El Arco, Cabo, Mexico, Rock Formation, Beach, Ocean

El Arco, Cabo, Mexico, Rock Formation, Beach, Ocean
El Arco, Cabo, Mexico, Rock Formation, Beach, Ocean

Cancun remains the No. 1 prime holiday destination with regard to U.S.A vacation overseas, due to inexpensive airlines from the States, 14 miles of beaches, and carnival-style night life which changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for college students pretty much every Spring Break. But if you assume this former Mayan trading city is simply a sloppy boozefest on the beach, 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 coasts of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines provide the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a fun party beach with calm, tranquil water including bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers aiming to get away from the crowds (and perhaps 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 an uniquely mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a more immersive adventure, have a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re far less crowded and closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would definitely be a pity to leave Cancun without a glimpse of the most explosive, extravagant club the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a massive 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on virtually any platform these guys can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny island off the coast of Cancun is certainly a peaceful escape from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are excellent for laying out under the sun after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s bistros, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula creates an unique experience for vacationers trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which one may gain access to by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya hold a lot of offshore dive sites. But in the event that your tank skills are up to par, some of the best locations 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 sea. Brand-new to scuba diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a newcomer’s scuba diving session and then a museum dive for $80.

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