Mexico folk dance
Mexico folk dance
Cancun continues being the No. 1 top place with UNITED STATE travel in other countries, thanks to low-priced airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style night life that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for college students each and every single Spring Break. But if you expect this former Mayan trading city is only a careless boozefest on the beach front, you have not experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines provide the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyous party beach with calm, tranquil water together with bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for travelers hoping to escape the herds (and possibly get a couple of waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind travelers 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 much more immersive adventure, get a day trip drive down Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and even closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a pity to leave Cancun without a gander of the most wild, extreme club the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a huge 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on any platform they can climb onto. Isla Mujeres This small isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a quiet escape from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded oceanfronts are superb for laying out in the sun after an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s eateries, and the 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 trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which one can gain access to via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya hold a number of offshore dive sites. However if your tank skills are up to par, some of the best areas 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 exhibited at the bottom of the ocean. Brand new to diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can set anyone up with a newcomer’s scuba diving course then a museum dive for $80.
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