Top Reasons to Go to Cancún

Dancing the night away: Salsa, cumbia, reggae, mariachi, hip-hop, and electronic music dizzy the air of the Zona Hotelera's many nightclubs.

Exploring the nearby Mayan ruins: Trips to remarkable sites like Tulum, Cobá, and Chichén Itzá can easily be accomplished in a day.

Getting wild on the water: Rent a Wave Runner, jungle boat, stand-up paddleboard, or kayak, then skim across the sea or Laguna Nichupté.

Browsing for Mexican crafts: The colorful stalls of Mercado Veintiocho and Coral Negro will certainly hold something that catches your eye.

Indulging in local flavor: Dishes like lime soup and poc chuc (pork in a sour orange sauce) and drinks like tamarind margaritas pay respect to traditional cuisine.

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