The Riviera Maya is a world-famous destination located in Southeastern Mexico, along the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
With an extension of 120 kilometers, crystalline waters, white sand beaches, adventure eco-parks, spectacular hotels, exquisite cuisine, and world-class entertainment, you will never want to leave this paradise. In addition to the most famous spots like Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, and Chichen-Itza, there are very many places waiting to be discovered.
The Riviera Maya, along with its surrounding areas, have lots of things to offer. Here we give you five recommendations of gorgeous places you cannot miss in your next visit to the Riviera Maya.
SO MANY PLACES TO BE DESCOVERED
You can still climb all the pyramids and ruins of this Yucatec Mayan archeological site, which make it a unique place that has become increasingly popular since many tour operators started to offer it in their catalogs. Ek Balam is ideal for people who have already visited the popular Chichen-Itza and are looking for something new.
Ek Balam offers some adventure climbs that will be rewarded with beautiful views. Advice: try not to arrive after 10 am to be able to enjoy the peacefulness of this site.
El Cuyo Yucatán
El Cuyo is a small fishermen town of white sand streets and lots of palm trees. Thanks to the proximity to the Caribbean, its waters are turquoise in color.
The beach at El Cuyo is wide, and the town has few inhabitants. If you want to spend the night here, you can rent a beach cottage and wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise. If you are looking for some action, you can practice kitesurf.
Izamal is a town located between Yucatan’s two largest and best-known cities: Mérida and Valladolid. Find yourself wandering around the so-called “yellow city”, name it gets for a very good reason: a good number of the buildings of this charming colonial town are painted in yellow.
Also, you can stumble with some ancient ruins that you can climb if you feel like. After an interesting journey of discovery, Kinich restaurant is the best choice for renewing energy and tasting the delicious traditional food of Yucatan.
Bacalar Quintana Roo
This paradise located south of Tulum fosters one of the region´s most spectacular treasures: the Lagoon of the Seven Colors.
Bacalar is a heavenly magic town that will make you fall in love with its little fishermen houses, its lagoon, and turquoise waters. The place also fosters the eco-touristic park of Uchben Kah, where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, or take a boat ride.
Las coloradas Yucatan
Hidden in the very tip of the Yucatan Peninsula lies a place full of magic and color.
Las Coloradas is the name given to these stunning cotton candy pink salt lakes. You can arrive directly to the city, from where a guide will take you by motorcycle.
This region belongs to the Biosphere Reserve or Río Lagartos, a protected area comprised of wetlands that foster wild animals, such as flamingoes, crocodiles, sea turtles, jaguars, and all sorts of seabirds. The reserve covers a surface of around 150,000 acres.
In addition to this collection of splendid sites, there are many more places in the region that are totally worth to visit, such as Mayan ruins and fresh water sinkholes known as cenotes. One thing is certain: you won’t get bored.