2015 – MEXICO – Zihuatanejo – 2 on 1
Cancun is still the No. 1 top getaway for United State Of America vacation to foreign countries, due to low-priced airlines from the States, 14 miles of beaches, and carnival-style nightlife which changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for college students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that you consider this former Mayan trading city is only a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you have not experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coastlines of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines supply the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a festive party beach with calm, tranquil oceans and bungalow restaurants/bars below the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wanting to avoid the herds (and maybe get a few 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 feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive adventure, take a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re significantly less crowded and even closer than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would be a shame to leave Cancun without having a peek of the most explosive, extreme nightclub the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to unbelievable proportions– a massive 1,800-person club along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun hits on virtually any platform they can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small island off the coast of Cancun is a peaceful retreat from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are great for laying out under the sun’s rays following an intimate lunch break 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 builds an unique experience for travelers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which one may gain access to via rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya provide a number of offshore dive sites. But in the event that your tank skills are up to par, one of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, developed 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. Brand new to scuba? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set anyone up with a newbie’s diving course and after that a museum dive for $80.
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