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 enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are a few businesses that can help you. Anyone who needs to find out more about this topic can do so here.

Diving

Cancun Diving

There are 13 dive services and at least 8 different dive sites to choose from. Take advantage of this extended discussion which is all about diving in this area if you want to get additional specifics.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- 8 charter fishing services operate from this area. To get more information about this specific topic, read this article about deep sea fishing in this area.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Golf is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 7 different golf courses. The area courses include Paradisus Cancun Golf Club, Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, and Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club. Click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. To learn about more golf courses throughout Yucatan Peninsula, read this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If there are some shopping fanatics traveling with you, they can check out some of the area's 70 retail shops. To get information on opportunities for shopping in Cancun, navigate to this page.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

You might want to set aside a day for exploring the sights and sounds of Cancun. Interesting sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. To get more information on area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.

Information concerning a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be seen in the following table:

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

Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Cancun. Anyone needing to learn more about opportunities to go snorkeling by following this link.

Spas

Aqua Spa

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 23 different spas in this area. Navigate here to visit our discussion of this topic.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 22 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name 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 instance, 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 listed in the following chart.

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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