Cancun is definitely not a place one visits for Mexican culture but if you’re looking for world-class entertainment amidst a beautiful backdrop, it might just be the place for you. From high-rise hotels to world famous nightclubs, Cancun is like Las Vegas with a beach. Whether you’re looking for those postcard-perfect turquoise waters, all-night parties, or day trips to unique attractions, Cancun has something for everyone. Use this short guide to help you make the most of your visit.
Scuba Dive the Cenotes
One of the best and most unique attractions in the area is the underground cenotes that can be found all along the Yucatan Peninsula. These underwater caverns and sinkholes are filled with crystal clear water, stalactites, and many other incredible features. Scuba diving in the cenotes is an incredible experience but for those who don’t have scuba diving experience, snorkeling is another option.
Visit Ancient Mayan Pyramids
Not too far from the hustle and bustle of Cancun lies one of the most famous archeological structures on the planet – Chichen Itza. This beautiful Mayan masterpiece is comprised of a magnificent pyramid, a great ball court, a temple, a market, and insight into one of the most interesting ancient cultures that ever existed. Another must-do ancient ruin is the site of Tulum, which is nestled right next to the beautiful tropical waters. This beautiful temple complex is great for world-class photos and is also a great place to bring your bathing suit. Where else in the world can you swim in turquoise waters while looking at ancient ruins?
Party at the Coco Bongo
Cancun has plenty of world famous nightlife but the most famous of them all is the Coco Bongo. This nightclub starts off as a dazzling show of acrobatics, dramatic cover band performances, and lightshows before turning into a dance party until the early morning. Whether your come only for the show or for the entire night, this is one show you don’t want to miss.
Though certainly not secluded, Playa Delfines is often the favorite beach among tourists. Known for its miles of white sand, turquoise waters, and beautiful sunsets, one can’t say they’ve been to Cancun without visiting this beach.
Drive a Ferrari
Ever dream of driving a Ferrari around a racetrack? While this probably didn’t cross your mind when dreaming of white sand beaches, this might just be your only chance to live your dream. Not far from the beach, Exotic Rides offers you the chance to drive Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, and Audi’s around a track designed to make you feel like a race driver.
Even Cancun is known for its cenotes, the ocean diving is also a fantastic way to see colorful coral and tropical fish. Depending on the season and the area you choose, you can even dive with bull sharks, which is an exhilarating experience for those daring enough.
Cancun has long been known for it’s beautiful beaches and lively nightlife. Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, there are plenty of hotels in Cancun for everyone. While the beach will likely make you never want to leave, try to pull yourself away and enjoy the best atttractions as mentioned above.