The natural, historical and cultural richness of the Mayan Riviera makes it a unique place in the world. More than 100 km from Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen, are composed by paradises of white sand and turquoise Caribbean Sea waters. Magnificent Mayan archaeological sites, quiet beaches, blue skies and countless ecological activities await you in this tourist strip that borders the Mexican southeast.
The Riviera Maya stands out for the variety of travel options it has something to offer for all tastes and budgets, which has given international fame in Quintana Roo.
Here you can enter the Mayan world to discover the unique landscape that is admired from the archaeological site of Tulum and the monumental pyramid of ancient indigenous capital of Coba. Whereas, in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, an old town now combines the simplicity of a fishing village with a cosmopolitan atmosphere surrounded by cafés, bars and shops that attracts thousands of visitors of all is located nationalities.
Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic (c. AD 600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. AD 800–900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature. The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site
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