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Things to See in Cancun Mexico

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Cancun is a 21-kilometre long and 400-meter wide island which provides the perfect escape for tourists and locals looking to relax and wind down. This small place is possibly one of the most visited tourist spots in Mexico. You can always take a one day Air Tour if you are short on time. Blessed with scenic views, this island is all that one can expect for a tranquil holiday. We have written about the top things you can do when you are visiting the city of Cancun.

Walk Around the Beautiful Beaches

Cancun has no shortage of beautiful beaches offering stunning views of the picturesque landscape. Most liked beaches are – de las Perlas, Juventud Linda, Langosta, Tortugas, Caracol and Chac-Mool.

Check out the Cancun Underwater Museum

Possibly the most unusual way to experience the culture of the city, the Cancun Underwater Museum is a delight for anyone wanting to dive in deep. Literally! The art collection consists of more than 500 sculptures, which are submerged about 3 – 6 metres deep. Put together by artists from Mexico and Britain, you can see human figures in a variety of poses. If you prefer to remain dry then view the collection from the glass bottom tour boats!

Visit and Explore the Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins
Mayan ruins at El Rey, Mexico
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Known for being a part of the famous Mayan civilization, Cancun boasts of a large number of historic ruins. The El Ray ruins include around 47 buildings with numerous tombs built by Mayans from AD 900 onwards. This inexpensive outing to the site is worth visiting especially for history lovers and learn more about the Mayans.

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