‘Mexican Caribbean’

Improving your swing in the Mayan Riviera

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  Playing golf in the Mayan Riviera is a unique experience, but not only because of the idyllic landscape, pinpointed with lagoons and cenotes and providing impressive views of the sea, the jungle and Mayan archaeological remains. Mexico has become a safe option for tourists wishing to enjoy a great vacation surrounded by wonderful virgin beaches with white sand and transparent waters. But man does not feed on sun and beach alone! Golf lovers will find everything they need to enjoy this sport on the Caribbean coast of the country.   The quality of the golf courses of the Mayan…

Cancun, Mexico’s most internationally renowned tourist center

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  A mere forty years ago, Cancun was a fisherman’s village with paradisiac beaches on the coast of Yucatan. In just a few years it underwent a substantial transformation and became Mexico’s most internationally renowned tourist center, with 22 kilometers of white, sandy beaches and turquoise waters alongside magnificent natural landscapes. Cancun offers first class accommodation, an exceptional restaurant offer, shopping malls, a number of theme parks and all kinds of sports. It is the perfect combination of beaches, fun and culture, and you can choose between spending the day lying in the sun or visiting the extraordinary remains of…

Essentials of the Mayan Riviera

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  The Mayan Riviera in Mexico stretches along the Caribbean coast, on the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. It includes the area between Puerto Morelos and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. What used to be a series of fisherman’s villages is now a tourist corridor with luxury hotels and resorts, top category restaurants, places with bustling nightlife, exclusive spa facilities, shopping centers and golf courses. The Mayan Riviera has some of the largest and most beautiful beaches in Mexico, famous for their fine, white sand and gently rocked by the turquoise hues of the Caribbean Sea. Spend your day…

Enjoy the best aquatic vacation on the island of Cozumel

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  Right in the midst of the Mexican Caribbean and just a few miles off the coast of the famous Playa del Carmen and close to Cancun we find the wonderful island of Cozumel, also known as the Island of Swallows. Cozumel is a large island with an area of 647 sq. km, the third largest island of Mexico and one of the country’s most important tourist destinations, understandably so because of the infinite possibilities for having fun thanks to the manifold activities you can enjoy. Now what really gives Cozumel its fame is the fact that it is one…

Do you know the jewels of the Mayan Riviera?

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The Mayan Riviera is a paradise of beaches with white sand and waters of turquoise hues, next to an exuberant forest filled with limestone cenotes and imposing Mayan ruins. These enigmatic archaeological deposits in the Mayan Riviera are some of the greatest treasures brought down from Mayan culture. · Tulum is the site of the only Mayan remains right next to the sea, right by one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Tulum means walled city in the Mayan language, but in earlier times it was called Zamá, which means ‘dawn’. Every morning Tulum offers one of the…

Playa del Carmen. Entertainment, great weather and postcard beaches

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  The locals simply call it Playa, because Playa del Carmen is THE BEACH par excellence of the Mayan Riviera. Located at the heart of the Mayan Riviera, it boasts the best restaurants, hotels, shops and night clubs. What was once a fisherman’s village of 1,500 inhabitants gradually became one of the major tourist centers in the world thanks to its multiple attractions. Here go some of the most appealing things you will find: · Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) is the main Street of this Caribbean city. Those who thrive on shopping will find handicrafts stores alongside shops selling the…

Playa del Carmen: romantic, relaxing and vibrant.

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In the Mayan Riviera, south of Cancun, is Playa del Carmen, washed by the Caribbean Sea. Over the last few decades it has become one of the major tourism centers in the Mayan Riviera thanks to its multiple attractions—both in the city itself and in the surroundings. If you enjoy beaches, white sand, palms trees and a refreshing breeze, Playa del Carmen is the place for you. At its beaches you can admire the 7 tones ranging from blue to turquoise green found in its waters. You have to swim in these waters and relax on a hammock by the…

Haven’t you heard of the refreshing michelada?

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The michelada became popular in Mexico during the 1940s, when people started to mix beer and spicy hot sauces. There are two versions to explain the origin of its name: one attributes it to Michel Ésper, who was said to have invented the drink at the bar of a sports club in San Luis Potosí; time went by and the invention became known as michelada as a tribute to its creator. The second, more simple version says that the name is just a contraction of the phrase “Mi cerveza helada” (my ice-cold beer). Whatever the origin of the name, the…

Essential landmarks on the Mayan Riviera

Tulum Tulum means ‘wall’ in the ancient Mayan language. Walking among the ruins and the pre-Colombian remains will take you to another age. Tulum is imbedded in history and culture and features one of the best beaches in Mexico. Being the only archaeological site right by the sea, it is the most picturesque place in the region and maybe of the whole country. Cenotes Cenotes are geological depressions filled with cold, crystal-clear water, out in the open, partly covered or subterranean, in caves. The Mayan etymology means ‘cavern with water’. Swimming or diving in a cenote is an unforgettable experience.…

Swimming among turtles in Akumal

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Akumal is located 120 kilometers from Cancun and it is a place of virgin beaches with crystal clear water, natural areas and hundreds of turtles that thrive in this area, protected by national authorities. Akumal is one of the calmest places on the Mayan Riviera, 37 km from Playa del Carmen, and the preferred place for those seeking to enjoy nature and the quiet conditions, ideal for diving. It is as easy to see sea turtles in Akumal as it is for turtles to see humans swimming near them. By this we mean it’s relatively easy to see them, but…