Everyone has heard of the famous hidden paradise of the Mexican Riviera Maya. With its cristal beaches, lush vegetation, mayan influence, archeological sites, parks and the incredible cenotes, you will definately find activities and enjoy your vacation in Cancun.
Here are some ideas of unique amazing experiences you should think about to spice up your vacations in the Riviera Maya. You will get close to local people and get to know more about there way of life and culture.
Take a Salsa or Bachata lesson
One of the most famous latin dance teacher leaves in the Riviera Maya. His name is Steve from the Esteve Dance Academy. You can enjoy taking 1 or many classes with him. No matter which level you have, from beginners to advanced, he has a great methodology to make you move as a latino. The classes are in English, Spanish or French depending of your nationality. You can go alone, as a couple or a group of friends. The private classes are the best for you to improve your level or start learning the basic steps. Moreover, if you feel stressed or uncomfortable to dance in front of others, this is the best options.
So, ready to dance?
Take time for a yoga class.
Yoga is a famous activity all around the world but here, in the heart of the Riviera Maya, you can experience it in a different approach. Mariane, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher, from Yoga Kia Ora, will take you to a beautiful spiritual journey. She has experiences from India and bases all her classes on the awareness, the connection with yourself and the environment. You can go alone, as a couple or group of friends, she will adapt the class on your level (beginner to advanced) and your interests (alignments, respiration, improvement of asanas, flexibility, meditation, etc) She gives the class either on the beach in the morning or in a beautiful place surrounded by nature; in French, English or Spanish.
Try it and get to know the inner you.
Snorkel in Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos is a small fishing village between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The best of this quiet town is the wide white sand beach where you can go snorkelling straight off the shore in the famous “Ojo de Agua”. The “Ojo de Agua” is a hole from where spring water gets out and get mixed with the salted water of the sea. As it is a bit hard the find it, you can go with a guide, they provide all the gears, take you to the “Ojo de Agua” and show you the best spots of the reef to see coloured fish, barracudas, corals. If you get lucky, you will see turtles or eagle rays.
A incredible snorkelling experience without going out on a boat.
This is an activity of a lifetime with a lot of action. The best spearfisherman of the Riviera Maya lives in Playa del Carmen. His name is Ruben, working at EasySpearfishing. He has been fishing for many years, knows well the area and knows secret fishing spots. He will take you on his small boat out in the open ocean or from the shore, he will provide all the equipment you need and will teach you how to fish with the speargun.
For sure, you will come back with fresh fish.
Experience the mayan Temazcal
A temazcal is a traditional Mexican steam bath that is in many ways similar to the Native American sweat lodge. Besides promoting physical well-being and healing, the temazcal is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection. This sweat lodge ritual takes place in a circular, dome-shaped structure made of stone or mud. The word temazcal comes from the Nahuatl word «temazcalli» (the language of the Aztecs), although many of the indigenous groups had this practice, including the Mayans, Toltecs, and Zapotecs. It is a combination of the words tema , meaning «steam» or «bath,» and calli, meaning «house.»
Try the Yann Healing Sanctuary in Tulum.