Travelogue: A Cancun for everyone this summer
Last week, Frontier Airlines launched service between Tampa and Cancun, the Mexican city often known as a spring breaker’s paradise. But Cancun has lots to offer in the way of culture, history, great food, and yes, lots of relaxing fun that create summer memories for every kind of traveler. Check out some of Cancun’s highlights, and book a nonstop flight today from TPA on one of two airlines – Frontier or JetBlue.
For the beach bum:
Cancun’s stretch of white sandy beaches make up a good portion of its beauty – 14 miles to be exact. If the thought of never leaving Cancun’s pristine waterfront sounds like the perfect vacation, you have the choice between 11 different beaches, each as astounding as the last. If you’re brining your four-legged friend along, Playa Coral is a pet friendly beach located within the Zona Hotelera (hotel zone).
For the party people:
Boasting some of the best nightclubs in the world, Cancun nightlife is well known, and for a good reason. With choices like The City Nightclub Cancun, a Friday-only night club with an impressive lighting and sound system, you’ll be dancing the night away. If you’re looking for a show, Coco Bongo, located at the heart of the Zona Hotelera, stands out with acrobatic performances, a continuous party atmosphere and musical tributes that have earned it worldwide recognition.
For the art and architecture buff:
While Cancun is known for the beaches and nightlife, the art and culture are abundant. Cancun has some interesting museums, including the Underwater Museum of Art, or MUSA. This unique museum is in the National Marine Park of Cancun and Isla Mujeres. With more than 500 sculptures installed on the seabed in three galleries, it’s an impressive sight.
Museo Maya De Cancun protects the most significant archeological collections of the Mayan culture in Mexico and includes access to the San Miguelito Archeological Zone. Pieces from various Mayan sites of Quintana Roo, Palenque and Chichen Itza are housed in the museum as well as conserved fragments of wall paintings with animal and marine design elements.
For the foodie:
A great getaway can only mean the best options when dining and Cancun certainly has no shortage of fresh flavors. From traditional Mexican flavors with a spin, to Italian cuisine Cancun can satisfy almost any taste. Check out just a few of the mouth-watering options:
Porfirio’s – A twist on the classic flavors of Mexico, Porfirio’s serves up dishes that transform the traditional flavors, textures and aromas into the most delicious creations. Experience an environment like no other where décor, music and taste intertwine seamlessly.
Gustino Italian Grill- Classic Italian cuisine is enhanced with Mediterranean ingredients at this upscale establishment. With live jazz as the soundtrack for the night, the atmosphere is sure to feel full of romance and luxury.
Champion’s Sports Bar – Dubbed the “hottest sports restaurant” in Cancun, this bar features more than 30 televisions and one giant full HD screen. Enjoy burgers, chicken wings, nachos and more while cheering on your favorite team.
For the anti-tourist:
If you’re trying to blend in, then Palapas Park is for you. Experience Cancun like a true resident in the heart of the city just a few blocks from Mercado 28 (Market 28) where you can indulge in Mexican snacks, handcrafted souvenirs and enjoy musical groups and sometimes cultural shows.
For the outdoorsy type:
Maybe relaxing means being as active as possible? In addition to the gorgeous beaches, delicious food spots and historic sites, Cancun is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. With seven courses to choose from, all framed by the spectacular natural beauty of the region, you’ll be golfing until the sun goes down. If golfing isn’t your game, snorkeling in the crystal clear turquoise blue waters, jet skiing or paddle boarding might be your activity of choice.
Whatever your type of travel is, Cancun has an array of activities for every taste and every kind of adventurer. And the new nonstop route from TPA to Cancun on Frontier makes the trip even better by getting you there in just a few hours. Book the summer getaway of your dreams to Cancun now at flyfrontier.com.