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 exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are multiple different rental agencies that can help make it happen. For more in-depth coverage of bike and scooter rentals, visit this page.

Diving

Cancun Diving

There are 10 dive operators and at least 8 different dive sites to choose from. For more in-depth coverage of scuba diving in this area use this link.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Avid fishermen love this area, as indicated by the presence of 6 charter fishing services in this area. Go to this extended discussion regarding fishing in the area if you're looking for more facts.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Golfing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include Paradisus Cancun Golf Club, Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, and Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club. For more detail concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more simply click on the name of the course. Anyone needing to learn more concerning golf throughout the Yucatan Peninsula can do so by clicking here.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you're vacationing with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can explore some of the area's 51 retail stores. Click to check out our extended discussion of shopping in Cancun.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights and sounds of Cancun. The area's sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, read this page, about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be seen in the following chart:

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
EcoColors Eco Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 884-3667 Central Cancun
Kolumbus Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 884-5333 6.6 mi. Southeast of Central downtown 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

Kolumbus Tours

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Cancun. To visit our guide to local snorkeling opportunities, read this article.

Spas

Heavenly Spa

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 20 spas that operate in this area. For a more detailed look at places to relax in this area go to this page.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 18 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful 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
CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun 0.6 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
Krystal Cancun Hotel 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 Sands 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
The Royal Cancun 3.6 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 3 check
Royal Caribbean 1.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 12

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

Other Activities

Ikarus Kite Boarding

Details concerning lots of other activities can be seen in the following chart.

Other Activities In Cancun
Name Type Phone Location
AquaWorld Watersports Watersports Operator (866) 210-1236 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Dolphin Encounter Service -- The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun Mexico
B.O.B. Watersports Operator (998) 689-1013 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico
Cinepolis Movie Theater (998) 193-2300 Downtown Cancun Mexico
Delphinus Dolphin Swim Dolphin Encounter Service (800) 335-3461 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service (866) 393-5158 0.6 mi. West of Central Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Dressel Divers Cancun Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 8.7 mi. Southeast of Central Cancun Mexico
Ikarus Kite Boarding Watersports Operator (998) 874-4245 7.9 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Mujeres Mexico
Wet'n Wild Amusement/Theme Park (998) 193-2000 The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun Mexico
 

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