Are you going to spend your vacation in the Riviera Maya ? Lucky! And it is that in addition to having totally paradisiacal landscapes and resorts full of comforts, from this tourist area located in the Caribbean Sea, in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico), you can enjoy a wide range of visits to natural parks and artificial and archaeological sites, and excursions to practice all kinds of water activities.
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to tell you about the most recommended excursions, so that you can choose them as soon as possible. Of course, remember that although some you can hire them from the travel agency, in some cases it may be cheaper to wait for you to arrive at your destination. Are you accompanying us to discover the best excursions that can be done in the Riviera Maya?
The ruins of Tulum
One of the first excursions that we want to recommend is to Tulum, where you will find some small but impressive ruins located on top of a small cliff. What is most surprising about this place is the contrast of the imposing ruins with the beautiful tones of the Caribbean, which causes a truly magical atmosphere. Access to the ruins costs between 35 and 40 Mexican pesos and they are open every day from 8 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. After discovering all kinds of things about the Mayans , you can cool off on the incredible beach of Tulum.
Whether you like history or not, Chichen-Itza will also be a mandatory visit. And it is that it is the capital of the Mayan Culture, the ceremonial center of one of the most mysterious civilizations in America. In this place you can visit the Kukulcán Pyramid, the Castle or the Observatory, among other magical places. Of course, think that to discover all this jewel of world archeology you will need practically a whole day. The best thing is that the entrance does not cost too much.
Another excursion that you can do if you are on vacation in the Riviera Maya is to Playa del Carmen, a super lively town with lots of people, beach bars, bars and shops. In addition, you will find the Juarez party area. A few minutes from Playa del Carmen you will find the Xcaret Ecological Park , one of the most visited attractions by tourists visiting Cancun or the Riviera Maya. Here you can find Mayan ruins, a wide variety of flora and fauna (jaguars, dolphins …) and you can enjoy a lot of water activities (visit the underground river, the Mayan river, the beach, the Natural Pools …) and all kinds exhibits (coral reef aquarium, sea turtles, bat caves, deer, pumas, monkeys, wild birds…) and shows. Of course, the most important attraction is swimming with dolphins, an unforgettable experience.
If you want to discover a totally paradisiacal island after sailing through a bad turquoise blue, you should visit Isla Mujeres, which combines the beauty of the Caribbean waters, with the thick tropical jungle and the legacy of the Mayan civilization . As you can imagine, this wonderful place offers tourists multiple charms, such as its crystal clear waters surrounded by an incredible coral reef, a lot of archaeological remains and a wide commercial and entertainment offer.
Cozumel Island is famous throughout the world for its incredible coral reefs, belonging to the longest reef system in all of America and the second largest on the planet. In addition, in this corner of the Caribbean you can enjoy a lot of activities and excursions for diving, sport fishing, snorkeling , kayaking, swimming with dolphins …