Los colores de la noche

 

Los colores de la noche
Los colores de la noche

Cancun is still the No. 1 prime spot with regard to USA travel overseas, thanks to low-cost airlines from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style nightlife that 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 consider this former Mayan trading city is merely a careless boozefest on the beach front, you have not experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see spots intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat 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 tourists planning to escape the herds (and perhaps get a few waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind visitors of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and give the urban layout an uniquely mythic look (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a much more immersive adventure, get 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 pity to leave Cancun without a peek of the most wild, amazing nightclub the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ridiculous proportions– a huge 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and thousands of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on virtually any platform these people can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little island off the coast of Cancun is a peaceful escape from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are fantastic for laying out in the sun’s rays following an intimate lunch at one of the island’s restaurants, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula sets up an one-of-a-kind experience for vacationers trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that you can gain access to by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya hold lots of offshore dive sites. However in the event that your tank skills are up to par, some of the best areas to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, constructed by English 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 scuba diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a newcomer’s scuba diving course and after that a museum dive for $80.

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