México del aire
México del aire
Cancun continues to be the No. 1 main desired destination with regard to UNITED STATE travel to foreign countries, due to economical air travels from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style night life that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for college students each and every Spring Break. But if you imagine this former Mayan trading city is merely a careless boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see attractions intended 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 together with bungalow restaurants/bars below the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers seeking to escape the masses (and possibly grab a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind vacationers of the city’s ancient 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). But for a much more immersive adventure, 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 than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would undoubtedly be a pity to leave Cancun without a look of the most explosive, extreme club the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to outrageous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on virtually any platform these people can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This tiny isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a peaceful getaway from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are perfect for laying out under the sun’s rays following an intimate lunch 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 puts together a distinct experience for tourists trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that one may gain access to by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya provide a lot of offshore dive sites. But if your tank skills are up to par, one 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 laid out at the bottom of the sea. Brand new to scuba? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a newbie’s scuba diving course then a museum dive for $80.
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