Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Water AdventuresStrung along the Caribbean Sea, the towns and communities of the Riviera Maya naturally offer up abundant opportunities for aquatic adventures. You might join a fishing excursion near the second longest barrier reef in the world or plumb the depths of its two underwater cave systems. Kayaking in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and scuba diving in Akumal (which has nearly 200 underwater caves) are among the many activities available. But not all the fun is in saltwater; freshwater cenotes (natural pools) are found all over the Riviera Maya and most are open to the public for a refreshing swim.