Have you thought about traveling to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, but you’re unsure of how to spend your time there? While you can stay cooped up in a resort during your whole visit, this is no way to create an unforgettable experience. Resorts may be entertaining at first, but they are nothing compared to the wonders and natural beauty found off resort property. So, to help you make the most out of your trip to the Riviera Maya, here is a list of some locations that’ll undoubtedly create memories that you'll cherish for many years to come.
The Underwater Museum
Buried beneath the waves in the Riviera Maya is a collection of over 400 life-like statues. This sunken museum can be best viewed through a scuba mask, and it is certainly a view you won’t forget. These sculptures act like a human-made reef, which was initially created by a group of artists who hoped to inspire the protection of the local sea-life. Whether you’ve never put on a scuba mask, or are something of an expert, anyone can dive down to this spectacular and unforgettable sight.
Visit the Mayan Underworld
While this may seem unsettling at first, the vast network of caves near Rio Secreto is a sight to behold. The caves are carved by a complex system of underground rivers, which wind through the bedrock for miles. Keep in mind, this adventure is not for the faint of heart, as it includes plenty of tight spaces, hiking, and time spent in places that are cold, dark and wet. Although, if you’re up to the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with a memorable sight of a beautifully submerged world far and away from anything you could have ever imagined.
Explore the Mayan Ruins of Coba
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in an archeological site before a dig, the ancient Mayan city of Coba may be the next best thing. Coba is an overgrown ancient ruin, located near four natural lakes. Jungle and Mayan architecture are contrasted side by side creating a sight that can’t be found at other ancient Mayan cities like Tulum and Chichen Itza. Visitors can even snorkel in the turquoise-tinted waters of the four natural lakes and be blown away by the abundance of life nestled below.
Creating Your Own Unforgettable Experience
There are plenty of wondrous sights to be had in The Riviera Maya, all you must do is be willing to look for them. While you can stay on the beaten path of your resort, you can create your own unforgettable experience by taking a chance and exploring all the gorgeous natural landscape The Riviera Maya has to offer.
I would love to help you plan your trip to the Riviera Maya. There are many All-Inclusive resorts that you can visit that will also allow you to explore outside the resort. I can help you find one that meets your needs for a perfect vacation.