Ruinas mayas de Tulum

Ruinas mayas de Tulum
Ruinas mayas de Tulum

Cancun continues being the No. 1 main getaway when it comes to U.S.A traveling overseas, due to low-cost airfares from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style night life which transforms the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for college students every Spring Break. But in case you consider this former Mayan trading city is simply a careless boozefest on the beach, you have not experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores 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 including bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is truly an escapist beach with white sand for travelers wanting to get away from the masses (and perhaps grab a few waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind people of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout an uniquely mythic look and feel (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 much less crowded and even closer in comparison to Chichen Itza). Coco Bongo It would certainly be a shame to leave Cancun without a gander of the most explosive, extreme nightclub the party city has to feature. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to ludicrous proportions– a gigantic 1,800-person club 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 island off the coast of Cancun is certainly a quiet getaway from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded oceanfronts are perfect for laying out in the sun’s rays after an intimate lunch break at one of the island’s bistros, and the azure water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula produces an one-of-a-kind experience for tourists trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes in which you may access by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a number of offshore dive sites. But assuming that your tank skills are up to par, one 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 arranged at the bottom of the ocean. Brand-new to scuba? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun are able to set anyone up with a beginner’s diving session and after that a museum dive for $80.

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