CANCUN, MEXICO | TRAVEL GUIDE

CANCUN, MEXICO | TRAVEL GUIDE


What’s up everyone, we’re the Vagabrothers
and this week we’re talking about the Top 10 Things to do in Cancun in the Riviera Maya. If you’ve heard of Cancun, it’s probably from
MTV Spring Break – beaches, booze, and bodies that make us feel like we gotta go to the
gym more. Now, if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll
find it, but there’s plenty more to do in the Riviera Maya. So let’s get into it. Numero uno – beaches. First and foremost,
Cancun is about sun and sand. There are 30 miles of tropical, white sand beaches with
beautiful blue water that’s gonna make you want to dive right in. Number two – nightlife. Now if there’s one
thing Cancun is famous for apart from the beaches, it’s the parties. It’s definitely
a lot of fun – BUT there are lots of cover charges and it’s full of foreigners. Number three – Playa del Carmen. Another option
is Playa del Carmen, it’s like the little sister of Cancun. It used to be a sleepy port
but lately it’s grown into a more mellow alternative to the high rises of Cancun – that’s great,
for those on a budget. Number four – Tulum. Next, it’s time to
get into Mayan culture, starting with the beachfront ruins of Tulum. Now, from an archeological
perspective, this is late-period Mayan city that lacks the sublime architecture that the
Maya are famous for – but it’s gorgeous, and you can even go swimming on the beach. Number five – the ruins of Coba. By contrast,
Coba is a larger city than Tulum and it’s covered in jungle, kinda like a Mexican version
of Angkor Wat. Best of all, you can climb up to the top of the highest Mayan pyramid
in Mexico and – let’s be honest – the selfie alone is worth the trip. Number six – Chitzen Itza. Ok, it’s not technically
in the Riviera Maya – it’s 3 hours inland and in the Yucatan provence – but it’s one
of the 7 new wonders of the world and it’s one of the best preserved ruins in Mexico. Number seven – diving in Cenotes, the limestone
sinkholes the Maya believed were portals to the underworld. There are 1000 of them across
the Yucatan peninsula and their cool, clear waters are the best way to beat the heat – especially
if you are SCUBA certified because cenotes offer some of the best cave diving in all
the world. Number eight – swimming with a whale shark.
If SCUBA diving in a cenote sounds too claustrophobic, why not go swimming in middle of the open
ocean with a whale shark. Did you hear me correctly? A friggin’ whale shark! But make
sure you don’t swim in front of it’s open mouth or you might get swallowed. Number nine – Xcaret. We almost NEVER recommend
touristic shows like Xcaret, but this one was really, really well done. It tells the
whole story of Mexico, from the Maya to the Spanish to the Mexican Revolution, plus, it
showcases all the different dances dances from each region of Mexico. Number ten – a temezcal. Sweat out all the
week’s tequila in a temezcal, a pre-Columbian cleansing ritual held in a stone sweat hodge,
guided by a shaman. The ones at hotels are pretty touristic, but if you head to a Mayan
community like Las Palmas, you can have an authentic spiritual experience. Those are our top ten tips for Cancun and
the Riviera Maya, what are yours? If you’re from Cancun or you’ve been there, let us know
your recommendations in the comment box and if you haven’t seen our vlog from Cancun with
Louis and Nadine, make sure you check it out in the info box. As always, don’t forget to give this video
a thumbs up, share it with friends and click to subscribe to our channel for more travel
videos every Tuesday and Thursday. Alright, hasta luego! Later!

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62 Replies to “CANCUN, MEXICO | TRAVEL GUIDE”

  1. Xplore: zip-lines, amphibious vehicles, underground rafts and stalactite rivers.
    You have to visit this place if you like extreme. I'm totally in love with this place!!!

  2. I saw your vlog from Cancún! You guys are amazing, I'm from Mexico and I've been to Cancún several times. I never get tired of visiting the cenotes. You have to visit many other parts of Mexico guys! 😘

  3. i've lived in the Riviera Maya, Some great stuff guy! I've been to everything on that list.
    Only things i could add are (If they are looking for super tourist site) Xplor, off the beaten path- Akumal, its known for their turtle reserve, beach town 30mins south of Playa del Carmen.

  4. I loved the Mayan Rivera when I went, I did a tourist thing called Rio Secreto where you could trudge through an underground cave that was partially submersed in water….super exciting, not too bad for non swimmers and overall worth the money 👌

  5. Cave diving is something I've always wanted to do, but I only have my open water certification. I've been wanting to get my advanced certification, but I haven't gotten around to it, (also I'm a little scared about doing a night dive for that cert.) Do you know what certification that required?

  6. Great tips guys! My number eleven will be Scuba diving in Cozumel the second most amazing place to dive in the world!!! And also Sian ka'an is a great place to explore with all nature and amazing virgin beaches. 

  7. Looks epic!!!! Your videos are great, thank you ^_^
    By the way, you're more than welcome to visit Israel if you have the chance 😀

  8. Great vid guys! my friends and I are planning on travelling but we want to start with what our country has to offer (Philippines) then Asia. We plan to visit Vietnam next year! 

  9. First of all if you're going to Rivera Maya just base yourself in Tulum. It is infinitely more magical than Cancun/Playa del Carmen, and you can still go visit all the other places on Riv Maya. (I've heard Holbox and Bacalar are incredible places to stay too, but definitely further from everything else)

    Other great things: Akumal bay – swim/snorkel with sea turtles, stingrays, and giant fish (for free too!! you don't need to pay for a snorkeling tour if you have your own snorkel/goggles) Also, Isla Mujeres – tons to do there and waaaaaay less crowded than Cancun.

  10. hi, good video, have the best places to visit Mayan riviera, should include more like cozumel, Akumal , greetings from mexico yucatan

  11. I was in cancun last week. Loved it i want alrrady back there. Cenotes maybe were the best thing in riviera maya.

  12. Thanks for including Playa 😉 my folks have been going there yearly since '95/96 when my dad broke his arm in Ixtapa. Went there once when my son was 3 in '98. To bad you can't climb chichen itza anymore…. Remember doing that at 14 (had my first Corona that trip) …

  13. if u are going to Cancun u have to go for sure to Coco Bongo and try parasailing!
    and xpu-ha beach is magnificent! 🙂

  14. Forget Playa and Cancun if you to see pristine beaches. Go to Tulum, or even further south, Mahuhal. But, please keep it as a secret.

  15. Thinking about cancun for next years holidays looks epic just back from Thailand would recommend that to anyone place was beautiful

  16. Great! Tulum was for me personally better than Cancun! But Yucatan has some hidden gems. Here's our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T04nWbB2wrk&feature=youtu.be

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