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Beyond Beach Bars: 8 Reasons to Explore Cancun's Mayan Heritage and Yucatan Nature

Beach bars like this one may have come to represent a Cancun vacation, but on the Yucatan Peninsula where Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Tulum are located, culture and nature are deeply intertwined, offering infinite opportunities to explore and learn. Here are eight ways the Yucatan Peninsula can take your Mexican vacation to the next level, beyond the beach bars. 

Lena Katz

Lena Katz is the author of the Travel Temptations series (SIP, SUN, SNOW), published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009. Lena is also a travel expert for Celebrations/1800FLOWERS and WEtv (online and on-air). She contributes to the South China Morning Post and ABC News online. Lena is a former Orbitz Travel blogger and former columnist for the LA Times. She's been published in Brides Magazine, Robb Rep...(Read More)

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