Rayo de Zeus / Zeus’s Lightning – Tepic, Nayarit, MEXICO

Rayo de Zeus / Zeus's Lightning - Tepic, Nayarit, MEXICO
Rayo de Zeus / Zeus’s Lightning – Tepic, Nayarit, MEXICO

Cancun continues to be the No. 1 main holiday destination for U.S.A traveling in other countries, with the help of cheap airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of beaches, and carnival-style night life that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for university students pretty much every Spring Break. But in the event that you imagine this former Mayan trading city is simply a careless boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see destinations intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coastlines of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines provide the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a joyous party beach with calm, tranquil water and bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is truly an escapist beach with white sand for tourists seeking to escape the masses (and perhaps grab a couple of waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind people 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 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 closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would be a pity to leave Cancun without a look of the most wild, lavish club the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ludicrous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person nightclub along with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of wandering spotlights, and hundreds of partiers dancing to DJ-spun favorites on any platform they can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small isle off the coast of Cancun is definitely a peaceful escape from the chaos of the mainland. The palm-shaded coastlines are perfect for laying out under the sun shortly after an intimate meal at one of the island’s eateries, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula produces a distinct experience for visitors trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that you may access by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya contain a lot 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, built 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 ocean. Brand-new to diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun can set anyone up with a starter’s scuba diving session then a museum dive for $80.

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