The Beaches of Quintana Roo Coast - Mexico

Mexico Location: about 40-miles south of Cancun, commonly referred to as the Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera.

The Quintana Roo Coast is Mexico's postcard-perfect vacation destination. Commonly called the Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera by travel agents, first time visitors to this slice of heaven on earth will be awestruck by Roo's sheer beauty and its turquoise waters.

Relaxing in the admiring gaze of the sun along the Yucatan Peninsula in Playa del Carmen is Quintana Roo's best-known beach. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by Carmen's laid-back ambience, young but friendly crowd and its bevy of restaurants, hotels, shopping and the promise of a sizzling nightlife.

Visitors to Quintana Roo won't run out of water adventure on these brilliant shores – snorkeling among the vivid coral reefs, jet skiing, jungle tours and exploring the spectacular sites of the Talum archeological site.

A fairly new underwater adventure that is gaining popularity along Mexico's Yucatan Coast is cenote diving. Cenotes are subterranean limestone sinkholes, filled with water. They are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula and a popular attraction for scuba divers and snorkers. The Quintana Roo Coast is home to Hidden Worlds Cenote Park and its network of underground rivers - Tak Be Ha, Tak Bi Luum and Hilario's Well. Here snorkelers can experience the secret underground of the Maya led by experienced guides.

Many vacationers to Cancun choose to visit Playa del Carmen for a few days as there are regular buses from Cancun to Carmen for fairly reasonable prices.

The other Top 5 Mexico Beaches are: Isle of Yelapa, El Eden, The Beaches of Banderas Bay and Pie de la Cuesta.

Advertiser Links for Mexico Travel
[what's this?]
Your Online Guide to Great Mexican Vacations