Five Amazing Riviera Maya Attractions

You won’t have any regrets if you choose to vacation in an all-inclusive Riviera Maya resort on Mexico’s  Yucatan coastline.  As you meander along the gorgeous Yucatan Peninsula, you will find many beautiful sights and wonderful attractions to enjoy. Here are aafew:

1. Coba Mayan Encounter

Begin your journey by experiencing Coba, which is one of the oldest Mayan cities and the location of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. The region was first settled nearly 2000 years ago, and at one point was one of the greatest cities of the Mayan civilization. Visiting the archeological site of Coba is an absolute must. From there, you will be taken to the Mayan community of Pacchen where you will be offered an exciting variety of activities such as a canoe ride, ziplining or rappelling.(Image by Coba, NohochMul Pyramid)

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2. Tour of Rio Secreto

Come explore the wondrous beauty of the underground river known as Rio Secreto. You will swim in beautiful waters amidst thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Your guide will teach you about the geology of the river as you enjoy a swim like no other.

3. Chichen Itza Sightseeing Tour

Highly trained guides will take you through what is considered to be the Maya civilization’s most important cultural location. You will enjoy exploring the remains of numerous buildings and sites, the observatory with its phenomenal views, the grand Temple of a Thousand Columns and the most impressive Kukulcan Pyramid.(Image by Chichen Itza Observatory)

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4. Crococun Zoo

Nature enthusiasts will adore this conservation-minded interactive zoo. You will have the opportunity to take a guided tour that actually walks you amongst the crocodiles. You will also have the chance to closely interact with deer, playful monkeys, beautifully-colored birds, snakes and other animals. There are several animals you will be able to actually hold, touch or feed, and you can expect to see tigers, turtles, a lovely butterfly garden and more.

5. Ziggy Beach

Come spend the day on this gorgeous white-sand beach dotted with beautiful Palm trees. Swim or enjoy seeing all the beautifully colored fish while snorkeling in the perfectly clear water until you are ready to come out and visit the full-service restaurant right on the beach. They are open for every meal and offer wonderful food and drinks. If you choose to hang out in one of the many available hammocks or lounge chairs on the beach, an English-speaking waiter will be happy to bring you a chilled drink in a coconut or any of a wide assortment of cocktails for you to sip on while you relax.

These are just a very few of the many wonderful attractions for you to enjoy when you choose to visit Riviera Maya. Once you have spent some time at this beautiful location, you will want to visit again and again. More suggestions of amazing activities and tours can be found on the Mexican Tourism Board’s official site.

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