Mexico – Riviera Maya Luxury Travel
Pristine beaches, caressed by calm, turquoise waters and bathed by gentle breezes, Riviera Maya offers stretches of white sand fringed with palm trees and protected by a chain of coral reefs. Miles of untouched powder white sand as far as the eye can see beckon vacationers in search of quiet and relaxation. Known and treasured by locals, but still virtually undiscovered, these unspoiled serene strands of beach, as plentiful as the region’s sunny days, make even the most seasoned traveler feel as if they are on their own deserted island.
Just a few miles from Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya’s shopping and dining center, and home to the most popular beach, are Playa del Secreto, Playa Paraiso and Punta Maroma. Long stretches of white sand, popular with sea turtles and crabs, visitors a wealth of peace and tranquility.
The great thing about the Riviera Maya is that it attracts all types of vacationers. Whether you’re traveling with Grandma and Grandpa (because maybe you paid for their airfare if they agreed to babysit the kids while you snuck away to the spa one night), or whether you’re honeymooning newlyweds, the people of the Riviera Maya will welcome you with open arms. Most resorts have English-speaking staff and are incredibly friendly toward American vacationers.
Playa Del Carmen
There’s a good chance you might not ever want to leave your resort, but should you be the more adventurous type, there’s no better place for entertainment and dining than Playa Del Carmen. The historic Fifth Avenue offers some of the best shopping and restaurants in Mexico, without the hectic bustle of more popular tourist destinations. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of nightclubs and discos to check out, they just have a more lounge-y feel than most.
If you’re ready to be blown away by some of the most awe-inspiring ruins of the ancient Mayan race, then Tulum is where you ought to go. But it’s not just the impressive buildings and an opportunity to take a step back in time that attracts visitors to this region. The Tulum ruins are have some of the most striking oceans views in Riviera Maya, and are just minutes away from pristine cenotes that begged to be explored.
Xcaret is an eco-archaeological park that offers insane live performances, crazy good dining and some of the warmest and friendliest people this side of the Yucatan Peninsula. You can watch Manatees feed on the bottom of a lagoon, which is actually a lot cooler than it might sound. There are also flamingos, turtles, parrots, monkeys…we could go on and on. And don’t forget to go swimming in the underground river system.