Mexico – Chichén Itzá; Kukulcán pyramid – It is an overwhelming feeling to stand in front of this real wonder of ancient times!
Cancun is the No. 1 top location with regard to United State Of America vacation abroad, with the help of low-cost flights from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style nightlife that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for university students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that you consider this former Mayan trading city is merely a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see destinations for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines offer the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a fun party beach with calm, tranquil oceans and bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wanting to get away from the masses (and possibly get a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind travelers of the city’s early 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 into Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and closer compared to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a pity to leave Cancun without having a glimpse of the most explosive, extreme club the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ludicrous proportions– a gigantic 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 virtually any platform these people are able to climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little island off the coast of Cancun is simply a quiet retreat from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded oceanfronts are fantastic for laying out in the sun right after an intimate meal at one of the island’s dining establishments, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula sets up an unique experience for travelers searching for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you may access by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a number of offshore dive sites. But in case your tank skills are up to par, one of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, created by English artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures displayed at the bottom of the sea. Brand-new to scuba? No problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a starter’s diving course and then a museum dive for $80.
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