2014 – Mexico – Tuxtla Chico – Sideways Glance

2014 - Mexico - Tuxtla Chico - Sideways Glance
2014 – Mexico – Tuxtla Chico – Sideways Glance

Cancun is the No. 1 prime desired destination regarding UNITED STATE travel in foreign countries, due to inexpensive airlines from the States, 14 miles of shorelines, and carnival-style nightlife which transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for college students pretty much every Spring Break. But if you expect this former Mayan trading city is only a careless boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see destinations for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coasts of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines supply the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyful party beach with calm, tranquil oceans along with bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for tourists planning to escape the herds (and maybe grab a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind people of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and give the urban layout an uniquely mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a much more immersive experience, take a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re far less crowded and even closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would definitely be a pity to leave Cancun without a gander of the most explosive, extreme club the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to ludicrous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on any kind of platform these guys can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little island off the coast of Cancun is a peaceful retreat from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are ideal for laying out under the sun’s rays following an intimate meal at one of the island’s bistros, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula sets up a distinct experience for travelers searching for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which you can gain access to via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya contain plenty of offshore dive sites. However in case your tank skills are up to par, one of the coolest spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, built by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures exhibited at the bottom of the sea. New to scuba diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set anyone up with a starter’s scuba diving lesson then a museum dive for $80.

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Photo credit: Ted’s photos – Returns late December via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

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