Activities in Cancun

Whether you pack your trip filled with activities, or let the day take you where it may, Cancun has plenty to keep you busy

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For most people, their first thought of Cancun sends them to spring break.  They imagine the beaches lined with college students, nights filled with parties, and an overall crazy atmosphere.  While this is true for a portion of the city during a few weeks in the spring, there is so much more to see and do here.

Cancun was built specifically as a resort town to attract tourism to the area, and was designed to catered to a large variety of people.  If you're the active sort, you'll find several great golf courses and tennis courts, opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving, and even fishing boats that can be booked.  Families will love the easy access to Mayan ruins and the chance to swim with the dolphins.  This is also one of the best spots in the Caribbean for shopping, home to both modern shopping malls of duty-free luxury goods and outdoor Mexican craft markets where you'll find your best opportunity to bring home authentic souvenirs and support a local craftsman. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are thinking about enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will encounter 7 businesses that can help. Those needing to find out more concerning this topic can do so by visiting this page.

Diving

Cancun Diving

There are 10 dive services and at least 8 good dive sites to choose from. To get more information about diving opportunities in this area use this link.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter operators in this area. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, read this guide, which discusses deep sea fishing in this area.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Avid golfers frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 7 different golf courses. The area courses include Paradisus Cancun Golf Club, Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, and Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club. To read a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more click on the name of the course. Furthermore, you can read this page if you'd like to learn additional details concerning golfing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you have some people who love to shop in your group, they can browse a few of the area's 54 retail stores. If you'd like to read more about shopping in Cancun, you can do so by clicking here.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

You really should set aside a day for experiencing the sights and culture of Cancun. Among other sights, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. To visit our complete page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this article.

Review this table for more information about a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In Cancun
Name Type Phone Location
Asterix Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 886-4270 3.5 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
BikeNomads Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 895-9255 Downtown Cancun
Cancun Water Toys Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
EcoColors Eco Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 884-3667 Downtown Cancun
Kolumbus Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 884-5333 4.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun
Olympus Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (786) 338-9358 Downtown Cancun
Squalo Divers Tours Travel and Tour Operators (786) 216-1642 Downtown Cancun

Snorkeling

Squalo Divers Tours

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Cancun. Click this link to visit our extended discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Heavenly Spa

Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 18 different spas in this area. Follow this link to view our guide to this topic.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 22 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Cancun
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun 6 check
JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa 0.4 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 5 check
Cancun Beach Apartments 7.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun 4 check
CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun 0.6 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
NH Krystal Cancun 3.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
Ritz-Carlton Cancun 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 3 check
Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive) 2.7 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 3 check
The Westin Regina Resort Cancun 3.9 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa 0.2 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check

For example, Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Ikarus Kite Boarding

Look through the chart below for information about other activities. for information concerning one other option. for more options.

Other Activities In Cancun
Name Type Phone Location
AquaWorld Watersports Operator 1-866-210-12-36 (US & Canada) 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Dolphin Encounter Service -- The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun
B.O.B. Watersports Operator -- 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Cinepolis Movie Theater (998) 193-2300 Downtown Cancun
Delphinus Dolphin Swim Dolphin Encounter Service -- 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service -- 0.6 mi. West of Central Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Swim Adventure Sports Provider -- 1.3 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dressel Divers Cancun Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 8.7 mi. Southeast of Central Cancun
Ikarus Kite Boarding Watersports Operator (998) 874-4245 7.9 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Mujeres
Wet'n Wild Amusement/Theme Park (998) 193-2000 The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun
 

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