Your Cancun Vacation Guide to Amazing Attractions

Cancun is not just a beach destination, it has so much to offer visitors besides stunning beaches and spring break parties. Cancun, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, has a major draw i.e Maya Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world.


Cancun is quite a large city and most visitors are concentrated at the Hotel Zone, a specifically touristy area that’s full of hotels, bars, and restaurants. It’s easy to walk around here and bus and taxis are available and plentiful.


December through April when the weather is the most pleasant.



A UNESCO world heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The ancient city dates back to the 5th century, and is the best-known pyramid, designed according to the astronomical calendar. I came with a group tour, one of the easiest way to get here. Driving from Cancun to Chichen Itza is about two hours. The road is nice and flat along the way so it is quite a smooth drive there.

Chichen Itza ( New 7 Wonders of The World)


It is an eco-theme park. Xcaret Park Admission ticket includes access to all shows, beaches, attractions, cultural tours, exhibits and pools, roundtrip transportation to and from the park, necessary safety gear, and more. Get ready to visit over 50 attractions, including ziplining, butterfly pavilions, Mayan ball games, a rotating scenic tower. Xcaret Park really has something for everyone.

Nightly show at Xcaret


Xel-Ha, an eco-park that’s part of the Xcaret family, is home to the largest and most spectacular natural aquarium in the world. This is a spot where you can do much of what the Yucatan Peninsula offers all in one place: visit Mayan ruins, swim in cenotes and grottos, view local marine life, and many more.


Only about 15 minutes by boat from Cancun is a relaxed and tropical island for you to explore and swim. Isla Mujeres is one of the most famous islands in the Yutacan Peninsula. Enjoy the beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.


This was a great way to get a nice view of Cancun. If you haven’t done parasailing it’s definitely something you need to add to your list.

Once you’re strapped into the safety gear, you’ll take flight from the back of the boat. You glide through the air over the crystal blue water and see the amazing beaches from the highest point.



One of the most popular restaurants in all of Cancun. A very lively restaurant chain well known for their delicious food and drinks and high-energy atmosphere. Enjoy their live music and they normally have a two-hour open bar of beers and liquors. Join the limbo line or dance to the music.

Senor Frog


Coco Bongo is unique. It combines a Las Vegas-style show with a dance club/Mexican fiesta ambiance.

A large part of the night will be dedicated to seeing a parade of talented performers along with projected videos, balloons, soap bubbles and confetti. This club is a nonstop fun.


Two of the most popular spots are Mercado 28 and Plaza Las Americas. Mercado 28 is flea-market style shopping area with booths and restaurants owned and operated by locals. It’s also the perfect place to find unique souvenirs. Plaza Las Americas, on the other hand, has all your favorite brands such as Adidas and Victoria Secrets.


Tulum is another great historical site you can visit while in Cancun. This was a walled city of laborers, farmers, astrologers, and nobility.  This site sits on the seashore. It is the most photogenic site in the region and probably the whole country. Check out under the cliff, it’s Paradise beach, considered one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya.


Enjoy your day by driving a Polaris ATV off-road through the Cancun jungle trails. There are different companies offering ATV activities. Some can stop at a cenote and see it up close by rappelling into the water or flying down an aquatic zipline. Then swim to the anteroom full of stalagmites and learn about Mayan history and culture from the tour guides.


Snorkel with Whale Sharks or Sea Lions, swim in the Cenotes, attend a Lucha Libre, Swim in the Underground museum, and many more.


Most visitors going to Mexico do not experience any problems because the highly populated touristy areas are heavily guarded by local police to ensure those areas remain safe. You should always stay careful and to thoroughly check the current situation before you book your vacation to Cancun.

Ready for memories and adventures in Cancun? If you have been there, what are your favorite adventures?


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