Caribbean Coast Travel Guide
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Fodor's See It Mexico, 3rd Edition
Plan Your Caribbean Coast Vacation
Mexico's Caribbean coastline can be divided into two sections: developed coast and wild coast. The northern stretch from Punta Tanchacté to Punta Allen—the Riviera Maya—has the most sights and accommodations, and includes some of the Yucatán's most beautiful ruins and cenotes. The southern stretch, between Punta Allen and Chetumal, is where civilization thins out. Here in the "Costa Maya" you'll find the most alluring landscapes, including the pristine jungle wilderness of the Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an.
There's a lodging for every taste and budget here, from giant all-inclusive luxury resorts to small family-run cabanas on the beach. Most resorts are in...read more
Restaurants here vary from quirky beachside affairs with outdoor tables and palapas to more-elaborate and sophisticated establishments. Dress is casual...read more
Things To Do in Caribbean Coast
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Visiting Mayan ruins with a Caribbean view: The ruins at Tulum, only an hour south of Playa del Carmen, are a dramatic remnant of a sophisticated... Read more
The stretch from Cancún to Tulum comprises one perfect beach after the next: turquoise waters; sugary sand; tall, skinny palms swaying in the... Read more
Champagne greetings, private butlers, beachfront massages—and that's just to say hello. Even in these belt-tightening times, or perhaps because... Read more
When Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821, there wasn't much for Maya to celebrate. They continued to be treated as second-class, "lower-caste"... Read more
The Mayan culture is the enduring backdrop for Mexico's Caribbean Coast. Archaeologists have divided this civilization, which lasted some 3,000... Read more
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I arrived 3 days before my apartment was available due to a change of plans. I had planned on taking the bus down the coast to Puerto Escondido via Acapulco Read more
My husband and I were in Oaxaca for a week in early March. We are a couple who are 38 and 40 from New York, who love to travel independently. We've only been to Guatemala and Peru previously, Read more
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