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Things to Do in Cancun Mexico

There's a reason that millions of vacationers are drawn to Cancun annually. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, ecological theme parks, mayan ruins, hundreds of restaurants and shopping are just some of the highlights.

White Sandy Beaches

Without a doubt, Cancun’s strongest draw is its crystalline blue water. In these waters, or on the beaches, you can do all kinds of activities. You might want to take a spin on a waverunner or a banana boat. Or you can play some volleyball or simply bask in the sun on a white-sand beach as you take in the spectacular scenery of the hotel zone.

Playa Las Perlas – At the beginning of the hotel zone and west of Punta Cuncan at Km 2.5, you’ll find this beach with balmy weather, ideal for doing such water sports as sailing, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. This spot also has ferries that depart to Isla Mujeres.

Playa Langosta – Located at Km 5 in the hotel zone, just west of Punta Cancun, it is one of Cancun’s most visited beaches. From Playa Langosta’s pier, there are several tour boats that will take you to Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres – Located 14 kilometers (9 miles) off the coast of Cancun, it is one of the most beautiful spots in the Mexican Caribbean. To arrive there, you can take a ferry or speedboat from Puerto Juarez, Punta Sam and Playa Linda. You can do all kinds of aquatic sports at this beach, which offers waverunner rentals and banana rides.

Golfing Resorts and Clubs

Mexican Caribbean Golf is fascinating. Imagine playing a round of golf in paradise. Experience the joys of playing in some of the most superb courses in the Mexican Caribbean. This area has golf facilities galore. If you love this sport, you will enjoy the courses in Cancun's hotel zone; the largest ones are the Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok and the Hilton Cancun Golf Club.

Conveniently located within the municipality of Cancun, the Moon Spa & Golf Club, the only Nicklaus Signature Course in Cancun and Riviera Maya, is designed with environmental conservation in mind. Totaling 10,798 yards of play, the three, 9-hole, par 36 courses are surrounded by natural mangroves and exotic animals. The "all-inclusive" package offers transportation, unlimited food and beverage along the course and at the clubhouse. 

Tour the Ancient Ruins of Mexico

In Cancun and its surrounding areas, many ruins and ceremonial grounds have been discovered, where the Mayans used to pray and pay homage to their gods.

Tulum – An ancient Mayan city located 128 kilometers south of Cancun. It was one of the region’s main cities and was built by a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It is surround by a wall on three of its sides and has five entryways and two watchtowers. Its important structures are a castle, two temples and the house of the ruler, who was known as the Halach Uinic (the True Man).

El Meco – Located 6 kilometers north of Cancun along the state highway that goes to Punta Sam, this archaeological zone was opened to the public in April 2001. There you can find ruins of several temples and remains of columns, a large square, and a well-conserved pyramid construction.

Amusement and Theme Parks

Cancun is one of the best places in Mexico to relax and enjoy your free time. It offers a wide variety of entertainment options, amusement parks, nature outings, ecological reserves, bathing resorts and zoos. We recommend that you visit the following places:

Xcaret – Located 72 kilometers (44 miles) from Cancun off the Cancun-Tulum Highway.This park has a beach area, underground rivers, an aquarium, a butterfly pavillion, a so-called dolphinarium, an orchid greenhouse and a bee farm. What’s more, it offers an archaeological zone and a recreation of a Mayan village. Open daily from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Wet ‘n Wild – Located in the hotel zone at Km 25 in Punta Nizuc. This aquatic park offers fun for the whole family with its waterslides, wave pool, more than 800 feet of white-sand beaches, and so much more.

Isla Contoy – Located northeast of Cancun, it is a nearly uninhabited island. The only way to arrive there is by taking a Kolumbus Tours boat from Cancun. It is the most important bird reserve in the Mexican Caribbean, with more than 115 aquatic, migratory and indigenous species. Sandy dunes and bushes predominate the landscape.

Scuba Diving in Cancun MexicoCancun is located on the 2nd largest reef in the world. Our reefs and wrecks accommodate all levels of divers. Boris Draganc (Padi Instructor) has spent 22 years exploring these waters. Escaping from the cold Canadian waters to the warm Caribbean Sea? Boris has the facilities to accommodate the novice to experienced diver. Small private trips are his specialty. Large groups are also welcomed.

Trips to Cozumel can be arranged as well as the world famous cenote / cavern dives. Contact us for further info.

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Cancun Mexico
Beautiful Beaches - Isla Mujeres

Ruins in Cancun Mexico
Golfing at the Cancun Golf Club

Touring Ancient Ruins at Tulum
Touring Ancient Ruins at Tulum

Dolphins at Xcaret Theme Park
Dolphins at Xcaret Theme Park

Kolumbus Tours Boat to Isla Contoy
Kolumbus Tours Boat to Isla Contoy

Butterfly Exhibit
Butterfly enclosure at Xcaret