Postcards from Beaches; Sun, sea and sand in Mexico

Travellers are blessed souls, they often experience the superlatives of Mother Nature, vast, endless landscapes or dramatic and rugged scenery straight from her palette. Beaches are one of her many gifts, they have the power to make us gasp or dream in equal measure. The beaches of the Riviera Maya in Mexico are as impressive as any in the world.

The Playa Maya beach near Tulum of the Riviera Maya on the Mexican coast of the Caribbean  on Mallory on Travel adventure photography

Playa Maya beach near Tulum

Immediately outside the resort where our group was staying, the Viceroy Riviera Maya there is a stunning little beach. It is not private, guests from the surrounding hotels and resorts often stroll across it. Spear fishermen and snorkellers regularly set out from there sometimes just as the sun is climbing above the horizon.

The beach at the Viceroy Resort of the Riviera Maya on the Mexican coast of the Caribbean on Mallory on Travel adventure photography

Early morning spear fishing expedition

The jetty which juts out into the Caribbean however is private and has been the subject of a post already as it has a iconic appearance. It is also the envy of those guests from the other resorts, they are continually attempting to sneak on, though the vigilant security team usually catch them before they get too far.

The jetty on the beach of the Viceroy Riviera Maya on the Mexican coast of the Caribbean  on Mallory on Travel adventure photography

Our Jetty!!

We were also fortunate to visit Playa Maya beach which is located near to the ancient ruin of Tulum. The colours are amazing the white of the beautiful powder soft sand contrasting wonderfully with the azure of the ocean. Many boats are moored in the breakers, waiting to take snorkellers out to the huge reef system just off the beach. Often waxing lyrically about the promise of adventure a lone boat seems to portray.

After visiting Tulum or another nearby archeological site at Cobá, this beach is a perfect way to relax; ceviche and cocktails on the sand. Doesn’t that sound good?

As Isabelle the founder of the very popular #BeachThursday sharing hashtag was also present at the beach parties in Riviera Maya this post seemed appropriate. It is now both a hashtag on social media platform Twitter and a website. I thoroughly recommend you visit the website for all your sandy moments advice, what to wear, beach etiquette and the best spots to relax. Also don’t forget to post the best beach pics in your albums each Thursday.

The beaches of the Riviera Maya on the Mexican coast of the Caribbean  on Mallory on Travel adventure photography

Playa Maya, just waiting to escape

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  1. John Williams

    Are people who jump up in the air for photos; travellers or just people having lots of fun? I thought to be a traveller you had to stick to a set of rigid guidelines and take things a lot more seriously? Just food for thought or me playing Devil’s Advocate.
    Great photos as usual!

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  2. Jenna

    Lovely! I have never been to Mexico and so badly want to go, especially to the Tulum area. I have students from there who sometimes give presentations about traveling in Mexico, and the combination of beautiful beaches and ancient pyramids really attracts me. I will have to investigate how family-friendly traveling is there…

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      Iain

      Thank you Jenna I hope you make it and to Tulum, watch out for a post from there soon. I think the Riviera Maya is pretty safe for families provided you can find a resort that takes them. Our resort does not allow children under 16 except at Christmas when it is reduced to 12.

      There are plenty of family orientated travel websites than can probably advise, maybe a query on twitter will uncover a few.

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