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.
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 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.
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.