What makes Cancun the most popular vacation destination for Mexico vacations?Mexico vacations that include a trip to Cancun will give you a glimpse of this tropical paradise that has a lot of beautiful beaches like the Playa Tortugas, Playa Chac-Mool, Playa Langosta, Playa Delfines, Playa Marlin and the well known Playa Caracol that is famous among families with kids as it has a flat seabed minus the strong currents in other beaches. There are several archaeological sites that you can take a look at like Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins and one of the worlds seven wonders, the Chichen Itza or otherwise go to Ruinas del Rey which is located right in the middle of the Cancun hotel zone. There are horseback riding tours originating from the Rancho Loma Bonita or a Hummer jungle tour that lets you explore the untouched jungles of Cancun. Otherwise, spend a day at the breathtaking Isla Mujeres which is located just off the coast of Cancun where you can select from a variety of water sports. The Rio Secretos mystical caves hide vast wondrous sites inside them. These are just but a few of the things you will see in Cancun with a whole lot more in line for you to enjoy.
The Surfing Waves of Escondido
Worth including in your Mexico vacation itinerary is Puerto Escondido which is called as the Mexican Pipeline and is known as one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world. November is the month when an international surf contest is held while February is for the Mexpipe Challenge. Professional and amateur surfers will get a pick of the best waves they have. Puerto Escondido has several beaches where you can go swimming but it is not advisable in Playa Zicatela, the main surfing beach because of strong rip tides and some of the most powerful waves in the world which even bests the famous Hawaii Banzai Pipeline. This surfing spot is limited to very experienced surfers only as even the most professional surfers have met accidents that have placed them in wheelchairs for life. The Point is another popular surfing area with a rapid and tough surf ride. At the other end of the beach break is the Far Bar that has the most surfers since the water is deeper here compared to the other surfing spots and the break is quite far from the shore. Puerto Escondido is truly a surfers paradise and is best recommended for surfing lovers coming on their Mexico vacations.
The Sights and Sounds of Cozumel
Cozumel, located south of Cancun and across Riviera Maya provides one of the most unforgettable diving and snorkeling experience in Mexico. Dubbed as one of the best diving destinations in the world, it has amazingly crystal clear waters and the worlds second largest barrier reef, the Palancar. The Chichen Itza was the capital of ancient Maya and is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World which can be included in your Mexico vacation tour when you visit Cozumel. You can find other rich archaeological sites like Coba that is hidden in the lush jungle forest and has an authentic Mayan community, Tulum which is a beautiful walled fortress believed to be a main port of the Mayans, the Mayan astronomical observatory Castillo Real and the well-preserved San Gervasio which is a site dedicated to Ixchel deity of midwifery, fertility, medicine and weaving. Spend your day at the water theme park Xel Ha, Natures Sacred Paradise Xcaret, Chankanaab National Park, Playa Mia Grand Beach Park or the Punta Sur Ecological Park. So visit Cozumel now and fill your senses with the sights and sounds of the city.
Colorful Marine World of Mexico
The vibrant colored marine world of Mexico is a must-see for both experienced and beginner divers. You can opt to go diving in the Pacific Ocean on the west coast, on the Caribbean Sea side, the unique cenote or sinkhole cave or at the second largest reef in the world or the Great Maya Barrier Reef. The cities of Cozumel, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta provide very good diving spots too. Cozumel is popular for the beautiful reefs along its coast and its elaborate underwater vista considered as one of the most beautiful in the world with cliffs, canyons and underwater plants. In Cancun, you get to choose between shallow color rich reefs in Playa del Carmen or go to the Chinchorro Banks which is the entry to the Great Maya Barrier Reef. Another popular scuba destination is Puerto Vallarta with its nearby islands and bays with added bonus of whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and a multitude of tropical fish. Other diving spots in Cabo San Lucas and La Paz is a visual display of the colorful marine world.