Things to See and do in Cancun & Riviera Maya
Looking for things to do while in Cancun? Check out our list of popular things to see and do:
You will never run out of things to do during your Cancun vacation! Check out these pages for ideas and help with planning your itinerary for a fun-filled Cancun vacation of a lifetime. You can enjoy a wide range of watersports, rise to the challenge on our championship golf courses, take the family to one of our world renowned eco-parks, or just lie back and be pampered at one of our luxurious spas. For those of you looking to tie the knot in this romantic location and are planning the ultimate Cancun wedding you need look no further. As Cancun’s only official website, www.cancun.travel is here to provide you with all the information you need to plan the perfect Cancun vacation with things to do for every day of the week if you so wish. Use our Trip Planner to make sure you take your itinerary and contact details with you.
Cancun watersports will delight even the most avid watersports enthusiast. Cancun watersports offer some of the best scuba diving, snorkeling and sportfishing in the world! You can even charter your own sailboat with crew and equipment for an adventurous day out on the open sea or a romantic sunset cruise!
For the most exhilarating adventure tours in Cancun, look no further. Cancun adventure tours are suitable for all the family. You can enjoy some of the longest zip lines in Latin America, go mountain biking, drive through the jungle in open top jeeps and swim in cenotes. Cancun adventure tours can be tailor-made to be as challenging as you choose.
Cancun’s Mayan Culture is its crowning glory. The aura of mystery and majesty still lingers around the Mayan archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba to mention but a few. These are all within easy reach of Cancun by bus, or car or on one of the many tours.
Cancun restaurants offer such a varied choice of cuisine, with everything from downtown traditional Mexican restaurants to ultra-chic restaurants dotted alongside the Nichupte lagoon. You will find something to suit all tastes and budgets, and get fantastic service with a smile wherever you go.
Cancun nightlife is the main attraction for many of our visitors on a Cancun vacation. The Hotel Zone boasts some of the best nightclubs in the world playing everything from salsa to disco to R & B and live music venues. You will find something to suit all ages and tastes.
Shop ‘til you drop in the super Cancun shopping malls! You can choose anything from the Mercado 28 – a handicrafts market – to the ultra modern shopping mall Plaza Las Americas or Luxury Avenue filled with designer stores.
Weddings in Cancun
Your Cancun wedding will surely be a one of a kind celebration in one of the most romantic locations in the world. Turquoise waters and powdery white sand together with year-round sunshine will make for an unbeatable venue for your special day.
Cancun is one of the premier spa destinations in the world with a choice of more than thirty Cancun spa resorts awaiting you to transport your mind, body and spirit to a nirvana of pure bliss.
Puerto Morelos is a friendly, laid-back fishing village located only 35km from Cancun. You will be seduced by the bohemian, tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty and charm which transport you a million miles away from the glitz and glamour of Cancun.
Cancun Adventure & Ecotourism tours can be fun for all the family. You can tailor make your tour to include driving through the jungle in an open top jeep, mountain biking through the undergrowth, and swimming in the cool, fresh waters of the cenotes.
There are many amazing ecological theme parks near Cancun. You can get to them easily by car or bus or take one of the choice of tours on offer.
The most popular ecological theme park near Cancun is Xcaret. Xcaret is a huge eco-park so it is worth getting there early in the morning to take full advantage of its beauty. You will get to see wildlife in it natural habitat surrounded by the most beautiful flora and fauna. There is safe snorkeling in the calm inlets, and there is even a natural underground river you can swim along to cool off. Don’t miss the spectacular Mexican Folkloric Show in the evening. A must see for all the family!
Another very popular day out is to Xel-Ha, one of the world’s largest natural aquariums which is made up of a series of inlet and lagoon systems. Xel Ha means ‘the place where water is born’.
For those of you that love snorkeling, El Garrafon will amaze you with its natural beauty and its plethora of coral and multicolored fish found in the crystalline ocean.
Swim with Dolphins in Cancun
Swimming with dolphins in Cancun is the highlight of many people’s vacation and is an opportunity not to be missed. Children as young as 3 can enjoy this fun experience.
Cancun Nature Reserves and Protected Areas
You can visit some of the most beautiful nature reserves and protected areas near Cancun. The flora and fauna is incredible and you will have the chance to observe wildlife such as monkeys, whale sharks, flamingos, crocodiles, marine turtles and so much more in their natural habitat.
You are guaranteed a spectacular day out at the Interactive Aquarium Cancun. You can swim with dolphins and even meet sharks face to face in total safety. You can also visit Xel Ha, the world’s largest natural aquarium, or go to Xcaret to the Coral Reef Aquarium.
Isla Mujeres – Isla Contoy – Isla Holbox
Isla Majors only a short hop from Cancun and is most famous for its beautiful beaches El Garrafon with its incredible snorkeling opportunities.
Isla Contoy is about 30km north of Isla Mujeres and apart from its natural beauty it is considered to be the most important nesting place for sea birds in the Mexican Caribbean with more than 150 species of birds.
Isla Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures. During July and August you even have the chance to swim with the whale shark – a phenomenon not be missed!
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