Cancún on a private tour and there will be lots of fun times and adventurous activities to make you swoon.
Connected to the mainland by bridges, Cancún is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and is one of the most desirable destinations in the world.
It is one of three locations that make up the ‘Mayan Riviera’. The other places are Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.
The shores are lined with white sandy beaches that are cool to the touch, even on the hottest days, due to the sand being made from the bountiful Yucatan Peninsula’s crushed coral. This makes life much easier for taking part in the beach activities such as beach volleyball, sand castle making or just for walking along the miles of beach.
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Take a Diving Adventure Tour to the Underwater Caves of Sistema Dos Ojos, Cancún
There is one thing you can be confident in when going to Cancún and that is you will not be bored. There are a number of excellent sightseeing tours and water based activities and tours.
One such adventure tour is to Sistema Dos Ojos which is a flooded cave system located on the Yucatan Peninsula Caribbean coast. It is here that you will have the best diving experience exploring the underwater caves and caverns.
Other activities include taking sightseeing tours to Ik Kil Archeological Park or guided tours of the Interactive Aquarium, the Maya Cancún Museum and so much more.
There is no shortage of great water activities to do when you are tired of lazing on the beach. Be energized when paragliding, jet skiing, wave running to name just a minor few.
Top 10 Things to Do in Cancun
You must take a guided tour to one of the Seven Wonders of the World when in Cancún, Chichen Itza. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a spectacular place to see. It is a wonderful display of advanced civilization of the Maya people. The site is made up of stone buildings in various states of preservation that are connected by a network of roads. The top attractions are El Castillo, the Great Ball Court and Temple of Warriors.
Not too far from Cancún are the Coba Ruins and a place that is worth seeing on a guided tour. A highlight of a tour here is that you can climb the 138 feet tall pyramid which was the heart of this ancient Mayan city, this is not possible in many other Maya sites in Mexico. From the top, you see the most amazing views. There are around 50 stone causeways that have been discovered here and 16 of them are open for visitors to walk.
Sistema Dos Ojos
If you love diving, then take an adventure tour to Sistema Dos Ojos which are the unique and incredible caves and underground rivers found in Yucatan Peninsula. Over the past 6,500 years, these were created naturally and are 300 miles of interconnected passageways and caves. There is incredible beauty to be seen when you go diving to the caves through the crystal clear waters such as the stalagmites and stalactites.
Cancún Interactive Aquarium
Go on a fascinating guided tour of Cancún’s only Interactive Aquarium. In the spacious fish tanks there are lots of exotic species of sea life and at the touching pool, visitors can feel such marine life as starfish and octopus. There are performances by sea lions, dolphins and even sharks to enjoy. The best thing here is that it is possible to swim with the dolphins and sea lions, it's not recommended to swim with the sharks though!
Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park
There are guided tours galore to be taken when you visit the Xcaret Eco-archaeological Park on the seashore close to Cancún. This park is full of activities and attractions that bring together fun and education on traditions and culture of the Mayans. There is a traditional Fiesta Charra and a Mayan Ball Game or visits to the Butterfly Pavilion on Jaguar Island. Swim and snorkel in underground rivers or with the Dolphins
Maya Museum and Archaeological site, Cancún
In the heart of Cancún hotel zone is a modern white building which houses the Maya Museum. This is where you can learn all there is to know about the ancient Mayan Civilization. The museum has 3,500 pieces in their collections however only around 320 are on display. After the museum, take the passageway that leads to the San Miguelito archaeological site which is a large green oasis with paths bringing you to ancient structures.
El Rey Ruins
Take a guided tour to the El Rey Ruins in Cancún’s Hotel Zone. On this fascinating archaeological site, there are estimated to have been 47 structures inhabited by the Mayans here going back to 900AD. See the two main platforms and temples that are believed to be the remains of religious ceremonial structures and market area. To honor the Mayan Sun God, this place was named El Rey for the mask and skull found on the site.
Diving and Snorkeling Tours
There are so many excellent scuba diving and snorkeling locations around Cancún, you could spend every day of your vacation on a different tour and still not see everywhere. There are diving tours to crystal caves, shipwrecks and many colorful coral reefs. Alternatively, why not go on a snorkeling tour where you get to snorkel with whale sharks, the gentle giants of Mexico. All tours are with experienced and qualified divers.
An excellent sightseeing tour where you can take part in lots of activities is the Xel-Há Park which is found in the Mayan Riviera. For nature lovers, it is regarded as a true paradise with an amazing natural aquarium as an added extra. It is possible to swim or better yet snorkel among the tropical fish or take jungle trails on foot, on a mini train or by bicycle to explore flora and fauna in their natural habitat.
See Cancún from the sky
A very interesting way to see Cancún is from the sky and there are many great flight tours available to do this. There is a helicopter tour of the city, sights and sea or a light aircraft scenic tour which is especially good at sunset. Alternatively, you can get to Chichen Itza on a guided tour by plane. These are amazing experiences no matter which one you try. It is amazing how much you see from up above looking down.
Travel Tips for Cancun
Best Time To Visit Cancun
The most popular months to visit Cancún is December, March and July with January and February the next most popular. There will be crowds, especially in March when it is Spring Break Season, but the weather is ideal for all activities and sightseeing tours as well as relaxing on the beaches. The cheapest months to visit is May through to November, the temperatures are high, there is some rain, but it is also hurricane season.
Typical Costs in Cancun
The prices in Cancún vary from season to season, but on average it is still a lot cheaper than the likes of Miami or most popular European cities. Accommodation for one night starts from US$24 to US$500 that in one star to 5-star hotels respectively. An evening meal will cost around US$ 25 in a nice restaurant for two people. