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TOP 5 OF PLACES TO KNOW IN CANCUN

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1. CHICHEN ITZA

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It is the most impressive archaeological zone of the Mayan culture and the second most visited in Mexico. It is worth mentioning that in 1988 it was named by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity and in 2007 it became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.

It is globally recognized and all tourists who visit the Peninsula of Quintana Roo want to see this majestic Mayan City. You cannot leave without going through here!

What to do in Chichen Itza?

These are the 10 most famous structures in Chichen Itza that you cannot miss.

  • Templo de Kukulkán
  • Casa Colorada
  • Templo del Hombre Barbado
  • La Iglesia
  • Tumba del Sumo Sacerdote
  • Cenote Sagrado
  • Templo de los Guerreros
  • El Caracol
  • Juego de Pelota principal
  • Templo de las Calaveras

How to get?

The travel time will be 2 hours and 30 minutes, approximately. It is located 196 KM from the city of Cancun. To make the trip by car you must follow this route: https://goo.gl/y0XqJa, if it is by bus, it leaves the bus terminal located at: Calle Pino, SM23, MZ56, Lt 1 and 2, Centro, 77500 Cancún, QR https://goo.gl/xY2sAk.

Travel cost:

The entrance to the archaeological zone has an approximate cost of $ 15 USD per person. The cost depends on the form in which you decide to travel, if you do it by bus it will be approximately 27 USD per person (Roundtrip) If you rented a car, the cost of the booth will be $ 26 USD one way and return the same rate.

Schedule:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (4:00 pm closing of access)

Recommendations:

Remember to wear comfortable clothes, a hat, or any item that protects you from the sun. Put on enough sunscreen to avoid sunburn due to high temperatures.

Enjoy this tour on your vacation!

2. TULUM

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Tulum is a Mayan paradise whose name means "wall". Here you will find: culture, history and one of the best beaches in Mexico. The most famous of its structures is called "El Castillo" from here you can appreciate the beautiful turquoise blue sea.

Is one of the most beautiful places in the Riviera Maya!

What to do in Tulum?

These are the structures that you should know:

Templo del Dios Descendente
Casa de las Columnas y Casa del Halach Uinic

Without leaving behind the beautiful ocean view from the cliff, as well as surprising you with the fauna of the region and finally cool off on the beach where you will enjoy the Caribbean Sea.

How to get?

If you travel to Tulum from Cancun by car, the travel time will be: 1 hr with 20 min. Follow this route: https://goo.gl/IHaJpY
By bus, the estimated time will be 2 hours, leaving the bus terminal located at: Calle Pino, SM23, MZ56, Lt 1 and 2, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R. https://goo.gl/xY2sAk.

Cost of the trip:

The entrance to the archaeological zone has a cost of $ 4 USD per person, approximately.
The cost of the bus is approximately $ 16 USD per person (round trip).

Schedule:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closing of accesses at 4:30 p.m.)

Recommendations:

Remember to bring cool and comfortable clothes, you can access with swimsuit and towel to swim on the beach.
Do not forget the sunscreen because the temperature is very hot.
You can enter with bottles of water, it is not allowed to enter with food or large packages.

This wonderful place will leave you in love!

3. ISLA MUJERES

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The nature and cultural richness that exists in this place will leave you amazed, you will be a spectator of a wonderful legacy of the Mayan civilization.
Isla Mujeres is known for being a charming town, it is a beauty of the Mexican Caribbean!

What to do in Isla Mujeres?

One of the favorite activities of the visitors is to take a boat ride, besides being a good option to get to the points of interest within the island. It is the perfect place if you like diving and snorkeling activities.
If you want to know every corner of this beautiful place, we recommend doing it in a golf cart, scooter or bicycle.
Visit the center and feel the warmth of the town and its inhabitants will make you live a unique experience with that characteristic Mexican charm. Here you will find the church, the main square, the Municipal Palace, the House of Culture.

