Cancun is one of the most exciting destinations in the world, with endless things to do and places to see. Therefore, to find out what to do in Cancun, here are the activities that we recommend for a first adventure.
Cancun has routes for all tastes:
- Paradise beaches
- All-inclusive hotels and resorts
- Ecological and Aquatic parks
- Mayan ruins
- Night life
All this awaits you on your first visit, but don’t get tired, a week is enough time to have an excellent adventure and want to return to continue discovering all the corners and attractions of Cancun.
The number of things to do and places to visit, both in the city and along the Riviera Maya, is enormous. For this reason, we want to make your trip easier and that you enjoy 7 days with the essential activities to do in Cancun and its surroundings with an itinerary prepared especially for you.
On your first day of adventure in Cancun, we recommend you start by enjoying the Zona Hotelera. There are kilometers of beautiful beaches, gardens, a huge lagoon, restaurants and shopping centers, and what better way to start the adventure with Jungle Tour? One of the best tours you can do during the morning.
This is a tour that will allow you to drive your own motorboat for two passengers through natural labyrinths in the mangrove swamp of Laguna Nichupté, to the Punta Nizuc Marine National Park to practice snorkeling during two hours.
You can enjoy two tours in one day, after feeling the adrenaline of driving a speedboat, you can snorkel in the Punta Nizuc reef. The Jungle Tour is one of the most popular activities in Cancun! If you are staying within the Hotel Zone, transportation is on us. Our Jungle Tour includes transportation to and from.
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After getting to know a little about the Mexican Caribbean and discovering a new world under the sea, we recommend that you return to your hotel to prepare for the next adventure of the night. A totally relaxed and fun adventure, ideal for the whole family and friends.
We are talking about Jolly Roger, the best pirate show in Cancun. The tour that will allow you to become a pirate for one night by joining the jolly crew of Jolly Roger!
Once you board, the buccaneers start greeting you before boarding, preparing you for an extravagant journey. Shortly after sailing, the rich entertainment continues with fun games, songs and dancing on the main deck. The kids set off on exciting treasure hunt led by some of pirates.
Later on, a sumptuous dinner of your choice is served at the restaurant. The drinks flow from the very start, as the open bar is included throughout the trip.
The evening climaxes with the spectacular live show featuring a clash of legend: world-class entertainment right in front of you, where you can engage and interact like a true pirate. Without a doubt, it is something that you cannot miss and it is an ideal adventure for your first night in Cancun.
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What did you think of the first day? Without a doubt, something very fun and relaxed, right? Well now we bring you new adventures and this time full of adrenaline and above all, fun.
And what better than starting the day like an explorer in Extreme Adventure Eco Park? A park within the Ruta de los Cenotes, heading to Puerto Morelos, which will undoubtedly surprise you.
Shall we start?
Arriving at Extreme Adventure Eco Park, start with a safety briefing and get outfitted with a helmet, gloves, and harness. Then, let your adrenaline rise as you zip through the trees and challenge your balance on 6 ziplines and 3 interactive bridges.
Back on the ground, rev up your ATV—a Honda cc220. Your knowledgeable guide takes you through the deep jungle to explore the region’s flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for monkeys swinging through the trees and toucans flying past as you race over rugged dirt trails
Wash off the road dust in the refreshing waters of a natural Mayan cenote—a sink hole filled with gorgeous blue water. Zipline, cliff jump, or take the stairs down into this gorgeous wonder of nature.
Reenergize after your jungle adventure with a delicious Mexican snack before heading back to your hotel.
In case you want an extra dose of adventure, you can add an adventure with horses. Yes, with horses! Set off to El Rey Polo Club to explore the verdant area on a horseback, trotting your way through the forest on quaint dusty roads. The experience is ideal for both experienced and novice riders, making it a great way to try horse riding for the first time.
Or you can book your snorkel practice in the second largest Barrier Reef in the world in Puerto Morelos, or simply have the whole adventure complete.
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Now, we believe that it is time to fully enter the well-known party atmosphere of Cancun, therefore, we recommend that on your second night you live the experience of the best shows that Coco Bongo has to offer.
Considered as one of the best nightspots in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, in Mexico, Coco Bongo has a unique show production, an extraordinary musical mix, and the very latest in audio and video entertainment, which includes a huge video screen, soap bubbles, balloons, confetti, streamers and much more. It’s multi-level seating allows every spectator enjoy every show and performance from any spot.
Get ready to see flying acrobats, overhead bar conga lines, movie clips projected on high-tech video screens, live bands, DJs adding to the level of adrenaline and energy as the night goes on.
You can choose the option you want to live a better experience, be it the Regular, Gold Member or Font Row package (Prices vary depending on the option you choose)
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Did you want to enjoy the party atmosphere of Cancun a little more? Well, we have good news for you. For your third day, we recommend Puerto Morelos Booze Cruise.
No matter if it’s day or night, in Cancun you can party in the sun on this half-day cruise off the picturesque coast of Puerto Morelos. You’ll enjoy unlimited margaritas, beers, and rum, and explore the mesmerizing sights of the world’s second largest coral reef on a 45-minute snorkeling adventure.
After a convenient hotel pickup, check in at the pier in Puerto Morelos, a charming little town just 20 minutes from Cancun. After the initial safety briefing from your group and snorkel guide, head out into the open ocean and the nearby coral reef.
Now it’s time to begin the adventure with an energetic snorkeling expedition over the colorful corals, home to a wide variety of tropical fish. It is by far the ideal occasion to use your waterproof camera, if you have one.
Back on deck, grab a cold beer and get the party started. The next stop is a secluded and pristine beach nearby, where you can swim, relax and enjoy paddling. Last but not least, take part in a professional tequila tasting and learn the secrets of the Mexican drink. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? An excellent plan to continue enjoying the Caribbean Sea and the fun atmosphere of Cancun.
