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Is there a better place to practice swimming in open water than the Mexican Caribbean? The turquoise and transparent waters give great confidence to any swimmer because of the visibility they offer. We recommend that you always swim parallel to the coast and never go out to sea. Ideally, you should be accompanied by someone else, but if for some reason you can’t, let someone know where you are going to be as a precaution. Ready? Then put on your cap, goggles, and earplugs.

Swimming Against the Current

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If you find yourself in a situation where you have to swim against the current, do not try to “ram” the waves directly since you might swallow saltwater and believe me, it is not pleasant at all. What to do? Try to swim diagonally and remember not to swim away from the coast. Sometimes we are so focused on avoiding the waves that we forget to kick, continue swimming, you can do it champ! In Cancun, the beaches most frequented by swimmers and triathletes with the smallest waves are Playa Langosta and Playa Las Perlas, both have showers and public restrooms.

Benefits of Salty Water

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You may have already heard of the many benefits that swimming offers, including that it is the sport where the most muscles are exercised, and helps to improve posture and balance and that despite the extra effort used to stay underwater, the Impact is much less than it would be on land. What you probably didn’t know are the wonders that salt water brings to our organism. Well, when the minerals in the sea, such as iodine, zinc and potassium, come in contact with our organism, they help rejuvenate it. In addition iodine helps the rapid recovery of muscle injuries as well as rapid healing while magnesium calms the body by reducing anxiety. How amazing is that?

Now that you know a little more about the great benefits of swimming in the sea, you will surely be ready to make your reservation at the Sunset Royal Beach Resort which has one of the most beautiful beaches in Cancun. Click here to book.