Mexico City Cyclist (City Clock)

Mexico City Cyclist (City Clock)
Mexico City Cyclist (City Clock)

Cancun remains the No. 1 prime desired destination regarding U.S.A traveling in foreign countries, thanks to economical airlines from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style night life that transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for university students each and every Spring Break. But in the event that you expect this former Mayan trading city is just a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see destinations for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coasts of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil oceans including bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for travelers seeking to avoid the herds (and maybe grab a couple of 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 early history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctively mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a much more immersive adventure, get a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beachfront ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and closer compared to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would be a shame to leave Cancun without a glimpse of the most wild, extravagant nightclub the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ridiculous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on any platform these people can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This little island off the coast of Cancun is definitely a peaceful getaway from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are superb for laying out in the sun following an intimate meal 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 creates an one-of-a-kind experience for vacationers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you can access via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have plenty of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, one of the coolest areas to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, built by English artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures laid out at the bottom of the sea. Brand new to scuba? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can set you up with a starter’s scuba diving course and after that a museum dive for $80.

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