The best of the Mexican Caribbean

Millenniums ago, the Maya created a civilization now considered one of the most important in the ancient world. They built immense cities, temples and pyramids and made breakthroughs in the arts and sciences that placed the leagues ahead of their contemporaries.

The areas they reined –collectivity known as the Mundo Maya, or Mayan World- include the five Mexican states (Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Chiapas, Tabasco y Campeche) at the southeast of the country, as well as the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.

Our three favorites are Cancun, Cozumel and Tulum all of them located in Quintana Roo state. They have an average of 200 sunny days a year, with daytime temperatures of about 80 F°, the rainy season is during the late fall and winter months.

Here we show a couple of ideas to consider and be prepared to have fun.

Cancun draws travelers with its crystal-clear waters and shimmering white sand, as well as all kind of ways to have fun like restaurants, shops, aquatic sports, nightlife, and of course archaeological sites nearby. You may take a one day tour; however, if you do not know what the best option to choose the Concierge will be happy to help you.

Chichen Itzá is a large Mayan archaeological site and one of the most notable and recognized landmarks on the Yucatan peninsula. The site itself was originally a main hub of Mayan civilization and has since named a UNESCO World heritage site. The focal point of the ruins is the pyramid-like El Castillo that once used by Mayans as a temple to the god Kukulkán.

To get the best pictures of the one of the new Seven Wonders of the World we suggest you to visit the site in the early morning and please be advised of bringing water, bug repellent and wearing appropriate footwear, a hat and your favorite sun glasses.

Isla Mujeres is just six miles from Cancun and around 20 minute by ferry. Scuba divers find it like one of the area´s main attractions to explore Garrafon Reef Park that features a shallow coral reef and taste a grilled-fish on the beach.

Cozumel is ones of Mexico´s largest islands are 20 kilometers off the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is home to the world´s second-larger coral reef.

Some of the island attractions include Chankanaab Park a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling or the beachside wildlife park Punta Sur, which offers snorkeling and marine turtle observation. San Gervasio, is a small archaeological site and excellent for bird watching.

Tulum located south of Cancun on Mexico´s Riviera Maya on the Yucatan peninsula. It is just an hour south of Cancun and has established as the best place for those who want to enjoy of an eco –friendly vacation. We suggest you to rent a bike for an easy transportation and enjoy an amazing coastline adventure.  All beaches near Tulum and all along Yucatan´s east coasts are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  The white and soft sand is perfect for walking, yoga, or horseback ride –even a morning run.

Cenote snorkeling is so popular in Tulum, but what a Cenote is? Cenotes (pronounced sen-O-tays) are natural sinkholes, simply collapsed underground limestone caves and very common in this area of Mexico. Gran Cenote, Calaveras and Carwash are some of the most well known

The Mayan ruins of Tulum are worth the better part of the day, because this archaeological site is the only seaside settlement established by the Mayans it is also one of the best beaches in Tulum. Indeed these ruins are situated right on the edge of cliffs offering a spectacular and unforgettable view of the Caribbean Sea.

For night owls Tulum has plenty of options of night life; whether you’re a fan of live music, beachside DJ sets or Caribbean salsa rhythms.

There are other beautiful options to well worth visit like the Sian Ka´an Biosphere Park, Xcaret,  Xel-Ha Park,  Parque Ecológico & Cenotes Labna-Ha (Mayan Magic World) where you can go swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and more.

The Mexican Caribbean is waiting for you.