On Wednesday May 4, Dania Vargas Austryjak reporter for Mexico News Network website came up with an article titled “Travel Bucket List: Unique experiences in the Yucatan Peninsula“. She details some of the most interesting places and activities that you cannot miss on your next trip to the Yucatan Peninsula.
Many people go through life gathering photos, websites, Pinterest boards, following travel accounts on Facebook and Instagram, collecting travel guides, maps and everything travel related… And in the end, they don’t fulfill those lifetime dreams of going to the Caribbean Sea, swimming in a cenote or admiring the Mayan city of Chichen Itza.
This year should be different as travel trends dictate 2016 is a year to accomplish those dreamt trips and activities; and if Mexican destinations are in your bucket list, well let me just tell that, some of the most special places can only be found in the Yucatan Peninsula:
Party at the chic and eclectic beach destination that everyone talks about: Playa del Carmen
This destination is one popular place; it attracts thousands of visitors every day for its eclectic and vibrant personality. Here you’ll find numerous hotels, restaurants, shops, nightclubs, and bars; not to mention its gorgeous white sand beaches.
Visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World: Chichén Itzá
A pre-Hispanic city of the Maya civilization nestled in the jungle, right in the heart of the state of Yucatan. It is a magnificent vestige of the greatness that the Maya left as inheritance. Besides it is also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and the only one in North America (because Mexico is part of North America, although many do not know this).
Dive in a sacred Maya deep water sinkhole : Cenote
Cenotes are these unique deep water formations that only exist as such in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Mayas considered these natural pools the entrance to the underworld. But when you are on trip across the Yucatan, these beautiful cristaline waters become the perfect place to freshen up from the warm weather.
Walk around an old Maya city in front of the sea: Tulum
Tulum is an ancient Maya fortress that offers a one-of-a-kind scenario, it is a magnificent work of architecture placed at the top of a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. The best thing to do is to tour the ruins and then take a stroll down the beach and take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Swim and meet fascinating sea turtles in a marine refuge: Akumal
Akumal is a natural wonder where sandy white beaches join calm turquoise waters, which receive every year numerous turtles to lay their eggs. So this is a place where you can swim with turtles in their natural habitat (but please, try not to disturb these animals). Also, this destination recently became a “Shelter for the Protection of Marine Species in the Mexican Caribbean”.
Rest and unwind in one of the most beautiful beaches of the world: Punta Maroma
Named by Discovery Travel & Living as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world; you can relax and enjoy the view, especially if you stay at El Dorado Maroma. Let them take care of you and just focus on having a great time.
Enjoy unforgetable one-of-a-kind experiences in the Yucatan Peninsula, and fulfill some of those dreamt trips and activities that you have been waiting for so long to accomplish; it’s time to travel to Mexico and live the Yucatan Experience.
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