Cancun continues to be the No. 1 major getaway with regard to USA travel to foreign countries, due to economical airlines 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 the event that you assume this former Mayan trading city is just a sloppy boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see attractions for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a festive party beach with calm, tranquil water along with bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for tourists planning to escape the crowds (and perhaps get 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 provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a much 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 significantly less crowded and closer than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would undoubtedly be a shame to leave Cancun without having a glimpse of the most explosive, lavish nightclub the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to outrageous proportions– a huge 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on any platform these people are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This little island off the coast of Cancun is definitely a quiet escape from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are great for laying out in the sun shortly after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s restaurants, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula achieves a distinct experience for travelers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you may gain access to via rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya hold plenty of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, some of the coolest areas 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 sea. Brand new to scuba? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a starter’s diving course then a museum dive for $80.
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