Adventures Along the Yucatan Peninsula

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Yucatan Peninsula
The Vine Bar wine tasting at Secrets the Vine

Some of Mexico’s best beaches, golf and hyperlocal experiences happen on the Yucatan Peninsula.

While staying with AMResorts, groups can explore ancient Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza or take part in a Temaczal spa ceremony. The 497-room Secrets the Vine Cancun offers sports, mixology and dance lessons, and a spa that is sure to rejuvenate, or sips of fine wines from around the world at The Vine Wine Bar. One of the most popular on-site experiences while seasonal is the turtle release program where baby sea turtles hatch and take their first steps into the sea on the beach.

The second largest coral reef system in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, sits directly offshore of Cozumel. Secrets Aura Cozumel offers PADI-certified dive centers and packages right on-site. In Tulum—a town and oceanfront archaeological site—Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa arranges excursions to visually striking Mayan ruins, as well as snorkeling tours and Xel-Ha natural aquapark. Here, groups can also learn how to make their own spa products with local Mexican flora, natural ingredients and oils.

Groups meeting at the adults-only Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun, nicknamed the “be yourself hotel,” can expect a sensory experience of an aromatherapy menu, ambient music, fusion spa treatments, nightlife and fine dining restaurants that pamper the mind, body and soul. All 371 guest rooms were recently refurbished for style and tech upgrades. All 602 rooms at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, meanwhile, have private terraces facing the ocean. A must-do here is a 10-step hydrotherapy ritual treatment at the Gem Spa, inspired by gemstone therapy.

Tucked away in the Yucatan Peninsula’s tropical forest is The Explorean Kohunlich, comprised of gorgeous bungalows with modern amenities. Here, groups can partake in guided excursions to natural and archeological wonders, get touch with nature, dine on delicious regional cuisine and connect with ancient cultures. Bike tours, hiking, sailing, kayaking and rappelling can also be arranged.

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