- Locations: 13
- Villas: 47
- Private Islands: 0
This strip of Caribbean coastline on the Yucatán Peninsula is one of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations for good reason. In addition to heavenly beaches – think powder-soft sand and warm, turquoise water – there are plenty of one-of-a-kind attractions to discover. Explore Mayan villages and caves, swim by the only archaeological site on the sea, and snorkel along the largest coral reef system in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Tulum – The only archeological site on the shore, built on a cliff overlooking the sea. Explore over 60 preserved ancient structures, or admire from a distance as you lounge on the adjacent beach.
Xcaret – An eco-archaeological park where adults and kids alike can have a blast learning about the area’s ecology and Mayan history as they swim with dolphins, float down rivers, and so much more.
Xel-Ha – A “natural aquarium,” where the ocean meets freshwater rivers and currents. Surrounded by jungles and caves, it’s the ultimate setting for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure.
Sian Ka’an – Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Sian Ka’an allows visitors access to an astounding diversity of wildlife and a fascinating look into Mayan culture.