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 considering sightseeing at your own pace, there are 5 rental agencies that can help. For more in formation concerning bike and scooter rentals, visit this page.

Diving

Cancun Diving

There are 10 dive services and at least 8 different dive sites in the area. Navigate here to visit our page dedicated to diving opportunities in this area.

Fishing

Charter Fishing Cancun

Avid fishermen love this area, as suggested by the existence of 7 charter fishing services in this area. For a more thorough discussion of fishing in the area visit this page.

Golf

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

If there are some golf fanatics in your group, they're in luck -- the potential exists for playing at several of the 7 golf courses in this area. Some of the area courses include Paradisus Cancun Golf Club, Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, and Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club. Just click on the course name for more detail concerning the course. Follow this link to read our article concerning golf courses throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.

Shopping

Shopping in Cancun

If you have some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they may be interested to know that more than 61 retail stores are located in this area. To navigate to our full guide to shopping in Cancun, use this link.

Sightseeing

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

Many visitors spend at least a day exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Cancun. Interesting sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Visit this page about area sightseeing attractions if you need more specifics.

The chart below summarizes a few details concerning a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

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 (998) 884-5333 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 you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Cancun. Anyone who needs to find out more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.

Spas

Heavenly Spa

Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 18 spas located in this area. To get more information on the options, use this link.

Tennis

Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to make your reservations 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'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more details concerning 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

Details concerning lots of other activities can be seen below.

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
Wet'n Wild Amusement/Theme Park (998) 193-2000 The vicinity of Cancun, Southern part of Cancun
 

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