Riviera Maya Journals

Riviera Maya, not just for sunbathing

A February 2012 trip to Riviera Maya by JesusW

Tunnel of trees Photo, Tulum, Mexico More Photos
Quote: When you think about the Rivera Maya, you imagine Sun, sand, ocean, palm trees, margaritas, etc. Yes, is all that, but that's not all that is there to experience, you also have jungles, pyramids, etc. just at arms reach if you leave your comfy spot at the beach.

Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve

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Tunnel of trees Photo, Tulum, Mexico
There are two main roads to reach the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve: one is driving south from Tulum ocean side road that goes through the "mayan Arch" after you pass the hotel zone, this road ends in the town of Punta Allen; the other road you have to drive on the highway to Felipe Carrillo Puerto after Muyil and Chumpon and cross the whole jungle to reach the sea.I took the second road after talking with the guard at the "arch" as the road was in very bad shape -only jeeps were good for that road- and my little compact car would have suffered the potholes created after too many jeeps at high speed.Be warned that there are no rangers or any other kind of guards on this road, is basi...Read More