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Riviera Maya Travel Guide

Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Felipe Carrillo Puerto—the Costa Maya's first major town—is named for the governor of Yucatán in 1920, who was hailed as a hero after instituting a series of reforms to help the impoverished campesinos (peasants). Most (if any) travelers stop here as a midway point between Tulum and the beaches of Costa Maya. Although the town itself is of the muddy one-horse variety with little

of visitor interest, Chacchoben, a little-explored archaeological site, isn't far.

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