The largest tourist destination in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and
home to the main airport serving the entire Riviera Maya. Highlights are beautiful beaches and nightlife.
Where is Isla
A small, quaint, island located only 4 miles (6.4 km) offshore
Where is the Riviera
Beginning south of Cancun and running for nearly 75 miles (121 km)
along the Caribbean coast, this is where you'll find some of the areas most beautiful beaches
Northern point (Moon Palace
Southern point (Sian Ka'an
This is also the location of resort cities like,
Puerto Morelos, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, and Tulum.
Where is Cozumel?
This island, located 11 miles (17 km) from Playa del Carmen on the
mainland is a popular cruise ship port and famous for excellent scuba diving.
Where is Playa del
A beachfront city located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, it has
become a major tourist destination that rivals Cancun. The beautiful beaches are all easily accessible to the public and lined with beach clubs.
The final tourist destination in the Riviera Maya is made up of
three parts: The Mayan ruins, the beachfront resort area, and Tulum city, located 2 miles (3.2 km) inland.
The history of Mexico is told in its streets, and plazas, and along country roads; is made manifest in magnificent stone palaces and cobblestone paths. Visitors in search of Mexican history’s
traces favor a number of cities, but it might be the case that the “classics” are still the top—those cities that never fall out of fashion, like Guanajuato and Zacatecas in the Bajío region, or
marvelous Campeche on the Yucatán Peninsula.
Time cannot diminish what remains of Mexico’s ancient pre-Hispanic civilizations, whose cultural splendors continue to astonish visitors at cities and pyramids that rise from even the most
impenetrable jungles. The Yucatán receives the greatest numbers of visitors to archaeological sites, but ruins are found throughout Mexico.
Great metropolises are always chic: their buildings bear the marks of past glories at the same time the city continues to create and build, a testimony to the passage of time. Cities such as
Morelia, Puebla and Querétaro reflect the splendor of their past in façades, walls and towers. Yet contemporary architecture also finds its place within these imposing cities.
The art of Mexico has come to enjoy international renown, above all because of works by twentieth-century artists who exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. It still appeals to
connoisseurs who appreciate the unique aesthetic of a nation that uses creativity and aesthetic innovation to define and reinvent itself.
The whole world has come to know Mexico through textures and palettes that demonstrate its creativity and joy: artisanal crafts bearing brightly colored mosaics or complex weaves that are
converted into breathtaking utilitarian or decorative objects. Over the years, the styles associated with this work have been transformed into fashions of the highest quality and refinement.
The history of Mexican music is as extensive as the history of the nation itself. You’ll frequently see dancers observing traditions from different pre-Hispanic cultures, or hear varied regions’
signature rhythms, each with its own distinct style. Yet you’ll also hear new musical themes that never lose sight of their Mexican roots.
Mexico is full of museums dedicated to the preservation of its art and history, above all in Mexico City, whose neighborhoods contain innumerable spaces given over to showcasing the nation’s
heritage. But don’t discount museums in other cities, either: they feature everything from the ruins of millennia-old cultures to works from the world’s most impressive painters.
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