Have you ever wondered why Cancun, Mexico is so popular? This city is positively charged with its own special brand of energy. From enthralling nightlife to radiant beaches to mysterious ancient ruins, what’s not to love? There is so much about Cancun that we want to tell you about, but for time’s sake, we’ll just cover our top 5 favorite reasons to visit this beloved destination.
To anyone planning a trip to Cancun, we absolutely have to recommend visiting any and all Mayan ruins. The opportunity to stand within such a historical landscape just simply cannot be passed up. There are quite a few different sites to potentially visit with different structures to see. Some of these ruins are going to be busier than other lesser-known ones, and some do not allow guests to climb on the ruins, so be sure to do your research to select the ruins that best suit your interests! You can either visit the ruins on your own, or book a tour as well.
MUSA, the underwater museum
This attraction is simply… breathtaking (sorry, we had to). MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte, is an underwater sculpture museum located just off the ever-popular beaches of Cancun. Spread over 3 sites, these sculptures are made of concrete and provide a very lovely function other than something cool to look at – they also serve as an artificial reef for marine life! You can explore MUSA 3 different ways: glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling, or scuba diving! These tours range from $30-$165, and demand does increase during certain times of the year, so plan accordingly! Pro tip: Whale shark season is June-September, and these gentle giants can be seen swimming through MUSA! (This also makes MUSA busier during this time).
Vast variety of foods
These are just a few of the reasons Cancun is such a popular destination. We could go on and on about Cancun, but we’ll spare you from the long read and let you go experience everything else on your own!
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