Cancun, Mexico Attractions

Cancun, Mexico Attractions
There is no shortage of attractions in Cancun, Mexico, a vibrant and extravagant city that can compete with Las Vegas for decadence. This notorious spring break spot boasts miles of pristine beaches, coral reef and wild jungles. Visitors who don't mind a little extra trek can also visit the nearby Mayan ruins.

Nautilus Diving & Training Center

The Nautilus Diving & Training Center is one of the most popular scuba centers in Cancun, offering beginning scuba classes and intimate diving expeditions. Prices are very reasonable, with the beginning scuba course costing $85 for lessons, equipment rental and two shallow reef dives. For between $60 - $70, more experienced divers can go with a dive on adventurous night dive or a wreck dive, where divers will be able to explore sunken vessels.

Nautilus Diving & Training Center
Hotel Best Western Cancun Clipper Club
Kilometer 9.5 Hotel Zone
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52 998 884 0791

Jeep Adventures

If the ocean doesn't appeal to you, there's always the jungle. The all-day jeep tour starts at 8:30 am and travels to a jungle reserve, Mayan ruins, a small Mexican town and several other Cancun attractions. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Tickets cost $119.99 per adult and children four to twelve are $ 79.00. Children under the age of four ride for free.

Jeep Adventures
Av. Xel-Há No.67 Int. C
Cancun Q. Roo, Mexico
(998) 898-3999

Mayan Ruins

Right on the outskirts of Cancun are the breathtaking ancient Mayan ruins. Visitors can tour the city of Chichen Itza, which was the majestic Mayan capital and is now one of the seven wonders of the world. Chichen Itza is home to the Pyramid of Kukulcan, infamous for its exhausting expanse of steps leading up to the pinnacle of the pyramid. Tours start at $55, and transportation is available.

Article Written By Michelle Wishhart

Michelle Wishhart is a writer based in Portland, Ore. She has been writing professionally since 2005, starting with her position as a staff arts writer for an alternative weekly newspaper in Santa Cruz, Calif. Wishhart holds a B.A. in fine arts and English literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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