But precisely for all its diversity of activities, planning a travel itinerary for Cancun can seem like a real mission impossible. But rest assured: we are here to help you face this list!
What can’t be left out of your itinerary in Cancun
Beaches, beaches and more beaches
There’s no way to talk about Cancun and not start with the beaches you can visit during your trip, right?
With so many amazing places, the good part is that you can enjoy each day falling in love with a jaw-dropping landscape!
If you want an option closer to the city, but without missing the spectacle of nature, Playa del Carmen and its charming 5th Avenue, full of bars, clubs and shops, may be the ideal option.
For those looking for something with a more paradisiacal way, Isla Mujeres, very close to Cancun, is a full plate. And the best part is that there you will also find many options that mix calm with excitement, such as activities on the water, parties, parks and even an underwater museum (which we’ll tell you more about right away! ).
But not only that. Take the pencil and paper and already write down the names of the main beaches in the city : Playa Delfines, Playa Tortugas, Playa Punta Cancún, Playa Linda, Playa Langosta, Playa Chac Mool, Playa Norte, Playa Akumal, Playa Marlin and Playa Gaviota Azul! .
Visits to archaeological sites
Do you want to feel like a foot in the past? The archeological sites on the Riviera Maya are a must for anyone traveling to Cancun.
Dating back to the time of the great Mayan civilization, the buildings are simply impressive, as well as iconic worldwide.
In addition to immersing yourself in the history of the region, take the opportunity to enjoy the view from the top of Chichén-Itza, Cobá and Ek-Balam. Also, be sure to visit Tulum, which, right by the sea, promises an even more surreal and surprising experience!
Connection with nature
Cancun, like the entire Caribbean area, is a real opportunity to connect with nature. The natural beauty of the place will leave anyone dumbfounded, so you can prepare yourself for incredible landscapes!
As we said, it may seem difficult to be able to reconcile so many cool tours in a single trip, so here are some tips on what we would put in our itinerary:
- Secret River: are you willing to navigate an underground river with crystal clear waters and a lot of significance for the ancient Mayan civilization?
- Caves and Cenotes: Cancun is home to several small paradises hidden among large rocks. It’s worth diving into the warm, crystal-clear waters of places like Dos Ojos, Casa Cenote, Jardín del Eden and Yokdzonot cenotes;
- Xcaret Park: play in Cancun’s nature reserve. There, in addition to exploring trails and rivers, you will find yourself close to the region’s animal life and also enjoy a great SPA.
With impressive tours, the city promises a trip to remember. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to secure amazing photos so you can take a little piece of the Caribbean back home.
The MUSA Experience – Underwater Museum of Art
Want an experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced? The MUSA is literally a museum underwater!
Inaugurated in 2009 and with a collection of more than 500 stone sculptures, visitors have to put on their wetsuit to play in order to explore the works at the bottom of the sea, from 3 to 6 meters below the waterline. .
Tours can range from $30 to $150, depending on the type of activity and the number of galleries you want to visit. Despite a slightly higher price, it’s worth trying to plan your travel budget with MUSA in mind!
Enjoy (a lot!) the night
Seriously, if you’re going to travel to Cancun, at least one day you have to go out and experience the city’s nightlife!
Also known for its bars and clubs, the list of places here is also extensive and will depend on the type of activity that best suits you and your idea of a vacation.
A good option is always Coco Bongo, one of the main nightlife spots in the city. But you can also try other party houses, such as Mandala, Palazzo, Daddy’O or The City. Also, some bars known for their animation are La Vaquita and Señor Frogs!