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This resort has become the most visited on in the Caribbean region. Cancun is famous for its magnificent beaches and large number of historical monuments that are left here since Maya Indians.

The beaches of Cancun are exceptionally clean, so scuba diving has become the main entertainment for tourists. Just imagine when the weather is still, the visibility under water reaches 100 meters! Here divers can fully enjoy the beauty of underwater life, look at wonderfully beautiful fish and colonies of cay. Here is also located Black Cay, the famous destination among scuba diving fans. This cay was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
Restaurants of Cancun will surprise its visitors with a huge choice of wonderful eating places, many of which are considered important landmarks. Peter's Restaurante is one of the oldest and … Open
Central Square is one of the most important cultural regions of the town. Each Wednesday matadors show their strength and courage. During other days you can see music performances on this square. After a day filled with excursions it’s high time to relax and have some rest by visiting National Folklore Bally. Not only you will be satisfied with the performance, but also will be able to have meals in the local restaurant. The cost of the food is included into the price of the tickets.
The Island of Women has become one of the most notable places of Earth. The island can be reached by yacht. White sand beaches, excursions along the coast on boats, walks and shopping – these are just some entertainments available to the guests of this resort. Ship rides are no less popular here. Ship named Atlantis will show you the beauty of underwater life. You can go to photo hunting or record video. Tourists will also find numerous entertainments during the cruise of the cruiser named Caribbean Carnival. You will be able to enjoy the beauty of underwater world and try culinary masterpieces of the local cuisine. The ship will deliver you to a spacious beach, where all visitors can participate in a fascinating show in best traditions of Caribbean Islands. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
It is not a secret that people in Mexico are temperamental and passionate. However, there are also open-minded and cheerful people who enjoy communicating with others. The hospitality of … Open
The main archaeological site of Cancun is the ancient city of Maya El Meco. On its territory, there are unique buildings from the 10th to the 11th centuries. Here, travelers can see the El Castillo pyramid, whose height is 10 meters, as well as 13 other unique buildings, each of which has its own unique significance. Despite the fact that this archaeological area is today known all over the world, it is visited by a relatively small number of tourists.
Fans of unusual cultural and entertainment events should definitely visit the House of Culture Cancun. It regularly hosts a variety of events, from exhibitions of local artists, to performances and literary evenings. Tourists are especially attracted by national dance nights, during which one can not only watch the performances of professional dancers, but also take a few lessons of mastery from them.
Del Rey ruins are the only historic site of Cancun. The ruins discovered by archaeologists make it clear that the first settlement on the site of the city appeared back to prehistoric times. … Open
Among the cultural institutions, it is worth noting the Anthropological Museum. The opening of this museum was held relatively recently, in 2006. Among its exhibits, you can see toys and handicrafts made by local craftsmen: unique paintings, masks and sculptures, incredibly beautiful jewelry, objects from ceramics and glass. This museum is devoted to the most diverse kinds of folk art of Mexico. Since its opening, it has been one of the most visited in the country. On the territory of the museum, there is an excellent souvenir shop selling hand-made articles from various regions of the country.
The most unusual city attraction can safely be said to be the Cancun Underwater Museum. The basis of the exposition of this museum is the sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor, devoted to a variety of social problems. In total, the museum presents more than 450 sculptures, all of which are placed on the seabed. These masterpieces of contemporary art can only be admired with pre-worn equipment for scuba diving. Such an original museum has its own goal which is that it encourages contemporaries to take care of the environment more carefully.
The city’s beaches will be a perfect destination for tourists who want to devote their holiday to active rest and sunbathing. The local beaches are well-equipped and have everything … Open
In the vicinity of Cancun, there are many unique reserves, including the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an. During walks on it you can see a lot of rare plants, and admire exotic birds.

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City tours, excursions and tickets in Cancun and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Cancun
♥   Shopping area ' Kukulcán Avenue' Cancún, 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cancun
♥   City Park 'Kabah' , 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Loma Bonita' , 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Isla Contoy' , 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Arrecife de Puerto Morelos' , 34.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Arrecifes de Cozumel' , 73.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Cancun from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Alux Restaurant-Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
The main disadvantage of the bar, according to the visitors' opinion, is wet and thick air. The underground cavern is 10 meters under the ground. To get there the visitors have to overdo a special stone ladder. Special conditioning systems were set there up to make the optimal ventilation. It is impossible to use modern powerful air conditioning systems in the cave, they can destroy it. … Read further
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