Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast

16 July 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Xcaret Eco Park © Karla Quiñonez/cc-by-sa-3.0

Xcaret Eco Park © Karla Quiñonez/cc-by-sa-3.0

Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is a tourism district following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula. This district historically started at the city of Playa del Carmen and ended at the village of Tulum, although the towns of Puerto Morelos situated to the north and between Playa del Carmen and Cancun as well as the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto situated 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the south of Tulum are both currently being promoted as part of the Riviera Maya tourist corridor.   read more…

Cancún on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico

15 April 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Cancún sign © World Wide Wilson - Britainneedsyou/cc-by-sa-4.0

Cancún sign © World Wide Wilson – Britainneedsyou/cc-by-sa-4.0

Cancún is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is a major world-renowned tourist destination, as well as being the seat of the municipality of Benito Juárez. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. There are two possible translations of Cancún, based on the Mayan pronunciation. The first translation is “nest of snakes or pot.” The second version and less accepted is “place of the gold snake”.   read more…

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