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 thinking about experiencing the wind in your face, you will encounter 7 rental agencies that can help you. To read our detailed guide to bike or scooter rentals, visit this page.

Diving

Cancun Diving

There are 10 dive services and at least 8 interesting dive sites to choose from. To reach our full guide to diving opportunities in this area, navigate to this page.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 6 charter fishing services in this area. For more information on deep sea fishing in this area, click this link.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Golfing is popular 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. For more detail concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more all you have to do is click on the course name. For a better look at golfing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula click this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you are traveling with some shopping fanatics they might enjoy exploring some of the 54 retail shops in the area. If you'd like to find out about shopping in Cancun, you can do so here.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

You should plan on spending a day experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Cancun. Sights of interest to visitors include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors To navigate to our detailed guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, follow this link.

The following table enables you to learn some 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
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 you enjoy underwater beauty you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Cancun. Those wanting to obtain more information concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by going to this page.

Spas

Heavenly Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 20 spas that operate in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion which is all about spas in the area if you're seeking additional information.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 18 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn 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
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

The chart right below shows some key facts concerning other activities.

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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