Mayan Riviera

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 Exploring Mayan Riviera

Home to ancient Mayan ruins, the world’s second-largest coral reef, pristine ecological reserves and more than 100 miles of white-sand beaches, the Mayan Riviera is a renowned tropical paradise that has become the country’s top vacation destination.

Once the bustling commercial and religious center of the Mayans, the area is now home to myriad luxury resorts and tourist attractions. Whether you want to be in the middle of the action or far removed from the tourist crowds in a secluded beachside villa, the selection of Mayan Riviera villas can satisfy your desires. Luxury travelers can enjoy top-rated tourist amenities and explore eco-tourism options.

The Mayan Riviera runs along the Caribbean coastline of Quintana Roo, starting 20 miles south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos and going all the way down to Punta Allen. Punta Allen is a quaint fishing village located in the Sian Ka’an Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Mexico.

You will find several LaCURE Mayan Riviera villas in the Reserve, a gorgeous area that boasts 2,500 square miles of pristine natural scenery. It is home to mangroves, lagoons, unexcavated Mayan ruins and canals. Guests at Mayan Riviera villas can venture into the depths of the wild with conservation groups to learn about the exotic flora and fauna in the area, or simply choose to relax within the confines of their charming vacation rentals.

Other natural reserves and eco-parks in the Mayan Riviera include Xel-Ha Park, XCaret Eco Theme Park, Aktun Chen and Xaman Ha Aviary. Adventure-seekers and families will enjoy hiking, snorkeling and exploring ruins in these beautiful ecological reserves.

Once a quiet fishing village, Playa del Carmen is now the most bustling area in the Mayan Riviera. But it is still small enough to get around by foot. The beach is stunning but the best part of staying at Playa del Carmen villa rentals is being close to the many restaurants, nightclubs and shopping venues. Head into town to enjoy fine dining and dancing only to return to your quiet, secluded retreat to unwind in true luxury and style.

Tulum is another destination in the Mayan Riviera that shouldn’t be missed. It was once a bustling port for the Mayans and features ancient ruins perched atop seaside cliffs. Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico and is located a ferry ride away from Playa del Carmen. With crystal waters that have a visibility of up to 200 feet, Cozumel boasts excellent scuba diving and snorkeling.

Savor the stunning natural scenery of the Mayan Riviera at your luxury villa. The pristine beaches are literally your doorstep. Even if you don’t feel like exploring the area’s ecological diversity, you can cocoon in your paradise within a paradise.

 Tips For Visiting
  • Miles of sugar white sandy beaches edge a spectacular turquoise and emerald sea
  • See the carving of an ancient astronaut at the dramatic beachside Mayan ruin of Tulum
  • Explore the incredible pyramids and ruins of haunting Chitzen Itza
  • Ceviche or fresh grilled fish perfectly complimented by a chilled wine or local beer
  • LaCure villas are fully staffed and offer an idyllic retreat from sun and sand