Mexico – Hello to The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

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Gorgeous turquoise sea, blue sky and a warm temperature greeted us today for the first of a few days on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Even in the Iberostar Resort of Playa Paraiso where we are staying you cannot escape wonderful surroundings. The reception and foyers, surrounded by water, great architecture and pool upon pool. Cannot wait to explore more.

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Photo via JD Andrews

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

The first trip…. To the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Not far by coach down the coast is one of those places that captures the imagination when seen in person.

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

The ruins are part of an old walled city built by the Mayans upon the cliffs facing east out to the caribbean sea. The guides have wealth of knowledge. From the full history of the city, the meanings of insignia all the way through to the Mayan gods, temples and why all became a ruin. Lots to learn, lots to see and lots to explore.

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Over and down the cliff from the ruins is what can be described as a darn beautiful beach!

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

Mexico - The Riviera Maya and The Tulum Ruins

The colour inviting, the sea calling, time for a splash…… lots more to do tomorrow!

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