Cancun, located on the Yucatan Peninsula’s northeast coast, is a popular tourist destination and the “Spring Break Capital of the World.” It boasts stunning white-sand beaches and sparkling sapphire waters. The nightlife is second to none. But, the town is also known for its outstanding shopping, top-class restaurants and luxurious all-inclusive resorts.
Cancun, Mexico’s stunning Mayan Riviera, and the amazing Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza (and Tulum) are just a few attractions. With its many watersports and adrenaline-pumping activities, the area around the resort attracts adventure seekers and nature lovers. It also boasts stunning natural wonders, such as the legendary cenotes, which are underwater caves.
There are many ways to enjoy Cancun’s multifaceted personality. But if time is tight, these are the highlights you shouldn’t miss.
A Day Trip to Chichen Itza
This extraordinary Mayan city, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a complex of sacred temples and stepped pyramids that are a testament to the Mayans’ amazing astronomical knowledge.
The Temple of Kukulkan (also known as El Castillo); the largest ball court in the Americas; and the Cenote of Sacrifice, where Mayans made human sacrifices to gods.
Chichen Itza can be found near Piste, approximately 240 km from Cancun. It is accessible via multiple tours and excursions.
Coco Bongo Cancun Party
Coco Bongo Cancun has located in the heart of the lively Hotel Zone. It has earned a reputation as one of Mexico’s most popular nightclubs.
Live music from top DJs and bands keeps the party going all night, while high-quality video entertainment and spectacular aerial acrobatics create a fantastic cirque-style spectacle.
These spectacular, vibrant shows feature more than 40 performers, musicians, artists, and flying aerial acrobats.
Snorkel and Scuba Dive around the Stunning Cancun Underwater Museum
The spectacular Museo Subacuatico de Arte is submerged in the clear waters of Cancun, off the coast of Isla Mujeres. It is the first and most exclusive underwater museum.
The eerie installation was designed by Jason deCaires Taylor in Britain and covered more than 420 square meters. It also includes over 500 permanent sculptures of life-size made from special pH-neutral materials.
The museum is more than a tourist attraction. It aims to preserve Cancun’s natural reefs and create new sanctuary areas for marine life in the Mexican Caribbean Sea.
Visitors can snorkel or dive among the sculptures or take a boat ride on a glass-bottom boat around this amazing underwater art museum.
Shop at La Isla Shopping Village
La Isla Shopping Village, located in the Hotel Zone, is Cancun’s most popular commercial and entertainment hub. It features an open-air, scenic mall with a beautiful canal running through it. Many shops and boutiques sell everything from high-end designer clothing to artisan Mayan goods.
There are many great cafes and waterfront restaurants that offer stunning sunset views. The center also has a movie theatre and an Interactive Aquarium. Here, visitors can interact with sea lions and swim with dolphins.
Playa Delfines is a great place to soak up the sun.
Cancun is blessed with 14 miles of white coral sands, surrounded by the Caribbean’s stunning turquoise waters.
It is located 17 km from Cancun’s downtown, at Playa Delfines. This is a popular beach with locals. It offers great conditions for sunbathing and the opportunity to spot wild dolphins.
Playa Delfines is known for its inaccessibility to development, the impossibly clear, transparent waters in every shade of blue, and El Mirador, a magnificent lookout that offers breathtaking views of the ocean and the Hotel Zone.