The ancient Mayans made pilgrimages here to worship the moon. Jacques Cousteau came for Cozumel's heavenly coral gardens. You'll come for both. Sitting off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the island is rimmed with sugar-white beaches and the second largest reef in the world.Sun, sand 'n sea with a touch of Mexican flavor - this glittering playground sprawls 14 miles along a sandbar that shelters two inland lagoons. It's the Yucatan's grandest resort, a glitzy combination of sun-worshiping and Mayan culture: Chichin ltza, and the ruins of Tulum, which also features one of the largest natural aquariums in the world. (Bring your fins!)
Key West is located at the southern tip of the Florida Keys, a town which inspired some of Americas foremost native sons including Ernest Hemingway, John James Audubon and Harry Truman (who spent many a working vacation watching the sunsets at Mallory Square). Take the Conch Tou Train first to get your bearings. Then perhaps visit Audubons beautifully restored home. Charter a boat for some deep sea fishing.
A newly opened cruise port, Calica is located on the sun-kissed coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Close by are Playa del Carmen, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba, and the beautiful lagoons of Xel-Ha national park.
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