The Maya Riviera is a thin
strip of land along the coast, extending 130 kilometers from Cancun to Tulum,
and is blessed with beautiful beaches, natural parks and tourist
The great Maya coral reef lies off the coast
here, and there are also other attractions such as the natural wells "Cenotes,"
caves, coves and archeological zones.
The majority of the developed areas are located
around Playa del Carmen, the head of the municipal and one of the Mexican cities
with the largest growth rates.
Heading south from Cancun, the most interesting
points along the Riviera are Puerto Morelos, Punta Bete, Playa del Carmen,
Xcaret, Puerto Aventuras, Xpu-Há, Akumal Xel-há and Tulum.
Each one of these locations has its own
particular atmosphere and marketplace, with other attractions to suit all
tastes. Solitude, luxury or the return to nature you've been seeking.
The Riviera Maya is becoming more and more
popular. Over the last few years the number of visitors has increased, as has
the amount of hotel construction. There are great opportunities for investment
in the different tourist centres that stretch the whole length of the coast.
Chinchorro offers another unique experience: it
is a boat cemetery, the leftovers from shipwrecks brought on by the coral reef
throughout the last few centuries, and a magnet to scuba divers who love to
explore the mysterious remains. You can arrive to Banco Chinchorro by a short
boat trip from Mahahual or Xcalak.
Protected by the Great Maya Coral
Reef, the Maya Coast is a great attraction for the world's best scuba
The area still has unexplored coral reefs, but it
is also an Olympus for the lovers of sea fishing, with trips on the high sea in
search of the elusive marlin, along with the capture of tarpon and shad, in the
The marshes of the Maya coast provide refuge
for the wildlife of the area, especially birds such as herons, ibis,
chocolateras and the frigate bird, to mention but a few.