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The Mayan Riviera.

The Mayan Riviera is a tourist zone located throughout the Caribbean Sea in the State of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Geographically one extends throughout the coast with a length of 130 km, from the locality from Morelos Port to the north to the locality of Punta Allen to the south.
Origin: The Mayan Riviera, as tourist destiny, was created in 1999 with the impulse of the municipal public authorities. Since then the Mayan Riviera happened to become, along with Cancún, in the more important tourist destiny of Mexico and one of the most visited international scale.

Morelos Port: it is the main port of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, is located to the north of the state in the Municipality of Benito Juárez del that constitutes one of its three delegations and it is to about 36 km the south of Cancún.
It has harbor facilities for handling of loose and contenerizada load of boats of height with national and international traffic. Its fishing activity is important and counts on facilities for the fishing product industrialization, a developing Industrial Park and at the moment tourist facilities are constructed, being the growth of this last one trains one of the most important activities.
Its reef (declared National Park) comprises of the second greater arrecifal barrier of the world, and it is only 500 ms of the beach. Ideal for diving, windsurf and snorkel among others marine activities. To the south of the entrance of the locality is a botanical garden (sanctuary of the Mayan forest) of 65 has of extension in which it is possible to be enjoyed flora and fauna (monkey spider, coatí) the region, to the north of the entrance is small zoological that it shelters boas, ocelotes and like attractive main crocodiles of all the ages.

Playa del Carmen: It is the departure point of the Mayan Riviera, here one is a city in growth that offers to the visitor from economic hotels, stores, platerias, restaurants of international food, diversion, caverns, discs throughout its fifth avenue who is pedestrian, and beautiful beaches but of the world. Furthermore this one account with its hotel zone denominated Playacar, that is where are the residential category but hotels of and zones, the golf course etc.

Xcaret: Park dedicated to the conservation of the nature, located to only 5 minutes of Playa del Carmen, was inaugurated in 1995, and to the date he is one of the visited parks but in the state. Account with underground beaches, creeks, rivers, rivers, caverns, caves, aviary, great chorale reef aquarium, I swim with dolphins, turtle, butterfly, apiary, Mayan town, Mayan cemetery, local fauna, archaeological zones and hotels of category etc. are so many the activities that can be realised within the park that is not finished the diversion to you in a day.

Xelha: The natural but great aquarium of the world, declared a wonder in Mexico. Park dedicated to the conservation of the environment, he is ideal for which looks for to dive and to snorkeling and to see great amount of marine fauna. Between its activities this the Mayan wall, ecotour, apiario, kayaks and I swim with dolphins.

Tulum: Archaeological zone of imposing beauty to borders of the Caribbean Sea, bathed by its waters blue turkish. Declared like wonder of Mexico, it was an old walled Mayan commercial port.

Geography: The relief throughout the coast flat (excluding the archaeological deposit of Tulum) and is covered or with a dry semitropical forest (forest tropófila), or low mangrove swamp. The coast offers magnificent sand ranges intercrossed by coralline rocks. The water of the Sea of the Caribbean is transparent and turkish and fish of all the colors can be seen. The region is formed geologically by an immense limestone plateau. This grotto rock, that the particularitity of being has permeable, numerous networks and underground galleries were created over the years. The water table that was quite high, the grottos filled with water to form what " is called in Mexico; cenotes". Some are accessible to the public to swim, to dive or to speleosub .

Lodging: In the Mayan Riviera it has around 51 hotels of international class, 5 stars and other categories, that offer at least 18,040 rooms. 11 of them offers service of quality " Palace". Most everything is complex with system including, which means that the price of the stay in the hotel includes all the consumptions of meals and drink, and the access to the activities of the hotel.

Punta Maroma: One of the most perfect beaches of the world is End Rope, located in the heat of Mayan Creek, Mexico. Their beautiful landscape and the beauty of the nature does of this destiny one of the ideals for a Honeymoon.

Where to stay itself? In the towns Amarte Inn, these towns estan located in the second greater reef barrier, owns crystalline waters to realise aquatic activities, a virgin beach and natural beauty, that offer relajante spiritual serenity. Its service is customized and with an insurmountable privacy. Without stopping enjoying in best restaurant of the Mayan creek Peacock Restaurant and Piano coffee, as well as visiting the Amarte gallery, everything located in these beautiful towns.

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