The Riviera Maya

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  • 1. Aktun-Chen


    The name is Mayan for "the cave with cenotes inside," and these amazing underground caverns—estimated to be about 5-million years old—are the...Read More

  • 2. Sian Ka'an


    One of the last undeveloped stretches of coastline in North America, Sian Ka'an was declared a wildlife preserve in 1986, and a UNESCO World...Read More

  • 3. Cenotes Kantún Chi

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This Maya-owned and operated eco-park has cenotes and a few beautiful underground caverns that are great for snorkeling and diving, as well...Read More

  • 4. Croco-Cun Zoo


    The biologists running the Croco-Cun Zoo, an animal farm just north of Puerto Morelos, have collected specimens of many of the reptiles and...Read More

  • 5. Laguna Yal-kú

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Devoted snorkelers may want to follow the unmarked dirt road to Laguna Yal-kú, about 3 km (2 miles) north of Akumal town center. A series of...Read More

  • 6. Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano


    This entrancing folk-art museum is a must for anyone interested in Mexican culture and handicrafts. It's brimming with original works by the...Read More

  • 7. Museo de la Cultura Maya


    Dedicated to the complex world of the Maya, this interactive museum is outstanding. Exhibits in Spanish and English trace Mayan architecture...Read More

  • 8. Xcaret

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Among the most popular attractions are the Paradise River raft tour that takes you on a winding, watery journey through the jungle; the Butterfly...Read More

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  • 9. Xel-Há

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Part of the Xcaret nature-adventure park group, Xel-Há (pronounced shel- hah ) is a natural aquarium made of coves, inlets, and lagoons cut...Read More

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  • 10. Xplor

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Designed for thrill-seekers, this 125-acre park features underground rafting in stalactite-studded water caves and cenotes. Swim in a stalactite...Read More

  • 11. Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    This park holds some of the Yucatán's most spectacular cenotes, made semi-famous by the 2002 IMAX film, Journey into Amazing Caves . You can...Read More

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