This list of best things to do in Cancun It will help you prepare your trip to one of the most famous sun and beach holiday destinations in the world.
Bathed by the transparent and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, this city is the gateway to the paradisiacal Riviera Maya and the one with the most hotel infrastructure in the Yucatan Peninsula.
By having direct flights from most major cities in the world, many travel agencies offer all-inclusive vacation packages in Cancun at a very competitive price.
In our experience, we believe that a good option is to take advantage of these offers to stay in a good hotel / resort in the great hotel zone and complete your trip with day trips through the Yucatan Peninsula, taking into account that although Cancun is considered as a sun and beach destination, it is located near the most important sites of the ancient Mayan civilization such as Chitzén Itzá, Tulum and Cobá.
In addition to the possibility of making these more cultural visits, you also have numerous leisure activities such as bathing in one of the fantastic cenotes, snorkeling or diving for its magnificent coral reef, go shopping or enjoy the delicious Mexican food.
Based on the experience of the time we spent in Riviera Maya during our trip to Mexico, we have made this list of 10 essential places to visit in Cancun.We start!
1. Relax on the beaches of Cancun
Relax on a sunbed and take a dip in one of the best white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it is one of the best things to do in Cancun.
This city has more than 20 kilometers of public beaches of all kinds: tourist, local, calm waters or waves, with water activities, which will allow you to choose according to your preferences.
Among the most recommended is Playa Delfines, where the great lyrics of CANCUN and that offers spectacular views of the sea, although the strong waves make it more recommended for surfing than for bathing.
Another of the most famous and crowded is Tortugas Beach where you can practice all kinds of water sports and enjoy the parties that are usually mounted on it.
If you prefer tranquility you can approach Langosta Beach or Caracol Beach with a more familiar atmosphere and calm waters, ideal for snorkeling or swimming.
Other recommended beaches are: Playa Linda, Playa Ballenas, Playa Las Perlas or Playa Chac Mool.
2. Visit Chitzén Itzá
Chitzén Itzá, the most important Mayan site in Mexico and one of the seven wonders of the world, is another of the places to visit in Cancun.
In this ancient city of the Mayan civilization, important structures such as the Jaguar Temple, the Ball Game and, above all, the famous Kukulkan Pyramid are still preserved.
To visit Chichen Itza it is recommended to arrive soon, open at 8 in the morning, to avoid finding many tourists and invest a minimum of 3 hours to travel all its most interesting points.
Upon leaving the site you can complete the visit by approaching the spectacular Il Kil cenote, where you can take a relaxing bath in a wonder of nature.
To get to Chichen Itza you can rent a car or take a bus at the ADO station in Cancun, located on Calle Pino Lot 1 and 2, which takes just over 3 hours.
If you prefer to learn more about the history of this site and enjoy greater comfort by including hotel pick-up, we recommend you book one of these guided tours in Spanish:
Map of places to visit in Cancun
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