Location:

Isla Mujeres is a small island located just 20 minutes from Cancun: https://goo.gl/prUxMTto get there you can take a boat leaving from turtle beach: https://goo.gl/jIacr4 or the pier: https://goo.gl/9OuO5F

Cost of the trip:

The approximate cost of the ferry is: $ 9 USD for adults (round trip). For the small ones it is an approximate cost of $ 5 USD (round trip)

Schedule:

The departures from Playa Tortugas to Isla Mujeres are every hour, starting at 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM. In the same way from Isla Mujeres to Playa Tortugas departures are every hour, from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Recommendations:

Take beach items such as: sunblock, suntan lotion, towel, swimsuit, etc. The color of the sea will captivate you in this journey!

4. PLAYA DEL CARMEN

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This small town is in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, has a beautiful beach with the characteristic colors of the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the most fun and glamorous places, so if you are a nightlife lover this place is perfect for you, as the party becomes endless.

What to do in Playa del Carmen?

In the morning you can go to "Playa Mamitas" to one of the famous clubs or just enjoy the sun on the beach. You must visit "The Fifth Avenue" which is known as the liveliest street in the Riviera Maya, here you will find great places to shop, eat, rest and of course cool off in a bar.

Location and Cost:

Playa del Carmen is 68 km from Cancun. Here we leave your location: https://goo.gl/O8MFzn There are two ways to get there is a car where you will make an estimated time of 1 hour.

By bus you will do an estimated time of 1 hour with 20 minutes, has a cost of $ 7 USD per person (round trip) it leaves the bus terminal located at: Calle Pino, SM23, MZ56, Lt 1 and 2, Centro , 77500 Cancún, QR https://goo.gl/xY2sAk.

Schedule:

The buses have continuous departures approximately every 10 minutes. The departures start from Cancun to Playa del Carmen from 5:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From Playa del Carmen to Cancun they start at 3:30 a.m. at 12:30 p.m.

Recommendations:

Go to know this place with a party attitude, in addition to all the basic beach accessories: sunscreen, suntan lotion, towel, swimsuit, etc. We assure you fun, adventure, glamor and everything you expect from a night out!

5. COZUMEL

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The Island of Cozumel is located a few minutes from Playa del Carmen, it is a charming place that attracts thousands of tourists, it is ideal to dive or spend your relaxed hours admiring nature.

It will undoubtedly be your favorite places!

What to do in Cozumel?

On this island you will have a lot of activities to do, you can take a walk around Cozumel in Moto or dive in its beautiful Caribbean waters, it is worth mentioning that here is the second largest reef in the world. Do not forget to take a walk along the San Miguel Pier, go to the Mirador to see a beautiful sunset or see the spectacular waterfall of Chankanaab, etc.

Location

The island of Cozumel is located 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen approximately. https://goo.gl/nPaK7e

How to get?

If you are traveling from Cancun you must take the bus to Playa del Carmen in the terminal located at: Calle Pino, SM23, MZ56, Lt 1 and 2, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R. https://goo.gl/xY2sAk.
Once in Playa del Carmen you will be transported on a ferry which departs from the Maritime Terminal located at: 77710, Benito Juárez Avenue 239, Centro, Playa del Carmen, Q.R. This is your exact location: https://goo.gl/tXsgRH

Cost:

The Ferry has an approximate cost of $ 15 USD per person (round trip).

Schedule:

Ferry Playa del Carmen to Cozumel:
Tomorrow: 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00
Afternoon: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM Cozumel
Ferry to Playa del Carmen:
Morning: 4:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00
Afternoon: 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00
Night: 18:00 and 20:00

Recommendations:

Remember to bring beachwear and in addition to all accessories such as: sunscreen, sunscreen, towel, swimsuit, etc. Do not forget a camera, take the natural beauty of this place in your memories!

We hope these CaribbeanVacay tips work for you and that you enjoy your stay in these beautiful places.

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