The Riviera Maya Is Named Top Destination in Mexico in the 2004 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
The readers of Travel Weekly have spoken. The Riviera Maya has been named the best destination in Mexico in the magazine's second annual Readers Choice Awards. Taking home the top honor this year, the Riviera Maya placed ahead of other Mexican hot spots including Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta.
This past spring and summer, Travel Weekly readers cast their votes in thirty-eight categories from airlines and hotels to cruise lines, tour operators and destinations through an online open-ballot process.Â Candidates in each category were selected as finalists representing the highest standards of service and excellence and readers were asked to identify those travel industry leaders that demonstrated the most outstanding product and service over the past twelve months.
Easily accessible from many cities throughout the U.S., the eighty-one mile stretch, known as the Riviera Maya is situated in the Mexican Caribbean on the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Beginning eleven miles south of the Cancun International Airport in Puerto Morelos, the Riviera Maya extends to Felipe Carrillo Puerto, a small town near the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. The region features the tranquility of uncrowded beaches, a vast network of underground rivers, over 100 cenotes, the action of eco-adventure sports including kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and deep sea fishing, proximity to many of Mexico's most significant Mayan archeological sites, the varied activities of the eco-archeological parks, plus golf courses, shopping, gourmet dining and a range of accommodations to suit every lifestyle and budget.