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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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Mexico Plans To Reopen Cancun To International Tourists But It’s Not At All Prepared For Visitors

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Mexico Plans To Reopen Cancun To International Tourists But It’s Not At All Prepared For Visitors

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There are millions of people just itching for a vacation right now, and Cancun wants to welcome visitors with open arms. However, there’s a huge problem with their plan. Most of the country is still in a severe phase of the pandemic – with all 32 states reporting daily increases in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

In cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City, even locals aren’t allowed to venture far from their homes and restrictions on shopping, dining, and exercising are still in full force.

However, the country’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), has resumed his cross-country travels and is trying to portray a ‘new normal’ – the problem is little has changed to prevent further outbreaks.

Cancun is aiming to open its doors to tourists from June 10 – but it makes zero sense given the actual situation on the ground.

Quintana Roo, home to the famed beaches of Cancun and Tulum, will resume activities next week – according to the governor, Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez. The state, which depends heavily on tourism, has lost over 83,000 jobs in the last few months due to the pandemic, and with reopening the state could see an economic rebound. However, that entirely depends on the success and implementation of safety measures.

In a press conference, the governor said that tourists could start arriving in the Caribbean destination as soon as June 8th. He added that tourism is an essential activity and that there is no other of greater importance in Quintana Roo “and we are going to fight for it to be considered that way.”

He stressed during the public address that for the opening to happen by June 10th, protocols and hygiene measures must be followed to protect workers and tourists from Covid-19.

And he has good reason to reopen. According to a new survey by Expedia, ‘Cancun flights’ is one of the top 5 searches on the platform. In the same survey, Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Isla Mujeres (all located in Quintana Roo) were announced as three of the most internationally sought after destinations.

Meanwhile, AMLO has launched a cross-country tour touting the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions.

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President AMLO also held his daily press conference from the state of Quintana Roo to mark the beginning of Mexico’s economic reopening and resume his tours across the country.

But this too makes zero sense. Yes, the government has mandated that states can begin lifting restrictions – if they’re no longer declared ‘red zones.’ However, every state in the country is still in the red, with many seeing peak infection numbers.

It’s just the most recent example of confusing messaging from the president.

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While AMLO is eager to get the country reopened and put Mexicans back to work, Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country. Mexico has now recorded the seventh-highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins tracker, with nearly 10,000 virus-related fatalities and almost 100,000 confirmed cases. Testing in the country is low and health officials acknowledge that the numbers are likely much higher.

The federal government unveiled a red-light/green-light system to implement reopening procedures state by state. But currently every state is still in ‘red-light’ phase – meaning stay-at-home orders are still in full effect – making AMLO’s messaging extremely confusing.

Time and time again, the president has downplayed the virus outbreak and has criticized stay-at-home orders for harming the economy.

Keep in mind, however, that non-essential travel between the U.S. and Mexico is still largely banned.

Since March, all non-essential travel has been banned between the U.S. and Mexico. However, that ban is currently set to expire on June 22. It’s possible both sides could extend the travel ban, but given AMLO’s rhetoric it isn’t likely he’ll keep the country closed to tourists for much longer.

However, it’s important to point that out even if you technically can travel – right now you really shouldn’t. In much of Mexico, confirmed Covid-19 cases are on the rise with many cities across the country just now entering it’s worst phase.

A Producer From ‘Survivor’ Has Been Released From A Mexican Prison After Serving 7 Years For Murdering His Brazilian Wife

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A Producer From ‘Survivor’ Has Been Released From A Mexican Prison After Serving 7 Years For Murdering His Brazilian Wife

Bruce Beresford-Redman was convicted of murdering his wife while on vacation in Mexico. Now, seven years later, the man convicted of the crims is free because of good behavior. The murder, which was committed in 2010 at a Cancun resort, shocked the nation and his behavior afterward was suspicious.

Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer for the reality TV show “Survivor,” is out of prison.

'Survivor' producer Bruce Beresford-Redman spent seven years in a Mexican prison for murdering his wife while they vacationed in Cancun with their children.
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The American man was convicted of murdering his Brazilian wife, Monica Burgos. The couple was vacationing in Cancun with their two young children at a resort. Those who knew the couple said that the marriage was strained and the couple was showing signs of marital problems before the trip.

Beresford-Redman is living in southern California with his mother after seven years in prison.

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Beresford-Redman was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison but time served in U.S. custody and good behavior shortened his sentence to a little more than half.

The case, which garnered international attention, took place at the same resort where the family was staying. Forensic scientists determined the cause of death to asphyxiation. When Beresford-Redman was arrested by Mexican authorities, he was released pending the trial and was told not to leave the country. However, reports say he used his driver’s license to enter the U.S. He was eventually apprehended by U.S. authorities and was extradited back to Mexico to face trial.

People on social media are angered by his release citing his access to money and privilege as how he was released so quickly.

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It has been reported that the Mexican justice system took into account the amount of time Beresford-Redman spent in U.S. custody and his good behavior to release him. After his release, Beresford-Redman moved back to southern California and is living with his mother, Juanita, in Gardena, California.

Others are questioning why his sentence wasn’t more severe.

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While Mexico does technically have a life sentence, however, in 2001, the Mexican Supreme Court that all life sentences must allow for parole after 50 years.

Overall, people on social media are angered that Beresford-Redman was released from prison so quickly.

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What do you think about Beresford-Redman’s release?

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