Raintree Traveler Tips: Historic Sites

You know there are plenty of fascinating things to see at many of our destinations and this is especially true if you’re interested in history. Many of our resorts put you near some of the most captivating historic sites in North America.

Walk among the intricately carved stone walls of ancient Mayan cities, visit beautifully adorned cathedrals, or spend an afternoon at an interesting museum. There are so many great places to visit if you’re looking for a good dose of history, which is why we asked some of our team members to tell us what their favorite historic sites are.

  • Cancun: “I suggest the Mayan ruin of Coba, one of my favorite places. Everyone knows about Chichen Itza’s greatness, but many people don’t know that Coba was a direct rival of Chichen Itza. The Mayans that ruled Coba controlled the northeastern area of the Yucatan Peninsula, including Tulum, and territory all the way to Guatemala. Chichen Itza´s history is not complete without Coba’s part of the story.” – Gabriel Quijano, Club Regina Cancun Reservations Manager
  • Puerto Vallarta: “The Lady of Guadalupe Parish has become the worldwide symbol of Puerto Vallarta. Built in the early 20th century, the parish’s red-bricked spire and beautifully sculpted crown dominate the Puerto Vallarta skyline. The church’s downtown location and architectural beauty makes it a must see during your stay.” – Liliana Galvan, Club Regina Puerto Vallarta Rooms Division Manager
  • Park City: “The Park City Museum and its many events show how Park City has transformed from a small mining town to a world class ski destination that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. They have family oriented tours which include an interactive scavenger hunt to keep kids interested in learning about the city’s past. Whether you just want to take a look around the museum or you want to make a whole day of it, the Park City Museum is sure to give you an unforgettable look into Park City’s fascinating past.” – Lauren Colvin, The Miners Club Guest Services Representative
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