15 Best Things To Do In Cancun, Mexico For Travelers

1. Stroll The Hotel Zone

The Hotel Zone, (Zona Hotelera) is one of the most popular places to stay in Cancun and with good reason. 

2. Maya Ruins Of El Rey

It may not be as massive as Chichen Itza or as famous as Tulum, but the El Rey Ruins is a proper Mayan archeological site near downtown Cancun.  

3. Coco Bongo

If you are looking for fun things to do in Cancun at night, you can go to a club and tear up the dance floor all night long.  

4. Playa Delfine

From the Cancun Riviera to Playa del Carmen, and Playa Mujeres, you’ll find some of the best beaches in Mexico here.  

5. Visit The Cancun Sign

There’s no doubt that one of the most popular things to do in any destination these days is to get a selfie in front of the destination’s sign.  

6. Mayan Museum

The Museo Museum in Cancun is a great place to learn about the history of the pre-Columbian Maya. 

7. Downtown Cancun

If you want to experience some real Mexican culture, make your way to downtown Cancun.  

8. Outdoor Markets Cancun

Cancun is a modern city with shopping malls, a Walmart and even a Costco.  

9. Go Kayaking

Believe it or not, you don’t have to go far from downtown Cancun to experience a bit of nature.  

10. Stand Up Paddleboarding

Most hotels in Cancun offer free stand-up paddleboarding with their packages and SUP along the coast is one of the best affordable activities in Cancun. 

11. Go Scuba Diving

The coral reef off the shore of the Riviera Maya and Cancun is one of the best in the world. 

12. Snorkeling

If you aren’t ready to go diving, snorkeling is one of our favorite things to do in Cancun. There are so many snorkeling experiences near Cancun. 

13. Rio Secreto Cenote

One of our favourite things to do in Cancun is to explore its many cenotes.  

14. Zip Lining Through Jungle

If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Cancun, add zip lining to your list. 

15. Chichén Itzá

I think the very first day trip everyone books when visiting Cancun is a trip to the ancient Mayan Ruins of Chichén Itzá. 

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