What can be more fun that going on an adventure in a paradise-like destination? If you are still searching that idyllic place, let me tell you that Cancun is where you should go. In this gorgeous beach resort in which you will find lots of high-class hotels, sandy beaches and pristine waters, you can also live an incredible experience at nearby Adventure Parks and historical areas.
Adventure parks are amazing places to spend some great quality time with your friends and family. One of them is Xplor Park. Xplor was naturally built 65 million years ago at the moment when an asteroid struck the Yucatan Peninsula and left an enormous crater that was filled with water. This created a stunning cave system with underwater rivers. Fortunately, this park offers all kind of amusing activities such as zip lining. During this daredevil adventure, you will fly over treetops (of up to 26 feet high) in their 14 zip lines. Another incredible activity at Xplor is driving amphibious vehicles on 1.5 to 3 miles trails that go through the jungle, grottos and inside caves. But the most favorite activity of all is definitely swimming in the underground river.Another park near Cancun is Xel-Ha, one of the largest in the world. Likewise Xplor, Xel-Ha also offers extraordinary tours. One of the most popular tours is snorkeling where you will be able to observe more than 90 marine species that are well protected and monitored. A further popular activity is the Snuba Tour, a combination between snorkeling and scuba diving but with tanks of compressed air on the surface.
Visit the Archaeological Ruins
If you want to explore a different side of Cancun, you can also visit the ancient Mayan ruins. The most famous archaeological site is Las Ruinas del Rey or The Kings Ruins. These ruins can be seen at the hotel zone just some feet away from the Hilton Club (Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 19). El Rey, as it is commonly known, was a sort of a playground of the Mayans. You can witness plazas outlined by buildings and platforms connected by a yard path. This site had its peak during the Post classic era (AD 1250-1630). Another important archaeological ruin is Chacchoben. It is located 73 km (45 miles) west of Costa Maya in the area of the Region of the Lakes (named like that due to the number of lagoons that are flooded during the rainy season). In 360 AD Chacchoben was a well-known Mayan ritual center which owned Gran Basamento, the most significant sanctuary. This historic ceremonial center covers an area of approximately 6 square kilometers (2,32 square miles). As you can see, Cancun has also a fascinating history and culture.
As you can see, in Cancun, you will experience a lot more than just staying at the beach and driniking mojitos all day although it sounds like a magnificent idea. The tours and attractions in will allow you to explore the natural wonders of the region. So don’t miss these two great adventure tours in Cancun and many more.
by Romina Nieto
Image: Flickr by Boris Bialek