Cancun is thriving town with so much to see and do and is the perfect location to use as a base to go exploring some of the sights that surround the Caribbean town or try one of the many water activities, swimming with dolphins, sailing, visit archaeological sites, golf, shopping and luxurious spa’s.
Our Top 3 Must Do Tours in Cancun
The sails are up and ready to float you away to paradise! Enjoy a full day of adventure that starts with a catamaran ride to Isla Mujeres, where you will go snorkeling at one of the world’s most famous reefs, followed by swimming with dolphins encounter program. Touch, play, learn, and swim with these magical mammals while establishing a truly unique relationship with them they will give you a wet friendly dolphin kiss and hug.
The Encounter package takes place on a specially designed platform with waist high water so swimming is optional, this dolphin activity is suitable for non-swimmers and swimmers alike. Finish your day with a tour of downtown Isla Mujeres and shop for some authentic Mexican souvenir before setting sail back to Cancun.
Explore the mysterious world of the Mayans both above and below the ground with our visit to Ek Balam archaeological site and a large underground lagoon. Take a swim in cool waters of Cenote Maya and whiteness ancient Mayan practices that are still in use today and try traditional local dishes.
The ruins at Ek Balam (meaning Bright Star Jaguar) boast some of the best preserved sculptures from the Mayan era. The site is lesser known than others in the area which makes for less crowds and a more personal hands on experience for you. Climb the main structure which houses an amazing tomb, thought to be that of one of Ek Balam’s rulers. The entrance to the tomb is beautifully decorated and features a jaguar’s mouth entrance, complete with teeth! At the summit you can see the top of the neighboring sites of Chichen Itzá and Coba on a clear day. Take time to admire the wall paintings, carvings and enjoy soaking up the atmosphere at this impressive site.
Cool off with a refreshing dip in the cool clear waters of Cenote Maya, visit handicraft market and take part in a Maya ritual. You will be treated to a delicious Mayan buffet where you can sample some traditional local dishes from ancient and modern times. This is a great day out for anyone interested in learning and experiencing some of the Yucatan’s best kept secrets.
Drive your own speedboat through the lagoon’s mangroves and explore the multicolored coral reef area. Your guide will take you on a tour deep through the tropical jungle showing you Cancun’s exotic wildlife.
This is one of Cancun’s most-liked tours, the Jungle Tour. Drive your own speedboat through the lagoon’s mangroves and explore the multicolored coral reef area. Your guide will take you on a 45 minute (each way) tour of the lagoon, through tropical jungle and exotic wildlife. Upon arrival at the reef, you will snorkel for around 40 minutes along the reef in the crystal clear blue waters and discovering the underwater museum before heading back on the speedboat to blast away the waters of Nichupte Lagoon.
During your snorkeling adventure keep a look out for the spectacular underwater Museum. The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) project began when Jason DeCaires Taylor, an English artist came up with the idea of submerging life sized statues in order to create an amazing artificial reef area where coral reef could grow and in which marine life and fish could inhabit and breed. The museum now consists of two ‘salons’ and includes over 460 statues made by Jason and some other local artists.
Cancun has adventures and activities that will keep everyone happy but my pick would be to go and explore the jungle, see the ancient ruin of Ek Balm and swim in a refreshing cenote.