Trabajo en madera – Guanajuato México 2008 01987
Cancun remains the No. 1 main location for UNITED STATE travel overseas, thanks to affordable air travels from the States, 14 miles of beachfronts, and carnival-style nightlife which 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 if you assume this former Mayan trading city is simply a sloppy boozefest on the beach front, you haven’t experienced the real Cancun. 3 must-see destinations intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sunshine, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The shores of Playa Tortugas along with Playa Delfines offer the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is an upbeat party beach with calm, tranquil oceans along with bungalow restaurants/bars under the palms; Playa Delfines is an escapist beach with white sand for tourists seeking to get away from the crowds (and possibly get a few waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray help remind people of the city’s ancient history as a Mayan trading port and provide the urban layout a distinctly mythic look and feel (and a kitschy cache to bankroll tourist dollars). However, for a more immersive adventure, take 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 pity to leave Cancun without a peek of the most explosive, lavish club the party city has to offer. Coco Bongo is a temple of extravagance to unbelievable proportions– a huge 1,800-person nightclub with nightly trapeze acts, rock-star impersonators, a rainbow blitz of roving spotlights, and hundreds of partiers moving to DJ-spun hits on virtually any platform these guys can climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This small isle off the coast of Cancun is certainly a quiet getaway from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded beaches are perfect for laying out under the sun shortly after an intimate meal at one of the island’s eateries, and the blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula produces an unique experience for travelers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which you can gain access to by rappelling into caves. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a number of offshore dive sites. However assuming that your tank skills are up to par, one of the coolest areas 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 exhibited at the bottom of the sea. Brand new to scuba diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun can easily set you up with a beginner’s diving lesson and afterwards a museum dive for $80.
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