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 considering exploring the area in the open air there are 4 places that can help make it happen. For more about this specific topic, read this article concerning bike and scooter rental options.

Diving

Cancun Diving

You'll find 13 dive services and at least 8 interesting dive sites in the area. Click to find our article concerning scuba diving in this area.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

If there are some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know 8 charter fishing services operate from this area. Click on this link to find our page dedicated to this topic.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

If you have some golf fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know the potential exists for playing at several of the 7 golf courses in this area. The area courses include Paradisus Cancun Golf Club, Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, and Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club. You can click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. To reach our detailed guide to golf throughout Yucatan Peninsula, click this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you're going to be traveling with some foks who enjoy exploring new shops they might enjoy browsing some of the 70 retail shops in the area. If you'd like to learn more about shopping in Cancun, you can do so by going to this page.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

Another great option is spending a day exploring the culture, sounds and sights of Cancun. Area sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Those needing to learn more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by visiting this page.

The table below summarizes a few details regarding a firm that can 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
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
Joe's Jeep Adventures Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 1.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Kolumbus Tours Travel and Tour Operators -- 4.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun
Squalo Divers Tours Travel and Tour Operators (786) 216-1642 Downtown Cancun

Snorkeling

Squalo Divers Tours

If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Cancun. Make your way to this page dedicated to snorkeling if you'd like to learn additional facts.

Spas

Aqua Spa

Relaxing in a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 23 spas that operate in this area. To visit our complete page about spas, click here.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 22 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, 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

Information about many other activities are displayed directly below.

Other Activities In Cancun
Name Type Phone Location
2.02 Bowling Bowling Center -- 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
AquaWorld Watersports Operator (998) 848-8326 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
Bull Ring Sporting Event Venue -- Downtown Cancun
Bullfights Cancun Sporting Event Venue -- Downtown Cancun
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
Movie Theater Cancun Movie Theater -- 1.2 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Movie Theatre Movie Theater -- Downtown Cancun
Movie Theatre Movie Theater -- 1.2 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Planet Bowl Bowling Center -- Downtown Cancun
Tabla Vela Windsurfing And Sailboat Rental Windsurfing Operator -- 3.9 mi. East of Central Cancun
Wet'n Wild Amusement/Theme Park (998) 193-2000 The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun
 

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