National Palace Mexico city, Mexico
Cancun is the No. 1 leading holiday destination with USA travel overseas, due to cheap air travels from the States, 14 miles of coastlines, and carnival-style nightlife which changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for university students each and every single Spring Break. But if you presume this former Mayan trading city is only a sloppy boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas and 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 underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wishing to escape the herds (and perhaps get a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind visitors of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic appearance (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive experience, have a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re significantly less crowded and even closer than Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would undoubtedly be a shame to leave Cancun without a gander of the most explosive, amazing nightclub the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to ludicrous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun favorites on any platform they are able to climb onto. Isla Mujeres This small island off the coast of Cancun is simply a quiet retreat from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are great for laying out in the sun’s rays following an intimate lunch at one of the island’s bistros, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula produces an unique experience for tourists trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you may gain access to via rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have plenty of offshore dive sites. However if your tank skills are up to par, some of the coolest locations 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. New to scuba diving? No problem. Scuba Cancun can set anyone up with a beginner’s diving course and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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