The land of adventures is available with endless surprises. Step back in time, explore the Mayan civilization and slip into the sacred places of Mayans.

HORSEBACK RIDING

HORSEBACK RIDING

For fans of horseback riding, there is no better way to experience its pleasures than on the beaches of Punta Venado. Professional Mexican charro-guides will lead the way through unspoiled pathways, while those who wish for a gentler exertion will be able to walk their horses along one of the most beautiful beaches by the Caribbean Sea.

A horse is assigned according to the rider’s age and size. The ride includes a tour along the shore, which commands unbelievable views of the Caribbean sea, making each journey something to remember. Afterwards, guests can choose another activity, or simply retire to the beach club area for a drink or two.

THE MAYAN RUINS OF EK BALAM

THE MAYAN RUINS OF EK BALAM

Located just north of Valladolid, this is a little known historical site that is high on local flavor and low on tourists. While not as completely restored or as large as Chichen Itza or Uxmal, Ek- Balam is under active restoration and gives visitors a great overview of the entire Mayan civilization. Throughout the expedition, visitors will get the opportunity to slip into the crystal waters of a fresh Cenote (sinkhole), which are sacred places for the Mayans.

The Concierge department can arrange  visits to Ek-Balam exclusively or include one of the following options:

Mayan Communities and Valladolid: A quaint township located halfway between Merida and Cancun, Valladolid has perfectly preserved its colonial flavor, with the majority of townspeople still in typical Mayan clothing. The colonial architecture surrounding the main Plaza, as well as its many historical buildings, exudes a distinctive old-world charm.

Biking and Cenote EK Balam: Visitors’ expedition to Ek Balam is followed by a jungle biking experience, and a swim in the waters of a sacred Mayan Cenote (sinkhole.)

HOURS

Guest can make arrangements via Concierge, reservations are not taken at all sites.

DETAILS

For more details on these activities visit the dedicated website:
www.rivieramaya.com