Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Find Your Ultimate Vacation in Riviera Maya Mexico

You’ve been working hard all year and now it’s time to kick back and enjoy that well-deserved vacation. But where should you go?

You want someplace with perfect weather. It also has to have perfect beaches, crystal-clear ocean waters and plenty of opportunities for adventure. And, a lush rainforest wouldn’t hurt. The destination you want is Riviera Maya Mexico.

There are few places on Earth that can boast the perfect blend of all of those things, and the Riviera Maya on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is perhaps the best place in the world to experience the sun, water and exotic landscapes.

When you do journey to Mexico, there are so many things to do it may be hard to decide exactly how to spend your time. Here are five of the most exciting things to do during your Riviera Maya vacation.

Riviera Maya Mexico Vacations
No. 1: If you’re into water sports, there’s no end to available activities in the Riviera Maya. Start off by snorkeling in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. You’ll float past the grand and impressive coral formations and see exotic sea life cavorting in its natural environment.

No. 2: The Riviera Maya region sits above one of the world’s largest underground river systems. Another exciting activity is snorkeling through mysterious underwater caves, underneath awe-inspiring rock formations and into the very heart of the region.

No. 3: Entering underground rivers can be easily done by rappelling into one of the numerous cenotes that can be found in the Riviera Maya. Rappel down the steep side of these naturally occurring sinkholes to enter Mexico’s underground rivers, or just swim in the warm, clear waters found at their base.

No. 4: Mexico’s rainforest is a place of wonder and mystery. Hidden within the lush tropical forest are some of the most magnificent ancient sites the planet has to offer. Journey back in time at one of the Riviera Maya’s many Mayan archeological sites. Chichen Itza and Tulum are among the country’s best preserved and most incredible Mayan sites.

No. 5: Another exciting adventure unique to the Riviera Maya is soaring above the rainforest canopy on a zip line. With a zip line tour, such as those offered by Aventuras Mayas, visitors can speed along high in the air — as high as 60 feet above the rainforest — to get a thrilling and unique view of the world.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Enjoy a Vibrant Vacation In Cancun Mexico

Excursion in Riviera Maya Mexico
Riviera Maya and Cancun are two of Mexico’s most beautiful tourist spots. Their beauty and mystery are a magnet for thousands of tourists from around the globe.

An excursion in Riviera Maya will be one of the memorable vacations you ever take. The region is full of a host of beautiful attractions. There are fantastic white sand beaches, the world’s second-longest coral reef, the mysterious and ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum, the bullfights at the Plaza de Toros in downtown Cancun, kayaking and windsurfing, cruises, Isla Mujeres and snorkeling, and of course, there’s great food.

You can soak in the sun’s rays or explore the mysteries of the ocean while snorkeling. Or if you are more of a creature of the night, wait until the sun goes down and wake up to the beats of the bars, clubs and canteens.

For those who love snorkeling and zip lining, Tulum, Mexico, which is located on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea’s crystal clear water, certainly has a lot to offer. Just don’t overlook its ecstatic nightlife. Dance to your heart’s content to any rhythm you like — from traditional dance, salsa, reggae to the laser-lit dance clubs, the choice is up to you. For a little added spice, try a party boat.

The night has more to offer than just dancing. You can enjoy with all sorts of entertainment in and near Cancun, including jazz concerts that occur throughout the year.

When you are ready to head back into the water, check out Playa del Carmen for some serious snorkeling. There are some world famous dive spots here including Isla Mujeres, Chitales, Manchones, El Bajito and Palancar. All these places are only a short distance away from the town.

For the fishermen, a Playa del Carmen vacation can be a launching point for excellent deep sea fishing. Test your strength and skills by trying to catch fish like bluefin tuna, dorado and marlin.

