22/01/2014Cancun Kicks off 2014 with Amazing New Attractions

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to round out the year with an incredible array of new excursions that will keep travelers coming back for more. With an increasing number of visitors each year, Cancun’s ancient Mayan roots, tropical jungles and pristine beaches bring guests from all around the world unique activities that create fond memories that make lasting impressions.

Below we have included some of the new excursions and attractions. A mix of culture and entertainment options brings a variety of activities for travelers:

• New Exhibition at Cancun’s Maya Museum: To start off the year, the museum will be showcasing its newest exhibition: Mayas, The Language of Beauty. This exposition, which opened December 18, will showcase 130 pieces from the Yucatan, Campeche and Tabasco regions. The Language of Beauty will showcase Mayan practices of beautification that include common decorative jewelry made from local items like seashell and jade; scarifications, tattoos and the tools used to accomplish these physical modifications; and the evolution of dress based on profession, social status, etc. The expo will be available to the public until March.

• Xoximilco Cancun: On December 20 Experiencias Xcaret opened the door to their newest attraction that honors the famous Xochimilco borough of Mexico City. Tourists can explore 4.6 miles of Venetian-like channels on picturesque trajineras (colorful, gondola-like boats), while they enjoy traditional and live mariachi music and feast on delicious local Mexican staples. This new attraction is located five minutes from Cancun International Airport at Carretera Cancun – Chetumal, Km. 338.

• Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour: This attraction will let guests experience Cancun’s beautiful scenery and visit four different cenotes, all in one day. These ancient sinkholes were revered by the ancient Mayans and are all associated with the four elements of nature: K’áak or Fine Xenote, Ha´ or Water Xenote, Lik´ or Wind Xenote and Lu’um or Earth Xenote. Visitors will test their skills while they rappel, zip line, snorkel and kayak in this exciting adventure.

With Cancun’s convenient connectivity, guests can dive into the Mayan culture and take part in some of Cancun’s world-class entertainment for a holiday season they will never forget.

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About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline completed a $71 million dollar makeover in 2010 that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovate the Hotel Zone’s seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the islands of the Mexican Caribbean, which include: Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Contoy. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines the very best in luxury, nature, historical Mayan culture, glamour, and world-class amenities with seductive adventure offerings and an up-and-coming gastronomy scene.

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