My Mayan Riviera

My Mayan Riviera Trail

The Mayan Rivera has always appealed to me as a travel destination for its beauty and rich Mayan history. History and nightlife is a destination deal breaker for me and this part of the world has made my travel choice very easy. I rarely travel to the same place twice – there are far too many amazing places too see!!!

The Mayan Riviera is a popular tourist spot in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula on the Mexican stretch of the Caribbean sea.

The starting point is Playa Del Carmen and ends in Tulum including all those wonderful little towns in between.

I have travelled throughout most of this area independently and intend to travel the rest…if not in this lifetime then in the afterlife, as the Mayans would say.


From its name, the Mayans settled in this area around the 17th century excelling in the fields of mathematics, writing, engineering and astronomy. And while most people travel here mainly to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful crystal waters, there is a deep history that is a must see for everybody.

The best thing is the proximity of ancient Mayan archeological ruins to the major towns along the coast. Popular ruins such as  Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba can each be visited in a day. Xel-Ha eco park was a great way to refresh, unwind and enjoy the smaller  archeological ruins which was one of the highlights of my trip!

Every city i have travelled to along this beautiful stretch of coast was awesome. Cancun is awesome. Playa del Carmen is awesome, just to name a few.  This is actually jaw-dropping near-disbelief beauty where the earth is showing off at its best.  It really is paradise.

Everyone i have met here were celebrating something big – a honeymoon, a 25th wedding anniversary, a 50th birthday!

This is the place people dream of going, planning for that one special occasion when they can make their dreams come true. And it’s worth every dollar, every airport transit, every sleepless hour getting here. It’s stunning.

Mayan Ruins in Tulum

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