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Monday, September 28, 2020

Top Things to do in Cancun, Mexico

The emerald waters of Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is one of the three constituents of Mayan Riviera, one of the most popular beach destinations that fall across the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. From December to April, millions of tourists visit this spot to relish its white sandy beaches and the clear waters every year. Cancun is known for its diverse culture and rich traditions. It offers a variety of adventurous water sports and other activities and the historical relics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. The best thing about the place is that you have so much to do, and it's moderately cheaper than it should be. Here are a few places to wander around and activities that you should check out if you visit Cancun.

Underwater world

The hidden underwater world is, by every means, a must-visit. The rivers that flow in the Yucatan peninsula are home to the longest underground linkage of rivers and caves in the whole world. The underwater swimming can keep your adrenaline thrusting, and guess what, it can be done throughout the year. These crystal waters can be experienced at a nearby spot called Xcaret. The rivers are clear and quiet, a perfect place for you to lie down and take a break. There are parks as well that you can enjoy, such as Xplor and Xcaret.


Aerial shot of Cancun, Mexico

If you love adventures, then stand-up paddle-boarding is something you should give a try. It is a refreshing exercise that you can enjoy in the clean waters of the city. You can take lessons or just grab the board and start paddling on your own. It's a fun activity that will be on your bucket list if you ever visit Cancun.

Catamaran Cruise

If you're looking for places to visit just to enjoy your family time and relax, then the Catamaran cruise is where you should be. The Catamaran takes you offshore to delight in the striking sun with a cocktail in hand, enjoying the passing sights and the clear open sea. The cruise offers both multicultural and native cuisines as well.

Also, within the city, you can get a pirate ship tour (it's 100% sure you're going to love it). The best thing about it is that this activity it's recommended and accessible for the whole family.

Also, visit this post about things to do in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chichen Itza

The white sandy beaches and azure waters of Cancun, Mexico

One of the seven wonders of the world, Chichen Itza, is undoubtedly one of Mexico's most popular tourist attractions. The city contains a mix of iconic and ancient sites that had been formed in the era of the Mayan civilization. It is said to be one of the legendary cities of Mesoamerica. It has many historical buildings and architecture that have been standing for more than thousands of years. El Castillo, or the temple of Kukulkan, is one of the city's most prominent tourist destinations. If you're interested in archaeology and love wandering around mythical areas, Chichen Itza is the place for you.

Forum by the Sea

Done taking a break and ready to party? Forum by the Sea has got you covered. It is a large shopping area located in the heart of Cancun's nightlife. It is a quintessential spot for you to visit if you love partying and social gatherings. It has malls, access to the beach, and discos. Coco Bongo is the most popular of the night clubs in the city where you can enjoy music, dance, and a full-on party atmosphere.

You can also visit the city breakwater, where you can get incredible shots to cherish and share! (as well as it is a spectacular place to appreciate the sunset and have a bit of calm before living Cancun Nightlife)

ATV Activities

If you want to experience the city's calming nature, there are a lot of opportunities for you to try ATVs in Cancun. You can go through the jungle, explore the area, have a little picnic, and ATV throughout the day.


Looking to experience some traditional Cancun activities, this Mexican fiesta is a definite activity to participate in. The festivity starts with you getting on a lively gondola. Voyaging through the canals, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and try mouth-watering Mexican cuisines with live music and dances.

How to get Around in Cancun

Gorgeous beach at Cancun Island, Mexico

Getting around Cancun can be a bit tedious if you haven't taken the right steps to acquire the transportation method you deserve.

To move around the Cancun in a safe, fast, and accessible way, you can get a Cancun airport transportation service that will take you to your destination, whether you decide to move around the city on an open service or directly to your destination and without stopping.

If you want to move more freely, you can also rent a car in Cancun or get a Cancun Airport Taxi service. These are usually also economic (although our recommendation is private transportation) due to the security level that these services provide.

What to eat in Cancun?

Eating in Cancun will not be a difficult task at all. There are vegan restaurants, Asian, Mediterranean, and obviously Mexican-American restaurants. Also, many options will adapt to your budget to visit the city or its surroundings.

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