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Whether you're planning a family vacation, romantic getaway, or college spring break trip, Cancun, Mexico is a paradise destination. In this tropical
utopia, you’ll find things to do that suit
every interest and budget!
One of the main reasons for visiting Cancun is to relax on
their world-famous white sand beaches. The water is crystal clear, turquoise
blue, and as warm as bathwater for most of the year.
For a family-friendly
beach, head to Playa Caracol, where the water is always calm. When the family gets
too hot or hungry to carry on, a bevy of shops and restaurants can be found at Mayfair
Plaza, just a short walk from the beach.
For breathtaking views and a more
peaceful atmosphere than Playa Caracol, go to Playa Delfines. Couples hoping for some isolation
from tourists and families will enjoy this tranquil beach. Located on the east side of Cancun, Playa Delfines is semi-secluded,
which makes it perfect for lounging and sunbathing.
In contrast, Playa las Perlas is the ideal beach for people interested in being active.
There are options here for a variety of interests. In addition to water sports,
there are numerous shops and restaurants lining the beach. There is also a
ferry that shuttles visitors to Isla Mujeres, a quaint island perfect for a day trip.
Perfect for active couples, college kids, and families with teens, this beach has
Water Sports and Activities
Step onto the white sands of nearly any beach in Cancun,
and you will be inundated with offers for deals on a plethora of water sports.
If you’re on the hunt for a bargain, you can always take your time and walk the
beach to find the best deals. Take note: negotiating is always an option. A
good rule of thumb is, unless you set up a reservation through your hotel, you
should never accept a first offer. Some of the most popular water sports and
activities famous in Cancun include:
- ATV Tours through Dunes
- Banana Boats
- Fly Fishing
- Glass-Bottom Boat Tours
- Horseback Riding on
- Mexican Fiestas
- Scuba Diving
- Sunset Dinner Cruises
- Swimming with Dolphins
- Wave Runners
- Whale Watching
- Zip Lines
Cancun is an island rich in culture and Mayan history. In
addition to being a tropical paradise, it is also a destination suitable for
those looking to explore an ancient civilization. One of the most famous
must-see sites include the walled city of Tulum, nestled 80 miles south of
Cancun on a steep cliff bordered by the sea. Another site that should not be
missed is the city of Chichen Itza, which boasts the famous Pyramid of Kukulcan.
This structure is notorious for its four broad, steep staircases and its
association with the Mayan calendar. Also, a visit to the ancient Mayan city of Coba
should not be passed up while visiting Cancun. Its ruins are settled in lush
foliage near tropical lagoons. Be sure to check for cultural tours offered by
professional tour guides, and a chance to visit more than one site in a day.
Cancun is a euphoric land of adventure, relaxation, and
natural beauty. With its vast array of activities, shopping, dining, and nightlife,
it’s an ideal destination for anyone looking to get away from it all.
March 16, 2010 new by kellercr