Attractions in Yucatan Peninsula

If the only Mexico you see is the road between the airport and your resort, there is plenty left unseen

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There is no doubt that the Yucatan is known for its parties and and resorts. However, in a close second is the historic Maya ruins that have captured the imagination of tourists and archeologists alike. Even with these two thing aside though, there is much to do in the Yucatan Peninsula.


Playa Lancheros

You'll discover several beaches to consider visiting in the area. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you're likely to find what you want. Just click on the beach names to get additional information about that particular location.

Half Moon Bay Beach: The beach is backed by a number of privately owed condos, but that shouldn't deter guests from planning a day on this beach. The snorkeling is worth a trip, with turtles, barracudas, small fish, and even a shark on occasion.

Another option to consider is Tequilla Beach Club. A small beach that is often utilized as a day trip for cruisers, Tequilla Beach has a lot of amenities available including a restaurant and bar and wave runners that can be rented.

Playa Chacal: Playa Chacala is a horseshoe shaped inlet with clear, calm waters that are so bright blue it's almost hard to believe such a color exists. The shore is covered in white sand that is soft and warm enough to sink your feet into and dotted with coconut palms.

Yucatan Peninsula offers quite a few other beaches. Those interested can find more details here.

Landmark Attractions

Chichen Itza

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Chichen Itza. It is located within Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula. The ruins admit guests into the ruins everyday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. There is also a popular light show that takes place at El Castillo (the main ruin on site) at 8:00pm in the Spring and Summer, and at 7:00pm during the other half of the year.

Many travelers also choose to visit Tulum Maya Ruins. It is situated in Yucatan Peninsula. If you're planing on visiting Tulum, make sure you set aside an entire day to do so. Located on Tulum property are about 60 well preserved buildings, as well as numerous other natural sites to see, most of which are housed within the Sian Ka'an biosphere.

Banquitas House of Culture: The museum at the Banquitas House of Culture features a display of Maya artifacts and shares information regarding the importance of logging and cane farming in the region.

But that's not all -- there are additional choices. Follow this link to find our page regarding other enjoyable places to visit in Yucatan Peninsula.

Natural Attractions

Aktun Chen Cave System

Aktun Chen Cave System is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you should consider visiting. Located within the Indiana Jones Natural Adventure Park are a number of activities that guests can participate in and lots of wildlife to see. One of the attractions on site is the Aktun Chen Cave system. Formed over five million years ago, visitors can now marvel at the variety of columns, stalagmites, and stalactites

BioMaya Ziplining is another local attraction that needs mentioning. Ideally located for cruise ship passengers, this zip-line tour offers you the chance to combine eco-tourism, adventure, and culture all in one fast zip through the forest.

Yucatan Peninsula offers some other nature attractions. To find out about other natural attractions in Yucatan Peninsula, click here.


Yucatan Peninsula Casinos

In the mood for some action? Those wanting to test their luck on the slots have lots of alternatives in this area.

Playboy Club Cancun offers dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you try your luck. Opened in 2010, Playboy Club Cancun mixes sophistication in class with the electric, busy nature of a casino to create a boutique gaming spot that can't be passed up by gamblers visiting Cancun.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, consider giving Las Vegas Casino a try. In addition to wall-to-wall table games and slot machines, Las Vegas Casino also offers regular entertainment to keep things interesting.

Caliente Casino has a wide array of games for patrons to play, including Blackjack and Roulette. Making up over 70 percent of the sports book market, Caliente is without a doubt the largest sports book establishment in the country. Because of the ease of betting and comfortable environment, it is easy to get lost in a night of gambling here, where you can bet on almost any sporting event in the world.

Luckily, there are a wider range of choices. Follow this link to check out our page dedicated to gaming in Yucatan Peninsula.

Other Attractions

Moreover, guests can enjoy a selection of other attractions. You can look through the following chart for more information about other attractions in Yucatan Peninsula.

Other Attractions In Yucatan Peninsula
Name Type Location
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Dolphin Encounter Service The vicinity of Cancun, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula Mexico
Delphinus Dolphin Swim Dolphin Encounter Service 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 0.6 mi. West of Central Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 0.8 mi. East of Central Costa Maya Mexico

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