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Do & See

Down Town

Downtown (El Centró) is the actual backbone of Cancún. What it lacks in history it makes up for through being a true melting pot - an exciting mix of the old traditional Mexico and an ultra modern urban sprawl. Avenida Tulum, the main street, passing through the heart of the city, is easy to reach by public transport. The street is lined with shops, banks, internet cafes, bars and restaurants. Don’t miss out on a weekend visit to Parque Las Palapas, on the market square, where locals come to chat and watch the entertainment provided by various local groups. The lively, happy atmosphere and the sound of the Mexican music is infectious and any worries will quickly be postponed to ‘mañana’. Browse around the artisan stalls and try some of the local sweet delicacies or visit the ‘hippie market’ around the corner. In the evenings, the place to be is Avenida Yaxchillan with its lively restaurants and bars, popular with locals and tourists alike.
Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins

A visit to Cancún is not complete without a trip to the famous Mayan ruins. Many of them have not yet been excavated and are waiting to be explored. Chichen Itzá, one of the new seven wonders of the world, is an absolute must. Whilst you are there, don’t miss out on the stunning light show that transports you back in time in a spectacular atmosphere. Equally stunning is Cobá, currently the only ruin that can still be climbed, offering a breathtaking view over the jungle and Tulúm, with its spectacular backdrop of the clear turquoise water of the ocean.
Do & See

Cenotes

These magnificent cenotés (sinkholes) are unique to the Yucatán peninsula and many still remain undiscovered and unexplored to this day. Witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the large clusters of stalactites and stalagmites being mirrored in the crystal clear cool waters is a unique experience. Every cenoté has its own particular beauty and putting on a swimsuit and snorkel the pool is an absolutely unforgettable experience. Some tour operators also offer cave diving excursions for very experienced divers.
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

A 20 minute boat ride from Cancún lies the small island of Isla Mujeres with its laid back Caribbean ambiance, tiny streets lined with stalls and street cafés in pastel colored houses. Golf carts and mopeds dominate the streets. Although only 5 miles long and half a mile wide, the island offers everything from a beautiful palm fringed white beach on the north coast to a dramatic rocky shoreline on the eastern side. Visit the turtle farm, try one of the local fish restaurants on the beach or visit Garrafón Park at the south of the island with its spectacular view over Cancún’s sky line. A must for nature and wildlife lovers is a tour to Isla Contoy, a nature reserve only inhabited by a few biologists and restricted to 200 visitors per day.
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