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Cancun boasts some of the best Caribbean beaches, amazing cenotes and diving sites, ancient Mayan temples, Island tours, whale sharks, nightlife and more.

Tours to Chichen Itza from Cancun

Tours to Chichen Itza from Cancun

When you are planning a vacation to Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, make sure you carve out some time in your schedule to visit the fascinating historical site of Chichén Itzá.  Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, not to mention a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will be blown away by this incredible ancient city that features astonishing architecture such as pyramids, temples, columned arcades and stone structures. While the Mayan city was once a hub of regional trade, it also played an important role in sacred ceremonies and rituals that the members of this sophisticated society performed. Step back in time Abandoned in the 15th century, Chichén Itzá is just a couple of hours drive from Cancun and was once a powerful city amongst the ancient Mayan civilization that inhabited Central America.  It was established sometime between 415 and 455 A.D. and its name, which translates to “at the edge of the well of the Itzaes”, comes from the two nearby freshwater sinkholes called cenotes. Around 1000 A.D., Toltec …

New Xenses Park from X-Caret Group Near Cancun

New Xenses Park from X-Caret Group Near Cancun

Get in touch with your senses like never before with a trip to the incredible Xenses Park, which is located within easy reach from Villa del Palmar Cancun for those seeking an incredible excursion.  Enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you take part in several activities designed to awaken your senses and challenge your perceptions.  Let your imagination run wild as you take part in these riveting scenarios, both real and imaginary, that take place in the air, on land, and in the water.  After you have become acquainted with the full capabilities of your mind and body, you can proudly call yourself a Xensei, which at Xenses means you are a master of the senses! Attractions at the New Xenses Park Near Cancun Prepare yourself for a stimulating series of events that occur in a variety of settings including caverns, rivers, waterfalls, gardens and more.  The Xensatorium will stir the senses as you journey through several ecosystems (desert, forest, jungle, mountains) where you will see and hear each one’s unique sensations.  Visit a …

Garrafon Natural Reef Park

Found just 25 minutes away from the bustling resort mecca of Cancun is Isla Mujeres, a breathtaking island that is home to magnificent white sand beaches leading to the sublime turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean.  While tourists from all around the world make the journey to the compact, walkable island for fun in the sun, waterfront dining, boutique shopping or a visit to the local turtle farm, the greatest gem found here has to be Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Known for its lush vegetation, incredible sea views, swanky lounge spaces and a fantastic lineup of recreational activities sure to please even the most discerning traveler, this natural park is the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Here is a closer look at some of the activities you can enjoy during your visit to Garrafon Natural Reef Park: Bicycle Tour Get to know the island by riding a bike as you enjoy breathtaking views including the crystalline sea waters to one side and natural tropical vegetation decorating the other.   Hammocks & Lounge Chairs Kick back …

ATV Adventures in Cancun

ATV Adventures in Cancun

If adrenaline-pumping excitement is what you are after on your vacation in Cancun, you cannot go wrong with a thrilling ATV tour around this breathtaking Caribbean gem.  You will get to know the amazingly unique landscape of the area from the exhilarating perspective of an ATV you get to operate yourself.  With several different styles of tours to choose from, you can experience the attractions that interest you most during your tour.   ATV Adventures in Cancun Discover the things that make the Cancun region so special such as trekking through the jungle and beachfront sand dunes, touring ancient Mayan ruins, exploring natural subterranean sinkholes known as cenotes, or visiting an interactive zoo. Get ready to travel on winding dirt roads and challenging terrain that will excite ATV riders of all experience levels.   Here is a closer look at some of the attractions you may encounter on your ATV tour in Cancun: Jungle and Beach You will be guided through lush jungle landscapes as you drive your ATV through the mud and dirt paths, …

Fishing Tours in Cancun

Fishing Tours in Cancun

Home to some of the most thrilling sea fishing around, Cancun is a fantastic destination to visit if you have been dreaming of landing the big one!  The waters surrounding Cancun are filled with an amazingly diverse variety of fish and other sea-dwelling species that are sure to make your sport fishing adventure one that you will never forget.   There are several ways to experience a customized, once-in-a-lifetime fishing expedition so that you get a chance to go after the types of fish you desire and employ the style of fishing you enjoy most.  The Yucatan Peninsula draws fishermen from all over the globe, ranging from beginners to skilled anglers, no matter the time of year, to battle it out with the vast array of fish in the area. Of course, not all fish are available year round and, as any angler knows, there are just no guarantees when it comes to what will be biting on any given day, so you may want to schedule your vacation around the type(s) of fish you …

