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Cancun is probably best known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. The area has been a popular vacation destination for many years, and it's easy to see why just by looking at the perfect white sand and crystal clear, warm water. There is far more to the area for tourists to see besides the beach and the nightclubs. Famous ruins are just a short drive away, and a visit to this culturally significant location is a must do for your Cancun vacation.

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10. Isla Mujeres

Escape the busy crowds of Cancun and head to the peaceful Isla Mujeres or Island of Women. You can reach the island by using one of the ferry boats, and the trip will take you just over 20 minutes. There isn't much to do on the four-mile-long island, but it is still a popular day trip. Head to Punta Sur and visit a Mayan temple that was dedicated to the moon goddess. You may want to visit one of the local turtle farms to spend time with these interesting creatures and find out more about them.

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