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These Places In Cancun Will Make You Want To Live There Forever

Cancun is a Mexican city known for its beaches, resorts, nightlife and tourism. It is probably one of the more popular locations for summer vacation and spring break. With its beautiful beaches and many tourist locations, Cancun has a lot to offer. So here are 20 things you shouldn’t miss out on when you go to Cancun.

1. Go on an underground river tour of Rio Secreto.

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This newly-discovered river is a beautiful sight. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to take your camera with you but pictures will be taken of you swimming in the river which you can purchase at the end of the tour.

2. Explore the Xplor amusement park.

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At the Xplor amusement park you can go zip-lining, drive an amphibious vehicle, swim and paddle through their underground river caves and luckily snap every single bit of it with the built in cameras throughout the park.

3. Go on a day trip to Xcaret.

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Xcaret is another amusement park but here you can explore more wildlife by swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling among the fishes, and walking through a butterfly garden.

4. Visit the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins.

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These pyramids are amazing and are a huge part of the Cancun experience. Don’t miss out on this perfect instagram snapshot.

5. Party at Señor Frogs like a tourist.

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So what about nightlife? Señor Frogs is the best tourist location where all people go to have the Vegas experience in Cancun. So kickback and relax with a few a shots at this famous restaurant.

6. Take a ferry to Isla Mujeres.

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Here you can find a beach that you can walk on, what seems like forever, and it will never get deeper than three feet. Here you can also visit so many little shops and restaurants.

7. Dive into a cenote for an otherworldly experience.

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Cancun is famous for their cenotes so make sure you plan a visit to one of these when you are here. Cenotes are really amazing and quite a sight.

8. Go parasailing over the beautiful blue water.

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What better place to go parasailing than in Cancun above their beautiful, clear ocean.

9. Take a trip to Xel-Ha for the perfect Instagram shot.

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This amusement park is an open-sea aquarium. Swim with marine life in the worlds largest natural aquarium.

10. Visit the Tulum ruins for some peace.

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With the ruins by the shore, you’ll be able to get some great snapshots of this sight. Plus, it’s a good place to relax.

11. Stroll down the path of Avenida Kukulkan.

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You’ll most likely cross this path when riding on a tour bus but rather than just passing by it make sure to take the time to walk down this path. This is where you’ll find all of the shops and restaurants of Cancun.

12. Sing and dance at Coco Bongo with hundreds of friends.

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Coco Bongo is the No. 1 spot for nightlife. A typical night here involves live performances, confetti, projected videos, balloons, and soap bubbles. However, come ready to spend a lot here because the cover charge for this location is quite pricy.

13. Get a history lesson at the Museo Maya de Cancun.

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If you would like to learn more about the Mayans, here is where you can go. The Museo Maya de Cancun has a lot of history told with the actual ruins.

14. Get your heart racing with a jetpack in Cancun.

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One of the new adventures in Cancun is taking a spin on a jetpack. So if you want to get an adrenaline rush take a speedy ride above the waters of Cancun. Ain’t the future great.

15. Why not take a moment to visit Cozumel?

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Yes, another island. Cozumel is another small island near Cancun with more snorkeling, lounging, and shopping opportunities. Worth an excurions if you want to get away from Cancun for a day.

16. Swim through a museum, which is awesome.

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Musa is an underwater museum where you can literally swim around sculptures. You won’t be able to get better shots than these.

17. Hike up a pyramid like a boss.

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Unlike Chichen Itza, you can still climb on top of these pyramids. The Mayan city of Coba is less popular than Chichen Itza which makes it a refreshing trip.

17. Dance on the tables at Blue Gecko.

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Another nightlife location, Blue Gecko Cantina is a popular place for drinks. Here you can party with the locals as you sip on one of their signature mojitos.

18. Pamper yourself with a spa day because you deserve it.

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If you are staying at one of Cancun’s resorts then you most likely will have the option of a spa day at the resort, and if you are on vacation then you definitely should pamper yourself.

19. Party at Xoximilco for a unique experience.

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At Xoximilco you can take a colorful boat ride as you explore its beautiful sights. While on the boat you will enjoy some great food and drinks.

20. Get the most of Cancun’s culture at Mercado 28.

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Visit Cancun’s huge flea market with over 600 vendors and restaurants. This will probably the best location to get some great souvenirs to take home.


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There’s A Mysterious “Bat Cave” Full Of Blind Snakes Near Cancun And It’s Creepy AF

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There’s A Mysterious “Bat Cave” Full Of Blind Snakes Near Cancun And It’s Creepy AF

Mexico is full of incredible natural beauty, so it’s no wonder that it’s frequently one of the world’s most visited destinations. People love to visit the picturesque beaches, the ancient ruins, lively cities, and relaxed pueblos. But we would imagine that few people would add this mysterious ‘bat cave’ to their list of destinations, considering it’s full of blind snakes that hang from the ceiling to catch their prey. 

