El Cid Vacations Club Lists Top 3 Attractions of Yucatán

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El Cid Vacations Club shares details on sites from pyramids to underwater sculptures

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about 500 sculptures can be seen between three and six meters below the water by divers and snorkelers

While it is unclear where the name came from, some experts think Yucatán derives from the Aztec word Yokatlān, meaning "place of richness”. When travelers see the lush jungles, white sand beaches and turquoise waters of this peninsula, it can be difficult to discount the theory. To highlight the unbelievable array of activities and attractions in the area, El Cid Vacations Club has compiled a list of its favorite stops on the peninsula.

Mayan ruins: From the Caribbean port city of Tulum to Chichen Itza deeper inland, the Mayans built beautiful cities around the peninsula. Guided tours leave regularly from Cancun to each of the cities, including Ek’ Balam and Coba. El Cid Vacations Club believes this is a fascinating way to learn more about the culture and history of the region.

Cenotes: Cenotes are natural sinkholes that are the result of the collapse of limestone bedrock. These natural phenomena usually expose groundwater underneath. According to some Mayan legends, the formations are entrances to the underworld. El Cid Vacations Club shares that there are tours available to multiple cenotes around the peninsula, such as Ik Kil, Cuzama, Zaci and Xlacah, among many others.

Cancun Underwater Museum: This amazing museum has two underwater and one land-based gallery. El Cid Vacations Club shares that about 500 sculptures can be seen between three and six meters below the water by divers and snorkelers. There are also glass-bottom boat tours that go out to the galleries.

Xcaret Park: This is an ecotourism park with a variety of nature-based and cultural attractions. It also has myriad restaurants and stores. Visitors are able to swim with dolphins, stroll through a replica of a Mayan village with real artisans at work, or watch a Mesoamerican ball game in the Gran Tlachco.

El Cid Vacations Club is a global leader in the vacation ownership and resort industry, delivering a wide variety of memorable vacation experiences for members. El Cid Vacations Club continually strives to enhance its member services and guest experiences. Members are now invited to take advantage of downloading the complimentary El Cid Vacations Club Member mobile app available on both the App Store and Google Play. This application allows members to stay up to date on the most recent news, make reservations, and always stay in contact with El Cid Vacations Club. This is the perfect opportunity for El Cid Vacations Club members to plan their next dream vacation at one of the many stunning El Cid properties. For more information, visit http://www.elcidvacationsclub.com.

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