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Top 3 Things to Do in Cancun

Cancun is one of the world’s top vacation destinations, not only for the beautiful beaches and weather but for the seemingly endless number of things to do! From extreme adventures in the jungle to romantic excursions for two, family fun or adults only adventures, there is something for everyone in Cancun! So, what do you do first? Let us fill you in on our top 3 things to do in Cancun….

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1. Let’s get wet! Snorkeling and scuba are THE top things to do in Cancun! The crystalline waters and the nearby Mesoamerican Reef make Cancun a dream for lovers of underwater adventures. You can grab your gear and snorkel from shore but the best way to make new fishy friends is with a Cancun snorkel tour or scuba trip to the reef. The nearby islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel offer some of the best snorkeling in the whole wide world and are worth the extra trip! Advanced scuba divers will LOVE a unique Cancun night dive or diving one of the stunning Cancun cenotes.

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2. Go back in time with a visit to ancient Mayan Ruins! Cancun is located in the region that was once ruled by the grand Mayan civilization, you’ll find evidence of their cultural influence at every turn. A Cancun tour to Chichen Itza brings you to one of the most important Mayan ruins sites where you can marvel at the archaeology and mastery of mathematics. Other Mayan ruins sites close to Cancun include Tulum, Coba and Ek Balam, all spectacular in their own way. For a look at Mayan history without leaving the hotel zone of Cancun, you can visit the Museo Maya Cancun and the small archaeological sites of San Miguelito and El Rey which are hidden amongst the big resorts.

Cancun Xcaret Park

3. Cancun theme parks rock! One of the best ways to discover the culture, history and nature of Cancun and the Riviera Maya is with a visit to one of the unique theme parks of the region. Xcaret Park is number one with tourists with a taste of Mexico that will leave you wanting more. Xel Ha Park is perfect for water lovers and adventurers, a natural aquarium near Tulum that will take your breath away. Selvatica Park brings you EXTREME adventures in the jungle, join the tribe as you face your fears flying over the canopy on speedy ziplines (you’ve got to try the Superman zipline, it’ll knock you out!) Ventura Park Cancun is a water park right in the hotel zone and a great place for the family, the children’s area is fabulous!


This is just the tip of the iceberg, Cancun activities are endless and you’ll never be bored! What’s your favourite thing to do in Cancun?