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The Travel Gallery

Some of you still cannot be with us right now but we can bring the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan to you. Here’s our monthly Travel Gallery showcasing some of the region’s many natural and historical attractions. How many have you visited? Which ones would you like to explore on future visits to Royal Resorts?

Cozumel

First brought to international attention by Mexican diver René Cardona and French conservationist and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, the chain of reefs circling Cozumel’s leeward coast offers some of the finest diving in the world. Visibility is as high as 200 feet and the seascapes are breathtaking: towering coral buttresses festooned with sponges and coral gardens teeming with marine life, including 300 species of multicolored fish of all shapes and sizes.

 

Aktun Chen

The Aktun Chen cave system lies in the jungle just south of Akumal. There are spotlights in the three caverns to show the turquoise waters of cenotes and the delicate beauty of the stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones sculpted by water and calcite over millions of years.

 

Mahahual

The gateway to the Gran Costa Maya in southern Quintana Roo, Mahahual is a traditional Mexican Caribbean fishing community that is also the site of a cruise ship terminal. Relax on palm-lined beaches, go snorkeling and if you are a diver book a trip to Banco Chinchorro, a spectacular atoll rich in marine life.

 

Valladolid

An easy one-and-a-half hour drive from Cancun, the colonial town of Valladolid is the perfect spot to spend the day learning about the history and traditions of the Yucatan. Stroll through the center visiting colonial churches and restored casonas (houses). Shop for crafts and sample the local cuisine, visit cenotes, museums and even a distillery making a tequila-like liquor from agave azul.

Thomas More Travel can help you arrange trips to these places and many more during your next Royal Resorts vacation

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