Looking for place to hanging out during cold winter break? I suggest you to join El Cid Vacation Clubs Mexico and try Riviera Maya. I never been there but soon enough, I want to be there. Why? Because it is Riviera Maya! If you didn’t know, let me explain it to you the beauty of the place which has been countlessly nominated as the paradise of the Earth. Riviera Maya region makes up one of the few places on earth where travelers can find nature’s richness and diversity at its best. Through its reefs, mangroves and jungles, taking some time off the beach to explore wildlife is an essential part of every trip to the region, which offers a unique glimpse at fabulous sceneries under the waters and above where you can be in contact with wildlife and find jaguars and monkeys.
In the jungles surrounding Cancun (another great place neat the district), you can have the adventure of a lifetime going in search of one of the most admired animals by the Mayans: the jaguar. You can be part of a new expedition organized by local tour operators beginning in February, playing tribute to the habitat of this great feline by following the footprints of this enigmatic species. The tour allows learning about its conservation, while also participating in activities such as snorkeling, exploring Mayan sites and camping on immaculate protected areas.
The spider monkey (you don’t want to imagine how this animal looks like) has a unique sanctuary in Punta Laguna where locals walk you through the jungle while experiencing the sights of the forest and the crystal-clear water of lagoons engulfed by the magical sounds of the rainforest.
In the waters of Cancun lies a reef extending more than 700 miles from the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula to the islands of Honduras and home to more than 500 species of fish and 65 coral species. The Mesoamerican Reef is more than 225 million years old and offers a unique opportunity to snorkel and dive along fascinating species in just a short distance from your hotel.
Cancun’s wetlands, specifically the Nichupte mangrove swamps, are a tourist attraction for nature lovers due to their incomparable scenery and varied biodiversity. Tourists might see thousands of blue and red crabs that live in the lagoon and migrate each year across Cancun’s hotel zone from the swampy areas. They lay the eggs along the coast with the help of locals and tourists, a very fulfilling and educational activity.
Just 20 minutes from Cancun, there is one of the most famous crocodile farms where iguanas, coaties, snakes, deers, parrots and macaws can be seen in their natural habitat. Additionally, the botanical garden of Puerto Morelos is home to over 250 species of animals and exuberant flora, such as La Ceiba, the sacred Mayan tree.