Top Activities in Cancun

Cancun is one of the top resorts in Mexico and is popular with all age groups. There is more to do here than lie on the beaches all day. Here are some of the best activities in Cancun.
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Swim with Dolphins

Many people come to Cancun just to swim with these beautiful sea creatures. This is something that even young children can enjoy and makes a holiday really memorable. The Aquarium is another place to see hundreds of other aquatic wildlife if water based activity is not your thing. 


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Go Island Hopping

Just a short boat trip from Cancun is the beautiful Isla Contoy and the Isla Mujeres. With beautiful white sandy beaches these are the ideal place to go snorkelling and to relax in the sunshine. Isla Contoy is also famed for the numbers of seabirds and ideal for ornithologists.

Play Golf

Cancun is renowned for its golf courses and attracts golfing enthusiasts from all around the world. One of the best is at Pok Ta Pok and is famous in the golfing world. The courses in Riviera Maya and Cancun are also known for their challenging curves which make a game here all the more interesting. 


Go Diving

Cancun is one of the finest places to go scuba diving and see the underwater world. There are spectacular corals and hundreds of varieties of fish to see. In Cancun it is also possible to learn to dive which is an interesting way of spending the vacation.

Relax in a Spa

Cancun has several excellent spas which have a variety of treatments for visitors to enjoy. Choose from a Temazcal steam bath or a facial, or have a massage whilst overlooking the sea. The only thing you need to do is relax and enjoy yourself.

Taste the Food

The food in Cancun is excellent with traditional Mexican specialties from enchiladas to chilli and tamales. This is also a resort where the seafood is particularly good and well worth tasting in town. 

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Have a Cultural Day

Ancient Mexican history is fascinating and just a short journey from Cancun are some of the most renowned sites in Aztec culture. Chichen Itza and the Pyramid of Kukulkan are just some of the historic sites that can be visited here. Tulum, which lies on the sea edge, is another. 

Go Shopping

In Cancun there are some fabulous malls and shopping areas which are full of interesting designs and souvenirs. The local crafts are well worth a look and the bright colours are very distinctive. Plaza Caracol has over 200 shops and is one of the finest malls in Cancun.

Visit Puerto Morelos

If you feel like escaping the busy resort of Cancun for a day then the fishing village of Puerto Morelos is a short journey away and the ideal place to chill out. A laid back place it is really pretty and has some great fish restaurants.

Cancun is full of interesting places to discover and enjoy. The only question is whether one visit to

Cancun will be enough or will you have to return to see even more of this interesting resort. 

 

    Richard Nox

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