If you’re ready for an exciting adventure this summer, be sure to plan Cancun tour, Mexico. And to make the most of the vacation, check out Aventuras Mayas for a myriad of exciting adventure packages.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Explore The Majestic Mystery with Aventuras Mayas In Cancun

Mexico, straddling the temperate and tropical zones, is blessed with weather that seems heaven sent. The country is filled with many small sun-kissed towns where can soak in the marvelous beauty of nature, picture perfect sites that you would like to capture forever in your memory alongside the many adventures you’ll have in the region. It simply takes your breath away.

In the enthralling world of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, there are many hidden treasures just waiting to be explored. The Riviera Maya Vacation Package provides the opportunity to experience the Ancient Aztec pyramids, authentic foods, fantastic shopping, vivacious night life and get your fill of adventure.

Playa del Carmen Rappelling & Zip Lining
The Caribbean Sea, with its sky blue waters, exotic marine life, and awe-inspiring coral formations, presents visitors with an abundant and majestic — almost supernatural — ecosystem. The Caribbean offers the thrilling experience of snorkeling. Go beneath of crystal clear water and get a view of flora and fauna. If you are not a diver, no need to worry. There are plenty of dive shops between Cancun and Playa del Carmen to the south and all of them will teach visitors how to dive. Your Playa del Carmen Vacation would be incomplete without a dive in the sea.

A perfect place for a family vacation, Playa del Carmen is also just a short distance from some of North American’s most ancient archaeological sites. In the southern part of the city is Tulum, once a large port city of the Mayan civilization. Long unused as a port, the city draws crowds of tourists. Mayan pyramids and temples inspire awe and wonder in visitors and even after thousands of years, they hold their original grace and mystery.

Here you also get a view of lush rainforest. Make sure to take time to delve into the excitement of the forest canopy or rappel into the heart of a Cenote — a naturally occurring sinkhole that opens into crystal-clear underground rivers — rivers and admire the amazing underground caves. Through rappelling you will get a closer look of nature. Or head into the forest canopy for a ziplining adventure. When you view the world from your lush green perch, all the scenic beauty will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. After you’ve tried out all the adventures the region has to offer, you have the perfect excuse to kick back, relax on the beach and enjoy the tropical breezes with a cold drink in hand.

Cancun, situated on the sandy shores of the Caribbean, gives visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves with every ebb and tide of the sea. Cancun is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a vacation filled with fun and adventure. It is an ultimate destination for all sorts of water sports and unique experiences. Enjoy the turquoise water by swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, windsurfing or kayaking. Aventuras Mayas’s Cancun Vacation Package has all this and more to offer those seeking the perfect Mexican vacation. Your trip to Riviera Maya will leave you with a lifetime’s worth of sweet and thrilling memories that you’ll want to relive every day.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen Vacation Tour

Mexico’s Riviera Maya on the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula has become one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world. Its location on the Caribbean coast puts it in the perfect spot to experience azure seas and warm tropical breezes.

Vacations in Riviera Maya offer the kinds of adventures that will stay with visitors for the rest of their lives.

A Riviera Maya Cancun vacation not only offers easy access to the city’s vibrant nightlife, but it’s a good jumping off point for exciting eco tours that will take you into the heart of one of the world’s largest rainforests or to the many adventures offered by the sea.

Playa del Carmen Rappelling Tour
Scuba Caribbean waters and explores the teeming and exotic marine life that calls the majestic and otherworldly coral formations of the Mesoamerican barrier reef system. If you’re not a scuba diver, there is no need to fret. There are dive shops aplenty between Cancun and Playa del Carmen to the south and all of them willing and more than able to teach visitors to scuba dive.

If you do find yourself visiting Playa del Carmen, there’s plenty to do in and around that city as well.

Besides scuba diving, a Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen vacation also offers opportunities to enjoy some of the region’s most impressive beaches. Also within a short drive of the city you can visit the Aventuras Mayas ecological theme park that, among other adventures, offer chances to swim with the dolphins, snorkel, rappel, zip line and experience many of the region's natural wonders.

