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 exploring the area in the open air you will find a variety of different places that can help you. You can go to this article which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you want to discover more details.

Diving

Cancun Diving

You'll find 10 dive operators and at least 8 different dive sites in the area. To read a more complete discussion of diving in this area click here.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter fishing services that operate from this area. For more in-depth coverage of fishing in the area navigate to this page.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

If you have some golf fanatics traveling with you, they're in luck -- there are 7 courses in this area. The area courses include Paradisus Cancun Golf Club, Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, and Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club. Simply click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. To find out about other golf throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, click here.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If there are some shopping aficionados in your group, they can explore a few of the area's 54 retail stores. If you'd like to find out more about shopping in Cancun, you can do so on this page.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

You should plan on spending a day experiencing the sights and sounds of Cancun. The area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To learn about more area sightseeing attractions, use this link.

Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen in the following chart:

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
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 (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

Squalo Divers Tours

If you are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Cancun. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.

Spas

Heavenly Spa

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 18 spas in this area. To reach our full guide to spas, navigate to this page.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

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

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, 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

The chart right below has information about 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
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
Wet'n Wild Amusement/Theme Park (998) 193-2000 The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun
 

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