Relaxation is always on the top of my list during vacation, but as an avid traveler, sightseeing is equally as important. If you find yourself headed to Riviera Maya, Tulum, Playa del Carmen or even Cancun in the near future, here are the must-see sites that you shouldn’t miss!
1. Chichen ItzaIt may be about a two hour drive from Riviera Maya, but trust me when I say it is well worth it. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Mayan cities.The archaeological site is so large it would take days if not weeks to explore it in it’s entirety. Also it was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!
2. A Cenote.
A cenote is basically a giant sinkhole caused by the crumbling of limestone.The Ik Kil Cenote, or Ikil Cenote, is almost like an underground cave housing a deep well. The water is incredibly cool and refreshing. Swimming there might have been one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced.
3. Akumal Bay.
This was something we planned to do but missed due to that other thing we did on vacation – relaxation. Both locals and travelers alike rave about the reefs and the turtle-spotting! Next time we’re in the area, Akumal will be my priority!
4. A Tequila Tasting! (Yes, this isn’t a site, but it’s still a must-do.)
I’ll be honest, my tequila knowledge was incredibly limited. Outside of the occasional margarita or tequila shot, I knew nothing. Learning more about the tequila-making process was interesting, and tasting the different types made me feel like a downright connoisseur. With our newly found knowledge, I was able to pick out a tequila that I can actually enjoy. If you’re not a Jose Cuervo kind of person, still give it a try. Mexican tequila is quite different from the cheap stuff we’re used to shooting with salt and a lime!