Riviera Maya Attractions

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Starting just below Cancun, the Riviera Maya stretches down to Tulum, and within this coridor is a wide selection of attractions.  Beaches, of course, are what draws tourists in, but it is the historical and even natural elements that grab hold and show them the heart and soul of the region.


Half Moon Bay Beach

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to choose from in the area. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you should find some appealing options. Just click on each beach name for detailed information about that particular location.

Half Moon Bay Beach: The beach is backed by a number of privately owed condos, but that shouldn't deter guests from planning a day on this beach. The snorkeling is worth a trip, with turtles, barracudas, small fish, and even a shark on occasion.

Another option that beach-goers can consider is Playa Chacal. Chacala is one of the most underdeveloped beaches along the coast. Aside from a resort property, the beach is void of any excess. Visitors who head to this shore are doing so in order to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy a day of seclusion in a tropical paradise.

Puerto Morelos Beach: This beach is located right in the center of town near the Pelicanos Restaurant.

These examples are just a few of what's on the island. To reach our full guide to beaches, go to this article.

Landmark Attractions

Tulum Maya Ruins

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Tulum Maya Ruins. It is located in southern Riviera Maya. The ruins are open to visitors from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Cedam Museum. It is located in Puerto Aventuras, in central Riviera Maya. The Cedam Museum offers paper guides that allow guests to explore the exhibits at the own pace. Visitors will find exhibits detailing the impact that sailing has had for the local and island-wide way of life.

Punta Allen Lighthouse: There is no park surrounding the lighthouse or activities to draw tourists to the area, but it is a nice photo opportunity.

Of course, the area offers some other notable landmarks. To read a more detailed discussion of other interesting landmarks in this area, visit this page.

Natural Attractions

Kantun Chi Eco Park

Visitors who enjoy the natural environment are likely to have a pleasant time visiting Kantun Chi Eco Park. Kantun-Chi is an exotic and relaxing paradise situated in the jungle of the Mayan Riviera. This ecological destination envelops the senses of its visitors with its impressive bodies of water and the soft murmur of its jungle.

Croco Cun Zoo is a second local attraction to consider visiting. For a close encounter with local wildlife, Croco Cun Zoo enables you to interact with the creatures housed on their facility.

Riviera Maya is home to a nice selection of choices too. If you'd like to find out more concerning natural attractions in Riviera Maya, can do so here.


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