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The jewel of southeast Mexico, Cancun offers both exhilarating fiestas and a dose of Mayan culture. There is delicious food to try and beaches to stroll before taking a dip in the gentle waves that stay warm year-round. Although known for its nightlife and club scene, Cancun is steeped in history and its beaches offer plenty of opportunity to relax and soak up sunshine. You can swim or snorkel in one of the many cenotes, beautiful caves that often look like open caverns. Be sure to see the Lagoon of Love. Legend says whoever bathes in its waters becomes a mermaid in their dreams. For deeper dives, the famous Underwater Museum of Art is a unique display of 500 coral-covered sculptures. Take it in on a glass-bottom boat tour or scuba dive to get up close.
Xcaret Park has plenty to see, do, and explore. Be an ecotourist and swim underground rivers, visit the butterfly pavilion, and discover Mayan ruins. The ruins of Chichén Itzá — one of the new seven wonders of the world — was a religious and ceremonial site. The Museo Maya de Cancún in Zona Hotelera, a world-class museum with more than 400 artifacts on display and its adjoining San Miguelito archaeological site, are perfect for a day of ruin-hopping. To the south lies the El Rey Ruins, known for its small temple and several ceremonial platforms.
North of Cancun Centro, Isla Blanca, with its long stretch coastline, is a peaceful spot. Thatch-roofed restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood are dotted about. Sample innovative regional dishes drawn from Caribbean and indigenous Mayan recipes as you watch the sunset from the soft sand.
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Loncheria El Pocito
Cenotes Dos Ojos
Cancun International Airport
Haven Riviera Cancun
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Luxury Residences by Villa del Palmar Cancun
Live Aqua Cancun All Inclusive Adults Only
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
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