Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions
The Riviera Maya is a long strip of coast that extends along 80 miles of white sandy beaches. It comprises of an area that includes isolated beaches, as well as modern resorts with hotels, condos for rent, villa rentals, marinas, sports facilities and restaurants and the turquoise waters of the Mexico Caribbean Sea.
This area has become a first-class destination for foreign and domestic tourists, who come here for its unique geographic conditions, embracing diverse environments. There are jungles, rivers, subterranean rivers and cenotes to savannas, lakes, lagoons, mangroves, and of course the incomparable turquoise blue sea that turns silver, in the light of the moon. Enjoy the gorgeous soft white sand on the beaches, several of which are still virgin and isolated.
Pyramids, stelae, ball courts, temples and plazas are just some of the vestiges of the great Mayan civilization that have endured throughout the ages and have helped scholars uncover some of the mysteries that still shroud this great civilization. Their legacy is part of the living culture of the modern day Mayan people who still live in the area and appreciate the many customs, traditions, religion, and social structure.