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Purple Tips: Top 5 things-to-do in Cancun
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Purple Tips: Top 5 things-to-do in Cancun

Cancun: Welcome to the ''City of two Tales''

Welcome to the ”City of two Tales”

Cancun can be one of your favorite places in Mexico, because it has everything you’d want: shopping and limitless water-sports, spa centres and amazing sandy beaches. Here, you can be spoilt for choice: luxurious resorts, mouthwatering goodies, unparalleled natural beauty & the famous Mayan ruins! Although Cancún is a magnet for young people, families are drawn to the pristine beaches and children’s activities including theme parks and amazing dolphin programs. Our purple travel wanderers unveil you the best of Cancun!

Let’s start our journey

Endless imposing beaches

Ultimate fun at Playa Delfines

Ultimate fun at Playa Delfines

Sipping on a refreshing Cosmo and splashing in the #Caribbean Sea. There are endless beach areas which can truly take your breath away, each one stands out because of its undeniable beautys. As for your next Caribbean getaway, here are the places we recommend so you can get the very best Cancun experience.

Playa Delfines
One of Cancun’s largest beaches, where you can see plenty of jet skiers and parasailers!

Playa Forum
Located in the famous Punta Cancun area, Playa Forum (or Playa Gaviota Azul) is the city’s most popular beach too. If you like a beach with a fun vibe, this is the place to be. Hang out on the sand or enjoy a more upscale experience at  Mandala Beach Club.

Playa Tortugas
It is a popular choice for families and locals. There is an oceanfront restaurant, a picturesque marina and a bungee tower over the water if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous.

Diving & snorkeling is a must

Snorkeling & Diving in Cancun

Exploring the divine marine world

The infinite Mesoamerican Barrier Reef begins just off the coast of Cancun. An unforgetable experience await you with an awe-inspiring dive, an underwater exploration can lead you to an epic backdrop of looming caves and vibrant reefs, delve into underground rivers, peek into ancient shipwrecks and even browse underwater art! Whether you’re interested in natural splendors or prefer to seek historic relics, there are plenty of dive tours available throughout the year to guide you to the immeasurable underwater beauty of Cancun.

MUSA Underwater Museum

MASA Underwater Museum

MASA Underwater Museum

This bizzare museum features more than 500 underwater sculptures off the coast of Cancun. “Bodies”, heads in the sand, fill every corner… The artwork is as part of a major project called “The Silent Evolution.” The installation is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called MUSA, which combines contemporary art with reef conservation.

Cenote Dos Ojos
Enter the underground rivers and caves of the Yucatan Peninsula through a natural spring found only here. Cenote Dos Ojos, or as they call it ”Two Eyes”, is named after the double rivers that come together. Located about two hours south of Cancun, it is the deepest known cave passage in the region.

Don’t miss a Day Trip

You know that something amazing and unexpected lies ahead… The breathtaking Caribbean is home to charming seaside villages, unmarked swaths of white sand beaches and mysterious ancient history.
On your next #Cancun vacation, make sure to set aside at least one day to step outside the resort and discover some of the region’s nearby attractions. Rent a car, grab a bicycle or board a ferry and embark on one of these amazing day trips.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Mexico

We discovered heaven on earth!

This Caribbean island is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun, You can rent a golf cart for the day to tour the island and visit the tortugranja, or as they call it ”turtle farm”, to watch cute baby turtles (Green Sea Turtles, Loggerheads). Head back to downtown Isla Mujeres for a Mexican delicious lunch followed by an afternoon swimming at Playa Norte.

Playa del Carmen
The beach city of Playa del Carmen, known by locals as the Playa, is a vibrant place for a day of swimming and fine dining! Spend your morning exploring Mexico’s 5th Avenue, Quinto Avenida, a charming street with some of the region’s best shopping.

Buzzy Nightlife
Life in Cancun can be a never-ending party! The Glistening City’s most well known hotspots are among the best on the planet.

Coco Bongo
If you only choose one nightclub during your vacation, make sure it’s Coco Bongo. Cancun’s best and most famous nightclub is known for an over-the-top acrobatics show and celebrity impersonators

The City
The biggest nightclub in Latin America hosts live concerts and the world’s best DJs, as well as the most crazy glow and foam parties…

What are you waiting for? Keep up the Cancun spirit!


PurplePassport: Latest travel news

We’re rounding up some travel news you need to know about this week.

Greece guides
Greece has just had its second election of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgetting about its holidaymakers!! There’s a big push this year to get people to visit and despite its perceived troubles, you won’t find a more relaxed, friendly and great value destination than the Greek Islands.
A new website has just launched to give first hand reviews of country. It wants to encourage people to tell their own stories about holidays to Greece, to find out why they should consider going. Volunteers can sign up to TrueGreece.org, to use social media to spread the good word about Greece.
If you’ve had a wonderful holiday to Greece, you can sign up, or even if you are thinking about it, check out what others are saying first. The website says its volunteers who sign up will be “tweeting and sharing the truth about Greece by responding to inaccuracies or speculations.” That’s certainly one way of setting the record straight!

Heathrow honours
If you’re flying to or from Heathrow Airportthis summer, keep your eyes peeled for this huge image right under the flight path. Ok, you might not need to keep them peeled, because let’s face it, it’s massive!As part of its #HomeAdvantage campaign for supporting our athletes in this year’s Olympics, eagle eyed passengers will spot a huge image of athletics favourite Jessica Ennis. It is bigger than 15 tennis courts and can be found in the Thornbury Playing Fields. We love this idea, and can’t wait to support all our wonderful athletes this year!

Packed pictures
Are you addicted to pictures on facebook and share every detail on twitter? Air New Zealand is getting in on the act with its I Am Packed site, which allows users to share pictures of the luggage. We might feel a little weird saying this, but it’s actually quite addictive!

In their own words they say, ‘when we travel, packing our bags is the first part of the adventure. Finding the balance between necessities, showing off in a new city, and leaving space for all your shopping is an art. I Am Packed is your chance to show us how you travel and gain a little bit of inspiration for when you hit a packing road block.’ If that’s your idea of a good time, it’s well worth checking out here and actually is becoming strangely addictive!

That’s our latest travel roundup; if you’ve got something we need to know about, please don’t forget to fill us in.

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