Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen

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Riviera Maya spreads throughout the exotic Yucatan coast, encompassing the most important historical and archeological sites of the ancient Mayas. Providing many diverse activities for everyone's taste, the district treats tourists to local or gourmet cuisine, relaxing spa massages, hikes through jungles, and tunnels of mangroves and natural pits to swim in. Scuba divers will find satisfaction exploring the second longest reef in the world-- the Belize Barrier Reef, and don't miss the Ancient Mayan ruins and pyramids. Work out when and for how long to visit Riviera Maya and other Playa del Carmen attractions using our handy Playa del Carmen trip planner .
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  • A wonderful beach, golden sand, perfectly crystalline and warm water. A calm place ideal for relaxation. In the evenings, clubs and restaurants will not let you get bored.  more »
  • I did not know if staying in Cancun or Playa del Carmen chose is last for the good comments. Cancun hotel is, beach and pool because everything is far away, the same urban distribution as Miami, instead Playa del Carmen is much more welcoming, pleasant with good atmosphere and music, closer to thematic, more warm and welcoming as Latin city parks
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  • Here you will find the largest and most beautiful beaches of all Mexico. The white sand is original, reef and is why we ever warmer. The riviera is caressed by turquoise waters of the Caribbean, although lately more and more polluted by massive amounts of algae. The riviera, you can advance in the North of the Yucatán peninsula and visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, the most impressive of ancient Mayan cities and even experience a bathroom in the cenote Ik Kil. At one time, the riviera, was the home of local fishermen, but unfortunately became mass tourism destination. Too many resort and cement on the beach. Overall, I loved, beautiful nature, great food, special things to see and the kindness of the Mexicans. Shame also here the vendors on the beach!
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