So… We’re not saying that only this part of México is the best. BUT, who doesn’t love the beauties that have made this particular region world famous! We’ve got sun, pretty beaches, spectacular cenotes, incredible archaeological ruins and a great variety of attractions, gastronomic experiences, events…. You name it!
Best of all, some lucky ones –like myself- can call it “Home Sweet Home”.
THE AMOUNT OF WIND-DOWN PIT STOPS
After some time you decide it’s time for a break. Whether you’re a visitor or local, we know you want to take a deep breath and simply relax! There are several places where to go along the Riviera Maya, it all depends on your tastes, budget and what you’re up to. From paddle boarding in the beautiful lagoon of Bacalar to sipping on your favorite drink at some trendy beach bar at Playa del Carmen.
Keep your eyes open for new places to shake up your routine a little bit!
THE WONDERS OF BEING MULTI CULTURAL
Many people from around the world visit us every year and most of them stay here to start making their lives, both nationals and foreigners. So, you cannot miss the chance to visit popular and rustic supermarkets because you’ll find different things from other countries.
food, spices, clothing, jewelry, etc… There’s something from every other culture that you should have, even if it’s just once.
PROPER LOCAL EXPERIENCES
Now, we’re talking about the real deal here! Food and artisanal handmade products are what we are talking about. Yes, you can find them in the city but, there are always other petite and special places which are known by other locals and it’s great to support them!
When visiting places like Cobá, Muyil, etc… It’s a great experience to be part of a Mayan community and learn about their traditions and life.
THE JOYS OF OFF THE BEATEN PATH SPOTS
There a wide variety of places where one can go with friends, family or all by yourself. Away from all the hustle and bustle, you can spend a nice and hot afternoon swimming in the Grand Cenote in Yucatán or having a very delightful Lobster pizza at Mahahual just because!
Ask around and venture yourself into some of the most gorgeous and least known places in the Riviera Maya.
THE ONE AND ONLY, MEXICAN CARIBBEAN SEA
No matter where you go, the classic deep blue that characterizes Mexican Caribbean seas is always present. Yes, beaches have presented some challenges as hurricanes hit the area and have eroding bit by bit. But still, there are pretty lovely places where to go such as Playa Paraíso in Tulúm and enjoy some time under the sun with a fresh drink in hand and perhaps later some Vitamin Sea!
THE SURPRISING ABUNDANCE OF HISTORY
We’re pretty lucky to have such a rich area regarding wildlife and culture. There are hundreds of archaeological zones, most of them still not open to the public but the one’s we all know are what makes us proud of our heritage as locals but also, the main reason why tourism became such an important industry here and why so many people love to live here.
YOUR VERY OWN ‘HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Backpackers, regular leisure or business travelers, even people who are now living in the Riviera Maya but come from other places… Everybody is welcomed, because México has been told the value of family and helping out each other. Not everyone be the same, but because of those people, don’t lose faith of the people that will help you out in a time of need. We’ll be there for you!
ALL THE GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM
From $6 pesos tacos to really expensive tasting menus, you’ll find a wide variety of establishments in the Riviera Maya. It all depends on what you feel like eating and your pocket! Local places for eating tacos can be found in residential areas like Tacos Gomez in Galaxia, which is nowhere near Downtown but really easy to get and other spots such as Plank where you can have the most delicious and exquisite meals in precious Himalayan salt stones, a great show for your senses!
ISOLATION WITHIN NATURE
For that time you need to detox from the world, you can find very secluded places within the jungle or near the sea to meditate and take the time to recover your energy. As time has gone by, there are plenty of holistic places where one can take a day for pampering or even a week!
Yoga, meditation, massages, everything you need you can find it in all these beautiful places.
A BEAUTIFUL AND CONSTANT SMILE
Friendly conversations, new adventures, unique experiences, a deeper connection with yourself… Everything you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in our beautiful piece of paradise.
Smile and enjoy the ride!