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4 Top Rated Mexican Caribbean Hiking Trails Under 6 Miles

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Aside from pristine white sand beaches and some of the best all inclusive resorts in the world, The Mexican Caribbean is home to so many incredible little trails to explore. From quick and easy trails all the way to expert level trails where you should probably bring an experienced guide with you – there is something for everyone! Today we will share with you 4 Mexican Caribbean trails top rated by travelers that are under 6 miles long, keeping them generally quick and easy!

The Walled City

Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, ‘The Walled City’ is a heavily trafficked loop that gives hikers a little taste of what a pre-Columbian Mayan city was like. This specific one served as a major port for the ancient city of Coba and to date is one of the best preserved costal Mayan sites. See Map and other info here.

Area: Tulum
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Distance: 0.80 miles
Elevation Gain: 26m
Trail Type: Loop

Akumal Beach

The name ‘Akumal’ means ‘place of the turtles’ and this tropical paradise has been a home for turtles for as long as as this place has existed. If you see any mounds of sand while wandering on this beach trail, please don’t trample them – it could be a turtle nest! The Akumal beach out and back trail is perfect for your morning walk or run, but nothing is stopping you from bringing your snorkel gear and taking a quick dip into the crystalline waters.
*Note: Check out a neat beach cam here.

Area: Tulum
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Distance: 2.79 miles
Elevation Gain: 13m
Trail Type: Out and back

Cancun’s Hotel Zone

Not only is this trail lightly bustling and beautiful, but its also pretty accessible for everyone. It’s wheelchair friendly, dogs are allowed and there are bike tours available to kick your trail adventure up a notch.
*Note: Paved, stroller & wheel chair ready

Area: Cancun
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Distance: 3.60 miles
Elevation Gain: 49m
Trail Type: Out and back

Botanical Garden Trail

This beautiful lush garden loop is considered a beginners level loop that is short, sweet and incredibly beautiful. For your 1.11 mile hike you’ll be surrounded by tons of tropical plants, cacti and possibly even some birds for a little birdwatching!

Area: Near Cancun
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Distance: 1.11 miles
Elevation Gain: 72m
Trail Type: Loop

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