We were lucky enough to just happen on this Mayan dance ceremony being performed at La Buena Vida Restaurant in Akumal. While this was for tourist entertainment, many of the smaller villages and traditional towns in and around the Mayan Riviera still perform ancient ceremonial rituals as part of their culture.
Explore Mayan ruins in Yucatan and the Riviera Maya
- Experience the Mayan culture Ojos Mayas in village of Señor is the first community tourism experience focused on promoting ecotourism, supporting the social and economic development of Mayan communities. They offer a wonderful day-long experience to this pueblo located near Felipe Carrillo Puerto south of Tulum.
- Many of the Yucatan Peninsula's modern Maya still practice the religion of their ancestors, building altars to present their gods with gifts and offerings. This photo was taken in Punta Laguna where visitors can witness and even participate in a Mayan cleansing ceremony. Discover the natural beauty of the Punta Laguna Reserve.