The Riviera Maya

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  • 1. Aktun-Chen

    Cave

    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. Nacional Beach Club

    Beach–Sight

    Many travelers stumble on this colorful beach club and end up staying past sunset. For just M$135, you get a beach chair, umbrella, and access...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. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Xcaret

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Among the most popular attractions are the Paradise River raft tour that takes you on a winding, watery journey through the jungle; the Butterfly...Read More

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  • 8. Xplor

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Designed for thrill-seekers, this 125-acre park features underground rafting in stalactite-studded water caves and cenotes. Swim in a stalactite...Read More

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