Whether you are looking for a strictly beach vacation or an opportunity to recharge your batteries during or after a tourism vacation, there is plenty of history and culture within reach of this area which was central to Mayan culture some 600 years ago.
There are beautiful, well excavated Mayan sites close by – Tulum at 40 kms and Coba at 80 kms, each a convenient half or whole day jaunt. If you want to go a bit further, you cannot of course surpass Chichen Itza (a two hour drive). And then, within reach, there are the thriving older communities of Valladollid and Merida. These trips may be easily undertaken independently or through a tour operator.