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EXPERIENCES FOR THE GAY TRAVELER  IN RIVIERA MAYA

Escape the ordinary!

Riviera Maya has a lot to offer.  Merida Gay Tours has gathered the best proved experiences that we know will be the highlights of your trip. Get to know our favorite personal  places to have fun and the newest and trendiest spots. Get deep inside of Riviera Maya with us

A new world to discover

full list of experiences from riviera maya:
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isla mujeres

Ranked as one of the best beaches of the World, the Island Isla Mujeres is just a short ferry trip that departs from Cancun. Join us on this fun trip to the island, we will drive gulf cars to explore the cliffed side coast and reach the best spots and views from the Island. Eventually we can relax and have fun at the best beach club at the Island. Due the location of the Isla Muejeres, the Island is always sargassum free!

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tulum archaeological site

Set on a small cliff with a  spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea. First Mayan city spotted by the Spanish in the 15th century. Tulum (which means “fortified wall” in Maya) was once an important center for the cult of the “descending god”. Explore the ruins and descend to the beach for nice swim!

Complenetary is possible to take a boat trip straight from Tulum Ruins Beach to the coral reef, where we will swim and snorkel. Amazing corals, fishes and turtles you can spot.

 

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tulum beach and town

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Tulum Vibes

Tulum nowadays is a referent in fashion destination. Its closeness to Cancun and Playa del Carmen put it on spotlight years ago, but unlike its sister cities, Tulum have able to maintain a relaxing vibe, with bars and restaurants merging with the nature of the area. All this vibe have been transmitted to the fashion of Tulum.

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kaan luum lagoon

Just few minutes south of Tulum, you will reach this hidden gem within the Tulum jungle.  A fantastic lagoon with a cenote in the middle of it, thats the reason why you see a remarkable change in the blue color of the lagoon.

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the sian ka'an biosphere reserve

The largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean and occupies approximately 650 thousand hectares along 120 kilometers from North to South, between the municipalities of Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto. It includes beaches, dunes, cenotes, coral reefs and a tropical jungle, where more than 300 species of birds and more than 1000 of plants and 100 of animals live. Sian ka’an means “where the sky is born” in Mayan and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987

The Chunyaxche canal constitutes an access by water to the reserve of Sian Kaán; In the tour by boat, in the winding canals that run through mangroves, you can admire hundreds of birds, ruins, surrounded by water, marshes, coastal lagoons, high pastures and unique petenes

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Izamal

Pueblo Magico

Magic Town

A town like no other, Izamal got its distinctive yellow color in 1993, the year that Pope Juan Pablo II visited the town. To commemorate such an important guest Izamal government decided to paint the main street with the colors of the Vatican flag. Looks like everyone loved the view, so they keep painting the rest of the town the following years. The result is stunning.

This small town is the paradise for instagramers. If you have good eye you can make from any spot a perfect photo.

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las coloradas

An amazing location increasing popularity in recent years.  Las Coloradas are pink lagoons at the east side of Yucatan state coast, they are the result of a process to produce salt, also they are called “las salineras”. This process was used as well by the mayas of the region, even there are salineras next to archaeological sites.

Keep in mind you are not allow to swim here, don’t worry, the good news is that just meters away of  Las Coloradas, there is Rio Lagartos beaches, with a stunning blue color.

 

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valladolid

Pueblo Magico

Magic Town

Valladolid is always in the lightspot thanks to its closeness with Chichen Itza, one of the most important Archeological sites of Mexico. Valladolid is one of those Mexican towns you only dream about: small, picturesque, colorful, clean and quiet.

Valladolid has the hallmark of “Pueblo Mágico”,  a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.  Valladolid will transport you to a realm of colonial churches, surrealist gardens, far from the all-inclusive resorts and cheap fruity cocktails. This is the Mexico you’ve always wanted to discover.

Time to explore the Mayan World

Inmmerse in the fascinating mayan culture with us. Our goal is approach both the ancient and current mayan culture to our community

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Chichen Itza

Coming to México Yucatán and dont visit Chichen Itza, its like going to Egypt and skip Giza pyramid, so important is Chichen Itza, the most iconic mayan archeological site (something difficult to say having another impressive mayan sites like Uxmal, Palenque, Tikal).

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Understanding Chichen Itza is understanding how advance the mayan culture was. Chichen Itza was built having the stars alignment in mind, that help them to define the season to cultivate their land. Their buildings work as giant sundials, with special events happening in the equinox (spoiler alert: The edge of the pyramid cast a shadow with the shape of a the giant snake God).

Chichen Itza has hundred of secrets, some of them we know about and will amaze you, other ones, remains a mystery.

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Kukulkan Nights

Art meets History as you sit enthralled and the History Of The Maya is projected onto the main pyramid. An exceptional way to see Chichén Itzá in a new light most tourists don’t get a chance to see in tour groups. Just sit back and be entertained. Will be one of the highlights of your trip.

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coba
mayan city

Few mayan sites will allow you to explore and see as much as Coba. Coba City was actually a city with the buildings spread among the jungle, it has the biggest network of sacbe (mayan roads) of mesoamerica (dont worry we will have a fun ride on bikes to reach each buildings). Since nowdays is not the most popular site in the region, you will not only see less tourist, but also that allow us to be able to climb to the biggest pyramid of the mayan world, to see a magnificent view from the top.  

Cenotes

( sinkholes ) 

In Maya mythology, cenotes  represented a passage to the underworld – or ‘Xibalba‘, the reign of the death.

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Before reaching their final rest, the souls had to face the challenges of the Xibalba Lords

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Cenotes

Cenotes come up from the ground amongst the abundant vegetation creating a unique ecosystem; besides being a disctintive characteristics of the natural landscape, cenotes are an integral part of the history and traditions of the Mayan people, wrapped up in myths and legends.

They are natural pools of crystal water created by erosion of limestone that surrounds them. They are connected by the longest underground river network in the world, and the are exclusive environmets of the Yucatán Peninsula. 

Different types

You can know how old they are just by looking at them, the older they are, the more open they tend to be. If you see a cenote with its dome intact, it means its really young.  You can find open, semi-open and underground cenotes.

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More than 3,000 that are counted in the Yucatan (but estimated as much as 7,000). Dont be overwhelmed, our experts MGT Guides are in the known.

The Origin

Our Commitment

Some of the cenotes are operated by Maya communities, we prefer to visit those cenotes, since they bennefit directly from them. Part of our responsability is to work with them and help them preserving these amazing places by following simple sustainable tourisim rules.

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