Flores – SLP 120311 193950 7424
Flores – SLP 120311 193950 7424
Cancun is still the No. 1 prime destination regarding UNITED STATE travel in other countries, thanks to inexpensive flights from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style nightlife which 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 case 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: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines offer the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a festive party beach with calm, tranquil oceans and bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for travelers planning to get away from the masses (and maybe get a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind people of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctively mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive experience, get a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beachfront ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re far less crowded and even closer than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a pity to leave Cancun without a peek of the most wild, amazing club the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to unbelievable proportions– a massive 1,800-person nightclub along 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 these people can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny isle off the coast of Cancun is a quiet retreat from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are superb for laying out under the sun’s rays shortly after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s eateries, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula creates an unique experience for vacationers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that you may access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya provide a number of offshore dive sites. However in case your tank skills are up to par, one of the best locations to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, designed by English 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 scuba? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can set anyone up with a newbie’s diving session then a museum dive for $80.
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