Chichen Itza

 

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

Cancun remains the No. 1 prime vacation spot when it comes to U.S.A vacation in foreign countries, with the help of affordable airlines from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style night life that 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 think this former Mayan trading city is only a careless boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see attractions for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines supply the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyful party beach with calm, tranquil oceans along with bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for travelers looking to avoid the herds (and possibly catch a couple of waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind people of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and give 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 much 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 wild, lavish nightclub the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ludicrous proportions– a huge 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on any platform these guys can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This small island off the coast of Cancun is a peaceful getaway from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are ideal for laying out under the sun right after an intimate meal at one of the island’s eateries, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula builds an unique experience for vacationers looking for 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 have lots of offshore dive sites. But in the event that your tank skills are up to par, some of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, designed 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. New to diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a newbie’s diving course then a museum dive for $80.

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