Above: Green sea turtle in Akumal Bay, Riviera Maya

When booking beach vacations, many travelers seek days of indolence in a setting where everything is on offer and nothing is prescribed. But there are also those who need to venture beyond the sand and the pool. On our recent trip to Mexico’sRiviera Maya, we discovered a number of attractions for which it’s well worth leaving the cocoon of the resort.

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Above: Green sea turtle in Akumal Bay, Riviera Maya

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