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Spectacular Riviera Maya Attractions & Activities

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is near some of the best destinations and attractions in Riviera Maya and Cancún. Travel back in time at the ruins of Tulum. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of a rainforest. Enjoy amazing snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, and other diversions. Your choices are endless, which means that no two vacations will ever be the same.

CULTURE & NATURE

Tres Rios Ecopark
A gorgeous tropical reserve located 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.

Xel-Ha
A freshwater bay that meets the ocean; ideal for snorkeling or diving as many sea creatures make their home in the bay and its tributaries. The area has many, well-trained lifeguards on duty.

Aktun Chen
Beautiful underground dry caves with stalactite and stalagmite formations and a spectacular fresh water cenote. You might even be lucky enough to see spider monkeys. Poisonous and non-poisonous snakes can be seen at the serpentarium. Located in the jungle, between Akumal and Xel-Ha.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Just south of Tulum, the reserve has an abundant amount of flora and fauna and several distinct natural ecosystems. The reserve contains unexcavated Maya ruins, freshwater canals, cenotes, mangroves, lagoons, and inlets. The fishing village of Boca Paila is within the reserve.

Xaman-Ha Aviary
Home to exotic birds such as scarlet macaws, flamingos and herons.

Punta Laguna
Spend time with spider monkeys and howler monkeys in their natural habitat. Trek in the jungle and travel Punta Laguna by boat. Birds, deer, turtles, and crocodiles are among the wildlife to be seen, along with a Mayan ruin site.

Nohoch Jungle Crossing
Snorkel in one of world's largest discovered subterranean river systems. In this ancient natural miracle, you will experience spectacular geological formations and crystal-clear fresh water.

Jardin Botanico del Dr. Alfredo Barrera
Beautiful botanical gardens located a few minutes south of Puerto Morelos. Experience exotic species of tropical fauna, displayed in the natural settings of a rainforest.

The Cedam Maritime Museum
This museum features an interesting display of artifacts and wreckage from shipwrecks along the coastline.

Crococun Crocodile Park and Regional Zoo
Similar to the crocodile parks in Florida, this park and zoo features regional animals and some imported ones. Guides speak English.

Tulum Ruins
Fascinating Mayan ruins and crafts market.

ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

Xcaret
Created to resemble an "Eco Maya" theme park. Attractions include a re-enactment of a traditional Maya ballcourt game, butterfly pavilion, traditional Mexican dance and music, small zoo, and water theme park.

Rancho Loma Bonita
Ride horseback through jungle mangroves, lakes, and the Caribbean Sea. You can also ride a 4-wheeler, snorkel, bicycle, or kayak in and around lagoons, or swim in the pool.

Playa del Carmen
The Mayan Riviera's premier spot for nightlife. There are lots of clubs and restaurants offering an eclectic array of party possibilities.

Tulum Pueblo
The last town before Hwy 307 turns into a desolate jungle road. There is good shopping in Tulum, with prices generally cheaper than in Playa del Carmen.

Hacienda Isabela
A re-creation of a traditional Mexican hacienda. Each Thursday night features a "Mexican Fiesta Show" put on by a troupe of entertainers from Cancun.

 

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