Mexico City crosswalk 2 (City Clock)

Mexico City crosswalk 2 (City Clock)
Mexico City crosswalk 2 (City Clock)

Cancun remains the No. 1 prime holiday location with regard to UNITED STATE travel overseas, due to cheap airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style night life which transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for college students every Spring Break. But if you expect this former Mayan trading city is only a sloppy boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see destinations for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, 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 an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil oceans together with bungalow restaurants/bars below the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers planning to escape the herds (and possibly catch a couple of waves). Excursion 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 give the urban layout an uniquely mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive experience, take a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re significantly less crowded and even closer compared to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a pity to leave Cancun without a peek of the most wild, extreme nightclub 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 impersonators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on any platform these guys can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little island off the coast of Cancun is definitely a quiet getaway from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded oceanfronts are perfect for laying out under the sun following an intimate meal at one of the island’s bistros, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula builds an one-of-a-kind experience for tourists trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which one may gain access to by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have a lot of offshore dive sites. But in the event that your tank skills are up to par, some of the coolest spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, constructed 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 scuba? No problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a beginner’s diving course and after that a museum dive for $80.

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