Mexico City, Mexico
Cancun is still the No. 1 top spot when it comes to UNITED STATE vacation abroad, with the help of economical airlines from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style nightlife that transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for college students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that you presume this former Mayan trading city is simply a careless boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see spots intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coastlines of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines provide the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyful party beach with calm, tranquil oceans together with bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for tourists hoping to get away from the masses (and perhaps catch a couple of waves). Day Trip 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 look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a much more immersive experience, have a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beachfront ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re far less crowded and even closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would definitely be a pity to leave Cancun without a gander of the most wild, extreme nightclub the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to outrageous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person club along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun hits on any platform they can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny isle off the coast of Cancun is definitely a peaceful getaway from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are ideal for laying out in the sun following an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s dining establishments, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula produces an unique experience for vacationers searching for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you can access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya contain a number of offshore dive sites. However if your tank skills are up to par, one of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, built by British 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 diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can set you up with a newbie’s scuba diving course and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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