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Most of Cancun’s attractions involve sea and sun, but if you’re traveling to Cancun during the rainy season (between June and November), the forecast is likely to call for some rain for your trip. Don’t worry too much: barring a hurricane or tropical storm, it’ll probably only rain for a short time and you’ll be able to get back into the sun in no time. But for those days when it rains and you don’t know what to do with yourself, here are some activities you can do in Cancun, rain or shine.

  • Visit the Mayan Museum

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    Right in the center of the hotel zone of Cancun, you will find a modern museum, ideal to learn all about the Mayan civilization developed in this region. The museum houses Mayan artifacts discovered in the state of Quintana Roo, as well as interactive exhibits. With hallways of preserved exhibits and a wealth of information, visiting a museum is the perfect pastime on a rainy day. If the sky clears up a bit, you can go outside and see the San Miguelito Archaeological Site, a small Mayan site located on the museum grounds.

  • Explore the metro

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    Stormy weather does not deter exploration of the metro. You can learn more about the geology of the Yucatan Peninsula and its ancient history by visiting the caves and underground rivers of Río Secreto. This is a one-of-a-kind guided cave tour where you will walk, wade and swim along paths that wind through natural rock formations and breathtaking underground caverns. This nature reserve is located just south of Cancun, near Playa del Carmen.

  • Get a spa treatment

    If you can’t bask in the sun, you’ll have to find another way to relax. Fortunately, Cancun has many spa resorts where you can pamper yourself in a completely soothing environment. Some spas even offer treatments based on traditional Mayan therapies. You can have a temazcal, a chocolate scrub, a massage or a facial, whatever treatment appeals to you the most.

  • Go shopping

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    If you’re looking for souvenirs, a gift or two for your friends, you won’t be disappointed with the shopping opportunities in Cancun. There are a few high-end malls such as Luxury Avenue with high-end boutiques that carry well-known brands like Burberry, Cartier, Coach and Fendi. But if you’re looking for something a little more authentically Mexican, head to the traditional market in downtown Cancun where you can haggle over souvenirs or grab a snack while you wait for the gray skies to clear.

  • Take a cooking class

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    Instead of being depressed by the rain, you could take advantage of this weather to learn how to make some of your favorite Mexican dishes. Cooking skills are always useful, and in addition to learning, you will have fun and taste delicious cuisine. There are a few options for cooking classes in Cancun: you can book a cooking class at the Ritz Carlton Culinary Center or connect with Chef Claudia at Can Cook in Cancun.

  • tequila sample

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    Tequila is probably Mexico’s most famous export, and word is spreading that it’s not just for hitting and getting drunk fast. To get a real appreciation for tequila, it’s a good idea to taste different ones and learn about how it’s made. La Destileria Restaurant, located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, offers more than 100 varieties of tequila and a tequila expert who will explain the finer differences to you. And we can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy day than sipping on a nice tequila.

  • Hit the casino

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    So maybe you are unlucky with the weather, but maybe Lady Luck is waiting for you in one of the Cancun casinos. The Grand Oasis Cancun opened the destination’s first casino in April 2017; At Red Casino you can try out games of blackjack, roulette and poker, or try your luck on a variety of slot machines. If there’s a big game you can’t miss, you can catch it on one of the big-screen TVs. There are also a few local casinos, including the Dubai Palace Casino and Casino Palace, both located in downtown Cancun or the Playboy Casino in the Hotel Zone. If you go, be sure to take Mexican pesos and an ID card, decide in advance how much you will spend, and reserve enough money for a taxi to your hotel.

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