Ka´Yok´ Planetarium in Cancun

Ka´Yok´ Planetarium in Cancun

On your next trip to the sunny resort destination of Cancun, why not immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the planetary system with a visit to the Ka´Yok´ Planetarium in Cancun?  There is something for everyone at this stunning cultural complex where you will encounter a variety of intriguing topics just waiting to be explored.  Grab your travel companions and discover everything that makes this unique venue a must-see for anyone traveling around the Cancun area.   The Planetarium in Cancun Steeped in science and technology, the planetarium is sure to teach anyone with a thirst for knowledge something new.  In addition to the obvious focus on astronomy, which includes an astronomical observatory, the complex is also dedicated to promoting and educating visitors about preserving the environment.  Furthermore, it places a strong emphasis on celebrating and maintaining area archaeological sites, especially the significant contributions the local Mayan population have added to the region over the centuries.  As you explore the knowledge held within the universe, you will also be introduced to more tangible things …

Villa del Palmar Destinations

When choosing a destination in which to spend your next Mexican vacation, rest assured you have plenty of luxurious accommodation options at Villa del Palmar resorts in several amazing locations around the country: Cabo San Lucas, Cancún, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.  Staying at a Villa del Palmar resort provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing vacation where you will feel welcome and at home while enjoying first-class properties, exciting activities and spectacular service.   Get to know each of these fantastic destinations a bit better: Cabo San Lucas With a stunning natural landscape of glistening beaches, crystal-clear waters, desert scenery, the extraordinary El Arco rock formation and mountains looming in the background, it comes as no surprise that Cabo San Lucas has become a favorite vacation playground of the rich and famous.  You will find incredible gourmet food, championship golf courses, outdoor adventures and a vibrant nightlife scene, all in a laid-back atmosphere you will find hard to leave.   Cancun Situated along the breathtaking white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, …

Cancun Tours for New Year’s Eve on a Pirate Ship

Cancun Tours for New Year’s Eve on a Pirate Ship

What’s your plan for celebrating New Year’s Eve? If you are looking for a way to spend a unique New Year’s Eve 2016-2017, why not enjoy one of the best parties in town aboard the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship in Cancun, or join in the fun at Villa del Palmar Cancun, where will ensure you ring in the new year with style. Cancun Tours for New Year’s Eve on an authentic Pirate Ship Welcome the new year in the most exciting way possible while you sail the Caribbean Sea. Indulge your senses as you enjoy the balmy Cancun breezes while take in the beautiful sights and glittering lights of Cancun. This is one of the best ways to experience a magical evening and it can only happen on board the Jolly Roger. As the countdown to midnight grows nearer, the spirited atmosphere comes alive and the most exciting part of the year will provide the most unforgettable start. Awesome Fireworks Displays Although there is vibrant fireworks display every night on board the Jolly Roger, New …

Cancun Snuba

Cancun Snuba

Cancun is a city that has much to offer… so much so, in fact, that it can be difficult to isolate the few things that you really want to do while on vacation. In amongst the usual tours, trips, activities, and clubs, however, a new craze is growing; people in Cancun have come to love Snuba! Yes you read right, SNUBA! If you love the sea but don’t have a diving certificate, then snuba is really going to rock your world. Snuba? Did I read that correctly? Yes, you heard us… we said Snuba; Snuba is a new way to enjoy the ocean from the very best vantage point available… under the waves themselves. This doesn’t sound much different to snorkelling or scuba diving, we hear you say? Well, you’re both right and wrong when it comes to this; Snuba is a mix of both, and we like to say that it’s a mix of the best that both have to offer. The depth and thrill of scuba diving without the complex and heavy equipment, …

Things to do in Cancun Crococun Zoo

Things to Do in Cancun – Crococun Zoo

Although Cancun is often celebrated as a romantic destination for adult couples such as those on their honeymoon wanting to unwind together in an idyllic setting, it has also evolved into a place that is perfect for a vacation the whole family will love.  Planning a trip with plenty of activities that will keep your children entertained is a must, even in a location as striking as Cancun, as you will find you can only keep them busy at the beach for so long before the novelty wears off.   Crococun Zoo Fortunately, there are many options of things to do in Cancun that will delight everyone you are traveling with, especially a visit to Crococun Zoo.  Located just 20 miles south of Cancun, this amusing regional animal zoo has an impressive collection of animals including crocodiles, snakes, turtles, macaws, deer and charming Mexican hairless dogs called Xoloitzcuintli.  Established in 1982, the zoo is committed to rescuing animals from the region.   Crocs and more While the zoo’s claim to fame is that you can …