"The Mayan Riviera offers may..." Mexico Tourist Trap Tip by sskulkar

Mexico Tourist Traps: 77 reviews and 35 photos

The Mayan Riviera offers may opportunities for tourist tours. Some of these are worthwhile, but many are definite tourist traps. Avoid any sort of jeep tour through the 'jungle', as there is no real jungle and there have been stories about the tour operators being in cahoots with local thieves. Don't bother going horseback riding on the beach, but a snorkelling tour may be worth it. Visit Tulum and Xel-ha to get a good taste of Mayan ruins and beautiful wildlife.

Also avoid buying overpriced junk jewellry in places like Cancun or Playa del Carmen - you'd think prices would be reasonable, but are actually outrageous.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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