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The timeless appeal of Cancun

Cancun vacationers having fun on the beach
Cancun vacationers having fun on the beach
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Crystal clear seas, pristine white beaches, and a vast array of attractions and activities make Cancun a fantastic option when it comes time to book that long-awaited holiday. Strolling through Cancun's town center, one will discover a wide variety of large malls, local markets, and specialty shops that appeal to every budget and lifestyle. One can also explore the intriguing sea life in the beautiful coral reefs located just under the water.

Countless archaeological sites such as the Chichen Itza and the Tulum ruins also beckon those who enjoy history and exploring ancient cultures.

Sightseeing and Shopping

A trip to Cancun offers visitors some of the best shopping and sightseeing in the world. No traveler will want to miss a trip to the La Isla–a vast outdoor market with major brand name products as well as unique Mexican boutiques and specialty stores.

In addition, one will find a great selection of restaurants, bars and lounges, many of which feature daily live entertainment. All inclusive Cancun holidays also offer exceptional sightseeing activities, and one can enjoy the inspirational experience of swimming with dolphins or taking a dinner cruise or a catamaran adventure on the Riviera Maya, which is an ideal way to see some of Mexico's extraordinary scenery.

One of the advantages of booking an all inclusive holiday to Cancun is having the aforementioned attractions pre-paid, so that one need not worry that funds will run low before enjoying the activities on which his or her heart was set.

Cancun's Stimulating Nightlife

Those interested in unique mixed drinks and dancing until dawn will not be disappointed with Cancun's vibrant nightlife. Clubs and restaurants offer an outstanding variety of cuisine, and one will find that the fare on the Yucatan Peninsula is different from the Mexican food sold in other parts of the world. Visitors will find local fare delicious and unique.

Those who prefer a quieter, calmer nightlife can head a few miles outside the heart of Cancun where they will find a more laid-back atmosphere in which to enjoy dinner and drinks. The Riviera Maya offers something for everyone, whether he or she is planning to sip cocktails at sunset or party until dawn.

Day Trips

Many individuals enjoy the unforgettable experience of exploring ancient ruins and archeological sites, some of which date back several centuries. The Chichen Itza is a must see for those participating in a day trip. It is a Mayan city, abandoned for thousands of years, yet its current appearance is amazingly similar to the way it looked centuries ago.

Situated closer to the heart of Cancun is the Xel-ha eco-park, which houses extraordinary Mayan ruins that anyone interested in history and archeology is sure to enjoy. Snorkeling is also a popular excursion for those visiting Mexico, and the many freshwater networks of underground caves provide a great way to experience sea life unique to the Yucatan. Regardless of when one visits this enchanting area of the world, he or she is sure to have an unforgettable experience.