Cancun, one of the most reputable beach resorts in the world, has earned its popularity mainly due to its amazing beaches and luxurious services. Millions of people from all over the world come here annually, attracted by the views, the various leisure activities but also by the cultural heritage of the area. Few people know that Cancun is a place full of history and its past has left immeasurable treasures with an immense value not only for the locals, but also for those who visit the region. Even if the resort is famous for its beaches and clear waters, it has much more things to offer and objectives to see, way beyond lying in the sun and sipping from a precious cocktail. The island of Cancun is known to have been inhabited by the Mayans, which have left their mark on its culture and evolution. For those who are passionate about history and ancient civilizations, the local Mayan ruins are an attraction that cannot be missed, and even if you are not interested in history, the ruins will immediately catch your eye and impress you with their outer world air. The breathtaking constructions are a must see if you travel from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, and you will be amazed by the manner in which the sophisticated structures have been built ages ago, without the use of modern tools and devices used nowadays.

These remains of a complex and mysterious civilization that used to live in Central America and Mexico are worth seeing, because they may be a life-time opportunity, especially for those who come here from distant countries. Even if you had booked your holiday tickets here to enjoy the powdery beaches and turquoise waters, you should take some time to see the impressive ruins, and you will not regret this experience. This is not the only place where amazing Mayan constructions can be seen, because Mexico, Honduras or Guatemala also have hundreds of ruins, but those from Yucatan Peninsula are actually special. The most famous ruins are Tulum, Chichén Itzá, El Rey, El Meco and Cobá, and all the visitors can confirm this. While some of them are pyramids representing the Mayan calendar, others are monuments honoring Mayan Gods and others, located on the beaches, used to be fortresses protecting the city from pirates’ attacks.

Once you get here, you will definitely understand why Cancun is one of the most popular destinations for people all over the world. Not only it is sunny, joyful and fun, but it is also full of history and cultural attractions: a genuine gateway into an ancient, mysterious and fascinating era. The ruins can be seen with a guide, who will make sure you understand their provenience, and if you want to visit all of them within a shorter period of time, it is recommended that you rent a car or a bike. Wear comfortable shoes, because you will have to walk around, protect yourself from the sun and heat and you will have an unforgettable experience.

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