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things to do in cancun Cancun, capital of Mexican tourism

things to do in cancun Cancun, capital of Mexican tourism


Although not our favorite destination, Cancun is a must, strategically located and surrounded by lush vegetation, it is the main gateway to the secrets of the Mayan world and the natural wonders of the Sea of Caribbean.

Its white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters have made it one of Mexico’s most popular destinations for both domestic and foreign visitors.

In Cancun you will find the best tourist offer

A most perfect seaside resort, with its luxury hotels, with SPA and golf courses overlooking the sea, or the mysterious Nichupté lagoon, with numerous restaurants and nightclubs, renowned for the quality of their gastronomy or their shows.

And yes, Cancun has amazing archaeological sites

Very close to this destination, which also has one of the most modern airports in the country, is close to impressive archaeological areas such as Chichen Itza, Tulum or Cobá, but also in the same Cancun, pre-Columbian sites such as El Meco, El Rey or San Miguelito inside the Museo Maya de Cancun.

Did you know : Cancun means “nest of snakes” in Maya

Cancun has it all

Mayan ruins, an eternal summer, the most beautiful beaches in the world, hospitality and even first-class boutiques and shops. Both in the city and its surroundings, visitors will be able to enjoy various activities and incredible views that will make them feel like they are, indeed, in paradise.

Learn more about Cancún

Due to the quantity and quality of its infrastructure and natural attractions, Cancun is certified as a top destination by the World Tourism Organization.

The project to turn it into a tourist center began in the 1970s, and since then it has been one of the favorite places for travelers…

What to do in Cancun

Market 28 “Mercado 28”

Located in the heart of the city, the Mercado 28 has Mexican craft shops, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and a multitude of small restaurants to taste Yucatec cuisine, but also a wide range of Mexican cuisine…

Cancun Underwater Museum

Experience the ocean in a new way with this underwater sculpture project. The museum, which includes works of art by renowned English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, features 500 life-size figures. All are fixed to the bottom of the sea and are made with materials that promote the development of coral life. Amateur abstain, indeed you need a good level of diving.

Islands off Cancun

From Cancun, many boats depart for islands nestled in the Caribbean Sea. One of them is none other than the famous Isla Mujeresideal for lovers of diving, snorkeling, visiting the Mayan remains and discovering the ancient sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Ixchel.We recommend visiting Yunque Islet, El Farito, Sleeping Shark Cave and Island Contoyan ecological reserve where you can witness an extraordinary spectacle of aquatic birds.

Diving in Cancun is the most popular aquatic activity

Indeed Cancun has more than 24 ideal diving spots. Here, the depths are around 12 meters; however, in the open sea, they can reach up to 26 meters. Dive and watch the coral reefs while swimming in the crystal clear water. For an authentic adventure, Las Cuevas de los Tiburonesthe shark caves, a good option to take a look at these predators.

The Cancun otherwise of Mexico Discovery in video

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