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What You Should Know More About Cancun
· Do not trust the strangers blindly.
· Make sure you are always alert and aware.
· Do not go to secluded places alone in the night.
· Make sure you have a map handy whenever you are traveling to a new destination.
· Make sure you avoid traveling alone in the hidden trails.
· If needed, hire a guide. Make sure that the guide hired by you is only from a registered agency.
· Do not leave your important documents carelessly.
· Never leave your documents in the hotel room.
· Enquire about the availability of the room safe.
· Do not get involved in any type of fights with the locals here.
· Make sure you follow the traffic rules of the country if you have rented a vehicle.
· If you are traveling in a public transport, do ensure that you have negotiated the fare before traveling.
· Do not do any form of drugs.
· It is always safe to carry with you a first aid kit.
· Do not flaunt your valuables in the public area.Make sure you are nice and gentle to the locals of the country you are in.
The legal age for drinking in Cancun is 18 years.
The Many, Many Beaches of Cancun
Almost all the resorts of the Cancun are built as direct access to the beaches. Known locally as "playas" with mesmerizing views over the glistening crystal clear waters which make these the most important places to see. The city of Cancun in fact comprises of a couple of beaches while the locals and the regular visitors may have their preferences. However, when it comes to the beaches here, it is impossible for you to make a bad choice. All of them are just as good. Some of the most popular beaches of Cancun include Chac-mool, de las Perlas, Linda, Tortugas, Juventud, Caracol and Langosta. If possible, visit a beach a day and you’ll only enjoy it for the good.
El Rey Maya Ruins
Situated only minutes away from the Punta Nizuc end of Cancún are some interesting Mayan ruins which are also known as El Rey. Christened after a mask found here which is believed to be dedicated to the Sun God, the El Rey Ruins comprises of some 47 buildings along with the several tombs that were built by Mayans right from AD 900. Of these the major sightseeing attractions include two main platforms along with their temples. They once happened to be a part of the market and contained quintessential ceremonial areas. The area is indeed worth taking a time to visit. A number of resorts here offer inexpensive outings to the site. This is particularly famous for the huge colonies of Iguanas which resided here.
The Maya Museum
In the Cancún Center which is the large convention complex of the city lies the Maya Museum (Museo Maya de Cancún). This indeed is a great tourist attraction as it will help you learn more about the rich history of the region. It is the largest such museum project eve since the opening of the Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Museum in the year 1987. This fantastic attraction has been working very well in explaining the ancient roots of the Mayan culture from its foundation era which is probably centuries ago from the modern era. Significant highlights here include 350 artifacts spread across three halls. Most of these comprise of the skeletal remains acquired from Tulun some 14,000 years back. Other prominent highlights here include displays of art and architecture including the sculptures from the Chichén Itzá as well as the adjoining San Miguelito archeological site.
The Cancun Underwater Museum
Rare animals and amazing wildlife
Beaches in Cancun are basically the province of people. They are swamped with hair of the dog partiers, unique marine habitats, fringing coral reefs and tanning tourists. Visitors who come here can discover a vast variety of rare and exotic tropical sea species which vary from the long and mystic lemon shark to an umpteen variety of endangered and rare sea turtles. However, your wildlife spotting will not end at the shore. So, guests who demand more of it can take a short trip to the UNESCO biosphere that is located at Sian Ka'an. There you can get to spot some of the rarest of the land beasts.
Mouth-watering culinary creations
All American burgers, colorful sushi, paellas, oriental spiced soups, pizzas, high-stacked, curries from the Indian subcontinent, pastas, succulent local veg dishes or freshly caught Gulf seafood – you name it and Cancun has it. The city has a myriad of top class luxury resorts. This tiny corner of the Mexican Yucatan has done phenomenally well to attract some of the best chefs from around the globe, all of them ready to cook up their personal specialties on demand. You can also find a number of hidden beach shacks that sell traditional Mexican dishes. Trying out this impeccable culinary delights is something that you definitely must not miss when in Cancun.
Year-round sunshine and sunbathing opportunities
The Midwest states of North America fall under a blanket of winter snow. On the other hand, the great plains of Canada frost over white. The tropical beaches of the Cancun city are glistening in summers. However, it doesn’t end with that as even from April onwards the city explores in average temperature in excess of 75 whereas the sea temperatures are soaring at 85. Uninterrupted sunshine here dominates the days.
Because flying there is cheaper than you think
One of the most prominent places to see for American air travellers is Cancun. Fortunately for us, the flights are pretty affordable too. The city boasts of phenomenal air connections that offer direct flights 17 of the American cities. So, traveling to and from Cancun is never going to be a pricey affair.
Retail therapy, Mexican style
Amidst the super chic fashion centres of the Playa del Carmen and the sprawling modern shopping hub of Kukulcan Plaza, coming to Cancun very well assures that your retail therapy isn’t too far. The city here boasts of a vast array of art and food markets and local crafts where the visitors are regularly invited to come and hone their bargaining skills. You can also spot the other seller roaming between the clusters of sunbathers on the sands all day round.
Some of Mexico's more off-the-beaten-track surf and snorkel spots
There is no surprise that most of tourists as well as the locals’ head to the Hotel Strip of Cancum when they wish to indulge in some sunbathing and beach combing. Others may also come here to enjoy water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming in the reefs which line the coast. Cancun is also known to lure a number of adventure enthusiasts who come here to ride the rolling swells of the rockier and the elemental beaches that lay slightly afield. If that sounds more like you, you can check out the Playa Chac Mool or the Cozumel Island where you can enjoy a range of adventure activities.
Unbridled and unrivalled luxury: Cancun's hotels and resorts
Possibly no list of the best bits of Cancun is complete without the mention of the hotels and the resorts of the Cancun. These are unquestionably one of the most developed in whole of Mexico. It boasts of literally hundreds of accommodations for you to make a choice no matter what your budget is. Right from the all inclusive like Le Blanc Spa Resort and Hyatt Zilara to the more focussed boutique hotels such as the Sandos Cancun, there’s something for every taste.
The history and pre-history of the Yucatan Peninsula
There are not too many destinations in the world where sunbathers can tan themselves in proximity to the ancient ruins. The beach combers can stroll around in the shadow of the looming temples which are around 2 millennia old. Some of the historical tourist attractions that you cannot afford to miss are the complex of the Chichen Itza and the smaller ruins at the Tulum. These make for great day tours from the city and are very well served by the tour operators in town. These offer some of the most alluring and fascinating glimpse of the Mayan architecture on the continent.
Hedonism and hard partying
Amidst the chic inner city cocktail spots, leaning balneario bamboo bars and the world renowned super clubs which pepper the coast and the downtown districts of Cancun. Just about everyone from the Caribbean rum punch aficionado to the tequila-shooting spring breaker, will find a place to while away their hours to make the most of the nightlife here. In order to catch a glimpse of the most eye-popping show of the lot, you ought to head to the iconic Dady'O and the Coco Bongo where a lot of acrobatic shows and laser parties dominate the nights.
Pearly beaches and brilliant sandsBeaches in Cancun are indeed some of the best in the world. With sands that glisten and glimmer to water that is as clear as a crystal, we assure you that the beaches here will never fail to mesmerize you. Sun kissed sea here runs for over 20 miles up to the Yucatan coast. It offers some of the most panoramic sights in whole of the Mexico. In the northern end of the city is the lively Playa Tortugas and Playa Las Perlas. These are the best places for those who enjoy sunbathing, swimming and windsurfing. In case, you wish to indulge in the adventure activities at the beaches, make sure you get proper professional training so that you don’t getting hurt here.
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