insider Staff Picks

Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.

Take a Break From the Beach

Take a Break From the Beach

November 01, 2014

Most people come to a Mayan Riviera resort to enjoy the area's magnificent beaches and amazing scuba diving. But we think it would be a shame to leave the area without learning a little about the Mayan civilization and venturing out into the mysterious Yucatán jungle. If this remarkable opportunity makes you daydream, book a Mayan Temples & Tankah Eco-Adventure Park Excursion through our friends at Mayaland Tours. Your adventure will begin in Tulum, arguably one of the most breathtaking archeological sites in the world. Situated on a forty foot cliff overlooking the turquoise water of the Caribbean, Tulum was a major Mayan port and one of the last cities to be inhabited by the Mayans. Next, you'll take a short ride to the Tankah Eco-Park in the heart of the jungle. You'll get the lay-of-the-land as you ride through the park on unpaved trails in a 4WD Jeep and then have a chance to zip line high above the tree tops. Afterwards, you can relax, kayak and swim in the park's cenote, a groundwater sinkhole used by the ancient Mayans for sacrifices to the gods. We think you'll always remember this incredible day of history, adventure and relaxation and pat yourself on the back for taking a break from the beach.

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