The popularity of holidays in Mexico is growing every year, which is not surprising, given the luxurious beaches, a huge number of historical and natural attractions, almost limitless opportunities for active sports, hospitality of local residents. Some of the best resorts in Mexico lie on the Caribbean coast – let’s talk about them in more detail.
The most famous resort in Mexico is Cancun. It is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in the southeast of the country. Today this resort is one of the five best in the world, so it is not surprising that tours to Cancun are so popular.
First of all, tourists are attracted here by luxurious beaches covered with white sand. They stretch for more than 20 kilometers along the hotel area, so there are areas with calm seas and gentle entry into the water, ideal for families with children, and places with good waves, favored by surfers. Most Cancun hotels are located on a long, narrow spit, which is separated from the central part of the city by a lagoon, so almost everyone has their own beach. Diving is very popular at the resort.
A beach vacation in Cancun is nice to diversify with a visit to discos and nightclubs, of which there are a lot, as well as excursions to the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of El Meco, the remains of the Pok Ta Pok temple, the archaeological zone of El Rey.
The name Riviera Maya means a whole coastal strip, more than 100 km long, washed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula and is located south of Cancun. There are several actively developing Mexican resorts, including Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Cozumel island. According to the ambitious plans of local authorities, after a while the entire coastline within the Riviera Maya will be turned into a continuous resort complex.
A leisurely and relaxed beach holiday on the Riviera Maya is the most popular. Many of the local beaches are regularly listed as the best in the world, they are covered with white sand and are not yet as crowded as the beaches of Cancun. But fans of active nightlife are unlikely to like tours to the Riviera Maya – the entertainment infrastructure is still developing here.
Playa del Carmen
This resort is the center of the Mayan Riviera, it lies 70 km south of Cancun. Until recently, this place was located only a small fishing village, and now it is one of the fastest growing resorts in Mexico. Despite the many modern hotels that have appeared here recently, the city has been able to maintain its authentic atmosphere.
Tours to Playa del Carmen are most popular among Europeans. In addition to the wide beaches covered with white sand, usual for the Caribbean coast, many are attracted here by a more relaxed, intimate atmosphere and new upscale hotels. Holidays in Playa del Carmen are nice to combine with cruises on the lagoons and coves of the coast, fishing, diving, visiting the ancient Mayan cities of Chichen Itza and Tulum with their unique stepped pyramids, as well as incredibly interesting natural and archaeological parks Xcaret and Shel-Ha.
At 14 km wide and 53 km long, Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico. It lies just 19 km east of the Yucatan Peninsula, opposite the Playa del Carmen resort. Almost all of its territory is protected, and many hotels have been built on the rest of it. Tours to Cozumel are very popular among fans of diving – next to the island there is the second largest coral reef in the world with a length of more than 700 km with an incredibly rich underwater world. Some of the best diving sites in Mexico are the underwater coral tunnels of Punta Sur and Santa Rosa, the Palancar and Barracuda reefs and the Maracaibo Deep reef walls.
Beach holidays in Cozumel are less popular because The coastline is rocky, and there are not many areas convenient for swimming. But thanks to the almost constant wind, surfers and kitesurfers love it here. Among the popular attractions of the island is the Chankanaab National Marine Park, on the territory of which the Mayan ruins and untouched nature, the beauty of the town of San Miguel, the mysterious Temple of Little Hands are preserved.
Among the Mexican resorts Tulum is quite popular. It is a small town on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, home to no more than 15 thousand inhabitants, but local historical monuments, beautiful beaches and hotels make it very attractive for tourists. Many people choose Tulum tours to see one of the best-preserved Mayan coastal cities with their own eyes.
This part of the Caribbean coast is famous for its excellent sandy beaches, so many tourists choose exactly the beach vacation in Tulum. There is also a very rich underwater world, there are many incredibly beautiful cenotes and sea caves. There are several diving clubs in Tulum, where you can rent the necessary equipment and hire an instructor.
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