Riviera Maya tours & excursions with water activities
by admin | 26 May, 2016
Riviera Maya is a tourist destination located in Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo, more precisely on the Caribbean Sea, and it extends approximately for 80 miles (130 km). It is Mexico’s most visited area and one of the most popular destinations worldwide. This is due to its natural attributes, like sand, sun and sea, that make this exceptionally great for tourism.
If you are a nature lover and are interested in activities like diving and snorkeling, this is the right place for you. Riviera Maya has reefs that stretch along the coast. This is home to thousands of different fish species, mollusks and other animals, which are part of a large aquatic ecosystem. If you do not know how to dive don’t worry, in most locations you will find instructors to teach you how to do it and then, they will join you on your first dive by these world famous reefs activities.
Alltournative’s Tulum Mayan Jungle with a lot of water activities
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Once there, you’ll be able to visit various locations, which main feature are water activities, the most popular destinations however are: Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun, Coba and Ek Balam. Not in a single one of them won’t you find scuba diving and snorkeling activities, but some of them have innovative proposals we recommend you don’t miss.
Tulum is known worldwide as the Mexican walled city. Its walls were built by the Maya centuries ago, which made this a marine fortress. But it is also well known for the variety in their water activities. The most recommended is the journey through sacred cenotes, which are fresh water wells that were formed in caves due to the erosion of underground water currents. The tour focuses on immersing yourself in these wells where you can find various animals that are part of this beautiful ecosystem.
Some activities in Riviera Maya cenotes
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Also, the dolphin encounter is one of the most appreciated experiences by tourists and in Puerto Aventuras is offered the opportunity to swim, dive and play with these amazing and intelligent aquatic mammals. You can enjoy them in the Marine Research Aquarium, built around the lagoon inhabited by dolphins.
And those are some of the water activities that can be performed on Riviera Maya and the Mexican Caribbean. It is also important to clarify that these can be made both from Cancun and Playa del Carmen, which are two of the busiest destinations of tourists in the Caribbean. And this is because many tour operators offer pick-ups from hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, making it easier to enjoy cenotes, rivers and lakes that can be found in this great tourist area.