Originally published by Rolling Stone.
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Trip to Mayakoba Resort Mexico
Located along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Mayakoba is a stunning 620-acre destination surrounded by the natural beauty of lagoons, jungle, tranquil waters and a sugar sand beach. Four luxury hotels can be found within Mayakoba, each certified for minimizing their ecological and carbon footprint. Among the initiatives: regular beach cleanup projects and a recent ban on plastic straws on the property, swapping them for biodegradable avocado seed straws instead.
Visitors can indulge in the usual resort luxuries, but eco-minded guests can also choose a number of ecotourism experiences, like a snorkel tour to see a coral reef restoration program, and a kayaking experience that takes you from the resort’s beach to the reef to plant new live coral colonies into the water.
What we like: Mayakoba was designed following the contours of the existing geography to enhance – not replace – the natural environment. Each resort at Mayakoba also has an on-site residential biologist to make sure the property continues to support its local community and ecosystem.