Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Nasir Hanif
If you ever find yourself in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula, there are things that you cannot miss out on. Here are 5 things to try on your next vacation to Cancun. Make the best out of your time in the Caribbean by adding one of these activities to your plans.
This is the easiest yet the most awesome experience you can have in Cancun. Snorkeling in Cancun doesn’t require any professional practice, you don’t even have to swim, no Michael Phelps or anything. Everyone can enjoy this activity because it’s far beyond just swimming, but of course, it all comes down to the location in which you snorkel at. If you’re looking for the best snorkeling spots, you are looking for CancunSnorkeling.com.
The Cancun Snorkeling Tour will take you directly to the Puerto Morelos Reef National Park. This national park belongs to the Mesoamerican Reef Barrier System, aka the Great Mayan Reef. It was declared a natural protected zone in ’88. Its sand is white and soft, and its water is so crystal that you will be able to contemplate the underwater wildlife of the whole place. The top experience in terms of snorkeling in the whole area. This activity will allow you to discover undertaker wildlife living at Puerto Morelos Reef National Park. Tours count on specialists that will help you get the max out of your experience.
Snorkeling at Puerto Morelos’ reef will let you discover a colorful underwater world, watch all the fauna and flora living in it, and go deep into the town’s history, biodiversity and ecosystem.
Whale shark tour
Can you imagine swimming with a 14-meter-long animal? Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world. Set a day from your vacation to experience this amazing once-a-year spectacle. The whale shark season starts from June 10th to September 17th. This activity is easy to get to if you plan it correctly, as the best spots near Cancun are Isla Mujeres and Holbox.
Visit an eco-park
This activity takes off a day of your vacation, but oh, it is worth it. Cancun and all the way to the Riviera Maya are full of natural awesomeness. The eco-parks and adventure sites are all protected areas where you can safely explore and have fun.
Xcaret, Xenotes, and Rio Secreto are all great areas to swim and snorkel while zipping a margarita. As part of the cultural offer, it has Mayan ruins replicas, definitely unique places to admire the underwater Caribbean fauna. Kayak and other water activities while surrounded by a landscape full of exotic vegetation and more. These sites included amazing food and drinks at the end of the activities.
Catamaran to Isla Mujeres
If what you are looking for is the ocean, fun, and good music, there’s no better place to go than a catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres. Enjoy the ride with those amazing turquoise colors, and your favorite cocktails as you cross the Caribbean sea towards a beautiful beach club in Isla Mujeres. Once you get to the Island you can take a swim on one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Stay under the cool shade of a palm tree, or visit downtown Isla Mujeres. This type of tour includes food and beverages, access to a private beach club, and many more amenities, check it with your travel agent.
Eat in downtown Cancun
When in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, you will have everything you need. But there’s something quite unique that you only find in Downtown Cancun. Another good idea is to go to the famous Parque de las Palabras, here’s where you go for the best desserts and local food. Our number one recommendations are marquesitas and elotes. A marquesita is an ice cream cone-like dessert with cheese and Nutella or other sweets; while an elote is corn with cheese, lemon and mayonnaise.
Nevertheless, there are a ton of other things to do in Cancun, but these were the ones we found more memorable. We considered them to be family-friendly, and fun for everyone! Start planning your trip to Cancun and make the best out of your vacation.