5 top attractions in Cancun

5 top attractions in Cancun

Fabulous Cancun, a must see for everyone. One of the most unusual attractions in this resort town is the Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA). Set up in 2009 in the wake of storm damage to the Cancun National Marine Park, this seabed-based attraction is dedicated to the “art of conservation” and is a delight for divers to explore. The core of this unique art collection are the more than 500 sculptures spread across two underwater galleries (a few are located on land in a nearby mall) submerged at depths of between three and six meters and encompassing human figures in a variety of poses (there’s even a concrete car). Put together by six artists from Mexico and Britain, the sculptures will ultimately form the basis for new coral reefs. Hot Tip: If diving is not your thing, this remarkable collection can be viewed from the comfort of one of the many glass-bottom tour boats that play the waters.

Forum By The Sea is a large area with tons of shops, restaurants (like the Hard Rock Cafe) and some of Cancun’s most famous nightclubs. Coco Bongo is arguably the most popular destination for people looking to experience a show and disco (dancing, not a 70’s disco).

The show at Coco Bongo is nothing short of amazing with flying acrobats, musical tributes and a party atmosphere that you won’t soon forget. If you ever visit Cancun and you look for a Cancun airport transfers you can call Land Savvy Transfers in Cancun.

Snorkel at the world’s second largest great barrier reef, right in Puerto Morelos, and get up close to vibrantly colored tropical fish, lively corals, and lots of marine life.

You’ll get to snorkel at two different locations, with about 50 minutes at each location. See tropical fish, giant sea turtles, and gorgeous anemones lining the ocean floor as you float over them and explore the sea.

After snorkeling, you’ll have time explore Puerto Morelos’ downtown and beachfront areas.

It takes a two-hour drive and a 20-minute ferry ride to get to Isla Holbox from Cancun. But more and more nature-lovers are being drawn to this sleepy, remote fishing village, and “Bird Island” is one of its main attractions.

Located on the picturesque Yalahau lagoon, the 200-foot-wide island is protected by mangrove swamps, brush and cactus, with just two observation points and walkways. No humans are allowed to walk on the island.

As a result, it’s a bird-watcher’s paradise that’s home to over 150 different species of birds crowding the island’s trees and shoreline. The ones we saw during our two visits included double crested cormorants, ducks, reddish and snowy egrets, frigate birds, herons, roseate spoonbills, and rare white pelicans.

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