Riviera Maya

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Riviera Maya — The beautiful white-sand beaches and turquoise sea fronting the Maya Riviera – stretching south roughly 80 miles from Cancún, on past Tulum, and into the Sian Ka’an Biosphere – are threatened by the overdevelopment wrought by mega-resorts. But where else can you combine a tropical beach vacation with awe-inspiring ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage nature preserve?

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For the perfect combination of relaxation and culture in the form of beaches, resorts, and historic ruins.

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Deal Alert: $147 at Mexico’s Hotel Cacao

September 03, 2014 by Kristine Hansen

Is there anything sweeter than checking into a hotel named for the cacao bean, chocolate’s essential ingredient? Turns out, there is --Hotel Cacao, opening on ... Read More »


7 All-Inclusive Resort Activities Worth an Extra Splurge

March 25, 2014 by Will McGough

All-inclusive resorts are great at keeping their guests busy. Included yoga classes and dance lessons are a fun way to spend a less-than-sunny day, and ... Read More »


From Affordable to Luxe, A Look at Iberostar's Riviera Maya Resorts

November 04, 2013 by Karen Gardiner Dion

At an all-inclusive resort, we often resign ourselves to an acceptance that what we gain in dollars saved, we lose in memorable dining experiences. When all of ... Read More »


10 Inspired Lake Locales

July 18, 2013

Locally known as Jiuzhaigou, Jiuzhai is best known for its amazing blue and green lakes, incredible waterfalls, and unique wildlife, including the Giant Panda. Read More »


8 Ways to Save on Cruise Excursions

July 15, 2013 by Laura Motta

Walking on a glacier in Alaska. Swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean. Joining a lobster bake in Maine. Pondering Michelangelo's statue of David in Florence. ... Read More »

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