fragile natural beauty that has made the Riviera Maya coastline one of the world’s top vacation destinations.

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21 May, 2019

Expedia Reveals the Best Time to Enjoy a Mexico Beach Vacation

If a Mexico beach vacation is on your travel bucket list but you’re stuck in the planning phase, Expedia has you covered with the inside scoop on the best time to visit Mexico and how to find the best deals on hotels, flights and more! According to the travel booking website, late summer or early fall is the best time to visit Mexico if you’re looking for a great deal, as revealed by its virtual treasure trove of vacation booking information, which offers helpful money saving advice and helps pinpoint current travel trends.

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07 May, 2019

Puerto Aventuras Marina Offers Many Shops, Restaurants and Activities

The Puerto Aventuras marina offers easy access to many delicious restaurants, local shops, boat tours and a wide variety of other exciting activities, including sport fishing charters, snorkeling and diving excursions, to name only a few. Situated in the heart of this exclusive gated beach, marina and golf community, the docks are easy to reach on foot or via golf cart from any of the various resorts, private condos, villas and other vacation home rentals in Puerto Aventuras, which is popular among locals, international travelers and expats alike for its safety, walkability and the diverse array of activities available at your fingertips.

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04 May, 2019

Sea Turtle Season Returns to Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The first sea turtle of the 2019 season has already been spotted on Cozumel island, which lies just offshore from downtown Playa del Carmen and offers easy access to the world’s second largest barrier reef. Her arrival came nearly three weeks earlier than usual, when the female turtle was seen digging in the sand at Punta Sur by la Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel (the Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation). 

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27 April, 2019

Riviera Maya Snorkeling Tours Help Rebuild Vital Caribbean Reef

The Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a verdant paradise of white-sand beaches, lagoons and mangroves, with ancient ruins and lush tropical jungle, but the region is also home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef, which lies just offshore. Now, visitors can take part in preserving the reef for generations to come, thanks to an alliance between Fairmont Mayakoba and Oceanus A.C., which offers a $49-per-person snorkeling tour to underwater nurseries where guests can gather and help transplant coral to the sea bottom, where it can continue to grow.

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23 April, 2019

Riviera Maya Road Trip: Beautiful Beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula

There are few places on Earth that can dazzle travelers like the idyllic beach towns of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula! Millions of visitors come here every year to enjoy an adventure like no other and relax on the picture-perfect white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya. From the big-city vibe of Cancun, all the way south to the eco-chic atmosphere of Tulum and beyond, here’s a quick guide to some of the best places to visit in Mexico’s Riviera Maya!

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16 April, 2019

Off the Beaten Path: 5 Fun Activities in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

With endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and ancient Mayan ruins, there’s never a shortage of amazing things to do in the Riviera Maya, Mexico! Still, these are just a few of the many unforgettable activities and attractions you will find in this beautiful and historic part of Mexico, which stretches south from Cancun for more than 80 miles along the Caribbean Sea and offers countless hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. 

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13 April, 2019

Exploring Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, from Tulum to Merida and Beyond

When the decision was made in the late 1960’s to develop Cancun as a major beach vacation destination, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula became a major tourism hotspot, spurring even more development south of Cancun along the Caribbean coast in what is known today as the Riviera Maya. Conceived as a nature-lover’s paradise and eco-friendly destination to complement all the glitz and excitement of Cancun, the Riviera Maya stretches for more than 80 miles along the Mexican Caribbean Sea and includes idyllic beach towns like Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.  

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09 April, 2019

Fun Family Activities in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Nothing says “summer’s here!” like a relaxing beach vacation, and the Mexican Caribbean is the ultimate beach lover’s paradise! Most visitors reach Mexico’s Riviera Maya via the Cancun International Airport, which is ultra-modern and easy to navigate. Stretching for more than 80 miles south from Cancun along Mexico’s only Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya lies on the Yucatan Peninsula and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting beach towns.

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26 March, 2019

There’s certainly no shortage of amazing activities in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum in Mexico’s Riviera Maya… And while the area’s various Experiences Xcaret adventure parks offer a dizzying array of exciting activities and entertainment options to suit virtually every skill level and budget, sometimes a nice long relaxing day at the beach simply sounds better than getting up early for a guided tour! 

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