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To continue with the party, at night visit the Cancun party center that is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, you will have many places to choose from, there are bars, restaurants with live music and nightclubs for all tastes (with shows, alternative music, electronic, in Spanish and more). Time will fly by!
We recommend that you continue enjoying the day in restaurants with live music to spend a fun and relaxed night after the day’s activities.
Now is the time to get to know a little beyond Cancun with Chichen Itza Experience.
Take all your morning and afternoon to get to know one of the most iconic ancient Mayan cities in Mexico, Chichen Itza, named one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.
It’s an archaeological site that undoubtedly impacts those who visit it due to its constructions. You can go back 1000 years in time and enjoy this incredible site. Embark on a comprehensive guided walk featuring the legendary Kukulkan
Pyramid, the massive Ball Court, the Temple of the Warriors and the Sacred Cenote. You can continue exploring the legendary ancient city on your own before heading further to your lunch restaurant.
But the adventure doesn’t end there. Our tour also includes a stop at Cenote Saamal, where, after taking a tour of all of Chichen Itzá, you can enjoy a fun dip inside this cenote.
After spending a day getting to know the Mayan culture, we will go to the center of the magical town of Valladolid, where you can buy souvenirs, desserts and much more.
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After a long day, we recommend saving energy for your adventure the next day or you can take a walk to a beach in Cancun, we recommend Playa Delfines. Sit on the sand and relax to the sound of the waves before going to rest. Tip: Bring a light sweater, as the sea breeze is cool at night.
It’s time for you to get to know Isla Mujeres, and what better than with our Isla Mujeres Catamaran & Snorkeling Cruise Tour?
During the morning and afternoon, you will be able to explore the charming Isla Mujeres, a small paradise island located off the coast of Cancun, known for its stunning beaches and relaxed atmosphere.
You will sail on a catamaran, snorkel in the open sea and relax in our beach club with a drink in hand. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
The fun-packed day starts with a scenic catamaran ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. Open bar is included onboard as well as at the beach club. Make a stop half way, on one of the most popular snorkeling spots at Punta Sam. Discover the impressive marine flora and fauna featuring colorful corals, tropical fish and visit an amazing part of the under water museum with cultural history.
The next part of the exciting tour takes you to the main town of Isla Mujeres to enjoy some free time, explore the small alleys, go shopping or visit the famous beach of Playa Norte, known for its clear blue waters.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at our beach club where we will enjoy a full buffet lunch. To complete your day, we will sail back to Cancun through the Caribbean Sea, where you can continue enjoying the beautiful scenery.
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Did you want more? So, we recommend Xoximilco, a tour from Grupo Xcaret.
Mexican parties are the best, and on the water, in Cancun, even better! Get on a colorful trajinera that will take you through the canals of Xoximilco while you taste the best of Mexican cuisine, and get into the mood with the open bar of beers and tequila, in the company of new friends, mariachi music and a fun entertainer.
Xoximilco is located at Chetumal Km. 282, Juárez, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R.
Take advantage of your morning to get to know one of the most important
Archaeological Zones in the Mexican Caribbean, Tulum, known as the old walled city, served as the port of arrival.
On our Tulum and Cenote Shared Day Trip Tour you will discover a picturesque ancient city perched on the cliffs overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. To complete your adventure, take an exciting swim in the exotic Xunaan-Ha cenote, hidden deep in the jungle.
Afterwards, we will go to the Archaeological Zone of Tulum. We will embark on a comprehensive walking tour with your expert guide, delving into the history and traditions of the Mayan civilization. During your free time, you can take some unique photos and descend to the exclusive beach for a Caribbean swim.
The next stop is the picturesque Cenote Xunaan-Ha, a green sinkhole in the middle of the jungle. Take time to play games, jump off the cliffs or zip line, and swim in the cool waters.
Something that you cannot miss on your penultimate day is to try what best characterizes Mexico in terms of gastronomy, tacos. During the night, you can take a taco tour, yes, a taco tour. You will enjoy and enjoy different flavors while you spend a relaxed night with friends.
The last day has arrived, but don’t worry, we still have fun for you. Enjoy your last morning with our Cancun Glass Boat Sightseeing Cruise Tour.
Cruise the scenic Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea in a unique glass boat with an incredible 360 visibility. With its completely transparent hull, the one-of-a-kind vessel takes you on en exciting sightseeing journey in Cancun.
Start off with brief trip around the lagoon, a home to many birds and crocodiles. Next, cruise out to open sea where the water color changes to a stunning sky blue and turquoise. Keep your eyes opened for tropical fish, star fish and colorful corals. With a better luck, you might even spot some stingrays and sea turtles.
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Don’t worry, it’s a one-hour tour, so we still have a long way to go.
During the afternoon, we offer you two different options to enjoy an incredible sunset from above.
The first option is to look at the landscape of the city from the Xcaret Tower. With 80 meters high, you can have the city at your feet, you will see the mangroves, the lagoon, the turquoise sea and hotels with a totally different perspective, it is allowed to take photos here. In addition, the tower is rotating so you will have a totally panoramic landscape.
On the other hand, there is La Gran Rueda in Plaza La Isla. In a short tour, 3 to 4 laps, and with a time of approximately 20 minutes, you will see another angle that the city has hidden. La Gran Rueda Cancun has 41 cabins with capacity for 6 people each and a VIP cabin.
The day is still going on, so we recommend you take a walk around Plaza La Isla, where you can shop, have a delicious dinner and enjoy different activities within the square.
Now you no longer have excuses not to visit us and enjoy a new adventure with us. If you want to visit us soon, please check our page and discover everything we have for you to live a vacation like never before.
We will be happy to provide you with the best experiences.
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