Yucatàn: the Maya – the Whale Shark
On the southwestern coast of Yucatàn is the Riviera Maya, which while being an integral part of Mexico, has maintained its specific identity with respect to the rest of the nation. The people of Yucatan are particularly proud of this and for their Mayan 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 imposing buildings the Mayans have left us and that are of great interest. But beyond that, what the peninsula has to offer can meet the expectations of every eager traveler to feel 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, which can also be practiced in the Cenotes, karst “Sinkholes” typical of the Yucatàn peninsula. In order to preserve the uncontaminated nature of some areas of the Yucatan Peninsula, Five “Biosphere Reserves” have been created, one of which lies right along the Riviera Maya, which hosts countless animal species. From wild felines such as jaguar, puma and ocelot to screaming monkeys and spider monkeys, and then tapers, deer and bats. For birdwatching enthusiasts, the reserves are either seasoned or seasonally visited by hundreds of species of birds including American stork, which you can admire in the Sian Ka’an Reserve. In short, wonderful Yucatan! Enjoy your trip!