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Sure, Tulum gets more and more popular each year, but that doesn't mean it's not still a Mexican paradise, down to the iced-fruit-popsicle stands, dreamy blue waters and ancient Mayan history. Fly in to Cancún, then immediately leave its land of mega resorts and nightclubs and head straight south along the sea, down the Mayan Riviera. When you spot pre-Columbian pyramids and a string of low-rise (as in, not towers!) hotels that includes everything from luxurious all-inclusives to basic bungalows on the beach, stop -the car—and start relaxing.