Stretched along the coast from Cancun to Tulum, Riviera Maya neighbors the ruins of the ancient cities of Maya tribes. This coast started to open up not that long ago, when Cancun ran out of free territories. Riviera Maya features the largest barrier reefs and kilometers of white-sandy beaches washed by the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. In the center of Riviera lies the city Playa del Carmen. It is a youth resort center, very popular with the tourists. On the walking streets along the coasts the life is swinging 24 hours a day. The hotels in Riviera Maya are not higher than the palms. During the last few years Riviera has been developing rapidly with the new hotels being constructed, from the modern European ones to the exotic Caribbean bungalows. Riviera’s ecoparks offer a wide array of entertainment. Theme park Xel-Ha features excellent beaches, where travelers can swim, fish, snorkel and play with dolphins. In Xcaret Park travelers can sail along the cave rivers. The park holds exciting theatre performances, based on the Indian rituals and various folklore shows including the show of Maya wizards. Those who wish to combine sea vacation with the informative excursions to the archeological sites of ancient Maya, Riviera Maya is the perfect resort destination.