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In the Riviera Maya you can take long walks or go horseback riding while admiring scenery of unparalleled beauty, such as the jungle landscape, and fantastic views of the Caribbean Sea. You can also explore the depths of a sinkhole, or strap yourself to a pulley and slide down a steel cable as you glide between trees.

Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an. Off the Chunyaxche Canal, there is a waterway on which you can take a winding boat tour through the mangroves which leads directly to the reserve. Along the way, you can see hundreds of birds, ruins surrounded by water, wetlands, coastal lagoons, tall grass and small islands full of wildlife.

Parque Ecologico Tres Rios. Located 11 km (7 mi) south of Playa del Carmen off the Cancun-Tulum Highway 307. This ecological park is nestled in a subtropical jungle, giving you close contact with nature and an unforgettable experience. This ecological park offers guided horseback tours along various beach and jungle trails, as well as riding classes for all ages and skill levels.

Xcaret. Located 8 km (5 mi) south of Playa del Carmen off the Cancun-Tulum Highway 307. This ecological park offers attractions you won’t find elsewhere, such as the archaeological ruins of one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Mayan culture. Its natural beauty is one of a kind and benefits from ponds, caves, underground rivers full of colorful fish, and a reef aquarium.

Cenotes de Pac Chen. These sinkholes are located near the Coba archaeological zone, 42 km (26 mi) northwest of Tulum. In this area you’ll find sinkholes El Cenote de la Vida and El Cenote del Jaguar, ideal spots for rappelling and for Tyrolean rappelling (which involves sliding down a steel cable while harnessed to a pulley). This adventure sport gives you a birds-eye view of the bottom of the sinkholes and the surrounding areas.

 

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