Beware of Crocodiles
Beware of Crocodiles
Cancun is the No. 1 main place when it comes to United State Of America vacation in foreign countries, thanks to economical airfares from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style night life which transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for college students each and every Spring Break. But in the event that you imagine this former Mayan trading city is merely a careless boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see spots 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 joyous party beach with calm, tranquil oceans and bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is truly an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wanting to avoid the masses (and perhaps grab a few waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind vacationers of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and give the urban layout an uniquely mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a much more immersive adventure, have 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 compared to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would definitely be a shame to leave Cancun without a gander of the most explosive, lavish nightclub the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a huge 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on any platform these people are able to climb onto. Isla Mujeres This small isle off the coast of Cancun is simply a quiet retreat from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are superb for laying out in the sun’s rays following an intimate lunch break 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 an one-of-a-kind experience for travelers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that one can access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya contain lots of offshore dive sites. However 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, built by English artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures arranged at the bottom of the ocean. New to scuba? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set anyone up with a beginner’s diving lesson and then a museum dive for $80.
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