Playa del Carmen is also a short drive to some of North America’s oldest archaeological sites. Just to the south of the city is Tulum, a major port city for the Mayan civilization, now lies silent — save for throngs of tourists — as the country’s best-preserved coastal Mayan site.

Visitors only need to head inland to arrive at one of the largest and most magnificent of the Mayan archaeological sites. The step pyramids and temples that dot the site still inspire awe and wonder in visitors even thousands of years after they were last used for their original purpose.

Also inland is the lush rainforest that offers its own adventures. Many tour companies, such as Aventuras Mayas, offer excursions that let visitors experience the thrill of zip lining over the forest canopy or rappelling into the heart of a cenote — a naturally occurring freshwater sinkhole — to wonder at the incredible underground rivers and caves.

And when all of that is done, you can take a relaxing stroll along Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida, or 5th Avenue, and explore its shops and restaurants.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rappelling, Zip Lining Make for a Thrilling Riviera Maya Vacation

For centuries, the jungle has captured our imagination as a world of mystery and adventure. Who hasn’t been thrilled by stories of adventurers braving exotic wildlife in lush rainforests and stumbling upon ancient ruins?

When we think of jungles, many people first think of the dense tropical rainforest of equatorial Africa; however, one of the world’s largest tracts of tropical rainforest stretches from the Yucatan Peninsula down into South America. No Cancun tour would be complete without stepping foot into the majestic rainforest.

Mexico’s portion of the rainforest is dotted with naturally occurring sinkholes called cenotes that serve as a doorway to a vast underground cave system. The ancient Mayans used the groundwater collected in cenotes as sources of potable water.

Today, visitors to Mexico find more adventurous uses for cenotes. Rappelling down the steep sides into the center of the cenote — sometimes 50-100 feet into the Earth — allows visitors to enter an underground world. Snorkeling tours through the caves give visitors an up close look at the awe-inspiring underground formations of the Yucatan’s vast cave system.

Adventurous explorers will also find plenty to do above ground — well above ground.

The uppermost level of the rainforest, the canopy, is its own mysterious world teeming with life. Scientists have estimated that a significant amount of the world’s plant species and a significant amount of the world’s insect species make their home in the rainforest canopy. This is certainly amazing considering rainforests cover a small percentage of the Earth’s surface.

No Riviera Maya vacation would be complete without visiting what naturalist William Beebe described as another continent 200 feet above the ground. What better way to experience it than gliding along zip lines suspended 60 feet above the jungle floor — a unique and exciting vantage point?

Using Riviera Maya’s largest city Cancun as the launch point, visitors can easily access all the rainforest has to offer. Not to mention, Cancun is conveniently located on the sandy shores of the Caribbean, presenting equally thrilling opportunities to experience life under the waves.

Ecotours, such as those offered by companies like Aventuras Mayas, offer a great way to step out of your normal, everyday life and experience adventure in the rainforest and below the ocean waves. There’s no better way to enjoy a well-rounded Riviera Maya Cancun vacation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mexico Ecotourism Adventures Tour

Ecotourism has become increasing popular with travelers worldwide. Today’s emphasis on “going green” and preserving local culture has brought this important aspect of tourism to many travelers around the globe. 

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. Its core principles include building environmental and cultural awareness and respect; minimizing impact; and raising sensitivity to the host country’s environmental and social climate.

Ecotourism is a conscious form of tourism that allows travelers to visit the wilderness, underwater, jungles and other beautiful areas of the globe to experience the wonder and adventure of nature, without having a negative impact on the environment.

This intentional approach to tourism appeals to many conservation-minded vacationers. Ecotourism allows travelers to experience the natural beauty, exotic wildlife and local culture of an area – and also play an active role in preserving the earth’s natural landscapes and habitats.

Riviera Maya Mexico Ecotourism
Mexico ecotourism has become increasing important to the country and its visitors. Mexico’s geography is diverse and features natural beauty from deserts to its tropical rain forests. Attractions such as the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world’s second-largest barrier reef system, highlight the importance of ecotourism in Mexico.

