Posted on 06/19/2017
Cancun & Riviera Maya: A Vacation Destination Like No Other
One of Mexico’s most beloved beach destinations, developed exclusively with tourism in mind, the top of the Yucatan Peninsula is perhaps the best example of a crowd-pleasing destination on this side of the Americas. The sun worshipper and water lover; historian and adventurer; spa hopper and wildlife explorer; gourmand and gourmet; families with children in tow, empty nesters, and couples in every stage in this slice of paradise along the Caribbean Sea.
At the heart of the action lies Cancun, a seven-shaped strip of stunning resorts set on 14 miles of bright white, crushed coral beaches, and host to over 3.3 million visitors per year. Divided into the popular and lively Hotel Zone, Downtown Cancun, and the Ecological Reserve, golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, deep sea fishing, and jungle tour opportunities all tempt loungers to leave the sugary sand, no matter in which region they set up their chairs.
To discover all of the Mexican jungle’s ancient secrets, go to Riviera Maya. Known for its 70-mile stretch of postcard-perfect waterfront, this region is also the site of the ruins of Tulum and its eponymous beach, recently rated the best in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report. Equally famous for its cenotes – stunning underground sinkholes filled with crystalline water – as it is for its shoreline, rest and adventure go hand in hand here.
A stone’s throw away from the peaceful resorts that line the Riviera Maya’s shores is the renowned touristic area of Cancun; the colorful villages of Playacar; and, of course, lively Playa del Carmen, where the nightlife keeps visitors on their feet.
Nature-lovers will quickly find what they seek, as well. Xcaret, the massive eco-archeological theme park, is based here and, just south, you’ll find the 1.3 million-acre Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 23 archeological sites. Not to be forgotten are the famous coral reef of Cozumel and Puerto Aventuras marina, popular with fisherman and yachters alike.
With over 40 years of expertise, booking a Travel Impressions’ vacation package to Cancun or Riviera Maya is an excellent choice. Select from a wide selection of hotels, resorts or villas they offer and be sure to add on a few of numerous tours & excursions they provide. As winner of Travel Weekly’s Readers Choice, Best in Sales & Service for twelve years in a row, they’ll work with your travel agent to ensure the entire experience, before, during and after your travels is perfect and create a dream vacation you’ll never forget!