If a vacation spent sunning in the sand or exploring ancient civilizations is in order, flights to Cancun let you do both. This sunny beach destination is located on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo. Settle into hotels by Isla Mujeres to swim with dolphins or hike through Mayan ruins.
Cheap hotels near Isla Mujeres are located in Cancun. From there you can take a ferry to the Island of the Women. At only four miles long and two miles wide, there are no motor cars here—only golf carts, scooters, and the public bus. You can take eco tours of coral reefs, go snorkeling, and swim with dolphins to your heart's content. Don't miss the Underwater Museum for a look at exotic Caribbean sea life and samples of coral reef. On the south end of the island is a sea turtle sanctuary where you can see them being rehabilitated or breeding.
Exploring Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo is famous for resorts and Mayan ruins, and they are all within 30 minutes of the city. Take a tour of the ruins or go zip-lining through the jungle. Another fun attraction are the local cenotes—water-filled sinkholes that dot the state and are perfect for swimming. If you snag hotel deals close to Isla Mujeres, you can sun on the white sands of Cancun. Shop for handmade crafts, silver and amber jewelry, or colorful Mexican textiles on Quintana Avenida in Playa del Carmen. Fresh seafood abounds in this seaside town, so enjoy fish tacos or head to Cozumel for Mayan cuisine. At night, the dance clubs in Cancun can't be beat.
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