Cancun and Riviera Maya Desination Guide

Cancun Mexico is a popular tourist destination with clear blue waters, soft white sand beaches and hotels from eco to luxury. Cancun is the Yucatán Peninsula’s gateway to a world of jungle-covered pyramids of the Maya culture, the crystal-clear cenote caves of Rio Secreto, and the waters of scuba paradise off Isla Mujeres. 

Time can be spent lounging next to Caribbean waters with margarita or mojito in hand or exploring the nearby jungles and cenotes. If you haven’t already, then you should make time to visit Chichen Itza or the Tulum ruins. In both of these places you can go for a guided morning exploration before the grounds open to the general public. 

For something different in Mexico’s most popular beach destination, spend an afternoon in a downtown plaza, or venture out for dinner and a Cirque du Soleil show in the heart of Riviera Maya.

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