The Riviera Maya and Cancun are tourism meccas attracting people from all around the world. But behind the busy tourism strips is a stunning environment that hides the ancient history of when a meteor crashed to earth causing two-thirds of the world species which today have created phenomenal geological structures. From five star resorts, an ancient Mayan culture to a jungle paradise this place has it all.
Lin Sutherland explores the fresh water senotes (underwater caves) that stretch for hundreds of kilometers, dives artificial reefs where underwater statues have been created, and explores theme parks that educated the guests about Mexican culture and the local environment and stays at mega resorts who are trying to do their part toward sustainable tourism. Lin also takes to the air to investigate a series of man lit fires that threaten the last remaining habitat of the Mexican Jaguar.
It is a colorful program full of the highs and lows of tourism but showcases a world renowned destination coming to the realization of the effects of mass tourism. Can this place reinvent itself to ensure the destination so many people travel to can be thoughtfully manage and ensure it has a bright future?