South of the Mayan Riviera
This area was established in 1986 and declared a UNESCO world site in 1987. You will have to bear a long bumpy road to get to Punta Allen fisherman’s village, but the scenery on the way and once you get there, makes it worth it. In Punta Allen, you can participate in a guided boat tour, that will take you to the bird’s nesting areas. Also, observe wild dolphins, sea turtles and depending on the season, manatees. We can help you organize a tour to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Really want a getaway? Why not stay in Punta Allen?
This fresh water lagoon is breathtaking. Located about 4 hours south of Playa del Carmen, the Bacalar lagoon, is said to have all seven colors of the sea. You will not find all inclusive resorts in this area (yet), you have your choice of small hotels, and cabañas. In addition to the beautiful lagoon where you can swim, there is an old fort, a small town square, and a charming atmosphere.
The Costa Maya is is a small tourist region just south of the Riviera Maya that extends from the town of Xcalak to the the town of Majahual. It is slowly becoming more popular as a tourist destination with the addition of a cruise ship port. Majahual, once a tiny, sleepy beach town, is now beginning to cater to the arrival of 2000+ tourists daily. Would you like to stay in Majahual? See a list of hotels available….
Are you staying in Majahual or is your cruise stopping in Costa Maya? This is your chance to swim with the dolphins in Costa Maya. Save up to 25% on dolphin swims booked more than 25 days in advance.You can Book here, or contact us for more information.
Chetumal is the capital of the state of Quintana Roo. Located on the Mexico-Belize border this town has a museum of Mayan culture and a zoo. It has yet to be developed as a major tourist spot, but most tourists will stop on their way through to Belize. Here are some hotels in Chetumal.