The Best Activities To Do in Cancun, Mexico

Heading to Cancun, and don’t know what to do there? Read this post and get revealed a lot about what the city offers to you when you are getting around there? Upon reaching there, you would be opened to many places that have their own importance in terms of adventure activities. The calm white sand beaches, fabulous nightlife, and adventure-filled activities make this city one of the top tropical destinations in Mexico. Sitting on the tropical shores of the Caribbean Sea, the city has an easy reach to many top attractions in and around Cancun.

We have put together a list of things that shouldn’t be missed on your Cancun tours, so read carefully to make a grip on the adventurous things. 



Top things to do in Cancun, Mexico

Once you land down the city, you can straight head to your hotel and after you check-in, the real fun starts right from the moment. The best to enjoy your trip without wasting any time in making yourself comfortable is by hitting the beach near you.

Hit the beach 

Beaches are the most accessible place after you check-in as most of the best resorts are situated near beaches. So, put your luggage in your room, get into the swimsuit and you are all set to take a plunge into the sea. Enjoy the rest of the day on the calm and serene shores of the beach. The overall scenario of pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters with clear skies look amazing as you sit on a lounger sipping on your drink. There are many resorts that provide waiter service to their customers. You can relax the entire day and leave when the sun drowns in the ocean. Just to experience such a scene, many tourists travel to Mexico, and especially to Cancun. There are many more things, besides just being a lounger sitting by the ocean. Here is a list of things to do when on the beach:

  • Snorkeling

  • Swimming 

  • Tube swimming

  • Scuba diving

  • A walk on the white sand beach

Best Beaches in Cancun 

The Hotel Zone is a hub all the attractions of the city, whereas the Zona Hotelera area is home to many beautiful resorts, relaxing beaches, shopping areas. The Underwater Museum of Art, or MUSA, is located nearby showcasing the best marine museum in form of sculptures. And in the gap of a few miles, there is a pencil structured tower, known as the Scenic Tower Cancun, offering a view of the entire city. The beaches are the main attraction of the city and here’s a list of beaches:

  • Playa Delfines 

  • Playa del Carmen

  • Puerto Morelos

  • Playa Chac Mool

  • Playa Tortugas

  • Playa Forum

Once you explore the best beaches in Cancun, Mexico, it is time to proceed further with some historic sites that have an interesting history about the ancient people and place. 

Visit the Mayan Archaeological Sites in Cancun 

There are many top archaeological sites in Cancun that are mentioned below:

 - Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was home to the Mayans, which is a popular tourist destination in Mexico. The Maya name of the pyramid means “at the edge of Itza’s well” and the design of the ancient temples and the pyramids are constructed extraordinary well. Here at Chichen Itza, there is a cluster of pyramids and Mayan Temples, among which the Kukulkan Pyramid is known as “El Castillo”. Chichen Itza is one of the seven wonders of the world but the Kukulkan pyramid is the most liked monument by the tourists. The clusters of Mayan pyramids and temples are segregated as below:

  1. The Great North Platform - this one is the most important platform attracting tourists with the most-visited monuments including famous the Kukulkan pyramid, Temple of the Jaguars, Thousand Columns Market, Temple of the Warriors, Great Ball Court, Venus platform, and last but certainly not least the Cenote of Chichen Itza.

  2. The Ossario Group - this group has a group of monuments including the Ossario pyramid, the cenote of the Xtoloc, and the Xtoloc temple. 

  3. The Central Group - this group highlights the group of Las Monjas, El Caracol, the Mayan temple of Akab Dzib and La Iglesia.

  4. Chichen Viejo (also known as Old Chichen) - it is located at the end zone of Chichen Itza but it is not opened to the public.

- El Rey Mayan Ruins 

Located in the Hotel Zone which is close to the most-visited Cancun Mayan Museum, El Rey Mayan Ruins escalates the knowledge of Mayan communities. This place has a great display of the remains of ancient Mayan people and the city, which enhances the history of a Mayan city. There is a beautiful display of 47 stone sculptures that are placed in a symmetrical way and there is a temple at the top of the structure which can be seen when you climb to the top of the area. 

The place is highly atmospheric and offers a beautiful introduction to the Mayan culture and there are some stone walls that are adorned with some amazing ancient paintings. This is the most amazing place to collect the ancient history of the Mayan people.

- The Mayan Museum 

One of the best places to visit in Cancun, The Mayan Museum, famous for offering an overview of ancient artwork. The famous Cancun Maya Museum is situated on Kukulkan Boulevard of the Hotel Zone, which is quite close to the main attractions of the city. This museum showcases a lot of artistic paintings and artworks that are collected from the ancient city, Yucatan Peninsula. This is one place to embrace the real artwork of Mayan and to get a clear idea of the artifacts of the Mayan and the Mayan culture. This place displays a perfect blend of history, ancient culture, and artifacts. 

- The Scenic Tower Cancun 

The perfect place to get a panoramic view of the area and capture breathtaking views of the Caribbean. From jungle to water, this Scenic tower would let you be on the top of the place to get an overall view of the nearby places. Riding on the tower while getting an overview of the area is so much thrilling, so when you feel like seeing the entire place without walking a mile, this place is the best place to fulfill your desire. 

Last Words:

Cancun is not the same place to cover within a week if you really want to reach to every corner of the city, make sure you book your Cancun tours with the best Cancun travel agents. The aforementioned things are some of the top things to do in Cancun but there is a lot more fun you can add by extending the time to your perfect vacation. There are many thrilling and exciting water-related sports that can add more value to your vacation. 


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