7 Adventures to try when staying in the Riviera Maya


The Riviera Maya is probably not the most popular destination for those seeking adventure; places like Auckland in New Zealand may pop into one’s head instead. However, dozens of expeditions will get your heart beating in this tropical paradise – these are the top 7 adventures you must try in the Riviera Maya:

 

  1. Riding through the jungle in an ATV

All-terrain vehicles are the best way to explore the tropical forest in the Riviera Maya because they allow you to go fast but to stay stable throughout the ride. There’s no need to worry about bumping into a jaguar or a snake because they are afraid of loud noises and mostly go out at night.

 

  1. Rappelling to a secret river

Can you imagine descending 12 meters (40 feet) into a cenote? It is an underwater pond of freshwater that filters from the rocks. The ancient Maya used to believe that they were portals to the underworld, but nowadays they are little bits of paradise!

Once down you can refresh in its crystal-clear waters, explore its unique rock formations, and admire a view you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

 

  1. Flying over the jungle

Zip-lines are one of the most fun activities in the world; they are perfect for both kids and adults! In the Riviera Maya, you can fly over the lush jungle and land in another gorgeous cenote.

 

  1. Snorkeling in the largest cenote

Some cenotes connect through underground rivers, you can snorkel in the largest one of them all: Sac-Actun. The entire system is 220 kilometers (137 miles) long! That makes it is impossible to snorkel through it, but you’ll still get to see a fantastic part of it.

 

  1. Participating in a Maya Ceremony

Maya ceremonies and rituals are amazing experiences that will fill you with positive vibes and connect your spirit to the cosmos. There are different kinds of ceremonies to various gods, at different times of the year, you can learn more about them here.

 

  1. Eating authentic Yucatecan food

Mexican cuisine is recognized worldwide for its delicious flavor, but Yucatan takes it to a whole new level introducing gastronomic wonders such as cochinita pibil, panuchos, relleno negro, and more meals you need to try during your vacation.

 

  1. Exploring an archaeological site

Tulum and Coba are two amazing Maya ruins in the Riviera Maya: the first one is famous for its location right by the sea which creates a mesmerizing scene. While the second one is the only Maya ruin in the Riviera Maya that lets travellers climb to the top of its largest pyramid.

The best part of these adventures? You can do them all in one day: the first six from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and the second one from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Visit www.land-savvy.com and contact us for details at sales@land-savvy.com and start packing your bags. You’ll need comfortable shoes, bathing suit, a hat, fresh clothing, and biodegradable sunscreen.