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  • What's up everybody, we're the Vagabrothers and this week we're talking about the

  • Top 10 Things to do in Cancun in the Riviera Maya.

  • If you've heard of Cancun, it's probably from MTV Spring Breakbeaches, booze, and bodies

  • that make us feel like we gotta go to the gym more.

  • Now, if that's what you're looking for, you'll find it, but trust us, there's plenty more to do in the Riviera Maya.

  • So let's get into it.

  • Numero unobeaches. First and foremost, Cancun is about sun and sand.

  • There are 30 miles of tropical, white sand beaches with beautiful blue water that's gonna make you

  • want to dive right in.

  • Number twonightlife. Now if there's one thing Cancun is famous for apart from the

  • beaches, it's the parties. It's definitely a lot of fun - BUT there are lots of cover

  • charges and it's full of foreigners.

  • Number three - Playa del Carmen. Another option is Playa del Carmen, it's like the little sister of Cancun.

  • It used to be a sleepy port but lately it's grown into a more mellow alternative to the high rises of Cancunthat's great, if you're on a budget.

  • Number fourTulum. Next, it's time to get into Mayan culture, starting with the beachfront ruins of Tulum.

  • Now, from an archaeological perspective, this is late-period Mayan city that lacks the sublime architecture that the Maya are famous for - but it's gorgeous, and you can even go swimming on the beach.

  • Number fivethe ruins of Coba. By contrast, Coba is a larger city than Tulum and it's

  • covered in jungle, kinda like a Mexican version of Angkor Wat. Best of all, you can climb

  • up to the top of the highest Mayan pyramid in Mexico and - let's be honest - the selfie

  • alone is worth the trip.

  • Number six - Chitzen Itza. Ok, it's not technically in the Riviera Maya - it's 3 hours inland

  • and in the Yucatan provence - but it's one of the 7 new wonders of the world and it's

  • one of the best preserved ruins in Mexico.

  • Number seven - diving in Cenotes, the limestone sinkholes the Maya believed were portals to

  • the underworld. There are 1000 of them across the Yucatan peninsula and their cool, clear

  • waters are the best way to beat the heatespecially if you are SCUBA certified because cenotes

  • offer some of the best cave diving in all the world.

  • Number eight - swimming with a whale shark. If scuba diving in a cenote seems a little too claustrophobic,

  • why not go swimming in middle of the open ocean with a whale shark. Did you hear me

  • correctly? A friggin' whale shark! It's an awesome experience. But make sure you don't swim in front of it's open

  • mouth or you might get swallowed.

  • Number nineXcaret. We almost NEVER recommend touristic shows like Xcaret, but this one

  • was really, really well done. It tells the whole story of Mexico, from the Maya to the

  • Spanish to the Mexican Revolution, plus, it showcases all the different dances

  • of the regions of Mexico.

  • Number ten – a temezcal. Sweat out all the week's tequila in a temezcal, a pre-Columbian

  • cleansing ritual held in a stone sweat lodge, guided by a shaman. The ones at hotels are

  • pretty touristic, but if you head to a Mayan community like Las Palmas, you can have an

  • authentic spiritual experience.

  • Those are our top ten tips for Cancun and the Riviera Maya, what are yours? If you're

  • from Cancun or you've been there, let us know your recommendations in the comment box and

  • if you haven't seen our blog from Cancun with Louis and Nadine, make sure you check it out

  • in the info box.

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  • Alright, hasta luego!

  • Later!

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