2015 – MEXICO – Morelia – Snake Charmer

2015 - MEXICO - Morelia - Snake Charmer
2015 – MEXICO – Morelia – Snake Charmer

Cancun is the No. 1 prime getaway for USA vacation to foreign countries, due to inexpensive flights from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style night life which changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for university students pretty much every Spring Break. But in the event that you think this former Mayan trading city is only a careless boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see spots for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines supply the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a fun party beach with calm, tranquil water and bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wishing to escape the crowds (and maybe catch a couple of waves). Day Trip 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 provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic look (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a more immersive experience, have a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beachfront ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and even closer compared to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would definitely be a shame to leave Cancun without a glimpse of the most wild, extravagant club the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to ridiculous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun hits on any kind of platform these guys can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny island off the coast of Cancun is certainly a peaceful getaway from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are ideal for laying out in the sun’s rays right after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s eateries, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula creates a distinct experience for vacationers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that you can access via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya feature a lot of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, some of the coolest spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, designed by English artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures displayed at the bottom of the ocean. Brand-new to scuba diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can easily set anyone up with a beginner’s scuba diving course and 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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