Things to Do in Cancun

In this "Things to Do in Cancun" page you will find what are the most popular places to go when visiting this amazing beach destination.

Cancun is known all over the world for its magnificent touristic infrastructure. It is a great getaway and is located in a privileged area. The great hospitality of the Cancun hotels, the pristine sea, and spectacular views are sure to leave you asking for more.

There are a variety of interesting activities to choose from while vacationing in Cancun.

Adventure Cancun Things to Do

Near Cancun, you can find world-class eco-parks home to thousands of colorful flora, and animal species.

  • Xcaret is an ecological park where you can truly become one with nature, immerse in the abundant flora, and experience the exotic wildlife. It will be a memorable and unforgettable experience. You also get the chance to swim with dolphins and participate in other water activities such as snorkeling through an underground river.

  • XelHa is also a wonderful eco-park ideal for feeling the nature that surrounds it. It's an open-sea aquarium, with land and water activities, ecological attractions, world-class restaurants, and other amazing experiences.

  • Take a personal snorkeling and scuba diving adventure. There are certified organizers available that can train you and help you along the way.

Archeological Tours from Cancun

The Yucatan Peninsula is rich in cultural sites. There are dozens of sites to visit with ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization. Here are some of the most popular. Click on this link to find the location of the ruins in this Yucatan Peninsula map.

  • Chichen Itza
  • Uxmal
  • Coba
  • Tulum
  • Mayapan
  • Piedras Negras
  • Edzna

More Things to Do in Cancun

  • Spend your day swimming or just relaxing at the beach.

  • The nightlife in Cancun is thriving and is an interesting mix of tourists as well as locals. You can choose a club with laser shows or a nighttime cruise with delicious cocktails and great music. There are many bars and nightclubs like Congo Bar, the Coco Bongo, the Bulldog, the world famous Hard Rock Cafe, etc.

  • If you are a shopaholic, you will not be disappointed in Cancun. You can visit Kukulkan Plaza, Flamingo Plaza or even Market 28 for the ultimate shopping experience.

  • No vacation is complete without sampling the local cuisine, and there is no shortage of dining choices! A favorite for locals and tourist alike is Poncho's Backyard where you can dine on the patio, or in the back garden of this beautifully restored colonial warehouse. Most of the eateries have American/Caribbean fare, but you may opt for Italian at Guido's whose specialty of the house is wood fired pizza with exotic toppings which reflect the diversity of the island.

Cancun Water Sports

Cancun offers the opportunity to practice many water sports. To find a place or hire equipment ask the concierge in your hotel or look for stands near the beach.

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Here is the list of the sports you will find:

  • water-skiing

  • scuba diving

  • snorkeling

  • sport fishing

  • parasailing

  • sailing

  • surfing

  • wind surfing

  • beach volley ball

Golf in Cancun

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-ta-Pok offers visitors a 18 holes golf course in an exclusive hotel North area of Cancun.

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort has a 72 par, 18 hole golf course. It is surrounded by the waters of the Nichupte Lagoon.

Cancun will not disappoint you in the variety and excitement of its things to do.

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