Travel Tips: Cancun

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May 16, 2013 / 0 comments

If you’re like me, you love holidaying in exotic locations that are home to stunning coral sand beaches, clear blue skies, and waters that are more than warm enough to take a dip in - but don't want the unreasonable price tag that may be associated with such exotic destinations. I’m always looking for the beach.

One such place in the sun is Cancun, Mexico. It is Mexico’s largest tourist destination – for good reason. There’s something for everyone, whether you are traveling with a group, with your family, or by yourself.

Cancun beach

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If you're a fan of the nightlife scene and want to party through the night into the early morning, then Cancun is the place for you! Known to many as one of the party capitals of the world, Cancun offers a great selection of bars and clubs and attracts a huge number of tourists each year, especially in the Spring Break season, where hundreds of American students flock down to the resort to get the party started. Cancun is a great resort area for socialising and making new friends from across the globe. One of the most popular clubs in the area is Senor Frogs - and once you pay a visit, you will understand why it's so popular! During normal daytime hours, it is a lovely family friendly restaurant serving delicious food and drinks - but when nightfall comes, it transformed into one of the most entertaining clubs in the whole of Mexico. Another great club to try is the O' Ultra Lounge, which although is a little more laid back that Senor Frogs, it still boasts a lot of entertainment and of course, plenty of drinks.

Although there is plenty to keep you entertained at night there is also just as much, if not more to keep you entertained in the daytime. The beaches in Cancun are beautiful and with the soft sand and warm waters, relaxing won't be hard to do at all. If you would like to stay active during the day, why not take to the waters and try out some of the great water sports that the area has to offer. Try your hand at para-sailing, jet skiing, speedboat snorkeling, or even diving. You won’t be bored, that is for sure.

Parasailing, Cancun

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If you've decided to take the family, good decision, as there is plenty to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to visit the Wet n' Wild Waterpark, which boasts some great slides and pools designed for all ages. At Aquaworld, your kids can take a bubblemaker program, which teaches them underwater breathing skills. This is good preparation for snorkeling in the sea, which is a great way for them to get used to the water whilst trying to find the beautiful sea life that dwells under the surface. You and your family will definitely want to visit the new Museum of Underwater Art, created by artist and scuba diver Jason deCaires Taylor.

Love wildlife? Be sure to swim with dolphins at Parque Nizuc (or at Dolphin Discovery on Isla Mujeres), at Delphinus Dreams, or at the Interactive Aquarium. Or go horseback riding, at Rancho Loma Bonita.

If learning about history is more your thing, be sure to explore some local Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum. Be sure to visit Xcaret, an eco-archaeological theme park. You can learn about flora, fauna, and the history and culture of the Mayans – and take a jungle tour. You might also want to go sailing – on the Captain Hook Cruise, or on a trimaran! It’s another great way to experience the beach – from the water!


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There are also many amazing restaurants, serving a range of food, from full English breakfasts to traditional Mexican cuisine, and everything in between. Eating well won't be a hassle, as there is something for even the fussiest eater. There are also many great shops in Cancun – if you can pull yourself away from the water.

Cancun, Mexico

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