2016 – Mexico City – UNAM 9

2016 - Mexico City - UNAM 9
2016 – Mexico City – UNAM 9

Cancun is still the No. 1 prime desired destination when it comes to U.S.A vacation overseas, with the help of low-priced airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of beaches, and carnival-style night life that 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 assume this former Mayan trading city is simply a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you have not experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see attractions for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, 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 joyous party beach with calm, tranquil oceans along with bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for travelers looking to escape the crowds (and maybe grab a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind people of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive experience, take 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 in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would be a pity to leave Cancun without having a look of the most wild, extreme club the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to outrageous proportions– a huge 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 they are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small isle off the coast of Cancun is simply a peaceful escape from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are perfect for laying out in the sun following an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s eateries, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula produces a distinct experience for vacationers trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which one can gain access to by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya contain a lot of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, one of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, constructed 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 scuba? No problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a newcomer’s diving lesson 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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