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May 19, 2020

Traveling is an incredible experience that connects us with different cultures, and changes our lives.

However, travel is not always possible. Right now, our routine has changed: we must stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
When all this is over, you can continue to visit your favorite tourist destinations, or those yet to be visited.

In this short article we want you to learn more about the new campaign #TogetherInTravel that invites us to remember why travel connects us, and that the Riviera Maya will be waiting for us as long as it takes.

#TogetherInTravel

On April 20, 2020, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) launched the #TogetherInTravel campaign to motivate and inspire all travelers to keep tourism alive.

The WTTC reminds us that although we must stay at home at this time, it is important to share travel experiences and stories with the #TogetherInTravel hashtag.

The travel experience does not end the moment you return home and unpack.  Traveling stays with you all your life, in your memories, in your photographs, in the stories you have to tell.

The Riviera Maya will be waiting for you

We have written on several occasions about the advantages of visiting and living in the Riviera Maya, as it is one of the most beautiful places in Mexico and around the world.

In the campaign #TogetherInTravel, the Riviera Maya is considered the main tourist destination in Latin America that everyone should visit when they can travel again.

We created a list of some of the things that make this tourist destination a paradise.

1. The beautiful beaches

The beaches are one of the reasons that have made the Riviera Maya the favorite tourist destination to visit.

There are very few places in the world with beaches of clear waters and surrounded by such incredible nature, and the beaches in Tulum, where you can find hidden paradises like Xcacel, or more crowded beaches like Playa Paraiso - and its famous sloping palm tree.

2. The Mayan ruins

The Mayan culture is a very important legacy of Mexico, and the Mayan ruins are vestiges that allow us to know more about the history, lifestyle, religion and customs of the ancient civilization.

One of the best preserved Mayan ruins is the archaeological site of Tulum on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.

Iguana in the mayan ruins.
Right after exploring the ruins of Tulum you can go to the beach to spend a good afternoon, or simply admire the natural wonders.

Another must-visit destination is Coba, whose ruins in the middle of the Mayan jungle will give you an experience like never before.

3. The natural wonders

In the cities and beach towns in the Riviera Maya you will find many entertainment options but one thing all these places have in common is that they allow you to connect with nature.

For example, Sian Ka'an Reserve is a protected area because it is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. The reserve has a section open to the general public where you can visit to learn why it is such a special place.

In fact, since 1987, it has been considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Besides Sian Ka'an Reserve, there are more places considered natural sanctuaries to get closer to nature.

4. The Cenotes

Another popular outdoor activity is the exploration of cenotes.

These are natural formations that were very important in the Mayan culture and religion, they already believed that they were the entrance to Xibalba, the underworld.

One of the most famous cenotes in Tulum is the Gran Cenote.

Practice cavediving.
In the cenotes you can practice cavediving and marvel at its rock formations.

Whether you like to relax and swim in the cenotes, want to do some cavediving, snorkeling, or just want to get to know them, visiting the cenotes in the Riviera Maya is an unforgettable experience.

5. Culture

We Mexicans stand out for preserving our traditions.

In the Riviera Maya, traditions such as Hanal Pixán - which is celebrated throughout the Yucatan Peninsula - will allow you to learn more about the colorful, meaningful celebrations of life and death.

You can also enjoy the different Carnivals, attend a variety of museums, and explore the typical foods of the region in all its restaurants.

6. Many more activities

There's always something to do on the Riviera Maya.

In Ciudad del Carmen, you can enjoy the nightlife and the exclusive shops on the 5th Avenue, play golf, visit the Frida Kahlo museum, take a tour of the restaurants, visit the art alley, among many other things.

And in Tulum, you have the opportunity to connect with nature by visiting the Mayan ruins, the Sian Ka'an reserve, exploring the cenotes, spending the day at the beach, and doing a lot of water sports.

Keep the travel experience alive

Travel is on hold, but in the meantime get inspired and plan your next vacation.

Anah knows how important everyone's health is and we understand that staying home is crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We join #TogetherInTravel, sharing with you blogs and content created to remind you how wonderful it is to live and travel in the Riviera Maya.

Together, from home, we can keep the travel experience alive.

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