Riviera Maya Trekking
Just minutes from Playa (beach in Spanish) as locals call it, the resort is also located within an easy distance of three stunning and highly significant archaeological sites - the Chichen Itza complex, the Tulum seaside ruins, and the Coba jungle temples. Hundreds of structures which date as far back as the 3rd century during the Maya civilization are still standing today and can be visited by anyone with a day to spare. These historical highlights are complemented by other sights and activities for the adventurous - from protected nature reserves to the cenotes, discover the best that the Riviera Maya has to offer.
Trekking in Riviera Maya
No matter one is an archaeology buff or not, separate day trips to Tulum, Coba, and/or Chichen Itza are a must. All three Mayan ruins are highly accessible and are very distinct from each other. Chichen Itza, a ruined city comprising several hundred buildings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the second-most visited archaeological site in Mexico.
The ancient seaport and walled city of Tulum is a breathtaking sight to behold as it perched on a cliff with the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. The Coba ruins, believed to be the remnants of a vast city that once housed upwards of 50,000 people, boasts the only still-climbable pyramid (Nohoch Mul) in Mexico.
Along the coast and south of Tulum lies the Sian Ka'an Bioshphere Reserve which covers an area of 1.3 million acres. The UNESCO World Heritage Site whose name means "the place where the sky is born" in Maya contains all the principal eco-systems found in the Carribean and Yucatan; and is equal parts tropical forests, mangrove forest, and marine habitats including a 68-mile section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba Trekking Holidays
Seated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is fringed by lush jungles and overlooks the azure waters and cool white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean. Begin your journey here and discover the legendary beauty of the historic Yucatan Peninsula.