When you think of Mexican Caribbean travel, one place should spring to mind: Cancun. This is where travelers go to relax on powdery white sand beaches, snorkel among vibrant coral reefs, and pamper themselves at some of the best resorts in Mexico.
Most visitors to Cancun want to spend some time relaxing at the beach, so plan to spend a day or two near the turquoise waters. For those staying outside of the hotel zone, Playa Delfines is a popular and easily accessible public beach.
Isla Mujeres (literally translates to the “Island of Women”) can be found just a few miles off Cancun’s coast. Here you’ll find calm crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and a vibrant community of locals and ex-pats.
A visit to Cancun would not be complete without experiencing the local lifestyle. So wander down to Avenida Tulum to get a taste of Mexican culture, try mouthwatering Mexican street food (obviously tacos al pastor!), and enjoy browsing through local shops.
Let a Shaman guide you through a pre-Hispanic ritual intended to purify the spirit and the body. Enter the Temazcal: a round building with a low ceiling resembling a steamy sauna. Hot rocks and water help maintain the tiny hut’s special energy.