What to do in Cancun, great Cancun tours, Riviera Maya excursions and Isla Mujeres day trips.

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Isla Mujeres Escape: Paradise Awaits

When looking for things to do in Cancun and planning your vacation, you’ll soon discover Cancun’s “little sister”, the island of Isla Mujeres. One of the most popular places for a day trip from Cancun, the island is laid-back, charming and oh so welcoming.

Punta Sur Isla Mujeres Mayan ruins

Isla Mujeres has a fascinating history, first as a ceremonial site for the ancient Maya making offerings to Ixchel, goddess of fertility. You can still visit the temple to Ixchel at Punta Sur, a stupendous feeling to be on the edge of the world with structures that are thousands of years old. In later years, the island was home to pirates, oh yes, I said PIRATES! Be sure to check out Hacienda Mundaca and learn the tragic pirate love story that left it in ruins.

For many years Isla Mujeres lived a quiet and peaceful existence, home to fishermen and their families and not much else. When tourism began to grow in Cancun, Isla Mujeres had its own spurt in visitors looking for an untouched paradise. Nowadays it has become a thriving small town with modern conveniences and so much to do for sun-loving vacationers!

Catamaran tours isla mujeres

Getting to Isla Mujeres is a breeze, there are multiple ferries running constantly throughout the day but the best way to see the island is on an all-inclusive Isla Mujeres tour! Your ferry, food, snorkeling, drinks, and bilingual guide await for the perfect Isla Mujeres day trip!

Beach lovers will fall head over heels for Playa Norte, the beach at the north end of the island. The calm, shallow waters of Isla Mujeres Playa Norte are perfect for floating the day away and the beach clubs will ensure you never go hungry or thirsty. You’ll find lots of yachts, catamarans and all manner of boats anchored just off the beach, it’s a popular spot to relax for some, party for others and definitely a great place to make new friends!

underwater isla mujeres snorkel

The island is a fabulous destination for scuba divers and snorkelers, the clarity of the water makes it ideal for hanging out with fishy friends. Be sure to explore the underwater sculpture museum MUSA, stunning works of art that are creating new corals and new homes for marine life. Mesmerizing! While you can snorkel right off shore, the best Isla Mujeres snorkeling is on a tour with a captain who will have his “hidden spots”, go with a pro for the best underwater adventure!

Isla Mujeres Garrafon Park

Other Isla Mujeres attractions include the Isla Mujeres turtle rescue center, Garrafon Park, Dolphin Discovery and the famous shell house. Rent a golf cart for a spin around the island, a great way to see it all and enjoy the majesty of the east side of the island in all it’s crashing waves on cliffs glory.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go to Isla Mujeres!

 

 

 

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The Cancun 411: Best Beach Vacation Ever!

Cancun, Mexico is famous for white sand beaches and the mesmerizing turquoise sea. Millions of travelers visit Cancun each year, people from around the world craving the great weather and luxurious escapes.

Old Cancun photo from 1970

The city of Cancun is just a “baby”, turning 48 years old in 2018. In the 1970’s the Mexican government chose Cancun to be the next big tourism development in the country, evolving a fishing village and sand bar into one of the most famous vacation destinations in the world. It is now home to almost one million residents and has gone from a small village to a real metropolitan city providing travelers with the best possible beach vacation experience.

With tropical weather all year long and oodles of adventure awaiting in the jungles and under the sea, Cancun is the ideal choice for the smart traveller. Its location in the Yucatan Peninsula and the international airport make it easily accessible and there are quick flights to Cancun from most US and Canadian cities. In mere hours you can travel from snow to sea, from stress to bliss, a margarita in hand and your toes in the sand.

Cancun all inclusive resort

Cancun luxury resorts, world-class dining and a dynamic nightlife make this cosmopolitan city a welcome escape from day to day life to indulge in the pleasures of life. Treat yourself to the best of the best at Cancun resorts like The Ritz Carlton Cancun, Nizuc Resort and Spa, the JW Marriott or the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. Travelling on a budget? No problem, the rise of AIRBNB and Cancun vacation rentals have made the destination affordable for all!

Foodies will be in heaven with the world-class cuisine at restaurants such as Benazuza, The White Box or La Habichuela or exploring local taco joints with plastic chairs and the best salsas in the world. Nobody goes hungry in Cancun, the hardest part about dinner is choosing which incredible restaurant to visit.

Cancun snorkel tour

Many travelers will be happy to just relax in a lounge chair and soak up the tropical sun, we know that some of you are looking for adventure! Cancun and the Riviera Maya activities are endless, you’ll come back over and over to check all the activities off your bucket list. Explore the ancient Mayan ruins at archaeological sites like Chichen Itza or Tulum, zoom over the jungle at zipline parks like Selvatica and Aktun Chen, swim with whale sharks or discover the unbelievable Mesoamerican Reef with your snorkel gear, there is no end to the adventure in the Yucatan Peninsula.  

 

Coco Bongo Cancun nightclub

The nightlife in Cancun just can’t be beat, for decades the city has been the number one party destination in the world. The nightclubs in Cancun are more than just bars, they are centers of entertainment and outrageous fun. The Vegas-style shows at Coco Bongo Cancun, the celebrity DJs and performers at The City, dancing on the tables at La Vaquita or just enjoying a cool drink and watching the beautiful people at Mandala, the nights are full of life in Cancun.

So, what are you waiting for? Family vacation, girls’ getaway, honeymoon, new love, boys’ week or traveling all alone, a Cancun vacation is waiting for you all!

Bienvenidos, welcome.