Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta

Cancun is still the No. 1 leading holiday destination for United State Of America vacation abroad, with the help of cheap airlines from the States, 14 miles of beaches, and carnival-style night life that transforms 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 in case you assume this former Mayan trading city is simply a careless boozefest on the beach front, you have not experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The beaches of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines provide the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil oceans and bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is truly an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers wanting to escape the herds (and maybe grab a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind vacationers of the city’s ancient 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 much more immersive adventure, get a day trip drive into Riviera Maya to the beach front ruins of Tulum and the jungle temples of Coba (they’re much less crowded and closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would definitely be a pity to leave Cancun without a look of the most wild, extravagant nightclub the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to unbelievable proportions– a huge 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and thousands of partiers moving to DJ-spun hits on any platform these people can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is a peaceful escape from the madness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are excellent for laying out under the sun’s rays after an intimate meal at one of the island’s bistros, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula creates an one-of-a-kind experience for travelers trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which you may gain access to by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a number of offshore dive sites. But if your tank skills are up to par, some of the best spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, created 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? No problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a beginner’s scuba diving course and afterwards a museum dive for $80.

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