Cancun is one of the most famous tourist destinations around the world due
to the intense turquoise blue sea and white sand beaches.
This incredible place is located in the Mexican Caribbean and is the main beach
destination in Latin America. With wonderful beaches and warm climate most of
the year, there are many and very diverse activities to do here, so keep reading,
because today we bring you a small list of some of the best activities that you
should do on your next vacation in this wonderful destination.
From water activities, jungle tours, snorkeling and even archaeological zones.
Here are our top recommendations:
• Akumal BeachAkumal Beach is located 110 km south of Cancun, it is an excellent option for
people who want to escape from the most crowded beaches.
On this semi-virgin beach you can swim and snorkel among sea turtles.
The main town has several restaurants and dive shops, where you can rent
equipment for a cheap price. Akumal Beach is a popular nesting site for sea
turtles between May and November. If you’re lucky, maybe you can swim with
them. Just make sure you don’t touch them.
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Day Trip
This is a very popular activity in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, visiting Chichen
Itza is a must when you are in the area. The archaeological zone is located 2.5
hours from the main destinations in Quintana Roo, and 1.5 hours from Merida, the
capital of Yucatan.
You can find this incredible tour with us all inclusive, with roundtrip
transportation, entrance to the site and of course, entrance to Cenote Saamal and
a visit to the magical town of Valladolid.
At Chichen Itza there is much more to the ruins than the iconic pyramid. Visiting
Chichen Itza is an activity full of magic and history that you cannot miss.
• Parque Urbano Kabah
Parque Urbano Kabah attracts runners because of its downtown location and
because it has a jogging path that runs through a 410,000-square-meter forest
This park has many species of wildlife, such as birds, spider monkeys, iguanas
and coatis, which you can see during your visit. There are also many playgrounds
for children and recreational areas for picnics.
We highly recommend visiting it during the day and doing activities with family
Admission to Parque Urbano Kabah is free year-round, and its lush jungles are
popular with tourists who want to escape Cancun’s crowded beaches.
• El Meco Archaeological Zone
The El Meco archaeological zone is a complex of Mayan ruins located about 8 km
northeast of Cancun. This area, which used to be a port for Isla Mujeres, has
many stone structures built between the 13th and 16th centuries. The most
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prominent structure is El Castillo, which is one of the tallest Mayan pyramids in
This activity is located in Carretera Puerto Juarez, Lopez Portillo. If you wanted to
know more about the Mayan culture, this activity is an excellent option.
• Delfines Beach
If your thing is to play with the waves, Playa Delfines is for you.
Playa Delfines is one of the busiest beaches for local people. Located almost at
the end of the hotel zone, at kilometer 19.5, it is one of the largest free beaches in
It’s one of the ideal beaches for surfing, as its solos are more challenging than
most of the beaches in Cancun. In addition, you can have an excellent time in its
viewpoint, take a long walk on the beach and much more.
• Jungle Tour Snorkeling & Speedboating Adventure
In Cancun you can also have fun at Laguna Nichupte with this incredible tour.
You will drive your own motorboat for two passengers through natural labyrinths
in the mangrove of Laguna Nichupté and arrive at the Punta Nizuc Marine
National Park to practice snorkeling.
The Jungle Tour is one of the most popular activities in Cancun! An activity that
you should definitely do during your next stay here.
• Take a walk through the Zona Hotelera and enjoy the city
Cancun has a great hotel zone, full of places to explore, including restaurants,
shops, clubs, and more.
Taking a walk through the area is something you cannot miss, because the
sunsets are wonderful and at night, the area comes alive. You can also make a
stop at the different attractions that are within the area, such as the rotating
viewpoint, visit the wax museum, enjoy a dolphin show and much more. (These
last activities can be found in Plaza La Isla)
• Market 28
Mercado 28 is a craft market that has more than 100 stalls and is located on
Sunyaxchén Avenue, in downtown Cancun.
In this market you will be able to observe and learn about the beautiful crafts
made of leather, silver and glass, as well as sunglasses and kitsch shirts for
tourists. You can also get to know the different restaurants of typical Mexican
food and at excellent prices.
This is a mandatory stop that you must make during your stay in Cancun, so don’t
forget it and write this place on your list.
• Visit the Nichupte Lagoon
Touring part of this Laguna Nichupte is one of the activities that you should not
overlook. This is one of the most emblematic places in Cancun and is part of the
list of free things to do in Cancun.
At the height of the art garden at kilometer 5, you can get into the water and cool
Walking along the shore on your own and enjoying the clash between the lagoon
and the sea is something you cannot miss. So there is no excuse not to spend an
afternoon in this beautiful place.
• Enjoy the cultural fairs of Las Palapas Park
This is the place most frequented by locals during the weekends and a place to
go in Cancun and enjoy a fun afternoon.
It has a vibrant performing arts community that is attended by national and
Parque Las Palapas is a vast park in downtown Cancun with a giant central stage
that hosts concerts, events, cultural fairs, and even plays (on weekends). It’s a
park full of life where you can enjoy delicious food, outdoor games and, above all,
What did you think of our list of activities? Which of all have you already added to
your travel itinerary?
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