Crazy for Cancun Riviera Maya and Tulum
… Cancun and the Riviera Maya really do have it all. It’s a destination that features some of North America’s most attractive beaches and hottest night life but is also home to a handful of the planet’s most important archeological discoveries and a stunning coral reef.
Highlights include a trip to Playa del Carmen ,the unofficial capital of the Riviera Maya, an internationally known getaway for everyone from backpackers to multi-millionaires. The town has become a special favourite of the Europeans which is reflected in its art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants that range from hole-in-the-wall hangouts that serve amazing food to five star establishments which offer white glove service and nouveau cuisine menus.
Take a day to explore the history of the Mayans, the extraordinary people who in the pre-Columbian era were leaders in architecture, mathematics, astronomy, engineering and agriculture. They built sophisticated walled cities in the heart of the jungle and on the edge of the ocean. The most impressive example are the ruins at Tulum, a walled city and port that was constructed along the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea …
Excerpt from original publication posted at The Globe and Mail