As we mentioned in Part 1 of this short itinerary, Cancun is one of the top spots to visit for your next vacation in Mexico. Take a look and join us in this new adventure through secluded beaches, cenotes and archaeological sites.
- Cenotes: The Yucatan Peninsula is recognized for being such a great place to enjoy gorgeous cenotes. In the Riviera Maya are located a lot of cenotes or sinkholes where you can go and take a dip in their cool and pristine waters. To get there is better if you book a round-trip transfer, transportation might not be available on the highway all the time. Make sure you pack your sun lotion and insect repellent, mosquitos might eat you alive.
- Shopping Malls: Cancun offers different shopping centers where you can find exclusive and renowned stores. If you are staying at the Hotel Zone, you can visit La Isla Shopping Village, Plaza Caracol or Luxury Avenue, right next to Kukulcan Mall. In downtown area, Plaza Las Americas and its newest spot named as Malecon Las Americas, houses several restaurants serving Mexican typical food, bookstores, movie theaters and clothing and sports stores. In the surrounding area you may visit Plaza Solare and Plaza de Toros (Bullfight Arena), both filled with bars and restaurants.
- Tulum: Whether if you are visiting the archaeological site or the fishermen village, Tulum is a breathtaking town located south from Cancun, about a 2-hour drive away. Its white sandy and secluded beaches will inspire beautiful snapshots that will be the envy of all your friends. At your visit to the archaeological site, you will get to know its important history during the Mayans era. We recommend to book a beachfront cabana, the sunrise is truly amazing, a memory that will last in your mind and heart for all your life.
- Chichen Itza: A visit to Chichen Itza must be included in your itinerary. This majestic Mayan city is one of the greatest archaeological sites in Mexico. Learn about its impressive buildings and the sacrifice rituals the Mayan performed, visit the cenotes in the surrounding area, and taste the exotic flavors of the Yucatan Peninsula food prepared by local people, some of them descendants of the Mayan civilization. Also, you can delight with an impressive night show with lights and sound, where a narrator will tell you a bit of the history and how the Mayan people developed this astonishing scenario.
When visiting the site, we strongly recommend you get a good rest the day and night before, and bring enough water, the heat might be a little disturbing if you visit the pyramids with a hangover.
- Puerto Morelos: This picturesque fishermen’s village is quite but a nice spot to visit. There are many hotels in the downtown area and a lot of restaurants serving exquisite Mexican and seafood specialties. At night, the main square is the meeting point for tourist and locals, where you can get a cold beer and delight with snacks while listening to local artists. Also, sometimes there’s a handicraft market where you can get souvenirs or try the delicious “marquesitas”, a typical candy prepared as a crepe and stuffed with Edam cheese or sweet ingredients.
We recommend you to pay a visit to the pier zone to admire the moon over the ocean or take a walk along the small boardwalk. Don’t miss the chance to book a snorkel tour to the coral reef in Puerto Morelos and admire the impress underwater life of this spectacular town.
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