Without a doubt, two of the best tourist destinations in the world, Cancun and the Riviera Maya, so making the decision of which destination to visit can be a bit complicated.
Separated by only one hour of travel, each place has its own characteristics, forms of entertainment and natural beauties to know. On the one hand, Cancun is one of the favorite destinations for North American, European and even Latin American tourists.
An area that is characterized by its hotels close to the sea and all activities related to this type of activities, restaurants, discotheques, shops and shopping malls.
The Riviera Maya has a lot of historical places where you can learn more about the culture of the country and be in direct contact with nature. If you decide to make a trip to Mexico, these mandatory stops offer the tourist a lot of options to enjoy, if this is the case, we enclose a list with the best places you should not miss in your next vacation.
The Market 28
Possibly one of the best places not to miss in Cancun. An impressive market in which you can find a wide variety of items, souvenirs, crafts and more. There are also many restaurants to give you the opportunity to try traditional Mexican food, although they also offer international food. In the place, you can find offices for your emergency procedures, such as banks, in addition to pharmacies, supermarkets and Internet cafes.
A mandatory stop if you visit Cancun and Riviera Maya as it is one of the most famous places in Mexico. Full of monuments and symbols that characterize and represent the city. It is considered as a World Heritage Site and in the place, you can find the Pyramid of Kukulkan, recognized worldwide as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
It’s an area of high affluence tourism where you can learn about the history and legends of the country. If you go around the place, don’t forget to include in your visit places like the Sacred Cenote, the Temple of a Thousand Columns, the Pyramid and the Caracol Observatory.
This place is a national park that has a lot of activities for both adults and children. You can narrate in its underground waters, take walks along the different trails, observe the butterfly farm up close and get to know a lot of the flora and fauna of the place. In the park you can visit different Mexican historical places such as the Museum of Mexican Popular Art and the Chapel of Guadalupe, in addition to enjoying shows with pre-Hispanic music and dances.
A heavenly island located in the Caribbean, in Riviera Maya. A tourist destination that attracts hundreds of cruises every year. Don’t miss a visit to the world’s most famous reef where you can snorkel, visit the white sand beaches or just relax during your visit. It is a fairly small island so the tour can be done in a day. You can visit some of its villages where you will find souvenir shops, night activities, delicious restaurants and huge murals that have been painted by international artists.
Playa del Carmen
A spectacular place and one of the main tourist places located in the Riviera Maya that we are sure you will love. Its white sands and clean blue waters will transport you to a world of relaxation, sun and sand. Here you will be able to practice a series of water sports, get to know the Mayan coral reef, go to different souvenir stores, visit delicious restaurants, attend concerts or simply enjoy the day on the beach; and of course, visit the “Quinta Avenida”, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico.
This is undoubtedly the party capital of Cancun, an incredible nightclub with a capacity of up to 1500 people in one night. In this place you can enjoy the Mexican atmosphere with music and bars and spend the best time of your life with contagious music that includes almost all genres, plus live shows with bands and DJ´s famous.
Extreme Adventure Ecological Park
An excursion that combines a series of different activities ranging from walks along the forest, zip lines that will allow you to have an excellent view of the place, tours in cars and motorcycles, and visits to the cenote where you can admire the underground pools that are part of an amazing cave system, in addition to being able to purchase beautiful souvenirs.
Río Secreto Natural Reserve
Located on the outside of Cancun, is located this tourist attraction where you can swim in the most impressive underground caves of Mexico and the natural wonders of Yucatan. You will also be able to observe and get to know the different formations in the caves that have a crystal-like appearance, in addition to the turquoise water. The tours in the place are in charge of a tourist guide who will provide you with helmets, special suits, life jackets and adequate footwear, everything necessary to make your experience in the Reserve unforgettable.
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