Visit The Top Tourist Attractions In Cancun, Mexico This Year

On the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun city is seated in southeast Mexico of Quintana Roo. It is the most-visited tourist destinations in Mexico and what makes it a popular tourist destination would be discussed in this post, besides unfolding the things to do in Cancun. This city is best known for its exciting nightlife and serene beaches among the tourists; however, it offers a lot more to attract tourists every year. This contributes several things that promote tourism and here are the places that need a visit when you are around Cancun, Mexico. 

Places To Visit In Cancun, Mexico

  1. Chichen Itza - the most beautiful and recognized landmarks on the Yucatan. 

  2. Isla Mujeres - famous as the island of women.

  3. Cancun Underwater Museum - an amazing Cancun National Marine Park.

  4. El Rey Mayan Ruins- visit the historic place to view the Mayan ruins.

  5. The Maya Museum -  a doorway to the ancient history of Cancun.

  6. The Scenic Tower Cancun -  to admire the beauty of the pencil-like building.

  7. Dolphin Beach or Playa Delfines - to see marine creatures, especially Dolphins.

  8. Xenotes Oasis Maya Park - a perfect place to experience the best water-related activities.

  9. Cancun Coco Bongo - to enjoy the nightlife of Cancun.

  10. Playa Tortuga - to relax and enjoy the beach view.


How to get around Cancun?

Cancun is the best place to experience Mexico’s most pristine beaches and to enjoy the sparkling nightlife. The city is situated right at Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and when it comes to getting there, it is quite easy to get around. The Hotel Zone is home to the top attractions and best vacation spots in Cancun and the best part is that it is easily accessible. Public transportation and private transportation are the two main modes of transportation that are quite affordable for tourists. Bus rides are more affordable than hiring a private cab but there are many private cabs available in the city. 

How to go about it?

  1. Chichen Itza - the most popular place in the city that is a huge Mayan archaeological site that is home to the Mayan civilization. Once used by the Mayans as a sacred place to God Kukulkan, pyramid-like El Castillo is the main attraction of the place. This attracts tourists every year and most of the people believe that a visit to this place is a must if you are on Cancun tours. This spectacular place is perfect for those travelers who are traveling with family, who love culture and history, and of course, who are jaded travelers. Nevertheless, you can visit the site early in the morning to avoid the great crowd. You are advised to carry a water bottle along with you to keep yourself hydrated throughout the trip. 

  1. Isla Mujeres - this island is situated across the Bahia de Mujeres, which is known as “Bay of Women”. It is a quiet and tranquil place where you can relax and release all your stress and tension by laid-back on the white sand beaches, seeing crystal clear waters, and above all, the friendly natives on the island of Mexican Caribbean. Despite being a silent island, it hosts many places worth checking out that are as following:

  • Garrafon Park - Punta Sur
  • Hacienda Mundaca
  • Tortuga Granja - Turtle Farm
  • Isla's Beaches - Playa Norte

This island promotes water-related activities including, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. 

  1. Cancun Underwater Museum - the most unusual museum that is formed underwater to display artificial art in the form of sculptures. This was set up in 2009 that is dedicated to the art of conservation. It is a must-see place when you are on Cancun vacations having around 500 sculptures across the marine park forming two underwater galleries. This amazing concept attracts a lot of tourists with its unique art and how they have been displayed under the water. The overall view of the museum offers such a nice experience whether you are on glass bottom boat tour or scuba diving tour. Snorkeling can also be chosen if you are not interested in these water options. 

  1. El Rey Mayan Ruins - this such an amazing place to visit if you are looking to explore a historic site. It is located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun and it has been around 1000 years ago place when the King left the building. This place was usually used by the Mayan people, and this sacred place is worth a visit when you are on Cancun tours

  1. The Maya Museum - this most famous Cancun Maya museum is located on Kukulkan Boulevard of the Hotel Zone. This museum hosts many artworks that are collected from the ancient Yucatan Peninsula. It is the most visited place where the tourists get to know about the artifacts of the ancient period and one of the best places to start your tour with. 

  1. The Scenic Tower Cancun - enjoy being on the top of the world with the Scenic Tower tour. This tower is perfect to offer you a panoramic view of Cancun. With Escenica Tower, you get an overview of the area including the views of the huge Xcaret complex, and Cancun beach. It is so thrilling to be 264 feet above the town and viewing the entire place with your naked eyes. It is advised to visit the place during sunset to get dramatic views of Cancun. 

  1. Dolphin Beach or Playa Delfines - this playful beach is situated just across the Hotel Zone, which offers stunning views and perfect land for a leisurely stroll. Take a boat tour and make some fun-filled memories playing with Dolphins. Two hours or half a day is enough to explore the area and to play with the Dolphins. Playa Delfines is a perfect place to de-stress yourself in the middle of aqua-blue waters while exploring the marine creatures.

  1. Xenotes Oasis Maya Park - located in the heart of the Mayan jungle, Xenotes Oasis offers you to experience stunning four types of cenotes that exist into the deep jungle of Maya. These natural sinkholes enhance the overall beauty of the place and this place promotes several adventurous activities, including zip lining, rappelling, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming with inner tubes, etc. This is the only tour that gives you the chance to explore the cenote types such as ancient, semi-open, open, and cavern. 

  1. Cancun Coco Bongo - if you want to see and enjoy the nightlife in Cancun, Coco Bongo is the best nightlife spot to experience live performances with amazing drinks. After getting embraced by nature’s paradise, the end of the day needs some peppy vibes traveling through the electrifying music. 

  1. Playa Tortuga - a perfect tourist destination to explore marine turtles and to enjoy water-sports near the shore of the beach. This public beach offers a festive culture, besides, water-related activities and beach-side parties. 

Wrapping Up 

As of now, you are open to the top attractions in Cancun, Mexico, so if Cancun tour is on your travel bucket list this year, do not miss out these places on your itinerary. It is worth including these aforementioned places to your itinerary if you are looking to have an amazing trip out of your Cancun tour. 

It becomes quite important to know a little about the place where you are headed to if you want to be on your own. Although, there are some top travel agents that can plan your trip at the most affordable prices.


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