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 like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are a few businesses that can help. For more details about this specific topic, visit this guide, which discusses bike and scooter rental options.

Diving

Cancun Diving

You'll find 13 dive services and at least 8 interesting dive sites in the area. Use this link to find our guide to diving in this area.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

If you have some experienced anglers vacationing with you, they're in luck -- there are 8 charter operators in this area. To get more information about this specific topic, navigate to this page, about fishing in this area.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Golf is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence 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. Click on the course name for a detailed article concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. If interested, you can get more details about golfing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula can do so here.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you have some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that the area has more than 69 retail stores just waiting to be explored. Visit this page if you'd like to read more concerning shopping in Cancun.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

You should plan on spending a day experiencing the sights and sounds of Cancun. Sights of interest to visitors include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. To learn about more area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.

Check this table for information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some great 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
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 you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Cancun. Navigate to this page concerning snorkeling if you want to discover additional details.

Spas

Feel Harmony Spa

Enjoying a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 23 different spas in this area. To navigate to our page about spas, click here.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you like to play tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 22 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more about 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 instance, Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Ikarus Kite Boarding

Review the chart below to learn about other activities.

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 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
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
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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