7 Amazing things to do in cancun
is a paradise in the Mexican Caribbean and is cataloged by the thousands
of tourists from all over the world who annually choose this resort to
vacation. This city, which in a few years went from a fishing village to
become a modern city today has everything necessary to satisfy the
tastes of the most diverse travelers, from backpackers looking for an
adventure from the wild life as well as those who they prefer a more
relaxed and serene style.
But ... what to do in Cancun? How to choose between so many different attractions?
Enjoy the Beaches of Cancun
Without a doubt, the soul of Cancun is its wonderful beaches that are characterized by abundant white sand and clean waters of a beautiful turquoise blue. Nothing like relaxing on a lounger enjoying a "margarita" or another cocktail of your choice.
Cancun has several wonderful beaches, but one of the ones that stands out the most in the preference of bathers is Playa Delfines. This beach is also emblematic because it is where the CANCUN sculptural poster is located, which people take advantage of for an unforgettable portrait sneaking through the holes in the letters.
The strong swell at Playa Delfines also makes this beach special for surfing, while giving it a more restless look for those who prefer to venture out to swim against the waves.
What other beaches can you enjoy in Cancun?
Tortuga is famous not only because of the number of tourists but
because it hosts many events, among which those related to water sports
as well as various celebrations and festivities stand out.
There are also Playa Langosta or Playa Caracol. These are quieter, suitable for those who prefer to travel as a family, with children or the elderly. These beaches are more conducive to snorkeling, swimming or diving.
See other beaches in Cancun.
Go scuba diving or snorkeling
One of the most popular attractions on Cancun's beaches is scuba diving. The Riviera Maya has the second largest coral reef in the world with a length of more than 1000 km. From the beaches of Cancun you can begin to enjoy this wonderful marine world, while you can enjoy the very diverse fauna of the waters of the Caribbean.
Among the best areas of Cancun to practice diving are: Islas Mujeres, Punta Nizuc, Cozumel Island and the Machones area.
But there is something even more surprising. In Cancun you will have the unique opportunity to visit an underwater museum, with life-size sculptures of people, houses and objects. This wonderful work of art is located near Islas Mujeres and has more than 500 sculptures.
Bathing in a cenote
Cenotes are holes in the surface of the earth that descend deeply due to the wear of limestone rocks and that form pools in the form of natural pools. These wells captivate not only for their impressive beauty but also because they have crystal clear, cold and calm waters, excellent for a bath.
Jumping into the water from the surrounding reefs is an amazing adventure. In these waters also live unique fish of the fauna of this region.
These wells that the Mayans gave a sacred use, abound in the Yucatan peninsula and have become one of the great tourist attractions of Mexico.
Visit Chitzen Itza
Chitzen Itza is one of the best preserved ruins of the famous Mayan civilization today. Some of the most striking and best preserved structures are: the Temple of the Jaguar, the Ball Court and above all, the famous Kukulkán Pyramid.
Visit Isla Mujeres
Islas Mujeres a wonderful island nestled in the Caribbean Sea and located a few kilometers from the hotel zone of Cancun, is an essential visit if you want to fully enjoy your trip to Cancun.
The beaches of this beautiful island stand out for their white sands and the clarity of their calm waters. They are ideal beaches for diving through its shallow seabed full of coral and tropical fish and a delicious gastronomy in which the snail ceviche surprises.
In Islas Mujeres it is recommended to rent a bike or a golf cart to find the quietest and most beautiful beaches such as Playa Norte and snorkel in the El Garrafón marine park.
Ferries leave from the hotel zone every half hour that will leave you in Islas Mujeres in 20 minutes.
To get to Isla Contoy, you can only do it by hiring an organized excursion as it is a protected natural space.
Visit the Ruins of Tulum
The Mayan ruins of Tulum, located at the top of a small cliff with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in the background, is one of the most beautiful places to see in Riviera Maya.
This archaeological site of which some important structures such as the Temple of the Frescoes and the one known as El Castillo are preserved, can be perfectly covered in about two hours and end up giving Take a swim on the beach just below the ruins.
If you have extra time, we recommend you go to Playa Paraíso, located half an hour walk from the site, where you can eat at one of the beach bars and take a postcard photo next to a lonely palm tree.
Visit the Ruins of Coba
option to learn more about the history of the Mayan civilization and
each structure is to book this excursion in the morning, which includes a
guide in Spanish and pick up at your hotel.
The ruins of Cobá is another of the places to visit in Cancun and one of the best excursions in Riviera Maya.
This huge Mayan archaeological site of more than 80 square kilometers and with more than 6000 structures buried in the jungle of which only 10% have been unearthed, is a true marvel.
To tour this site you can rent a bike at the entrance and get to the impressive Nohuch Mul pyramid, the highest in the Yucatan Peninsula at 42 meters high, from where you will have incredible views of the ruins and the jungle.
Another advantage of these ruins is that there are far fewer tourists than in Chichén Itzá and Tulum and the structures are less restored, which gives it a more magical and authentic aura.
To get to Coba, if you don't have a rental car, you can take an ADO bus that will drop you off near the entrance, in just over 3 hours.