The Riviera Maya near Cancun Mexico
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Cancun Mexico and the Riviera Maya

Picture,  Riviera MayaThe coastline on the north eastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula is called the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya stretches from Cancun in the north to Tulum in the south.

The impressive coastline of the Riviera Maya is a living exhibition to Mexico's natural and cultural heritage. The Riviera Maya has hundreds of kilometres of wide, sugary beaches, bordering the quaint Riviera Maya villages and vibrant reefs of the Riviera Maya. From large international holiday resorts down to tiny hotels in remote villages, the Riviera Maya has the perfect place for almost any taste.

Especially for scuba divers, the Riviera Maya is an ideal place for vacations. Along the Riviera Maya is the Great Maya Reef — the world's second largest reef system. Would-be spelunkers discover the unique underground river system of the Riviera Maya, complete with caves and cenotes. Nature lovers venture to the Biosphere Reserve of the Riviera Maya.

"The Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya offers some of the best beaches, scuba diving and scenery in the world!"

One of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, the Riviera Maya today is a must-see not only for sun seekers from the US, Canada and Europe. Near by the Riviera Maya are many ancient pyramids of the old Maya civilization that controlled the area for many centruries and left impressive historic sites.

At the Riviera Maya, you will not only find some of the world's most luxurious hotels, but some of the wildest night spots, shopping malls, and restaurants that offer anything from fast food and original Mexican dishes to Continental sophistication.

The Riviera Maya near Cancun Mexico