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 intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are 5 businesses that can help. Navigate here to find our article about bike and scooter rentals.

Diving

Cancun Diving

You'll find 10 dive services and at least 8 good dive sites to choose from. For a more comprehensive look at diving opportunities in this area click here.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter operators in this area. Those wanting to get more details about fishing in this area can do so on this page.

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 location, number of holes, and more you can click on the name of the course. To navigate to our page about golfing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, use this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they might enjoy browsing some of the area's 54 retail shops. To reach our full guide to shopping in Cancun, visit this page.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

Another great option is spending a day enjoying the sights and culture of Cancun. Among other things, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, go to this article.

Information concerning a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen down below.

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
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 you enjoy underwater beauty there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Cancun. Anyone needing to find out more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by clicking here.

Spas

Heavenly Spa

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 18 spas that operate in this area. To see our page about spas, see this page.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you like playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 22 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning 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

The following chart shows some details concerning other activities.

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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