Bellas Artes, Building, Mexico, Monument, Museum, Art
Cancun continues to be the No. 1 top holiday location when it comes to UNITED STATE vacation in other countries, thanks to cheap airfares from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style nightlife that transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for university students every Spring Break. But if you imagine this former Mayan trading city is simply a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you have not 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 coasts of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil water together with bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for tourists wishing to avoid the masses (and maybe catch a couple of waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind visitors of the city’s early 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, get 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 be a shame to leave Cancun without having a glimpse of the most wild, lavish club the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to outrageous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on virtually any platform these people are able to climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is definitely a peaceful getaway from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are fantastic for laying out in the sun right after an intimate meal at one of the island’s bistros, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula achieves an one-of-a-kind experience for visitors looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you can access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a lot of offshore dive sites. But if your tank skills are up to par, one 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. New to scuba diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can set you up with a beginner’s scuba diving session and then a museum dive for $80.
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