2015 – MEXICO – Zihuatanejo – Top Heavy
Cancun remains the No. 1 prime holiday destination with regard to United State Of America traveling abroad, thanks to low-cost air travels from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style nightlife which transforms 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 expect this former Mayan trading city is merely a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see destinations for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines provide the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil water and bungalow restaurants/bars below the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers planning to get away from the crowds (and perhaps get a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind tourists of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout an uniquely mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive adventure, have a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beachfront ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a pity to leave Cancun without a peek of the most wild, lavish nightclub the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to outrageous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on any kind of platform these people can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny island off the coast of Cancun is certainly a quiet escape from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are excellent for laying out in the sun after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s dining establishments, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula creates a distinct experience for visitors searching for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which you may access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya provide a number of offshore dive sites. However in case your tank skills are up to par, some of the best areas 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 diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can easily set anyone up with a newcomer’s scuba diving lesson then a museum dive for $80.
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