The photos don't lie: the water really is that incredibly blue; the sand really is that stunningly white. Visitors to the Riviera Maya are always dazzled by its remarkable beaches. Whether you are looking for underwater adventures, learning about the flora and fauna of the area, or simply wish to while away your vacation in a hammock, there’s a resort to suit you on this paradisiacal coast.
Travelers and locals agree that Punta Maroma is one of the most beautiful beaches on the peninsula. The translucent water is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving and there are several upscale resorts where guests enjoy first-class pampering in one of the world’s most stunning locations.
Sea turtles return year after year to lay their eggs on the beaches of Akumal, a small town on Half Moon Bay. Learn about this endangered species and help to protect them by participating in a turtle release program organized by the Centro Ecologico Akumal.
The sleepy town of Majahual springs to life when a cruise ship pulls into the port. Cruise passengers enjoy the impressive array of services offered by the small town, plus diving excursions to the nearby Chinchorro Atoll. And when the ship sails away, peace and quiet return to Majahual.
However you choose to spend your day enjoying these exquisite Mexican beaches, the best way to end your day is by relaxing in a lounge chair, sipping a cold drink and contemplating just how many shades of blue there can be on this Mayan Riviera.