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What to see in Cancun

Cancun Attractions


Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of Cancun's activities and attractions revolve around the beach. The area is blessed with many beautiful beaches and the variety of watersports is somewhat overwhelming. Some scuba diving or snorkelling is a must as the underwater world is just as lovely as the white beaches: there are some gorgeous dive sites between Cancun and Isla Mujeres, where coral reefs abound, and exploring the Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) is an exciting adventure for divers. Other favourite water activities include swimming with dolphins (or even sharks!), visiting the water park, or taking an excursion to the sleepy paradise island of Isla Mujeres.

If tourists can manage to drag themselves off the stunning white beaches and away from the plethora of fun water activities, Cancun has some cultural and historical diversions as well: the Museo Maya is a brand new and impressively large museum showcasing Mayan artefacts found in the region and providing some fascinating historical context for visitors to the peninsula; the San Miguelito Archaeological Site (in the museum grounds) and the El Rey Ruins are both intriguing examples of ancient Mayan remains in Cancun; and the famous ancient site of Chichen Itza, with its impressive pyramids and mysterious jungle setting, is one of Mexico's greatest attractions and a must for visitors to Cancun.


Cancun Beaches

Cancun is famous for its powdery white sand, which magically seems to resist getting too hot under the often sweltering…

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Chichen Itza

The Mayan people are most well known for their advanced knowledge and brilliance regarding astrology, as well as for…

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Isla Mujeres

Located just a short ferry ride from the resort, Isla Mujeres is a stunning island with quiet villages and beautiful…

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Museo Maya

The largest structure built by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) since 1987, Cancun's…

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Wet n Wild Cancun

The Wet'n Wild Waterpark in Cancun is supposedly the best waterpark in Latin America, but visitors should not expect…

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