What you need to know about Cancún
- Its name comes from a pre-Hispanic word that means “nest of snakes”. Cancun is a young beach destination which was founded in the early 1970’s.
- Cancun is the most visited tourist destination in Latin America. Its turquoise beaches, natural landscapes, and year-round warm weather make of Cancun a unique place.
- It is close to great parks such as Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xenses, and Xoximilco. It’s also a perfect departure point to visit archaeological sites such as Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Cobá.
- Cancun has seven beaches with Blue Flag certification for their cleanliness and environmental management. It’s the highest number for a beach destination in Mexico!
What's the best things to do in Cancun? Cancun is world-renowned for its vibrant nightlife, shopping malls, and unique experiences for its visitors, either if you want to be in touch with nature or get up close to the rich Mexican culture. It’s also a magnificent spot to snorkel and scuba dive due to its proximity to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest barrier reef on Earth.
Nature, culture, entertainment, and relaxation. Cancun offers different options for you to have an unforgettable vacation in the Mexican Caribbean.
What to do in Cancun?
There are a lot of things to do in Cancun. You can find the perfect Tours in Cancun in yours vacations at the Mexican Caribbean; you can enjoy the nights in Cancun partying in the many night clubs of the hotel zone, eat in restaurants facing the lagoon or the sea, to delight with the Mexican, Yucatecan or International gastronomy. You can also live incredible experiences like zip-lining during the night at Xplor Fuego or get some tequila and beer at the authentic Mexican party of Xoximilco.
Among the many things to do in Cancun is basking in the sun of Cancun with all the beautiful beaches, snorkeling and discovering the underwater paradise of the Caribbean Sea and visiting the archaeological sites of Cancun: San Miguelito, El Rey, almost in front of one of the most famous beach viewpoints of the Hotel Zone, and the Alacrán temple.
You can also go from Cancun to Tulum to learn more about former Yucatan Peninsula’s culture with the most visited archaeological site of the Riviera Maya; you can arrive by bus from Cancun to Tulum but the best option is a tour to Tulum by Xcaret.
Nearby Cancun, is Isla Mujeres where you can enjoy a unique encounter with whale sharks. Swimming in a cenote is another incredible experience that you can do here with the Xenotes Tour that takes you to the cenotes route at Puerto Morelos. Or if you are in the mood for adventure, visit the only park with white-water rafting in Cancun, Xavage among many other activities to live the best vacations in Cancun.
We have the best Chichén Itzá tours from Cancun, we can offer different ways to enjoy this archaeological site which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it can be with Xichén Clásico that includes a visit to the sacred cenote Ik Kil with 45 minutes to swim in it and a buffet lunch at Ik Kil restaurant with a stop of 30 minutes in the magic town of Valladolid. If you’re looking for a luxurious tour you can choose Xichén Deluxe that includes a visit to the Zací cenoteto admire it (no swimming) and a buffet meal to taste the Yucatecan gastronomy at La Casona de Valladolid restaurant, both of these tours can take you from Cancun to Chichén Itzá.
You can find other options of archaeological tours with us for example a tour from Cancun to Cobá to visit the tallest pyramid in the Riviera Maya where it still is possible to climb to the top and appreciate an incredible view of the jungle and also we have the tour that takes you from Cancun to Tulum the only archaeological site that is facing the Caribbean Sea with an admirable view of the Mexican Caribbean, all these tours with Xichen by Xcaret.