. Riviera Maya Vacations
For those still looking for the charm of a bygone century, one of the most beautiful destinations to go to is the Riviera Maya. Going on a trip to the old cities of the Mayans will give you a glimpse of these ancient civilizations. Its capital is Chichen Itza, a great intellectual discovery since this is where Mayan astronomers plotted most of their calendars in their observatory and its also where the grand pyramid and Castillo are found. The only walled city of the Mayan is Tulum which is interestingly overlooking the beach. Other than this, though there are tourist sites and adventure activities that will interest visitors. Xel-Ha is a good place to conquer when youre a nature lover as it has many coves, lagoons and caves in its premises while Xcaret is a Mayan themed ecological park with lots of fun activities prepared for its visitors. A Mayan Temple can also be found in Isla Mujeres where you can also indulge in water adventures while Isla Contoy has fine sand beaches and rows of palm trees that you can relax under. When planning your Mexico vacation, always include this region for unforgettable unique experiences.
One of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world can be found at Cozumel which is just south of Cancun and across Riviera Maya. Cozumel has clear turquoise waters and hosts the Palancar which is the worlds second largest barrier reef. Be sure to include this city in your Mexico vacation itinerary and get the chance to see the Chichen Itza which is the capital of ancient Maya empire and is included in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit other interesting archaeological sites of the Mayan empire like the Mayan port and walled fortress of Tulum, the jungle forest where Coba and an authentic Mayan community is located, the Mayan astronomical observatory Castillo Real and the Ixchel-dedicated site of San Gervasio. Spend your day at the water theme park Xel Ha, Natures Sacred Paradise Xcaret, Chankanaab National Park, Playa Mia Grand Beach Park or the Punta Sur Ecological Park. So visit Cozumel now and fill your senses with the sights and sounds of the city.
Besides the tempting tropical waters and fine sand beaches of the Baja Peninsula, golfers of all levels will really be excited to play golf at some of the worlds best golf courses located in the area. The championship golf courses in Baja, designed by some of the worlds best golf designers, have expansive landscapes that are a combination of a beautiful oceanfront and a desert terrain. From the US Border going into Mexico is the 50 plus year old Tijuana Golf Club and 20 minutes further away is Real del Mar which is known as a gem. There are newly built golf courses like the Baja Country Club that has a challenging 12 acre lake to conquer and the Paraiso del Mar located in Magote that is amazingly built on a sandbar and currently has 12 holes. The Palmilla, Puerto los Cabos and Club Campestre are three of the golf courses in Los Cabos that was designed by the renowned Jack Nicklaus. Other famous golf courses in Los Cabos are the Cabo San Lucas Country Club and Cabo Real Country Club. With several ongoing golf course constructions under way, Mexico vacations will surely be on the top list of golfers.
Things to see in Mazatlan
Experience the real Mexico vacation with a trip to Mazatlan located on the Mexican Gold Coast that boasts of long beach stretches lined with palm trees. Mazatlan is a very interesting marriage of history, culture and fun activities. In old Mazatlan, you can take a stroll in the citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado and light a candle at the citys famed cathedral with its twin towers. The malecon (promenade) gives you a refreshing palm-lined oceanfront walkway that connects Old Mazatlan with the resort area known as zona dorada. The villages of Concordia, Copala and Cosala with its beautiful handcrafted furniture and ceramic and clay handicrafts is located on the Sierra Madre Mountains and forms part of the countryside tours. Isla de Chivos or Goat Island, Isla de Pajaros or Bird Island and Isla de Venados or Deer Island are the trademark islands of Mazatlan with fine sand beaches. The passionate side of Mexico of Mexico is very much evident in Mazatlan.