Mexico’s mysterious ‘bat cave’ is part of a truly unique ecosystem. 

Cancun is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s home to some of the world’s greatest beaches and tons of adventure at cenotes and Mayan ruins. But, apparently, it’s also home to a unique ecosystem that includes a so-called bat cave home to thousands of blind snakes that hang upside down. Yikes!

The cave, located less than 180 miles from Cancun’s spectacular beaches, is home to a species of blind, deaf snakes that feed mainly on flying bats.”This is the only place in the world where this happens,” Arturo Enrique Bayona Miramontes, the biologist who discovered it, told Newsweek.

The cave system remained completely unknown to tourists and surprised many scientists, who marveled as the jungle was peeled away to reveal another species, another hidden natural world.

The “cave of the hanging snakes” has a 65-foot wide mouth from which thousands of bats of seven different species swarm out every night, seeking food in and around Lake Chichancanab, some 2 miles away. When the bats return from nighttime feeding, some become food for the snakes.

The cave is a bat paradise – unless they become food for the blind and deaf snakes.

The giant cave is home to hundreds of thousands – perhaps even millions – of bats who cling to the cave’s roof. Joining them in the cave are a unique species of blind and deaf snakes that strike unsuspecting bats as they fly by.

The technique of the yellow-red rat snake is frighteningly precise, Bayona Miramontes said. “These snakes do not see or hear, but they can feel the vibrations of the bats flying, and they use that opportunity to hunt them with their body, suffocating their victims before gobbling them down.”

If you’re feeling adventurous, the cave is open to a limited number of visitors.

The cave is located nearby a very small Mayan community in Kantemó, on the Yucatan peninsula. Although the village is so small that it only has one church, the community has been working hard to protect this unique ecosystem.

Only 10 visitors are allowed inside the cave at a time and no photography is permitted. Since the pandemic began, the cave has been closed but it will reopen when the health department of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo allows tourism again.

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Organizers Hire Mariachis To Play In Front of Ted Cruz’s House After Fallout From Cancun Vacation

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Organizers Hire Mariachis To Play In Front of Ted Cruz’s House After Fallout From Cancun Vacation

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You know the old saying: “If Ted Cruz can’t go to Mexico, bring Mexico to Ted Cruz.” At least we think that’s how the saying goes.

After catching major blowback from both sides of the aisle for going on vacation when his state was in crisis, some Texans don’t feel like accepting Sen. Cruz’s apology.

On Sunday, a Texas man hired a mariachi band to play in front of Ted Cruz’s house.

A crowd of Cruz’s neighbors gathered around the band while they played beautiful traditional mariachi songs. A group of protestors stood in front of the band, holding up signs that read “Cruz’s lives cost lives” and “Smash fascism!”

As a recap, Ted Cruz drew the ire of the entire country when he left a snow-drenched Texas to vacation in Mexico while his constituents were dying. According to reports, an estimated 32 Texans have died due to the freezing temperatures and continuous power outages in the state.

Once his trip went public, Cruz quickly returned home and placed the blame on his school-age daughters.

“It’s unfortunate, the fire storm that came from it. It was not my intention,” he told ABC13. “In saying yes to my daughters to somehow diminish all the Texans that were going through real hardship.”

Later, texts between Cruz’s wife and their neighbors were leaked. The texts showed his wife, Heidi Cruz, describing their house as “FREEZING” and asking the group if anyone was up for an impromptu trip to Cancun. She proposed they all stay at the Ritz-Carlton.

The man that organized the protest, Bryan Hlavinka, tweeted out a video of the protest with the caption: “There was a little fiesta in front of la casa de @tedcruz today.”

He posted another video of the band arriving at Senator Cruz’s house. “Just a typical Sunday. Mariachi band in tow,” said Hlavinka. “On our way to Ted Cruz’s house because he feels so bad about missing his vacation.”

Another similar page raising money for a Thursday mariachi visit to Ted Cruz’s house was also recently posted on GoFundMe. The description of the fundraiser is not without its fair share of sarcasm.

“Senator Cruz, being an amazing dad, dropped off his family in Cancun in the middle of a major crisis and came back to Texas to continue serving his constituents,” wrote the page’s organizer, Adam Jama. “We want to thank Senator Cruz for his leadership and pay for an amazing Mariachi band to perform for him. No one should go to Cancun and not listen to Mariachi.”

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