Tourists regularly flock to Mexico to explore the widespread range of impressive attractions. For many visiting tourists the hot Mexican weather, stunning white sandy beaches and extensive all inclusive resorts are reason enough to start packing their bags and heading straight out to enjoy their relaxing holidays.
However, when you consider the ancient Mayan architecture, the lush eco-parks, the second largest barrier reef in the world and the impressive preserved areas of natural beauty, then you can begin to build a picture of the scope and range of potential activities on offer.
The availability of nearby tourist attractions is a key factor in the rising popularity of the Mayan Riviera. Many resorts in this region include an impressive range of onsite activities, however it is definitely worth exploring some of the nearby amenities too.
If you're staying in Tulum or Akumal you can book coach trips to the local sightseeing hot-spots. The Mayan ruins of Tulum, Gran Cenote caves and the stalactites and stalagmites at Rio Secreto are all great places to start.
Playa del Carmen is home to a variety of popular locations, with a wide selection of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops to keep you busy on your Mexico vacation. There is generally a good balance between traditional elements and the modern tourist orientated areas. If you have tried all of the a la carte restaurants at you resort then you man enjoy exploring some of the local establishments. You can find a varied selection of mouth watering Mexican food dishes and international cuisine combinations.
The following package tours include a snapshot
of the varied tourist attractions in Mexico;
Whale Shark - Snorkel Adventure
In this exciting expedition, you can get the opportunity to snorkel alongside the impressive Whale Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Experienced guides are with you every step of the way. This tour is for small groups with a maximum of ten people, so you get the time to really appreciate the experience.
Cozumel Scuba Diving Day Trip
You can find an array of fantastic diving locations along the coastline of the island of Cozumel. This trip offers certified divers the chance to vist the popular diving destinations of Palancar Gardens, La Herradura and the Santa Rosa Wall. Refreshments, diving equipment and transportation are included.
Small-Group Day Tour in Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is a spectacular archeological site and one of the most famous historical attractions in the world. You can enjoy the advantage of being shown around the key areas of the famous Mayan site by a local expert in a small and exclusive group.
Sian Ka'an Adventure Tour
The tour offers a great opportunity to explore the lush jungle landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Sian Ka'an Reserve. During the day you can enjoy a boat ride through the wetlands, swim through the freshwater channel and snorkel at the Cenote Escondido.
Isla Mujeres Trimaran Cruise
This luxurious cruise takes you on a journey to the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres. You can relax and soak up the sun in the mesmerising Caribbean atmosphere setting. You can also enjoy a range of aquatic activities and there is plenty of time to swim and snorkel during the tour.
There really is something for everyone to enjoy on a Riviera Maya vacation. You can keep the whole family entertained regardless of their age, as you explore the exciting list of excursion possibilities.
You could explore popular attractions in Cancun or take a trip to the beautiful island of Cozumel. Many tourists enjoy the enchanting experience of swimming with dolphins. You could also discover varied species and unique varieties of wildlife as you explore the range of biodiversity in the extensive eco-parks.
The fascinating historical traditions in the country can provide another source for vacation activities. You may enjoy celebrating some of the colourful Mexican festivals or even take the opportunity to discover more about the unparalleled Christmas traditions.
With so many tourist attractions to choose from, your hardest decision will be choosing which activities to do and which places to visit. Of course if you miss any out, there is always next year...