Mosaico Naranja – México 2008
Mosaico Naranja – México 2008
Cancun is the No. 1 leading holiday destination when it comes to USA travel to foreign countries, thanks to affordable airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of shorelines, and carnival-style night life that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for university students pretty much every Spring Break. But in the event that you think this former Mayan trading city is just a careless boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see destinations intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyous party beach with calm, tranquil oceans together with bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is simply an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers hoping to get away from the crowds (and possibly catch a couple of waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind visitors of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctively mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a 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 even closer than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a shame to leave Cancun without a gander of the most explosive, amazing nightclub the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to ludicrous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and thousands of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on any platform these people are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is simply a peaceful escape from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are superb for laying out in the sun following an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s dining establishments, and the 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 trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you may gain access to by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have lots of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, one of the best 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 arranged at the bottom of the sea. Brand new to diving? No problem. Scuba Cancun can set anyone up with a newcomer’s scuba diving lesson and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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