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10 Things to Do in Cancun

Cancun and its surrounding areas are undeniably beautiful and full of adventure. From sun bathing in its crystal-clear turquoise beaches, discovering cenotes, visiting historical sites, and joining the wild nightlife, there’s something for everyone.

Here are ten incredibly fun things to do in Cancun that are worth your while!


1. Scuba Dive Cancun’s Underwater Museum, MUSA

They offer a package that includes a beginner scuba diving class followed by an open water dive through the museum. Plan ahead and book your dive 30 days in advance, minimum. They get pretty busy!


2. Visit Xcaret Park

Xcaret is a theme park where you can go tubing down a river, ride a speed boat, walk underwater with a Sea Trek helmet, swim with dolphins, and more! They also have an amazing night show where over 300 actors will take you on a journey through Mexico’s history and fascinating, rich culture.


3. Discover all the Beautiful Cenotes

Cenotes are fresh-water, underground rivers or bodies of water. The entire state of Quintana Roo is filled with them. Book a tour to go snorkeling in one of these beauties.


4. Zip Line through the Jungle

There are plenty of tours to choose from. But if you want to be adventurous and get a little muddy, explore the jungle in an ATV, rappel down a wall, and zip-line through fire.


5. Snorkel with Turtles 

Go snorkeling with turtles. Enough said!


6. Take a Boat to Isla Mujeres

If Cancun is beautiful, Isla Mujeres is gorgeous! Also, it’s often quieter than the bay. There are ferries running back and forth. Visit the island for a day of relaxation.


7. Take a Day Trip to Chichen Itza

Located in the state of Yucatan, about two hours away from Cancun, lies one of the new seven wonders of the world. There are plenty of Mayan ruins to explore, including a massive, world-famous step pyramid.


8. Go Parasailing 

Take in all the beauty that Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has to offer as you fly above the coastline. Don’t let the fear of heights stop you! Parasailing is calm and relaxed — it feels like you’re gliding gently above the clouds.


9. Party at Coco Bongo

One of Cancun’s most popular nightclubs is Coco Bongo. They have performances all night long and great music that will have you dancing until sunrise!


10. Visit the Ruins of Tulum

An archeological site with Mayan ruins, but, unlike others, these ruins overlook the sea. Both rich history and paradise, all in one place.


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