Things to do in Cancun

Relax on the open beaches of Cancun

Cancun is a famous tourist destination and there is always things to do in Cancun.

The city, often called a ‘Mexican Paradise’ as it is located along the Mexican coast, has become a holiday hot spot for people from all over the world.

Try the local seafood, walk through the white sands, take advantage of the nightlife and go shopping in the exotic streets of Cancun.


Things to do in Cancun

Cancun is rich with ancient Mayan culture and contains renowned archeological sites where history itself unfolds. You can visit these sites and see ancient temples, pyramids and other wonders.


Cancun Shopping

Along the streets of Cancun you’ll be able to browse local shopping stands with jewelry, hand crafted gifts and other unique treats to take home.


Cancun Nightlife

Later on, discover Cancun’s nightlife with packed nightclubs, unforgettable performances and an incredible dance scene.


Cancun Beaches

Relax on untouched beaches that expand as far as the eye can see and try local seafood and cocktails.


Cancun Underwater Museum

Finally, don’t miss out on the Cancun underwater museum which is only possible due to the crystal clear waters and coral reefs along Cancun’s shores. Dive down and swim amongst life size underwater statues that have been artistically and imaginatively created for your entertainment.


When to go to Cancun

The peak of tourism in Cancun is generally from February to April as crowds of cold vacationers come down to bask on sunny beaches for their Spring break.

Other than these important dates, Cancun is generally balmy and warm all year round and built to entertain no matter what season you choose to visit.


Things to do in Cancun

Cancun Facts

Population628 306
AirportCancun Intl, Mexico (CUN)

Cancun average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Cancun - Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

The city of Chichen-Itza, inhabited by different peoples during its history, was one of the greatest Mayan centres in the Yucatán peninsula. With monuments such as the Great Ball Court, the Temple of the Warriors and the Temple of Kukulkan, considered among the greatest pieces of architecture of Mesoamerica, Chichen-Itza is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Cancún Marathon

The Cancún Marathon is held annually in December in the beautiful Mexican city of Cancún. The race starts on road Malecón Fonatur and then embarks on a journey down Boulevard Kukulcan on the outer sand banks of Cancun, making your way down south towards the ruins of El Rey and then back again. The Cancún Marathon is an amazingly scenic marathon so if you are looking for that, this is one you should check out. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, and a 5k, so no matter your fitness, there is a race for you to participate in. Join the festival and experience a truly stunning marathon!

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Golf in Cancún - A course in the ruins

If you are the kind of golfer that is looking for a course with great scenery, look no further than Cancún Golf Club at Pok ta Pok. It is located near Puerto Cancún along Boulevard Kukulcan, very close to the city and airport and also near other great activities such as scuba diving and historical sites. Actually, the course in itself uses history as a part of the layout, as the Mayans were once upon a time settled here, so there are ancient ruins scattered around the area, just outside of the courses boundaries. It is a beautiful golf course that includes a 18 hole championship golf course, driving range, 2 practice putting greens, 3 tennis courts and a well-stocked pro shop.

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Water Parks in Cancun - Thrilling slides at Wet 'n' Wild Cancun

Expect a day filled with fun if you visit Wet ‘n’ Wild Cancun! Choose between the many thrilling water slides, attractions and activities or take a slow and relaxing ride on the lazy river. The options are many and if you feel like taking a pause from splashing around in the water you have the opportunity to experience an exciting dolphin show!

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