Nothing will ever touch the Caribbean. I’ve traveled all around the world and swam in every body of water from the Pacific to the Mediterranean, but there’s nothing like the Curaçao blue of the Caribbean Sea. There’s also no place like Cancun! If you’re looking to plan your next tropical escape, consider these amazing facts about this Mexican hotspot.

You’re making history.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Egyptian pyramids. But have you ever heard of the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza? The archaeological site is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is located super close to Cancun (tours run from the tourist zone in Cancun all the time). There will be plenty of time for lounging on the beach, but Chichen Itza is definitely worth the day trip.

The people.

Rivaled only by the Italians, the Mexican people are some of the friendliest and most polite individuals you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. If you stay at a beachfront resort – two of my favorites are Paradisus Cancun and Fiesta Americana – expect to be doubly impressed by the impeccable service.

You’ll get bored of not getting bored.

You could go back to Cancun every year for the rest of your life and still not get through all the activities there are to do there. Bungee jumping, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, and swimming with sharks are only a few of the cool things you can do in Cancun! By the way, I’ve done 4 out of the 6 listed here – can you guess which ones?

The water is pristine. 

The Caribbean is hands down, no question the most beautiful sea I’ve ever swam in. It’s like swimming in sugar water. It’s completely transparent, the water is clean, sunshine warms it to the touch, and it will completely refresh you – in body, mind, and spirit. Breathe it in, take it in, maybe just don’t drink it in.

The culture.

Mexico as a whole is rich in culture, but the Yucatán Peninsula is something else. If you’re craving relaxation with a side of adventure, music, mouthwatering food, and the meanest piña colada your tastebuds have tried – go no further than Quintana Roo.

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