Sunning itself on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a playground for divers, foodies and anyone looking for gorgeous waves and outdoor adventures. While the beachfront city centre is easy to visit by bus or on your own two feet, this region of Mexico is full of awesome ancient ruins best reached by Cancun car hire.
And you thought you would spend all your time sipping margaritas on the beach—don’t worry, there will be plenty of that, too.
Yeah, the downtown bus system is handy, but you can’t beat the feeling of a Caribbean breeze blowing through your hair. So fill the boot of your Cancun car rental with towels and a snorkel, then wander down the slender Hotel Zone. It’s surrounded by the deep blue sea. You know what to do!
Catch some rays and absorb your daily dose of vitamin D at Playa Delfines. Take a little drive up the strand to the Cancun Underwater Museum—a hauntingly awesome collection of submerged sculptures, visible only while swimming with the fishes. The museum features works by artists from all over Mexico’s coast, and one could say the exhibitions are breathtaking…but that’s only if you forget your air mask.
Some stellar road trips through Yucatan start with car hire in Cancun. You can roll through the tropics and explore centuries past and still make it back in time for beach parties after the sun goes down.
Hop behind the wheel for the 132km drive to Coba, an ancient Mayan village with ruins dating back to the 7th century and blue lagoons that are even older—but they hold their age so well.
Stop in the modern villages nearby to sample the regional cuisine, from savoury chicken sopa de Lima to salbutes—flatbreads piled high with roasted meats, veggies, avocados and cream. After a long day, conk out in fabulous hotels in Cancun and call it a holiday well spent.
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