Floating, Sunbathing And Shopping On The Riviera Maya
Consider this happy fact: The Riviera Maya in Mexico, our southern neighbor, is a safe haven for tourists. The Mayan coast stretches along the Caribbean Sea from Puerto Morelas to Punta Allen and claims 125 miles of coastline, cultural riches, luxe hotels, pristine beaches, marine life, caves, cenotes and archaeological sites. It’s Mesoamerican Reef System stretches from Quintana Roo all the way to Honduras and is one of the largest barrier reefs in the Northern Hemisphere.
Zama: “Dawn”We set off to explore Tulum, the most beautiful archaeological site of the Riviera Maya whose construction began in the pre-classic period (1800bc-250 ad). Its name means fortified wall in Mayan and it is the only walled city along the coast built to defend itself against attacks. The city was still inhabited during the first year of the Spanish colonization, but abandoned at the end of the 16th century and discovered again in 1842. The Maya called Tulum Zama, Dawn, because of its geographic location facing the sea and the commanding views of the rising sun…
By: Barbara Barton Sloane – Twitter: www.twitter.com/ofmeising