Located between the Caribbean and Mexico, Cancún is both a historic landmark and an exceptional seaside resort. A modern city, it has developed to allow its approximately 3.3 million annual visitors to enjoy a relaxing stay. To discover the exotic landscapes of the Caribbean alongside the Mayan archaeological sites, take advantage of the offers of cheap cancun plane tickets.
Follow our guide below for the best tours in Cancun:
n°1) The sites of Cancún
It’s not just the spring break, luxury hotels and beaches in Cancun! The city contains several varied tourist sites. We advise you to spend the morning in the archaeological sites such as Coba Where El Rey. You will see ruins of Mayan temples and a ton of iguanas! The cost of entry is really affordable, barely 50 pesos. These sites have the advantage of being at the foot of your hotels and can be done in less than an hour. Ideal for those who don’t want to leave for a whole day of expedition.
n°2) El Meco, an amazing Mayan archaeological site
El Meco is made up of 14 Mayan buildings scattered in a lagoon. Among the most spectacular structures, the Mayan pyramid 12.5 meters high stands out for the presence of a temple. By climbing this pyramid, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire site. To get there, opt for an organized visit. You can also reach the site by bus or taxi. Indeed, El Meco is located about 5 kilometers from Cancún. Parking is free and the entrance price is not expensive again.
n°3) Holbox, a little earthly paradise
This is a great idea for visiting Cancun! Measuring 42 kilometers long and only 2 kilometers wide, Holbox is a small feature lost in the Caribbean Sea. Here, 36 kilometers of absolutely magnificent white sand beaches are at your disposal.
But Holbox also hides a rich ecosystem by integrating the Yum Balam nature reserve. It is the meeting place between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and those of the Caribbean Sea. Many marine species have also taken up residence on this tiny island. Dolphins, manta rays, or octopus, there is enough to satisfy swimmers and amateur divers. The Yalahau Lagoon, for example, has no less than 150 species of birds. Otherwise, it is possible to go kayaking or a bit of a walk.
To access this magnificent place, you will have to take the ferry from Chuquila.
n°4) Mahahual, a small haven of peace with unsuspected underwater treasures
A fishing village with picturesque charm, Mahahual will intoxicate you with pleasure. Far from the big tourist cities, Mahahual remains preserved from urban pollution. It has wonderful beaches but mainly attracts tourists with its diving spots with exceptional natural treasures. Home to one of the largest Coral reefs in the world, it is an ideal habitat for marine fauna: turtles, sponges, seahorses or other oddly shaped corals. From Mahahual, you can go to Bacalar to bathe in the Seven Colors Lagoon. To reach this little paradise, take route 307 with your rental car.