Riveria Maya anyone?
February 7, 2013 9:40pm CST
Has anyone been here, and have any advice or suggestions for me? I booked my trip (in three weeks!) to get away from the Minnesota winter - so I will be there for about a week, enjoying some close-to-the-equator sunshine! We found a resort that was reasonably priced, with good reviews, and all-inclusive for drinks and food (and an introduction course to snorkeling...Very cool!). I am also looking forward to visiting some Mayan Ruins. Any trip advice?
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• United States
8 Feb 13
I've never been there. I'm not really a warm climate sort, though. I'm just trying to figure out why you would want to get away from the Minnesota winter. I see that it's currently 26 degrees in Minneapolis--a reasonable February temperature. A few degrees higher, and it will be time to swap out the winter coat for a light jacket.
12 Feb 13
This time around Riviera Maya will be having a dry season. It because of by northerly winds, called El Norte, which usually occurs in the months of January and February. Major attraction throughout the Riviera Maya are coastal and reef aquatic activities dependent on the coastal water known as the Belize Barrier Reef. Enjoy your trip!
• United States
10 Feb 13
When I first went there in the mid 80's it was very low-keyed and quite nice. Then went back about 15 years later and it sure had changed. I liked the low keyed, relaxed Cancun but now it is more commercialized and somewhat Americanized. It is still a beautiful place and a fun place to go. Many resorts and tours. I've been twice to the Chitzen Itza tour and it was quite nice but very hot in the summer. Take plenty of water! It may not be so hot when you go which will be a bonus. Both the tours I had to Chitzen Itza were both very informative and the tours guides very good. The year we went was the last year that they let anyone climb up on the pyramid(or so we were told). Always wanted to visit Tulum but never got there. The beaches are AWESOME,, they are the best I have ever been to. I hope you enjoy your trip.
8 Feb 13
I went to Cancun with some friends some years ago. We went to ChichenItzà in a van with a lot of people and a psedo guide the left us there not telling us much. It was expensive and the just took pictures of the ruins. Some days later, my friends thought about renting a car and that was awesome. We went first to Tulum and we hired a certified guide for ourselves. We shared so it wasn`t so expensive. And we learned a lot about the Mayas, Tulum, Chichen Itzà and the whole mayan civilization. From there we went to Playa del carmen for lunch. It was wonderful and quite unexpensive as we did not go to a fancy restaurant. Later on, we stopped by the beach and after a nap there we ended up in Xcaret, a wonderful park very near Playa del Carmen. Check online for maps and excursions. Have fun!