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Along the Caribbean Coast of Mexico, a country rich in culture, history, and natural beauty, lies the Riviera Maya. Located along the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula between the incredible turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and an enchanting tropical jungle, the area is made up of small and quiet communities, each with a unique charm and diverse attractions. This is just a part of what makes a Riviera Maya vacation so special.

The Riviera Maya is an extraordinary and diverse land which invites exploration, adventure, and reflection. Parallel to the coastline is the Great Maya Reef, the world's second largest barrier reef, famous for its beauty and abundant and varied marine life. Beneath the earth, a unique and complex system of underground rivers criss-cross the Yucatan Peninsula, opening to create fascinating caverns, caves and cenotes (sinkholes). Hundreds of archaeological sites rise from the emerald green jungle, remnants of the spectacular and timeless Mayan civilization.

Now famous for its all-inclusive resorts, the Riviera Maya is also a great place to find boutique hotels, luxury villas, beach houses and condominiums. With the help of the travelers who choose to explore this paradise and enjoy an Akumal vacation, people of the Riviera Maya strive to conserve and respect the natural beauty of their surroundings.

Explore our area and discover the magic that makes people want to return year after year!

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