Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tulum

Tulum Ruins

The ruins of Tulum preside over a rugged coastline, a strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that'll leave you floored. It’s true the extents and structures are of a modest scale and the late-post-C…
Top Choice Gallery in Tulum

IK Lab

In this mind-bending contemporary art gallery at Azulik resort, guests enter barefoot to interact with floors of polished cement and bejuco (vine-like wood) as living organisms. Opened by the great-grandson of art c…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Cobá

Cobá Ruins

Cobá's ruins include the tallest pyramid in Quintana Roo (the second tallest in all of Yucatán) and the thick jungle setting makes you feel like you’re in an Indiana Jones flick. Many of the ruins are yet to be exca…
Nature Reserve in Tulum

Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka’an

Sian Ka’an (Where the Sky is Born) is home to a small population of spider and howler monkeys, American crocodiles, Central American tapirs, four turtle species, giant land crabs, more than 330 bird species (includi…
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo Nohoch Mul

Nohoch Mul (Big Mound) is also known as the Great Pyramid (which sounds a lot better than Big Mound). It reaches a height of 42m, making it the second-tallest Maya structure on the Yucatán Peninsula (Calakmul's Estr…
Cenote in Riviera Maya

Cenote Azul

Conveniently located right off the main highway, Cenote Azul is one of the easiest Riviera Maya cenotes to visit. It’s also one of the region’s most spectacularly beautiful natural attractions. Leap off the small cl…
Beach in Riviera Maya

Xcacel-Xcacelito

Between the Chemuyil and Xel-Há exits is a tiny sign on the east side of the highway marking the short dirt road that leads to the two arching bays Xcacel and Xcacelito. This is one of the loveliest and cleanest bea…
Lake in Riviera Maya

Punta Laguna

Punta Laguna is a fair-sized lake with a small Maya community nearby, 20km northeast of Cobá on the road to Nuevo Xcan. Thus far, it's remained relatively wild. The forest around the lake supports populations of spi…
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo de las Pinturas

The temple at Grupo de las Pinturas (Paintings Group) bears traces of glyphs and frescoes above its door and remnants of richly colored plaster inside. You approach the temple from the southeast. Leave by the trail …
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo Cobá

The most prominent structure in the Grupo Cobá is La Iglesia (the Church). It's an enormous pyramid; if you were allowed to climb it, you could see the surrounding lakes (which look lovely on a clear day) and the No…