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Cancun continues being the No. 1 leading vacation spot for U.S.A vacation in foreign countries, due to economical airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style nightlife which transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for university students every Spring Break. But if you consider 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 intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyful party beach with calm, tranquil water together with bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for tourists wishing to get away from the crowds (and possibly grab a couple of waves). Day Trip 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 give the urban layout a distinctively mythic look (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a much more immersive adventure, take a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re significantly less crowded and even closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would undoubtedly be a pity to leave Cancun without having a glimpse of the most explosive, lavish nightclub the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ludicrous proportions– a massive 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on any platform these people can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny isle off the coast of Cancun is definitely a quiet getaway from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are excellent for laying out in the sun after an intimate meal at one of the island’s dining establishments, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula creates a distinct experience for travelers trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which you can access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya feature lots 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 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 diving? No problem. Scuba Cancun can set anyone up with a newbie’s diving lesson then a museum dive for $80.
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