Papaya Playa, Tulum, Mexico (Design Hotels)
Sian Ka’an in the Riviera Maya (Brad A. Johnson)
Anyone who traveled to Mexico’s Riviera Maya 20 years ago (before it was ever called the Riviera Maya) will fondly remember the bucolic beauty (and perceived remoteness) of this part of the Yucatan peninsula. Well, guess what? There’s still a part of this ancient Mayan land that is just as peaceful and blissfull as it was back then: the Sian Ka’an biosphere.