The Riviera Maya

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Yucatán, Mexico 2006

Stretching south from mass-tourism-infested Cancun lies a part of the Yucatán coastline, which is also known as the Riviera Maya. While Cancun is definitely an overcrowded place and on my personal list ranks as one of the top architectural disasters of the Caribbean, the remaining Riviera Maya in most parts is like a totally different […]

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Tulum Beach

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Yucatán, Mexico 2006

Special gems at the Riviera Maya are the beaches in the south. Here you will find the quiet yet beautiful Carribean beach without concrete and if you are lucky you might even have it all for your own. After the business part of the trip to the Yucatán, the small town of Tulum in the […]

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The Mayan City of Tulum

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Yucatán, Mexico 2006

Of all the Mayan cities in the Yucatán, the walled city of Tulum is certainly the one in the most pittoresque setting – built directly at the Caribbean Sea, including sandy beaches and a natural cliff with a once completely stucco-covered and painted palace at the cliff’s edge. The rather small city, which was still […]

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The Ruins of Chunyaxche and Muyil

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Yucatán, Mexico 2006

The Mayan site of Chunyaxche, also known as Muyil, is a Mayan city in southern Quintana Roo. Only “Muyil A” is open to the public. The site probably began to be populated already around 300 BC. The nearby lagoons of Muyil and Chunyaxche show many traces of Mayan civilization, including a system of canals connecting […]

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