Just a short distance away from the coast is a diverse mix of activities to keep even the most active person satisfied. The coral reef is a short 10 minute boat ride away, a place where a unique underwater world is waiting to be discovered. Inland are Mayan ruins, local markets, caves and even water parks where you can swim with dolphins
Located to the northwest of Cancun, Holbox Island is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon, which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures.
The Riviera Maya boasts some of the best beaches in Central America with hundreds of miles of wide beaches and inviting shallow turquoise waters. The soft, powder sand is a brilliant white and the clarity of vision in the warm and clear Caribbean is superb.
The setting of Tulum is simply stunning with a compact group of Maya-Toltec temples perched on coastal cliffs above the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Tulum was built in the 12thcentury and these were troubled times in the Mayan world as reflected by its defensive wall and watchtower, rare in other sites. Despite the beautiful sunrises from here, each doorway faces west and the site is dedicated to the worship of the Falling God or Setting Sun.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH