The Riviera Maya

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  • 1. Cobá Ruins

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Mayan for "water stirred by the wind," Cobá flourished from AD 800 to 1100, with a population of as many as 55,000. Now it stands in solitude...Read More

  • 2. Sian Ka'an

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    One of the last undeveloped stretches of coastline in North America, Sian Ka'an was declared a wildlife preserve in 1986, and a UNESCO World...Read More

  • 3. Tulum Ruins

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Tulum is one of the few Mayan cities known to have been inhabited when the conquistadors arrived in 1518. In the 16th century it was a trade...Read More

  • 4. Chacchoben

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Excavated in 2005, Chacchoben (pronounced cha -cho-ben) is an ancient city that was a contemporary of Kohunlich and the most important trading...Read More

  • 5. Dzibanché

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The alliance between sister cities Dzibanché and Kinichná was thought to have made them the most powerful cities in southern Quintana Roo during...Read More

  • 6. Kinichná

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    After you see Dzibanché, make your way back to the fork in the road and head to Kinichná ("House of the Sun," pronounced kin-itch- na ). At...Read More

  • 7. Kohunlich

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Kohunlich (pronounced ko -hoon-lich) is renowned for the giant stucco masks on its principal pyramid, the Edificio de los Mascarones (Mask...Read More

  • 8. Muyil

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This photogenic archaeological site at the northern end of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve is underrated. Once known as Chunyaxché, it's now...Read More

  • 9. Oxtankah

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The small ruins at Oxtankah are worth a visit if you're in the Chetumal area. Named for the Ramon trees ("ox" in Mayan) that populate the grounds...Read More

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