The east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, an area known as the Riviera Maya, is one of the region’s best-suited areas for Mexico ecotourism. Stretching from Cancún in the north to Tulum in the south, this region offers a little bit of everything — from lush tropical rain forests to exquisite snorkeling sites.

The Yucatán Peninsula is home to some of the largest continuous tracts of tropical rain forest in Central America. The forest stretches into Guatemala and also Belize.

This beautiful area of the world is also dotted with cenotes. Cenotes are sinkholes connected to underground rivers and bodies of water. Used in ancient times as a source of potable water, cenotes are now a popular attraction for Caribbean visitors looking for underwater adventure. Rappelling into one of these cenotes opens up an underground world of beauty and adventure. Visitors can snorkel in the vast system of caves and marvel at awe inspiring rock formations.

When in Mexico, don’t pass up the opportunity to witness the beauty of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Snorkeling in the Caribbean provides an amazing opportunity to enjoy exotic marine life, colorful fish and majestic sea turtles.

You can make your visit to Mexico exciting and educational by working with a local ecotour company like Aventuras Maya. This provides a great way to enjoy the adventure of the Riviera Maya in a manner that protects the environment and supports the local community.

Aventuras Mayas offers tours that help visitors to Mexico explore the Caribbean’s natural playgrounds in a way that protects the environment and honors the culture. When you take into account all that Riviera Maya Mexico has to offer, it is clear to see the importance of ecotourism.

Aventuras Maya is a tourism company makes it possible to have an exciting Caribbean vacation while adding value to environment and local community.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snorkeling Zip-lining Adventures in Riviera Maya Mexico

Mexican Riviera Maya
When you think of vacationing in Mexico, people generally think of sandy tropical beaches, lush jungles, stunning Mayan ruins, beautiful reefs and massive caves.  When you finally make the decision to take that once in a lifetime vacation on the Riviera Maya, the opportunities for adventure are boundless.

The Mexican Riviera Maya offers so many activities it may be hard to figure out where to start. Tour companies such as Aventuras Mayas offer several different tour packages that take full advantage of the area around Cancun and other towns along the Mexican Riviera.

Why not start with a Cancun tour?  The city has a well-deserved reputation as a party town and has long been popular with tourists and spring breakers. But the city is also a gateway to the rest of Riviera Maya. Tulum, at the other end of the Mexican Riviera, was once a thriving port for the Mayans until its demise over 500 years ago. The site is now one of the best preserved coastal Maya sites and Mexico’s third most-visited archaeological site. Visitors to Tulum can not only check out ancient temples and ruins, but explore a number of nearby caves and cenotes.

The Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with cenotes, deep sinkholes connected to a vast system of underground caves and rivers. These offer great chances to rappel deep into the heart of the Earth and take in the awe inspiring rock formations while swimming and snorkeling in an underground river. With its ideal location on the Yucatan Peninsula along the Caribbean coast, Riviera Maya offers plenty of opportunities for enthusiastic beach-goers.  For those who want to enter the turquoise waters,rather than just imbibe frozen drinks and soak up the sun, there are underwater adventures galore.

Snorkeling is an exciting way to explore the marvels of an exotic undersea world. Diving brings visitors face to face with the brightly colored fish that inhabit the fascinating and alien world of the coral reef.  If you’d rather spend your time on or above dry land, try zip lining.   When zip lining, you'll speed high above the jungle canopy taking in breathtaking views of one of the most impressive regions of the world.

With the amount of available activities, it won’t be a question of finding things to do on your Riviera Maya vacation but finding the time to fit all of them in.   Aventuras Mayas offers snorkeling, zip lining, rappelling adventures in the Riviera Maya Mexico, Tulum and Cancun. Experience an Mayan Xtreme adventure with Playa del Carmen snorkeling among other exciting adventures.   Ready for an exciting adventure?  Mexico awaits!