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This Mexican "City on the Water" Blends in With Tropical Forests and Canals Along the Riviera

It has only been open less than 10 years, but Mayakoba, the eco-luxe development on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, has already achieved a sort of legendary status among elite travelers. Its guests treasure their natural surroundings as much as any high-end amenities. Mayakoba, Mayan for "city on the water,” is all the more impressive because the tremendous effort that went into creating it remains mostly hidden from view. To the casual observer, the three luxury resorts and golf course on the 240-acre parcel seem to have sprung up among the jungle and mangrove forest, providentially connected by a series of lagoons and canals.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern, JustLuxe's Editor-at-Large, is the Executive Editor of Maxim magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Man of the World, and Bergdorf Goodman magazine among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has al...(Read More)

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