Mayan Ruins in Tulum Mexico

The Mayan Riviera has numerous archaeological ruins stretching along the pure shores.

Perched on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is a walled city that offers a peek into one of the last Mayan settlements. An important trading port until the Spanish arrived in the 16th century; Tulum’s well-preserved buildings include the thick city walls, temple and castle. We recommend visiting early to avoid the crowds.

Meanwhile, Chichen Itza has been standing for over 1,000 years and is one of the most visited Yucatan Mayan sites. Several buildings have survived, such as the famous El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, the Warriors' Temple and El Caracol, the observatory. Each spring and autumn equinox, shadows show a snake winding its way up the steps to El Castillo; it's a sight that just has to be seen.