Friday, October 18, 2013

Romance in Cancun

Cancun supplies the essential ingredients for a romantic getaway — Caribbean breezes, white sand beaches and swaying palms. Once lovers get their bearings, there's much else to discover. The Cancun Underwater Museum is full of magic. Couples can explore the museum via snorkeling or scuba diving and marvel at the evocative figures sculpted by the artist. As these figures change with the effects of the sea, they'll become a refuge for sea creatures to breed and flourish.

Cancun's spas are mostly affiliated with the top resorts in the destination. Many of the spas offer couples massages, as well as treatments that can be challenging yet rewarding, such as the authentic temazcal hut (Mayan steam bath) at the Westin Resort & Spa. The cleansing and purification process is overseen by a Maya shaman. Additional Maya-themed treatments are the Mayan Cacao massage at NIZUC Resort & Spa, and the kukulkan (four-handed massage) at Le Blanc Spa Resort.
For a deserted island getaway, climb aboard the ferry or hire a water taxi to bring you to Isla Holbox, an island only 25 miles long. Most of its residents are still fishermen and almost all live clustered around the main town, which is only a dozen square blocks. There are a few rustic but sophisticated boutique hotels, where visitors can decompress and unplug.

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