With the Easter vacation season arriving and summer just around the corner, last-minute bookings to the Riviera Maya are seeing a huge boost.
Families, couples, and young groups of friends are working hard to balance the logistics of getting time off work and finding a super last-minute deal.
And it’s no surprise that this area gets so popular around this time of year. But for the uninitiated, this is why the Riviera Maya is so popular this time of year with last-minute vacation hunters.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful the views are, or how great the weather is, if the resort options available to travelers aren’t up to scratch, they’ll find somewhere that does fit the bill.
Well in the Riviera Maya, this is far from being an issue. The fantastic destinations that make up this beautiful part of the world include everything south of Cancun, including:
- Puerto Morelos
- Playa Del Carmen
- Puerto Aventuras
Each one of these destinations is in direct competition with the others for the custom of the millions of tourists who visit each year.
And because of this healthy competition, the resorts are constantly trying to outdo their rivals. From in-resort amenities such as wellness spas and kids clubs to the amazing range of local and international cuisine prepared by world-class chefs.
Each year the experience improves in these resorts, with the winner always being the lucky tourists who get to spend their vacation here.
Time Travel Through History
While many of the destinations in the Riviera Maya are recent constructions or are built on top of once-sleepy villages, the area is home to a history that rivals that of the European continent.
For example, Tulum’s stunning Maya ruins, perched on a clifftop overlooking the coast, make for a breathtaking step into the past.
The Mayan people have lived here in some form since 564 AD, predating the age of the Vikings in Europe. And their power in the area only grew with the height of civilization here arriving in the 1200s.
And in turn, the power they wielded led to these amazing ruins which have withstood the test of time. Each step through these ruins is tracing the steps of the once powerful people of the Mayan Empire.
For any travelers set on experiencing this amazing sight, it’s advised to arrive before 11 am to avoid the larger tour groups arriving from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.
Furthermore, don’t forget a bathing suit to enjoy the beautifully clean and inviting water below the ruins; swimming with ancient Maya ruins as a backdrop is an awesome vacation experience!
A beach vacation is only as good as the beaches on offer. And in that respect, the Riviera Maya makes their Caribbean competition look like Coney Island.
The beaches themselves have the perfect make-up of clean, white sand and crystal-clear water. And the sheer number of them as well as the nicely spaced-out resorts, means there’s always room to lay down a towel and soak up the sun.
But it isn’t just the eastward view of the Caribbean Sea that travelers love. Much of the coastline has a stunning backdrop of palm trees and the Yucatan jungle. Adding a beautiful dynamic between the resorts and nature.
Adventures For Every Taste
Adventure comes in many forms; for some, it’s snorkeling in the clear Caribbean Sea and experiencing the incredibly diverse marine life and coral formations. For others, it’s swimming in the huge variety of cenotes after a heart-pounding jungle ATV tour.
And the adventure isn’t only for adults. Children get to experience their fair share in a safe setting. The tree-top ziplining tours are especially popular with families.
Additionally, the super-popular Crococun adventure zoo, where children get to handle many exotic animals such as iguanas, spider monkeys, parrots, and even the surprisingly cute baby crocodiles (who are perfectly harmless at this size), means kids will be the envy of their classmates when the school year resumes.
The Riviera Maya Is For Everyone
It’s impossible to cover the wealth of reasons to visit the Riviera Maya without committing to writing a 2000-page book on the topic. There isn’t a single type of traveler who won’t find something for them in the Riviera Maya.
And it’s this incredible vacation diversity that makes the areas so outstandingly popular. From families to eco-tourists, the Riviera Maya has got you covered.
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