Things to do in Cancún, Places to visit, Hotels and tours

Cancún is known as a beach bum’s heaven. Its is Mexico’s biggest resort destinations. Cancún’s beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife makes it a hotspot for a great summer vacation destination.

This beach hotspot offers unique natural places, Mayan culture, water activities, adventure, International cuisine, spectacular golf courses, sophisticated spa facilities; exclusive shopping centres, typical handicraft markets as well as shows, bars and nightclubs that give fame to its incomparable nightlife.

Things to do in Cancún

1.Visit the Underwater Museum of Art

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Situated in the National Marine Park of Cancun and Isla Mujeres, the underwater museum of art is a must-visit place to snorkel when you ahead to Cancún. This museum has more than 500 sculptures installed on the seabed distributed in three galleries. These sculptures are located 8 meters below.

Snorkelling is allowed at the 4m-deep artificial reef at Cancún’s Punta Nizuc gallery.

2.Visit Ruin of Ancient Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World is famous for its pyramid ruins. These impressive structures are a mix of Maya, Toltec, and Puuc styles. The El Castillo is a pyramid which has been designed according to the astronomical calendar so that during the equinoxes, the sunlight creates a vision of a feathered snake climbing down its sides. The Mesoamerican ball court, with its unique audio qualities and intricately carved rings, is also another great attraction that can be found here.

3.Swim in the Cenotes

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Cenotes which has natural pools formed from collapsed limestone with sapphire, turquoise, and emerald waters attract many tourists. There are nearly 7,000 cenotes which are dotted in the entire coast of the Riviera Maya. This place is great for swimming or snorkelling. Most of the Cenotes can be reached easily. For a more in-depth exploration of the underwater cave systems, contact Cancun Scuba Center.

4.Visit Tulum

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An hour away from Cancun, Tulum offers a splendid getaway with a blend of bohemian style, sparkling cenotes, Mayan ruins, and gorgeous beaches.The ruins of Tulum is a great site to visit. Tulum also has some cenotes that you could visit,

5. Wild-life watching at Isla Contoy

Isla contoy, A bird lovers paradise is one of the best places to visit in Cancun. About 800m this uninhabited national park and sanctuary is a days trip. This sanctuary shelter for brown pelicans, olive cormorants, turkey birds, brown boobies, frigates and for more than 170 bird species. Its is also a good spot to see red flamingos, snowy egrets and white herons.

Between June and September, white sharks could be spotted north of Contoy.

For more information on the island and tours check out Isla Contoy Day Trip from Cancun

If your looking for a good hotel to stay in Cancun, Here are a few list of Hotels

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