The Mexican Caribbean paradise from above

A privileged view of the Mexican Caribbean

How many shades of blue can you see?

 

It’s no secret that the colors of the Mexican Caribbean Sea are among the most beautiful in the world. When you walk to the beach, snorkel or just lay on the sand in front of the sea, you will probably fall in love with the turquoise blue water. Now imagine seeing the Caribbean Sea in all its splendor, from the heights! It’s a view that few can afford to see, but thanks to the drones and its incredible technology, now we all can too, enjoy!

 

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Photo by Expert Vagabond

 

Southeastern Mexico is known for its Caribbean sea of waters so blue and clear that you can see the fish and the seabed. Visitors travel from all over the world to see it with their own eyes and feel the freshness and the relaxing movement of the waves as you walk to the beach.

 

Read: Welcome to Cancun: the best views from the plane

 

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Also, the Yucatan Peninsula hides among its Mayan jungle a lot of small aquatic jewels: the cenotes. In the Riviera Maya, there are three types of cenotes, open, semi-open and closed and like the beach, they are one of the tourists favorite attractions.

 

Read: Myths, legends, and truths about Mayan cenotes

 

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Photo by Anna Everywhere

 

And that’s not all! In addition to beaches and cenotes, in Quintana Roo there are underground rivers, caves, lagoons, lakes and mangroves all over its territory. It truly is an aquatic paradise, perfect for a warm and fun vacation.

Read: 9 Natural places to visit in Riviera Maya

 

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But Quintana Roo is not only a collection of beautiful beaches and aquatic landscapes, it is also a state with an impressive diversity of fauna and flora. It is home to a lot of marine species such as rays, whale sharks, manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, crocodiles, sailfish among many others besides the great coral reef. All of them need the sea to live.

Read:  5 Reasons why we all need the ocean to live

 

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There are also terrestrial wildlife and birds in this natural paradise. Among the main ones are jaguars, iguanas, monkeys, deer, coatis, peccaries, snakes, bats, flamingos, crabs, etc. The list of birds that inhabit Quintana Roo would be endless, and all of them, like the marine species, need the aquatic ecosystems to live.

 

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And what can I do then? You may be wondering. There are many actions you can take to be a responsible traveler with the environment, to enjoy a natural paradise without leaving a negative footprint. From not throwing garbage in the streets to consuming exclusively local products and friendly with the ecosystem. There are habits you can start adopting today that will help the planet.

Read:  Simple Actions to More Sustainable Travel

 

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Photo by Simon J Pierce

 

Help us keep the Mexican Caribbean clean, healthy and beautiful for future generations! Many organizations are dedicated to protecting the flora and fauna that you can support. No matter that you have no plans to travel to the Riviera Maya, caring for the planet is everybody’s job, and you can start doing it from home.

Lee: 10 Water Conservation Tips for your Daily Life

 

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Finally, enjoy this video filmed by Flightgeist that shares a nice overview of the Riviera Maya.

 

Deborah Iruegas
Escritora, editora y fotógrafa siempre en busca de inspiración en la naturaleza y la música.