Luxe side of the moon. Guests of
MeetDifferent's host hotel, the 2,457-room Moon Palace Golf & Spa
Resort, can relax at the luxurious Moon Spa, with 30 treatment rooms.
One decadent treatment, great for winter-dried skin, is the 80-minute
Chocolate Wrap (US$189). palaceresorts.com
One tequila, two
tequila, three tequila, floor. That's what the souvenir T-shirts
say, but the drink can be enjoyed in a more sophisticated manner. The
Culinary Center at the Ritz-Carlton hosts tequila tastings every Friday
"to train the palate to recognize the subtle undertones and finishes of
premium tequilas, created from the aromatic nectar of the agave plant." ritzcarlton.com/cancun
Shell game. Lorenzillo's -- aka
the Live Lobster House -- has been around since 1683. Its perch above
the Nichupté Lagoon makes a beautiful setting for dinner. The house
specialty comes in more than 20 varieties, including lobster with
roasted ajillo chili pepper and garlic. lorenzillos.com.mx
in 514 AD, the magnificent pyramids of Chichén Itzá are testament
to the architectural and scientific prowess of the Mayan people.
Highlights from the ruins include the Sacred Cenote, where human
sacrifices once took place. Gray Line runs 12-hour tours (US$77) from
most Cancún hotels to the site, with a 90-minute guided tour and lunch
at the Mayaland Hotel. graylinecancun.com
Shop and stop. Downtown
Cancún's open-air La Isla Shopping Village is packed with clothing
boutiques, handicraft shops, a movie theater and more. One popular
restaurant, La Madonna, features Italian-Swiss cuisine and offers an
outdoor terrace bar serving more than 150 varieties of martinis.
On the Web For M&C's latest
destination guide to Cancún, including convention center details,
airport transit and more, visit mcmag.com/general_ektid21630.aspx.