2015 – MEXICO – Zihuatanejo – Tummy Jewellery_
Cancun continues to be the No. 1 major spot with regard to United State Of America traveling abroad, thanks to affordable flights from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style nightlife that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for university students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that you think this former Mayan trading city is simply a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see spots intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a festive party beach with calm, tranquil oceans along with bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers planning to escape the crowds (and maybe catch a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind travelers of the city’s ancient 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 much 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 far less crowded and closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would undoubtedly be a shame to leave Cancun without having a glimpse of the most explosive, extravagant nightclub the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to outrageous proportions– a massive 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun hits on any platform these guys can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small island off the coast of Cancun is definitely a peaceful getaway from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded oceanfronts are great for laying out in the sun’s rays after 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 rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula builds an one-of-a-kind experience for visitors trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that one can access via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya provide a lot of offshore dive sites. But assuming 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 ocean. Brand new to diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a starter’s scuba diving session and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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