Best things to do in Cancun

Probably if you heard of Cancun you must be thinking it’s just party and beach. Well, it is! but you can also find many interesting things to do in Cancun and the best places to visit in Cancun.

– The archaeological sites and Maya culture


– San Miguelito: is located at Cancun Hotel Zone just behind the newest Mayan Museum.

– King: located adjacent to the Hilton Resorts Golf Course, this group of ruins is situated in the lagoon of the Southern Hotel Zone

– The Meco: are located just north of Cancun, on the way to Punta Sam. From the top of its pyramids – the highest archeological structure in the northern peninsula – there is a beautiful view of one of Cancun’s lagoons

– Maya Cancun Museum


The Maya Museum of Cancun is the only space in kilometers around the exhibition destined to Mayan ruins. It is located at Km 16.5 Boulevard Kukulcan. While visiting the museum can give a tour of the vestiges of the archaeological site of San Miguelito, which is next to the museum. This open from 9am to 6pm., To visit the archaeological site suggest you get there early as it gets dark when access is limited.

The museum entrance fee is 57 pesos (approx 4 USD) and entitles you to visit both places. Sunday admission is free for Mexicans with official identification.

– Aquarium Cancun

Its official name is Aquarium Cancun is a small aquarium where you can interfacing with sea turtles and stingrays. Worth a visit while there are free dolphin show (around 6-7pm every day), ask for times at the box office. The most spectacular is the large tank with sharks that are inside, you can see the swimming from below or from one of the halls there at the top. There dolphin swim programs and for those traveling with the mother, there Swim with sharks.

The entrance fee is about 12 USD.

– Plaza La Isla


At kilometer 12.5 of the hotel zone is the shopping center La Isla Shopping Village. It is a place full of shops, boutiques and restaurants, although for the backpacker tourism may not be something so attractive, what to see are the spectacular sunsets from the dock side which has the square. It pays to shop around, it is one of the most beautiful squares in Cancun.

– Scenic Tower


In the place known as El Embarcadero, a rotating structure it is about 100 meters high known as the Scenic Tower. Whether day, evening or night, here you will have a great view from the hotel zone of Cancun. Ideal to take a beautiful postcard home. Admission costs about 10 USD and the ride takes about 15 minutes heights.

Address: Km 4.2 Hotel Zone.

– Ciclopista Cancun

If you love sports, from the zero kilometer from the hotel zone of Cancun you will find a small park with exercise equipment outdoors, and the side of the sidewalk begins a pathway known as the Ciclopista, where you can walk in bike or skate the hotel zone of Cancun. If you start from zero KM, stop at kilometer 2.5, because here is Playa Las Perlas, a good place to swim and cool to continue the journey. Excellent to keep fit!

Click here to see The Best Routes to Run in Cancun

Bring towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and plenty of water.

– Gastronomy


Cancun is a gastronomic delight for anyone who enjoys a delicious meal. There are a lot of restaurants serving all types of cuisine can be found in the Hotel Zone and in downtown Cancun.

La Habichuela Sunset and La Habichuela located in downtown Cancun, both serve fine Mayan, Mexican, Caribbean and international cuisine. On some nights La Habichuela Sunset offers a Mayan show or live jazz.

Du Mexique is another one of the amazing restaurants on Bonampak avenue in downtown Cancun. This is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday

Puerto Madero is the perfect restaurant for a big date or a special anniversary or birthday

Try a Red Eye and Ceviche Restaurant in Mandinga

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– Crococun Zoo


This attractions is located just under 20 miles away from Cancun in the Maya Riviera.

– The Beaches

Cancun is about stepping on the sand, enjoy the sun, a good drink and be with friends.

– Playa Chac Mool: It is near the area known as Punta Cancun at kilometer 9.5 of Boulevard Kukulcan. It is ideal to jump to sunbathe and swim. At the entrance there are some convenience stores where you can buy something to eat and cool off, try to take your garbage bag to avoid contaminating the beach. There are showers and lounge chairs for rent. The surf is moderate to strong.

– Playa Marlin: On one side of the residence of the famous Mexican ex-soccer player Hugo Sanchez, he is Playa Marlin. The entrance is between the fire station and the Kukulcan Plaza Shopping Centre. If you want a beautiful and tranquil beach to rest or walk here is a good place to start. It has some basic services, rent of tables, chairs and unlike others, weekends not many people. If desired, once you finish enjoy the beach, you can go to the mall to eat at any of the fast food business.

– Playa Forum: If you want to take a tour through the heart of the nightlife in Cancun, a good place to start is Plaza Forum. You can find restaurants, boutiques, souvenirs and beach accessories. But the best thing around are the best clubs in Cancun, including The City, Coco Bongo, La Vaquita, Sr. Frogs, etc. Sea side there is a club ideal for those backpackers or travelers staying in downtown Cancun and want to spend a day sunbathing and all kinds of drinks and snacks on hand beach. The Day Pass price is approximately 30 USD.

– Nightlife

There is a certain thing, Cancun is the perfect place to party, in the Kukulcan Avenue are all bars and nightclubs. Of course, all places charge a cover, so go prepared.

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