Two guys on Mexico 1
Two guys on Mexico 1
Cancun remains the No. 1 major getaway when it comes to United State Of America vacation in foreign countries, due to low-cost airline tickets from the States, 14 miles of coasts, and carnival-style night life that changes the Z-shaped islet off the Yucatan Peninsula into a 24-hour party scene for college students pretty much every Spring Break. But if you believe this former Mayan trading city is simply a careless boozefest on the beach, you haven’t experienced the true Cancun. 3 must-see attractions intended for first-timers in Cancun: Sun, Fine sand, and Waves at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines The coastlines of Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines supply the full-spectrum of the Cancun beach scene: Playa Tortugas is a fun party beach with calm, tranquil oceans and bungalow restaurants/bars beneath the palms; Playa Delfines is truly an escapist beach with white sand for vacationers aiming to avoid the crowds (and perhaps grab a few waves). Day Trip to the Mayan Ruins Integrated into the downtown area, the plaza ruins of El Ray remind travelers 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 much 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 significantly 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, lavish nightclub the party city has to give. Coco Bongo is a temple of excess to outrageous proportions– a huge 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 favorites on any platform these guys are able to climb up onto. Isla Mujeres This little isle off the coast of Cancun is simply a quiet escape from the craziness of the mainland. The palm-shaded coasts are perfect for laying out under the sun right after an intimate lunch at one of the island’s restaurants, and the glowing blue water seems made for an afternoon swim. Dipping Into the Cenotes The rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula creates an unique experience for vacationers looking for adventure in the form of sunken cenotes– subterranean rivers and lakes which one may gain access to via rappelling into caverns. Underwater Museum of Art Sure, Cancun and the Riviera Maya contain a number of offshore dive sites. However in case your tank skills are up to par, some of the coolest spots to scuba dive is the Underwater Museum of Art, developed by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which, true to its name, is an underwater museum of sculptures laid out at the bottom of the ocean. New to scuba diving? Not a problem. Scuba Cancun are able to set you up with a newcomer’s scuba diving course and after that a museum dive for $80.
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