Anyone who traveled to Mexico’s Riviera Maya 20 years ago (before it was ever called the Riviera Maya) will fondly remember the bucolic beauty (and perceived remoteness) of this part of the Yucatan peninsula. Well, guess what? There’s still a part of this ancient Mayan land that is just as peaceful and blissfull as it was back then: the Sian Ka’an biosphere, near Tulum.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored by the James Beard Awards, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, the pdn Food Photography Awards and others. Based in Southern California, Brad currently serves as restaurant critic for the Orange County Register.