Cancún

Anastasia Travelsia
Jan 17
Over 2 million people travel to Cancun annually. And there are some reasons for that. The local beaches are stunning and perfect for swimming activities.
About the hotel

It's a new one. Was finishes just at the end of the 2017 year. We have booked  New Year last year (2017) and did quite a bit of research before. This resort with free wifi throughout all hotel and grounds, minibar and tea and coffee machines in the rooms. Over 700 rooms, the grounds are massive and well laid out. There are five pools (two of them with own bar) and a very large stretch of beach so it not feels crowded. Gym, sauna with jacuzzi, water park and water sports are all included in our package. In the evenings there are 5 different types of restaurants serve the guests.

Beach is nice, clean white sand, choppy bluish green water but not brown and murky.


Isla Mujeres

If you want to SCUBA dive or just snorkel in the clear shallow waters and see the coral and fish, Isla Mujeres has ideal waters for both. Also, you can feed the fish during the snorkeling by yourselves if took a little bread with you before. Isla Mujeres ("Women Island") is an island in the Caribbean Sea, about 13 km off the Yucatán Peninsula coast. The island is some 7 km long and only 650 m wide.

Day-trippers from Cancun arrive on ferries during the day and make the island a hive of commercial activity as they wander around the town, shopping, eating, drinking and haggling with the numerous souvenir and crafts vendors. It’s also a top destination for honeymooners and couples who want to spend quality time together.

In the 1980s, efforts by a local fisherman led to the founding of this turtle farm, which safes breeding grounds and protects eggs. It's a small spot, with a number of sizes of turtles and a few different species (you can see there even turtle albino). The farm is easily reached from town by taxi or from Cancun by boat. It also has a small but interesting aquarium.

Xplor Fuego Park

Xplor is a park that will take you to enjoy adventures flying across the sky on zip-lines, go through the paths of the jungle on amphibious vehicles and to swim and float on rafts in underground rivers Earth created millions of years ago. It's better to go there during the night, at Xplor park you will show how brave you are with six activities that will bring out your adventurous side.

1. Swimming across 400 meters of crystal-clear water in an underground river surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. 2. Alone or with your partner, paddle with your hands on board fun rafts. 3. Fly in a hammock to splash into a cenote. 4. Seven zip-lines each over more than two miles, which include the tallest in the Riviera Maya reaching 45 meters high. 5. Two circuits of 5 km each among the wilderness of the Mayan jungle. 6. Discover the depths of the planet in caves and caverns that will take you to explore this incredible ancient world.

Сenotes

Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Tulum is a stunning place to spend one or two days here.

Cenote Zacil-ha attracts people with just one photo of the water. This cenote is about 3 meters deep and the overall size is not huge, so plan on going when there is not going to be a crowd. At the one end of the cenote, the water is deep blue. This is actually a cave and this cenote is linked with other cenotes nearby. All part of the amazing Yucatecan ecosystem.

Coba

Coba is an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula. The ruins of Coba lie 44 km northwest of Tulum, in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The site contains a group of large temple pyramids known as the Nohoch Mul (meaning large hill), the tallest of which, Ixmoja, is some 42 meters in height. Ixmoja is among the tallest pyramids on the Yucatán peninsula. 120 steps lead up to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid and reach 137 feet in height. The main structure and most popular activity at Coba are climbing to Nohoch Mul.

Tulum

Tulum is the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city served as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the most photogenic site in the region and perhaps the whole country. Under the cliff is Paradise beach, considered one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya.