The Maya coast is a strip of land along the Caribbean littoral running from Punta Herrero to Xcalac, in the south of Quintana Roo, bordering with Belize.
This is a heavenly place where the white sands, the green of the medales and the turquoise blue of the Caribbean fight for the attention of the eye.
The rustic fishing villages of Xcalak and Mahuhual are the
principal destinations of the Maya coast, and the first to feel the
benefit of the low-impact tourist development of the area. These places
have runways, piers, small hotels and cabins. Mahahual also has a
cruise ship terminal.
Some of the other main attractions of the region are the archeological zones of Kohunlich and Dzibanché, along with other towns to the south of Quintana Roo.
And there is more: Banco Chinchorro, which covers an area of almost 800 sq. kms., making it Mexico's largest coral atoll.
This immense underground garden is habited by fish of all shapes, colors and sizes.
This tranquil coral reef provides the base for three small islands,
which are the preferred nesting grounds of the marine birds of the