Top Things To Do in Cancun

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza Site, Mexico

Until recently, globetrotters only knew Cancun for its alluring beaches and heart-throbbing nightlife. But now contrary to what many vacationers think, Cancun is also home to enticing cultural activities such as the turtle farms of Isla Mujeres and Chichen Itza. What’s more, as you feel your lungs with the pristine Mexican air, you also get to tee off in evergreen golf courses that populate the area.

That aside, here are the top 4 exciting things to do in Cancun:

  1. Bury your feet in the Sandy Beaches of Playa Tortugas – Widely and globally acclaimed as a locals-oriented playground, the beaches of Playa Tortugas also has a reputation of extraordinarily clean beaches and a relaxing atmosphere. And to complement, this aura is a vast array of open-air restaurants that make for that exceptional romantic evening dining. Speaking of which, the best time to visit Cancun is during summer when the air warm in the evenings and you can enjoy that rare treat of watching the moon outside while sipping your chilled beer.
  2. Pay a Visit to The El Rey Ruins – The ruins of El Rey are unique in their own subtle ways. Yes, they may not be as world-famous as the awe-filled Chichen Itza (which, by the way, you should visit too), but they seem like the only place on earth where you can hold hands and take a nature walk without worrying about the prowling eyes of humanity. And you will also be surprised that the ruins are not the main reason people flock to the El Rey annually. Rather, it is the allure of the hundreds of iguanas that seems to attract people here in their droves.
  3. Swim With The Whales In the Carey Dive Center – The period between mid-May to mid-September, the global renowned Carey Dive Center often opens its doors to earthlings willing to dare the worst and swim side by side gigantic sperm whales. Just try not to get swallowed in the process.
  4. Experience Xoximilco! – You simply can’t pass up the opportunity to savor the rawness of Cancun from a Xoximilco point of view. Located just five minutes from the airport, the Xoximilco is one of the few areas in Cancun where a tourist can look forward to mingling with the friendly locals and try their tongue on a variety of Mexican cuisine. It is a one-of-the-kind place that makes visiting this island in central Mexico worth the heat.
Cancun beach
Colorful traditional Mexican ceramics in the street market
Cancun beach