City streets: Mexico City
City streets: Mexico City
Cancun continues to be the No. 1 major location with United State Of America vacation overseas, thanks to low-cost flights from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style night life which changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for university students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that 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 destinations for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches 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 including bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wanting to get away from the masses (and perhaps get a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind travelers of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and give the urban layout an uniquely mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive adventure, take 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 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 excess to ridiculous proportions– a massive 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and thousands of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on any platform they are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small island off the coast of Cancun is definitely a peaceful escape from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are great for laying out under the sun following an intimate meal at one of the island’s restaurants, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula achieves a distinct experience for vacationers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you may gain access to via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a number 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, constructed by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures laid out at the bottom of the sea. New to diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun are able to set anyone up with a starter’s scuba diving course and after that a museum dive for $80.
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