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Cancun continues to be the No. 1 main vacation spot with regard to AMERICAN traveling in other countries, with the help of affordable air travels from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style nightlife that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for college students pretty much every Spring Break. But in the event that you believe this former Mayan trading city is just a careless boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coasts of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines offer the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil oceans including bungalow restaurants/bars below the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for travelers looking to escape the herds (and perhaps catch a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind travelers of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic look (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 significantly less crowded and even closer than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a pity to leave Cancun without having a peek of the most wild, lavish nightclub the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on any kind of platform they are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a peaceful escape from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are great for laying out under the sun’s rays right after an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s restaurants, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula sets up an unique experience for travelers searching for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that you may access via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya hold a lot of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, some of the best locations to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, designed by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures displayed at the bottom of the sea. Brand new to scuba? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a beginner’s diving lesson and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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