Cancun is one of the most visited cities in Mexico and the Riviera Maya. This is due to the variety of activities that the town has to offer. In fact, in Cancun you can enjoy more than 18.5 miles of crystal clear beaches and practice water sports; you can enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine; you can visit Mayan ruins from the pre-Columbian era; dance and enjoy the nightlife; among other things.
Here are seven of the best activities you can do in Cancun:
Enjoy the best beaches
Needless to say, Cancun has the best beaches in the world. In addition to having more than 18.5 miles of coastline, each beach is naturally designed to meet the tastes of each of the visitors.
Take, for example, Playa Delfines. This beautiful beach with crystal clear waters full of marine life is known for its strong waves, which are especially appropriate for fans of surfing and body surfing.
If you want to visit a quieter beach, where you can spend time with your family, then Playa Tortugas is the best place for you.
There you can also practice all kinds of water sports. In addition, impressive parties are formed at night suitable for the whole family.
Now, if you are looking for even more tranquility and even privacy, you can go to Playa Langosta, or even Playa Caracol.
Both beaches have a family atmosphere and waters with very few waves, which are also ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
Visit Chitzen Itza
Chitzén Itzá is one of the most important pre-Columbian Mayan towns in Mexico and Latin America. In fact, UNESCO named it one of the seven wonders of the world, which makes it an unforgettable site for tourists and also a must-see for tourists.
Touring the entire place will take approximately three hours, but it may take longer, depending on the number of visitors who are there at the time. It is advisable to arrive no later than 8:00 in the morning local time.
Do not miss the local gastronomy
Needless to say, Mexico has the best gastronomy in the world. They are internationally known for their variety and unique flavor. Cancun is no exception.
The variety in Cancun is very extensive, and there are restaurants for every type of taste. However, we recommend La Taquería Coapeñitos and La Lonchería El Pocito, two of the best-known tourist restaurants in the town.
Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy
You cannot visit Cancun without first visiting Islas Mujeres and Isla Contoy. You can reach both islands by traditional boats or more modern speedboats.
The islands are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and are located a few kilometers from the most modern hotel zone in Cancun. And if you are wondering what is so interesting about these islands? The answer is simple: its crystal clear waters with intense turquoise green. It is full of corals and abundant marine life, varieties of tropical fish, and also an abundant gastronomic selection, internationally known for its amazing conch ceviches.
You can even snorkel in El Garrafon marine park. It is advisable, however, to rent a bicycle or golf cart to find your space on the beach quieter and less populated.
Additionally, tourists also have the option of visiting Isla Contoy, with a great diversity of fauna and paradisiacal beaches, where you can also snorkel and dive, and enjoy the visual festival offered by the most incredible coral reefs in the world.
The Mayan Ruins of Tulum
The Mayan Ruins of Tulum are one of the most important archaeological finds in Mexico. They are located at the top of a small cliff with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in the background. In fact, after visiting the ruins, if you have extra time, you can also take a swim on the beaches.
This archaeological find preserves essential structures such as the Temple of the Frescoes, better known as El Castillo. The entire town can be covered perfectly in about two hours, but the memories you will collect will take a lifetime to forget.
Go diving or snorkeling
We have already talked about the beaches where you can practice endless water sports. Although Cancun is much more than marine life, the city is well known as one of the most important international locations for snorkeling. It has more than 1,000 kilometers full of corals and exotic fish that you can only discover when you visit us.
Holbox Island is located north of the Yucatan Peninsula. It has white sand beaches, transparent turquoise green waters, and a cuisine that is unique in the world: you can try delicious tacos and lobster pizza. Another thing you can do on Holbox Island is see the town’s murals or simply relax on a hammock.
We have given you seven reasons to visit Cancun. Now, what are you waiting for? Contact us and we will help you plan those vacations you have dreamed of so much.