The Riviera Maya

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  • 1. Aktun-Chen


    The name is Mayan for "the cave with cenotes inside," and these amazing underground caverns—estimated to be about 5-million years old—are the...Read More

  • 2. Akumal Bay


    Known for the sea turtles that swim in its waters, Akumal Bay is sheltered by an offshore reef—sadly only about 30% of it is alive. It's best...Read More

  • 3. Budha Gardens Spa


    This small day spa in Akumal offers Swedish massage, reflexology, facials, body scrubs, wraps, manicures, and pedicures. After a day in the...Read More

  • 4. Half Moon Bay


    The crescent bay on the north end of Akumal has shallow waters and almost no current, making it a safe swimming spot for children; the snorkeling...Read More

  • 5. Laguna Yal-kú

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Devoted snorkelers may want to follow the unmarked dirt road to Laguna Yal-kú, about 3 km (2 miles) north of Akumal town center. A series of...Read More

  • 6. X'cacel Beach


    About 10 km (6 miles) south of Akumal, this beach (also written Xca-Cel), has white powdery sand and a nearby cenote that can be accessed through...Read More

  • 7. Xel-Há

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Part of the Xcaret nature-adventure park group, Xel-Há (pronounced shel- hah ) is a natural aquarium made of coves, inlets, and lagoons cut...Read More

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  • Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park

    8. Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    This park holds some of the Yucatán's most spectacular cenotes, made semi-famous by the 2002 IMAX film, Journey into Amazing Caves . You can...Read More

    Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park

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