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 seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will find 5 businesses that can help. To read more about this topic, go to this page, about bike and scooter rental options.

Diving

Cancun Diving

There are 11 dive operators and at least 8 interesting dive sites in the area. For more about this topic, go to this extended discussion.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Fishing is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 8 charter fishing services located in this area. You can go to this article about fishing in the area if you want to discover additional details.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

If you have some avid golfers traveling with you, they're in luck -- 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. For a detailed guide to the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more click on the course name. To read our complete page about golfing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, navigate to this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you have some people who love to shop vacationing with you, they might want to know that at least 63 retailers are located in this area. You can read this article if you'd like to learn more about shopping in Cancun.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

You really should set aside a day for exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Cancun. Sights in the area include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those wanting to get more information about area sightseeing opportunities can do so on this page.

Details concerning a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing can be found in the table below.

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 enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Cancun. Click to visit our guide to local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Feel Harmony Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 23 different spas in this area. To read more about the options, click here.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 22 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful 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 concerning many other activities are summarized here:

Other Activities In Cancun
Name Type Phone Location
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
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
Wet'n Wild Amusement/Theme Park (998) 193-2000 The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun
 

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