Often known as the party city of Mexico and a famed “spring break” location, Cancun is known for its glorious beachfront that is lined with a strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Visiting the Mayan ruins is highly necessary, with the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen Itza, a must-do day trip during your getaway.
Split between the more traditional downtown district of El Centro, and the more upscale and modernised area of Zona Hotelera, Cancun is a Mexican city with a lot of character and life. The over-arching area of Riviera Maya is well known for its expansive and grand all-inclusive resorts, as well as a numerous high-class restaurants and bars. Beaches in the area are an unsurprisingly popular attraction with welcoming sands and vibrant nightlife found in the nearby vicinity.
The beaches on the Caribbean side of the peninsula are definitely the best for windsurfing while the more peaceful lagoon on the other side is great for snorkelling, swimming and diving. Experiences to swim with dolphins, stingrays and even manatees are not to be missed. Coral reefs lie just down the coast to indulge yourself in the ultimate of underwater worlds.
For culture vultures travel down through some of the more laidback beach towns to the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, for a great insight into times gone by. This ancient walled city is well worth a visit. Chichen Itza is also just a few hours’ drive away. Additionally, mangrove tours and jungle treks also make for great days out and really add to your break from the norm.
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