. Riviera Maya Vacations
The Riviera Maya conjures visions of the centuries old archaeological sites that Mexico is well known for. There, one can find the old cities of the ancient Mayans. Visit one of the most majestic cities is Chichen Itza which was the former capital of the Mayan empire and climb up to the top of the Castillo, the grand pyramid or most importantly, visit the observatory where astronomers formulated one of the most accurate calendars. Tulum which is the only walled city of the Mayan empire as well as the only Mayan city built near the ocean is worth visiting too. Other than this, though there are tourist sites and adventure activities that will interest visitors. Other attractions in the Riviera Maya region are Xcaret which is a Mayan-themed ecological park and Xel-Ha with its many coves, lagoons and caves. If youre looking to delve more into Mayan culture, then dont forget to include the Mayan Temple in Isla Mujeres in the itinerary, as well as Isla Contoy which has beautiful beaches and water activities for the tourist. When planning your Mexico vacation, always include this region for unforgettable unique experiences.
Dazzling Underwater World of Mexico
Diving enthusiasts on a Mexico vacation are presented with a variety of choices for this popular and fulfilling water activity. Diving in the Pacific Ocean on the west coast is a totally different experience than the Caribbean Sea plus there is the option of Cenote or sinkhole cave diving or diving at the worlds second largest reef, the Great Maya Barrier Reef. Cozumel, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta are famous diving destinations. Cozumel is popular for the beautiful reefs along its coast and its elaborate underwater vista considered as one of the most beautiful in the world with cliffs, canyons and underwater plants. The shallow and multicolored reefs of Playa del Carmen or Chinchorro Banks leading to the Great Maya Barrier Reef are ever popular in Cancun. The nearby islands and bays and sea creatures like whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and tropical fishes make Puerto Vallarta a very interesting and famous dive spot. Other diving spots in Cabo San Lucas and La Paz is a visual display of the colorful marine world.
Things to see in Mazatlan
Long stretches of beautiful palm-lined beaches are guaranteed to lure visitors to the Gold Coast of Mexico and the city of Mazatlan. Just like many places in Mexico, Mazatlan is an interesting combination of history, culture and adventure. A must-do is a visit to Old Mazatlan where the citys famous twin towered cathedral is located while nearby is the citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado. Take a walk down Mexicos most beautiful walkway, the malecon (promenade) with its palm-lined oceanfront connecting Old Mazatlan with zona dorada or resort area. 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. The known islands of Mazatlan, Isla de Chivos or Goat Island, Isla de Pajaros or Bird Island and Isla de Venados or Deer Island has fine sand beaches and should be included in your tour of Mazatlan. Mazatlan should be an important part of your Mexico vacation for that glimpse of Mexicos passion.
Luring in the Catch in Mexico
Mexico is pretty well known around the world as an ideal fishing area for sports and deep sea fishing as there are hundreds of areas where you can indulge in this activity. Enjoy the challenge of this activity from several choice locations whether you are there for the fun or for the competition. You can go deep sea fishing the whole year round in Cabo San Lucas. It has more than 800 different varieties of fish in its warm tropical waters with black, blue and striped marlins being the most popular while swordfish are plentiful during January to June. One other famous fishing area coupled with its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife is Cancun. Summer is the best time to go fishing in this area but all year round, there is deep-sea, flats, fly and spin tackle fishing. Families can go shallow water bottom fishing for their lunch or dinner meal treat while adventurers can go deep-sea fishing at night. Whatever your fancy may be, your Mexico vacation would be most enjoyable with this activity.