Riviera Maya – white beaches , Mayan ruines and Coral Reef
The Yucatàn Peninsula, on whose southwest coast is located the Riviera Maya, while being an integral part of Mexico, has maintained its specific identity with respect to the rest of the nation. Yucatan people are particularly proud of this and its Maya origin. By the way! The Maya! A constant presence that is felt throughout your stay in this wonderful land. Presence that manifests itself above all in the impressive buildings that the Mayans have left us and which are of great interest. But beyond that, what the peninsula has to offer can meet every traveler’s expectations eager of strong experiences, being amazed by new and exciting situations, to admire the spectacle of a different, lush, mysterious nature, but also why not relax under the palm trees of tropical beaches. The longest coral reef in North America (the second in the world) along the Riviera Maya is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts, activities which, moreover, can also be practiced in the Cenotes, characteristic “swallowed” karstic, typical of the Yucatàn peninsula.
In order to preserve the unspoiled nature of some of the peninsula, five “Biosphere Reserves” have been created, one of which is located right along the Riviera Maya. There are countless species of animals- wild cats such as jaguar, puma and ocelot, screaming monkeys and spider monkeys, then tapers, cervids and bats. For bird-watching enthusiasts, the reserves are permanently inhabited, or seasonally visited, by hundreds of species of birds. Among others is the American stork, which you can admire in the Sian Ka’an Reserve.