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Cancun continues being the No. 1 prime desired destination when it comes to U.S.A vacation abroad, thanks to economical airlines from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style night life 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 believe this former Mayan trading city is merely a sloppy boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores 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 below the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for travelers planning to avoid the herds (and perhaps catch a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind tourists of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive experience, have 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 than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a shame to leave Cancun without having a look of the most explosive, extravagant club the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a huge 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on virtually any platform these guys are able to climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a quiet retreat from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are excellent for laying out under the sun following an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s eateries, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula creates an one-of-a-kind experience for travelers trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that you may gain access to by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer lots of offshore dive sites. But if your tank skills are up to par, some of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, created by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures arranged at the bottom of the sea. Brand new to diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can easily set anyone up with a newcomer’s diving course and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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