Here’s our monthly 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 Cancun and the Riviera Maya?
Clear fall and winter skies mean spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico on the island of Holbox. During a boat trip through Yalahau lagoon, visitors will see flamingos, different species of herons and egrets and migratory birds ranging from white pelicans to ducks, waders, songbirds and even the ruby throated hummingbird.
This coral atoll off the coast of southern Quintana Roo is an incredible experience for advanced scuba divers. The spectacular reefs are rich in marine life and there are more than 70 shipwrecks, the remains of vessels that foundered on the corals over the centuries.
Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
Just a 20-minute boat ride away from Cancun, Isla Mujeres boasts several beautiful beaches but the jewel in the crown is Playa Norte. This swathe of white sand bathed by impossibly turquoise waters is a magnet for sun lovers who while away the hours on sun beds or at bars under the palm trees. Go snorkeling, watch the yachts sail past and stay on for the sunset.
A day of swimming and snorkeling in some of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful cenotes at Dos Ojos. With an expert guide, certified cave divers can also explore flooded caves that are the beginning of one of the world’s longest underground rivers.