The Banyan Tree Mayakoba sits 40 miles south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya, but the extra drive to this piece of tropical golf paradise is worth the trek. Golfers can enjoy 18 holes at the famed El Camaleón Riviera Maya Golf Club, home to Mexico’s only PGA Tour event. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy hitting the greens set among sand dunes, mangroves, and Caribbean views.If you’re not a golfer, Mayakoba still has plenty to offer within its 240 acres. The resort was built to complement nature and not disrupt it. Guests can hike nature trails, enjoy boat tours on the property’s canals, and take part in nonmotorized watersports. Or just relax at one of the five freshwater pools. Reward yourself, and retire to a Mayakoba Signature Casita once the day is over.