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Cancun is still the No. 1 main getaway with USA traveling overseas, thanks to cheap airlines from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style nightlife that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula in to a 24-hour party scene for college students each and every single Spring Break. But in the event that you consider this former Mayan trading city is just a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see tourist attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, 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 water including bungalow restaurants/bars underneath the palms; Playa Delfines is without a doubt an escapist beach with white sand for tourists wishing to avoid the masses (and possibly get a couple of waves). Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind tourists of the city’s early history as a Mayan trading port and give the urban layout an uniquely mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). But for a more immersive experience, have a day trip drive down 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 peek of the most explosive, extravagant club the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to ridiculous proportions– a massive 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star imitators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and thousands of partiers dancing to DJ-spun hits on virtually any platform they are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small island off the coast of Cancun is simply a quiet getaway from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded oceanfronts are great for laying out in the sun shortly 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 sets up an unique experience for tourists trying to find adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes that one can gain access to by rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have plenty of offshore dive sites. But in case your tank skills are up to par, some of the best locations to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, constructed 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 diving? Don’t worry. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a starter’s diving session and after that a museum dive for $80.
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