Mexico:-Mayan-ruins-and-offshore-delights------

1-3,Cancun

Created from scratch half a century ago, Cancun’s sandy beaches have been developed into a fully-fledged resort. You’ll find shops, nightclubs, bars and restaurants to fill your evenings From exhibition dances on street corners to the Casa De Cultura Art Center and the Teatro de Cancun, culture and the arts are also well represented in Cancun.

4-5,Isla Holbox

Step back in time on an island located at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula surrounded by the bluest of blue waters. The pace of life is deliberately slow here in contrast to the resorts just across the water on the mainland, so limit your plans to lying back in your hammock and watching the world go by. If you really must do something, then check out the many murals painted by local artists that can be found scattered across the island. Tulum

6-8,Merida

Influenced by the Mayans, British, French, Spanish and even Dutch, this historic town located to the north of the Yucatan peninsula is about as far removed from the bright lights of Cancun as you can get. It’s a delight to explore; begin with the stunningly beautiful art murals of Fernando Pacheco, the Palacio de Gobierno on the Plaza Grande or the city’s contemporary arts museum, the MACAY. Chichen Itza- Towering above the jungle, the Kukulkan pyramid of the sun at the ruins of Chichen Itza is one of the most impressive sights in the Mayan world. The site is vast. Take your time as you explore ancient ball courts, the beautifully carved El Caracol observatory and Tzompantli, the wall of skulls.

1h23m to Chichen Itza

9-11,Chichen Itza

Towering above the jungle, the Kukulkan pyramid of the sun at the ruins of Chichen Itza is one of the most impressive sights in the Mayan world. The site is vast. Take your time as you explore ancient ball courts, the beautifully carved El Caracol observatory and Tzompantli, the wall of skulls.

1h54m to Tulum

12-14,Tulum

Base yourself in the resort of Tulum, strung out behind the white sands of the stunning Mayan Riviera. Its cliff top ruins are just about the most atmospheric in the area, overlooking a quiet beach that doubles as the nesting ground for turtles. Further south, explore the remote ruins of Coba surrounded by jungle or visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.