Field Coverage: Mexico
Field Coverage: Mexico
Cancun continues being the No. 1 major place with United State Of America travel in other countries, thanks to low-cost airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, 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 each and every single Spring Break. But in case you consider this former Mayan trading city is only a careless boozefest on the beach front, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines supply the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a fun party beach with calm, tranquil oceans including bungalow restaurants/bars below the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for travelers looking to escape the masses (and maybe grab a few waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind people of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctively mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a more immersive adventure, have a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beachfront ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and even closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would undoubtedly be a shame to leave Cancun without a look of the most wild, lavish nightclub the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to ridiculous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person club along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on any platform they are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a peaceful escape from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are fantastic for laying out under the sun after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s bistros, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula builds an one-of-a-kind experience for visitors searching for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which one can gain access to via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have lots of offshore dive sites. However in case your tank skills are up to par, one of the best areas 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 laid out at the bottom of the sea. New to scuba? No problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a beginner’s scuba diving session and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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