Tucked away in the jungles of the Yucatan lies the ancient abandoned city of Coba. Once a thriving independent city, Coba had about 300 years of runaway success before, inexplicably, it was abandoned. Today, that means that this sprawling city spread-out amidst the jungle is one of the best stops for adventurers, as it simulates the thrill of discovery as you move from architectural link to link. Perhaps once one of the largest Mayan settlements, exploring Coba and the neighboring Tulum ruins are some of the best things to do while in Cancun.
Category: Things To Do
August 7, 2014
Playa Tortugas is one of the those palm tree lined stretches of beach that fill our collective minds whenever we think of “Caribbean escape.” It’s a great beach for locals and tourists, as it’s lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, which means that the adults can relax with a cocktail under a palapa while the kids can scramble on the beachside rock structures or engage in a little beach volleyball.
July 24, 2014
The Sian Ka’an Experience: Biosphere Reserve, Mayan Culture and Small-Group Eco-Adventure was definitely one of the highlights of my stay in Mexico. Our guide Juan Carlos was great in every aspect. He was very knowledgeable about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and well versed with global events. His keen sense of curiosity made him a delight to converse with. The tour started off with on-time pickup from our Cancun hotel. We were 9 people including the driver and our guide. Over the course of the drive, Juan gave us a detailed overview of the day’s itinerary.
July 10, 2014
Sure, Cancun has parties and resorts galore, but just beyond that glittering white sand lies adventure! Cancun has catered to tourists since its inception in the 1970s, and what would a destination be with just white sand and beautiful sunshine? Well, ok – it’d be a great vacation spot, but as an added bonus, Cancun also boasts terrific access to the second-largest barrier reef system in the world, also known as the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (or Belize Barrier Reef).
June 12, 2014
Cancun often gets the reputation as being a party town – and it is deserved – there are plenty of good times to go around in this city by the Caribbean Sea. Still, that’s not to say that there aren’t more things to do than booze cruising – though that is a fun time. Take exploring the ancient Mayan Temples, for instance. Cancun is a great jumping-off point for some Caribbean Coast exploration, and so if you’re more the ardent adventurer than the fun-in-the-sun partier, here are some great exploration options while visiting Cancun.
May 15, 2014
Cancun has got it all – white sand beaches, resorts that cater to your every whim, and some really exciting outdoor activities. But if you’ve come to this tropical paradise to get out into wilderness, you’ve got to set your sites on the small little offshore island of Isla Contoy – it’s one of the best outdoor activities in Cancun.
March 20, 2014
Many think that Cancun is just a party spot. While it’s true that the area was developed in the early 1970s to attract visitors, not every stop to Cancun has to be all Senor Frogs and bottomless margaritas (though there is something to be said for that).
February 20, 2014
Roughly translating into “Park of the Shelters,” the Parque de las Palapas is one of the hidden highlights to any visit to Cancun.
Cancun as a city was “born” in 1971 when developers, alongside the Mexican government, decided to turn this little slice of the Mayan Riviera into a tourist hotspot. Boom went the dynamite, and some 40 odd years later, Cancun has become an icon of affordable yet glamorous escapes.
February 5, 2014
Chichen Itza is one of the most famous Mayan ruins in the Yucatan peninsula. The Temple of Kukulkan was named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, so visiting Chichen Itza is on top of everybody’s list. There are many tour companies that offer day trips to Chichen Itza, but I chose this […]
January 23, 2014
While Cancun has miles of powdery-soft Caribbean sand to entice you, just like any place else in the Caribbean world, there are some beaches that are better than others. Not all beaches are created equal, certainly, and though it may be hard to go wrong in Cancun, San Miguelito Beach is one of your best options.