Wanderlust Wednesday – Destination: Mexican Caribbean

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There are amazing destinations throughout what is referred to as The Mexican Caribbean. This isn’t a full list, but the ones most people like to visit.

#1 Cancun

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Cancun is well known for its gorgeous sea in turquoise blue tones, white sand beaches, water activities, adventure, spas, shopping, unique natural places, & Mayan culture.

Cancun is known worldwide for its tremendously beautiful beaches of fine white sand, its turquoise blue sea and stunning weather, as well as excellent air and land connectivity, and a first-class hotel infrastructure with some of the best and most amazing resorts. For adventure you can go see majestic mangroves, the lush jungle and the mystic cenotes! When the sun goes down, Cancun offers plenty of entertainment and night life!

#2 Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres is a town with a distinctively romantic as well as relaxed vibe, with a great natural history, Mayan and Caribbean cultures; and very close to Cancun. It’s ideal for diving, snorkeling, boat rides, catamarans and kayaks, zip lines over the sea, sport fishing and much more!

The beaches at Isla Mujeres are stunning here because of its fine white sand & warm, crystal clear turquoise waters; don’t miss the opportunity to walk along the seashore and admire the sunrise and sunset, they will take your breath away! Isla Mujeres is also quite a magical town with a romantic and relaxed vibe, with natural resources to keep you enchanted, Mayan vestiges as well as Caribbean culture. Due to its geographical location, Isla Mujeres is a paradise in Mexico that has the privilege of receiving the first rays of the sun every morning!

#3 Puerto Morelos

Breathless Puerto Morelos Photo by Josh Hammond on Unsplash

Puerto Morelos is a quite unique destination, because it is both an authentic fishing village with a calm, down to earth and relaxed atmosphere that allows you to connect with the simplicity of its people but also an adventurous location where you can adventure to see mangroves, cenotes and an exuberant jungle! Puerto Morelos is close to the reef so it makes beaches calm with gentle waves.

Puerto Morelos’ natural settings make it an excellent place to experience the best aquatic and adventure experiences. The spa experience in Puerto Morelos can be found in exclusive spaces within recognized hotels where local massage therapists provide their cultural knowledge to achieve the most amazing balance of body, mind & spirit.

#4 Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Photo by Dayana Brooke on Unsplash

The Riviera Maya is incredible, this is just down from Cancun’s busier areas and into a more quiet region, but there’s still so much to do! The Riviera Maya has crystal clear turquoise blue water, white-sand beaches, cenotes, amazing archaeological sites, ecological parks as well as some of the most magnificent resort properties in the area. You can do much here as in most of the areas that are popular for tourism, such as exploring cenotes, caverns underwater, lagoons and of course in the Caribbean Sea.

It is an ideal destination for nature and culture, various things to do and exploring in the jungle and experiencing the incomparable beauty of the turquoise sea of the Mexican Caribbean. The Riviera Maya area pure paradise due to its large amounts of natural beauty, diversity of flowers and animals, and green lively jungle that surrounds the entire region making it the perfect location to enjoy many eco activities for anyone. If you simply need to unplug and relax, in the Riviera Maya you will find endless options for it. From yoga on the beach to ancestral saunas with fragrances to revitalize you to phenomenal spas, you will find it here!

#5 Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen is a well known location and is the heart of the Riviera Maya. It was once a village known for fishing and called Xaman Há; Modern day, it is a cosmopolitan beach town with a wide gastronomic offerings & quite a variety in lodging and entertainment options. Its 5th avenue shopping has international brands of clothing, fragrances, makeup & costume jewelry alongside some high-end products. This is a pedestrian avenue that runs through the city just a few steps from the coast, you can find restaurants, bars, boutiques, art galleries and so much more. Playa del Carmen is also known for snorkeling, diving, geological explorations, flora, fauna, and even golf!

#6 Tulum

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Tulum is a spiritual and relaxing town, with an eco-friendly & chic vibe, so it is the just the location to enjoy peace and tranquility. It has gorgeous white sand beaches, cenotes, caverns and lagoons to explore. There are 3 areas that make up Tulum: the archaeological site, the hotel zone, and the town itself. Unplugging is great in Tulum, because of the wide variety of spas – right by the sea, in the middle of nature, which gets all the senses involved for a unique wellness experience.

Tulum also has a gorgeous turquoise sea, lagoons, cenotes, rivers and underwater caverns as well as large archaeological sites for those who like culture and history, which make it a unique destination in the Mexican Caribbean. Foodie alert! Tulum is a chock full of unique gastronomic experiences which are combined with spectacular views and settings to offer unique and lovely international and regional cuisine in nature themed restaurants.

#7 Cozumel

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Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, is not only rich in history with Mayan vestiges and natural wonders but also one could say it’s paradise in the middle of the ocean with white beaches, gorgeous sunsets and it’s also very famous all over the world for its coral reefs, so great for diving and snorkeling too! Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, natural outdoor activities, Cozumel has something for you! For divers,
it’s considered one of 5 best sites to dive internationally, with 40 dive zones in depths ranging from 10-100 feet. For beach goers, whether you want waves or calm waters, you’re sure to find it here. The amazing turquoise sea here is the perfect place for snorkeling or diving, because you can see a huge diversity of marine life at Cozumel.

#8 The Grand Costa Maya

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In the southern area of the Mexican Caribbean is the Grand Costa Maya region, which contains Chetumal, Bacalar and Mahahual. Full of gentle beaches, lagoon system, natural splendors. archaeological sites, culture and history, this is a fun, relaxing, calm, or adventurous paradise! You can kayak, snorkel, dive, visit beaches, jungles, cenotes, lagoons, and more!

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