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Cancun

If Cancn isn't stable, it's useless. Consider the damage caused by Hurricane Wilma in 2005: choked beaches, destroyed client-facing exteriors, and swayed boats. Regardless, this short "7"-shaped barrier island in southeastern Mexico is quickly becoming a popular beach, golf, and nightlife destination.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has evolved its own distinct Euro-jazzy vibe throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. Current ex-pats and voyaging Europeans relax in the seaside lounges, preserving Quintana Roo's rising reputation as the place to see and be seen. El Zócalo, like Mediterranean seaside towns like Nice, acts as the district's operating hub and is a major tourist attraction.

Tulum

Tulum has grown in popularity as a high-end vacation destination in recent years, but it continues to draw bargain hunters who remember when this shrouded treasure of Mexico's east coast was a lonely escape. As soon as the sun sets, you'll be able to enjoy the city's mixology culture and discover its aimless nightlife. Regardless,