Cancun is one of the perfect places in Mexico to rest, enjoy the beach and do an endless number of adventure activities and excursions where you can unravel the cultural roots.
It is necessary to highlight that besides the beaches and shopping malls, there are also very beautiful and fun tours that you can take advantage of, such as: water parks, ruins of ancient civilizations, islands, nature reserves, caves and much more.
In this post we will tell you about everything you can do in this wonderful city, so you can make the most of your trip.
But before we start talking about Cancun, it is necessary to mention that the Riviera Maya is a coastal area formed by Cancun and a few other cities. The city of Tulum is one of them and the best way to get here is through a private transfer service to Tulum.
Top things to do in Cancun
In this section we will tell you about 5 things we recommend you to do in Cancun:
Enjoy the beaches
One of the places that nobody fails to visit in Cancun, are its beautiful beaches, which are shown with spectacular turquoise waters and fine white sand.
The beaches of this town are considered Cancun’s main attraction, since most of the people who decide to travel to this place do it to visit them.
In this place you will find more than 20 kilometers of beaches where the most outstanding ones are: Playa Delfines, very famous because it has the name of Cancun in big letters; Playa Tortuga, ideal for water sports; as well as Playa Caracol, Playa Las Perlas, Playa Linda, among others.
Visit the cenotes
If you are a nature lover, you will be amazed by the cenotes. They are caves of crystalline waters that were formerly used by the Mayas in rituals and that today help you to renew your energy. It is a site that allows you to learn much more about the Mayan culture and beliefs.
In Cancun you can find many cenotes with very warm waters, perfect to relax and spend an excellent day, among the most famous we can mention: Gran Cenote, Jardín del Edén, Dos Ojos, Casa Cenote, ChacMool, Yokdzonot, among others.
Visit the archaeological sites near Cancun
Another recommendation when traveling to Cancun is to visit the archaeological sites that are very close to the city. They are places that have a lot of history and beauty, besides being recognized worldwide, such is the case of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum.
In these places you will have the opportunity to appreciate the Mayan culture, although the trip to get to any of these places is a bit long, but it is worth it.
We also recommend two places closer to Cancun, the ruins of San Miguelito and the Temple of the Scorpion of Yamil Lu’um.
Go to Isla Mujeres
This famous island is paradisiacal and very frequented by tourists, there you can relax and do some activities such as diving, go to the park, visit the underwater museum.
Also, there are boat trips with parties, diving stops and other things that you will love about this place. It is important to note that in most hotels this tour is scheduled and it is an option that you have to include in your list of things to do in Cancun.
If you feel like shopping, we recommend you to go to any of the shopping malls that Cancun has for you, such as Plaza La Americas or La Isla Shopping Village, where you will find stores with all the brands and products you want, as well as restaurants and other attractions.