Discover Cancun, an exuberant paradise in the Mexican Caribbean

Cancun is a land full of history, adventure, and magic. In this paradisiacal place, you will find ancient Mayan pyramids, white sand beaches, and the second-largest coral reef in the world. 

Walk through its streets to admire the architecture. You will surely fall in love with its colorful places like Plaza Bonita and the “Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado”. Visit Punta Cancun’s lighthouse and go shopping at the Coral Negro Flea Market, Las Plazas Outlet, or the Fashion Harbour.

You can do different activities in Cancun, such as going to the MUSA, an underwater museum of art, where you can appreciate the fascinating statues located at the bottom of the sea. Enjoy the snorkeling activities, discover colorful fish species, dive, visit archaeological sites, or enjoy the nightlife in the countless bars and nightclubs that offer shows with international stars and famous DJs.

Enjoy a purely Mexican atmosphere in the trajineras de Xochimilco. If you are a golf enthusiast, Cancun offers professional courses with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte lagoon; it also connects to important archaeological sites such as Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Uxmal.

Swim with dolphins and admire other marine species at the Interactive Aquarium. Have fun at Ventura Park, an adventure park with 7 worlds of water attractions, go-karts, virtual reality games, and an exclusive beach club. Visit Parque Maya, where you will live new experiences crossing hanging bridges, zip-lines and dive into its lagoon, where you can be part of a Mayan ritual.

Going to Cancun allows you to get close to nature; you can visit Xel-Ha Park, an ecotourism spot where you can swim with dolphins. Next, visit ‘Cenote Dos Ojos,’ a snorkeling paradise thanks to its crystal clear waters and abundant natural light. Visit Sian Ka’an, with amazing archaeological sites, wildlife habitats, and beautiful beaches that you can access through the jungle.

If your trip is cultural, visit ‘El Rey,’ the Mayan Museum of Cancun, San Miguelito archaeological site, or take a trip to Chichen Itza to appreciate the restored pyramid in this Mayan city. Then, climb the 130 steps to reach the summit of Coba, where you can appreciate the jungle.

Visit Tulum, a ‘Pueblo Mágico’ that offers a spiritual and relaxing sensation. With an eco-chic atmosphere, it is the perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquility. Beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons, cenotes, and caverns show the beauty of nature in all its splendor. The archaeological site, the hotel zone, and the town are the three areas that makeup Tulum.

Cancun is Isla Mujeres, reach by ferry to this ‘Pueblo Mágico’ with great natural wealth, Mayan vestiges, and Caribbean culture. It is ideal for enjoying water activities, boat rides, catamarans and kayaks, zip lines over the sea, sport fishing, and more.

You can’t miss Playa del Carmen! First, walk along La Quinta, the main avenue full of boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Also, you have to visit ‘El Farito,’ Isla Contoy, and the underwater sculptures of the ‘Manchones’ reef. Here you can also enjoy swimming with whale sharks, cliff tours, zip line climbing, or bike rides.

Visit Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village with a quiet, bohemian, and relaxed atmosphere where you will connect with the simplicity of its people. It is an adventure destination with outstanding natural attractions such as mangroves, cenotes, and a lush jungle. 

Go to Holbox, a cozy and small island within the Yum Balam ecological reserve, which offers colorful wooden houses, and sandy streets. A true paradise of tranquility, ideal for a pleasant rest in an ecological environment in complete contact with nature. 

Don’t miss Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Rich in history, Mayan relics, and natural wonders. An authentic paradise in the middle of the sea with white beaches, beautiful sunsets, and world-famous coral reefs. Without a doubt a destination for adventure where you can enjoy all kinds of activities in breathtaking natural settings.

How about visiting the Grand Costa Maya? a region located in the southern Mexican Caribbean made up of Chetumal, Bacalar, and Mahahual. Its exuberant nature with lagoon, beaches, history, culture, and archaeological sites makes it an authentic paradise of calm, relaxation, and fun. You can also feel the warmth and hospitality of its people in every corner. 

Due to the number of tourists that visit Cancun, it is a safe place to travel. You can find public transportation all day long. However, you must share these means with other passengers, which increases your transfer times with unnecessary stops. At the same time, cabs charge high prices, not having an established rate.

The ideal way to move at your own pace and is also more economical is to rent a car. We recommend you book with reliable agencies such as City Car Rental Cancun, to avoid unpleasant surprises for extra charges or other inconveniences. This company does not have a mileage limit, which allows you to visit the archaeological sites that are very close to the city. In addition, the quality of the vehicles of Cancun Car Rental will make your trip easier, because they are recent and in good condition.

If you are traveling with your family or friends, the best option is to use transfer service. Cancun Airport Transportation offers you different types of services according to your needs. In all of them, you have the guarantee that all passengers will be comfortable, no matter the amount of luggage they carry.

Enjoy your next trip with these recommendations on places to visit and ways to get around in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

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