Riviera Maya: a tropical escape into history

Browse our photo gallery and discover some of the temptations awaiting visitors to the Mayan Riviera, one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations, which this month plays host to a prestigious Wine and Food Festival.

Imagine a Caribbean beach paradise, just south of the Tropic of Cancer where the clear sea is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet ski... Imagine a flat land carpeted with low tropical forest and dotted with ancient ruins. If this isn't enough to tempt you to visit, the Mayan Riviera is also host to one of the world's major culinary events, the Wine & Food Festival. From March 15th to 18th, the world-renowned gastronomic guru Ferran Adria will be special guest at the festival which celebrates star chefs of the Americas and honours Mexican cuisine.

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