Nubes sobre México
Nubes sobre México
Cancun is still the No. 1 major holiday location for United State Of America traveling overseas, with the help of low-priced airfares from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style nightlife which changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for university students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that you assume this former Mayan trading city is just a sloppy boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see spots for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines deliver the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a festive party beach with calm, tranquil water including bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for tourists aiming to avoid the crowds (and perhaps 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 early history as a Mayan trading port and give the urban layout an uniquely mythic look (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive adventure, get 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 certainly be a shame to leave Cancun without a peek of the most wild, extravagant club the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a huge 1,800-person club with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on virtually any platform these guys are able to climb onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a peaceful retreat from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are ideal for laying out in the sun right after an intimate lunch break 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 creates a distinct experience for visitors trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which one can gain access to by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya hold plenty of offshore dive sites. But in case your tank skills are up to par, some of the coolest spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, created 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. New to scuba? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a newcomer’s scuba diving lesson and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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