The 81-mile stretch of the Riviera Maya on the coastline of the
Yucatan Peninsula is tailor-made for adventure travelers.
Known for uncrowded beaches, the area also has a network of
underground rivers, more than 100 cenotes (water-filled sinkholes),
archeological sites and a vast variety of eco-adventure sports
available, such as kayaking, diving, snorkeling, mountain biking,
bird watching and deep-sea fishing.
Hotels in the region are offering a number of new packages for
Ikal del Mar is offering two. The Underwater World package
includes six days in a luxury villa with private pool, two
open-water dives and one cenote dive.
Included are roundtrip transfers to and from Cancun
International Airport and daily breakfast. Prices start at $3,445
through April 30, and $3,115 for bookings from May 1 through Dec.
The Ikal’s Ultimate Adrenaline Rush package offers eight days in
a luxury villa with private pool, two open-water dives, one cenote
dive, swimming with dolphins and a sky dive experience. Roundtrip
transfers and breakfast are included. The price is $4,859 through
April 30, and $4,409 from May 1-Dec. 20.
The new-and-improved Maroma Resort and Spa is offering the
Yucatan Exploration package, which includes four-nights
accommodation, a romantic three-course dinner for two with wine,
daily breakfast, one Temazcal session (a Mexican-style sweat bath)
per person, snorkeling, private tours of Tulum and Coba and visits
to sacred cenotes. Airport transfers are included. Prices start at
$1,715 for double occupancy.
At the Shangri-La Caribe Beach Village Resort, adventure
travelers also have plenty of time to relax in a hammock. The
“Adventure Dive” package includes seven nights stay, three days of
reef diving and guided cenote dive with Cyan-Ha. The price, based
on double occupancy, is $762 per person.
The Riviera del Sol Hotel is offering a “Mayan Adventure”
package which includes a full-day tour of Coba and Pac-Chen with
rappelling, zipline jungle crossing, canoeing and a Mayan luncheon;
or a full-day tour in the Nohoch jungle with a 4x4 crossing,
snorkeling in underwater caves, kayaking to a reef and snorkeling;
or a full-day tour of Coba and Chimuch with rappelling, zipline
jungle crossing, kayak tour and Mayan luncheon. Seven-nights
accommodation, breakfast and use of Playa Mamitas Beach Club are
also included. The prices, based on double occupancy, start at $543
Ikal del Mar
Maroma Resort and Spa
Shangri-La Caribe Beach Village Resort
Riviera del Sol Hotel