The Mexican Caribbean is full of many places that interest you, many beaches where you have to swim and a few cenotes that you have to discover. Without a doubt, the Riviera Maya is the paradise on earth that you have to visit at least once in your life.
Visit Coba Ruins
Coba ruins are one of the most relevant places you can visit from Cancun and one of the best excursions in Riviera Maya.
This vast Mayan archaeological site of more than 80 square kilometers and with more than six thousand structures buried in the jungle of which only 11% have been unearthed, is a true wonder.
To tour this site, you can rent a bike at the entrance and reach the impressive pyramid Nohuch Mul, the highest in the Yucatan Peninsula, with 42 meters high, from where you will have incredible views of the ruins and the jungle.
Another advantage of these ruins is that there are far fewer tourists than in Chichen Itza and Tulum because it is not as promoted and known, plus the structures are less restored, giving it a more magical and authentic aura.
Practice Diving or snorkeling
Scuba diving on the second largest barrier reef in the world, which stretches for 1,000 kilometers in front of the Riviera Maya, is another must-do in Cancun.
Diving or snorkeling in the crystal clear, shallow waters of this coral reef barrier that begins at Contoy Island will allow you to see an infinite number of fishes, turtles, and mollusks of all kinds.
Besides Isla Contoy, other of the best areas for diving near Cancun are Islas Mujeres, Punta Nizuc, Isla Cozumel, and the Machines area.
Another fantastic site that can only be seen by snorkeling or diving is the Underwater Art Museum located near Islas Mujeres, where there are more than 530 underwater sculptures.car
Disconnect from the world at Holbox Island.
Along the white sand beaches, swimming in the clear turquoise waters, tasting the delicious tacos and lobster pizza, seeing the town’s murals, spending hours reading while lying in a hammock, are just some of the best things to see and do in Holbox.
You can reach all these places on the island on foot. Although it is advisable if it is very hot, rent a Cancun car rental by city car rental, or to get here quickly, you can get a Transportation from Cancun airport by etransfers.
The best time to go to Holbox, as long as there is not the annoying sargassum, is between May and September when you can see the nesting of the turtles on its beaches, the whale shark, and the luminous plankton. Remember that if you want to do any activity with these animals, it is very important to do it with a company that is active with Responsible Tourism.
You can not miss one of the most incredible adventures of your life if you visit Riviera Maya, remember that this site also always has something new for anyone who wants to spend a good time around a delicious tropical environment.