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EAT, PLAY, STAY RIVIERA MAYA BY JONATHAN HERMANN The “Riviera Maya” is a modern invention, a tourist district coined to describe the 75-mile stretch of paradise along the Yucatan Peninsula. And it’s a good thing this term exists, or else you might not know about this corridor of white-sand beaches, ancient ruins, thrilling cenotes and luxurious resorts. Those who do spend time here seldom wish to leave. From Playa del Carmen in the north to the village of Tulum in the south, and all of the fishing villages and 5-star resorts in between, the Riviera Maya is brimming with unique experiences. Read on to discover our choices for what you should Eat, how you should Play, and where you should Stay during your visit. 142 ARMCHAIR EXPLORER Tulum, Mexico 143