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The Riviera Maya has been characterized as one of the main tourist destinations not only beach, but also to offer visitors a direct contact with the characteristic nature of the area.

Mangroves, forest, cenotes, underground rivers and the diversity of its flora and fauna, have become an attraction for lovers called ecotourism.

The also it is known as ecological tourism is developed without damaging nature without upsetting the balance of the environment and the activities that can vary greatly.

Underground Rivers
Thanks to the natural network of channels that circulate on the Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya has a lot of underground rivers that you can meet and enjoy a safe manner and without disrupting the ecosystem. Freshwater streams propel you along several kilometers, while enjoying mangroves inhabited by pink flamingos, macaws and countless birds singing and beautiful plumage. Undoubtedly, it is a natural treasure that you should know.

The cenotes are caverns with accumulation of water that form as a result of the collapse of the roof of one or more caves. They groundwater there together, forming a deep and crystal clear pond. For the Mayans, the cenotes were considered sources of life and the entrance to other worlds. The process of formation of cenotes can last hundreds of years and are open, semi-open, old and cave.

Ecological Reserves
One of the most important ecological reserves in the world is the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an. Located in the city of Tulum, Quintana Roo, he has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and is home to numerous species of flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula. Constant contact with nature allows you to enjoy the flora typical of the jungle and explore their wetlands, palm and licensees, as well as its coastline of pristine beaches, where more than 300 species of birds live.

In addition to filling your lungs with clean air environment, a hike through the jungle Quintana impressive lets you know the typical trees like Ceiba, red cedar, Chechen and chacá. Besides enjoying aquatic vegetation such as mangroves and cattail marshes which are similar to huge aquatic grass plants.

In the jungle of the Riviera Maya, you can meet the crocodile, deer, opossum, weasel, bat, armadillo, ocelot, heron, vulture, osprey, black and chachalaca pheasant. Otter also lives, flamingo, duck and spider monkey.

As part of ecotourism you can practice swimming in rivers and cenotes, snorkeling, diving, flying on zip lines that run through the jungle and rivers, and enjoy a ride aboard a bicycle, horse or a free vehicle type jeep pollutant.