Mayan Resorts Along the Riviera Maya
There is a stretch of land along the Yucatan Peninsula that is defined by its pristine beaches and clear warm Caribbean waters. Known as the Riviera Maya you will find a host of Mayan Resorts that offer a variety of vacation packages that will appeal to just about anyone.
This stretch of beach remained a vacation secret for many years and runs from Cancun in the north to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum in the south. In the last decade or so this area has seen an up-swell in tourist activity as more and more people find out what it has to offer.
There is a vast of array of attractions to see and experience here; from modern conveniences to untamed tropical jungles and everything in between. You can stay in modern Mayan Resorts that offer beach activities, spas, snorkeling, gourmet restaurants, exciting night life, world class golf courses and just about anything else you can think to do.
For those interested in exploring the jungle, culture and history of the area there is just as much to choose from. You can visit a multitude of ancient Mayan cities or go on eco-tours at the ecological reserve Sian Kaan. There are also the eco-parks at Xcaret and Xel-Ha that feature water park types of attractions.
The major snorkeling and diving attraction along the Riviera Maya is the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which run from Cancun south towards Guatemala. It is the second longest barrier reef system in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
If you are thinking of vacationing on the Riviera Maya then it is recommended that you consider doing so at one of the many all inclusive Mayan Resorts. It’s hard to beat an all inclusive vacation for the simple fact that everything you want and need at the resort destination is paid for before you ever leave home.
Here are just a few of the more well-known all inclusive Mayan Resorts that you will find along the Yucatan Peninsula.
Riu Palace Riviera Maya Resort – This beautiful resort is located in the Playacar area of the Riviera Maya and is just a mile away from Playa del Carmen. It features leafy landscaped gardens set back from a pristine white sand beach. It features six thematic international restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines. It also family friendly and offers daily kids’ activities.
Hacienda Tres Rios Resort – After a short 45 minute drive from Cancun International Airport you will find yourself in a luxury Mayan Resort surrounded by a 326 acre nature preserve. This world class resort gives its guest all the perks of an all inclusive vacation in a natural setting that allows them the opportunity to experience all that the tropical rainforest has to offer.
Grand Palladium White Sand & Riviera Resort and Spa – This resort is actually part of a larger complex of Mayan Resorts that consists of four 5-star hotels. Built to preserve the natural surroundings this resort blends into its surroundings. It includes six restaurants and 12 bars and all guests have access to the facilities of the other hotels on the property.
Akumal Beach Resort – Akumal is a Mayan word that means “Place of Turtles” and for good reason. With over a mile of white sandy beach this destination offers snorkeling in pristine Caribbean waters with sea turtles. Akumal is smaller than other Mayan Resorts and offers a more laid back and relaxed atmosphere.
The Riviera Maya is truly a world class vacation destination without the world class price. It can be cheaper than many domestic destinations and much more affordable than other Caribbean Islands such as Jamaica or Barbados. Even visitors from Europe find their Euro’s go farther when going on holiday to one of the many Mayan Resorts.