Cancun Travel Tips
Get a Taste of the Old and New at Coba
Rising up between two lagoons in the tropical jungle of Quintana Roo, curious explorers will be greeted with the breathtaking ruins of ancient Coba.
The trek to the ruins can be a bit of a hike on foot, but you can take a transport for $10 and take in all the sights. Once there, you'll be greeted with a friendly tour guide who'll share all of the secrets of this ancient city.
The tour generally lasts about 1.5 hours, but if that isn't enough, you can combine the tour with a visit to Tulum for a full day of archeaological adventure. This is a great way to spend a non-beach day in Cancun!
Please Pass the Fantino
Located in the Ritz-Carlton, this beautifully appointed five-star restaurant is famous for its fine Mexican cuisine. Not just another place to eat, Fantino serves "Iron Chef" style dishes that are expertly prepared and match the ultra-elegant atmosphere.
Artistically prepared and rich in flavor, Fantino lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s best destinations for fine dining. Whether you are looking for an elegant night on the town, or celebrating a special occasion, let the top-notch staff at Fantino cater to your every food-related need.
While the prices aren't the cheapest in town, they are quite affordable for such royal fanfare. Be aware, beach wear will not fly here, so check with the restaurant to make sure your attire is up to snuff.
Get Your Boogie On at Mambo Café
You've come to Cancun for a reason. Whether that reason is to explore the Mayan ruins, party with spring breakers or simply take in the beautiful sights and sounds, no trip to Cancun is complete without a visit to Mambo Café.
Even if you don't have the lightest feet on the dance floor, this club is the place to be if you want to check out the city’s hottest live bands and DJs. With tropical and salsa music thumping through the speakers, Mambo Café is an infectious disco that will have you practicing your salsa and merengue steps in no time! For those not in-the-know, the band starts playing around midnight so plan on being there a little early because the club fills up fast.
The Home of Cancun Art: Casa de Cultura
Casa de Cultura features an eclectic collection of work by traditional and contemporary Mexican artists that will excite art collectors and tourists alike. Even if you don't have a keen eye for the arts, Casa de Cultura is an excellent outlet to experience Cancun's culture outside of the Hotel Zone.
If you find yourself nearby during the evenings, the gallery often hosts music and theater performances for adults and themed art classes for the kids. It's usually free, so stop by and spend a few hours enjoying the arts!
Coolest Underwater Museum in the World
Cancun is host to numerous museums that are dedicated to everything from art, history and science, but none of them will make a splash like this.
The Cancun Underwater Museum is seriously one of the coolest museums around. Divers and snorkelers can swim through the clear waters of Cancun to discover the largest underwater museum on the planet! With over 400 original sculptures submerged in depths ranging from 9 to 20 feet deep, the museum is easily accessible to both amateur divers and snorkelers.
Not confined by velvet ropes and tempered glass, the Underwater Museum offers an interactive experience to discover the contemporary and cultural view of how the Mayan people may have evolved throughout the course of their empire. If there is one culturally enriching activity you do in Cancun, make sure you take the time to dive into the Cancun Underwater Museum.
Home Never Tasted Better at Casa Rolandi
Casa Rolandi Cancun has been considered a local jewel among lovers of Cancun cuisine for the past 30 years. It’s got a lovely, cozy atmosphere that's quite welcoming and warm. Plus, few can beat their family recipes that are made with some of the freshest ingredients around.
Simply put. Casa Rolandi is like going home. You are well served by the welcoming staff and the food is simply to die for! These are old-school recipes that incorporate slow-cooking on a wood-burning oven. For the ultimate experience in luxury dining, you can go enjoy a daytime excursion around Cancun in your yacht. Then pull into Casa Rolandi’s private dock for a mouth-watering dinner & wine tasting experience.
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