Cozumel, paradise in Riviera Maya | Bahia Principe

If you’re planning your holidays to Riviera Maya, you can’t miss Tulum, the quintessential Mayan city. It owes its name to the “wall” that in times gone by used to face the sea. Walking among the ruins of its temples or simply admiring them from a distance will connect you with the ancient energy that shapes the Mexican identity. 

Highlights on the Riviera Maya which are not to be missed include: Cobá, in the heart of the Yucatán jungle; the wonder of Playa Paraíso; the magical cenotes, or freshwater wells, the most famous of which are Gran Cenote, Zacil-Ha and Aktun-Ha. If unspoilt nature is what you’re after, visit the Sian Ka’an Reserve. The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve is the largest in Mexico; it protects more than 500 hectares of ecosystems, 800 species of plants, 360 species of birds and other animals.

Riviera Maya is a destination of pure sunshine, with Playa Akumal offering a perfect example. Did you know its name means “place of the turtles?” That’s because this is where several species of turtle choose to lay their eggs every year. A spectacle of nature that’s worth seeing on your holiday.

If you’re staying at the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts in Riviera Maya, you can’t miss the island of Cozumel. Called a paradise by many, it is where tradition, flavour and happiness come together, with a Mexican heart and Caribbean soul.

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If you want to enjoy a visit with radiant beaches and a jungle full of endemic species, this is definitely the place for you. Chankanaab National Park and Punta Sur Ecological Reserve are two must-see spots. Laguna Colombia and the island’s lighthouse is another, which is unique thanks to its history and how it has been shaped over time. Cozumel is part of the global network of biosphere reserves.

Idyllic beaches, sunsets that will fill your social media feeds with likes and the Mayan history make this visit a must on your trip to Riviera Maya.  

Fishing village

The island came to prominence in the 1970s, when it became a popular port of call for cruise ships in Mexico. But even with the droves of tourists who visit this island each year, it hasn’t lost a shred of the simplicity, tranquillity and charm of the fishing village that it once was. The island’s inhabitants are faithful to their traditions. Mayan settlements could once be found on this island, at Santa Rita and San Gervasio. That’s why archaeological remains from these civilizations can be found in the Quintana Roo area. In San Gervasio, you can visit the Mayan archaeological site that features the sanctuary honouring Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility.  

Where to sleep in the Riviera Maya?

The Bahia Principe hotels located in Riviera Maya offer a unique opportunity to experience a holiday packed with culture and spectacular landscapes.

What’s more, you’ll find five star all-inclusive resorts that offer all the comforts you look for on a holiday: spa, a la carte restaurants, entertainment and special offers to make sure you hit all of the must-see places on your list. 

Whether you’re travelling with your family, with friends or with a partner, you’ll find the right accommodation option for you: a stone’s throw from the beach or surrounded by luxury and the Mayan jungle… Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel steps from the beach in Riviera Maya, Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is the place for you; if you’re looking to feel the Mayan jungle while still being pampered, Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an is the perfect fit. If you want to explore Mayan culture with your family, Bahia Principe Grand Coba is the perfect choice, and if you prefer to feel the soul of Mexico steps from the sea, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is your hotel. 

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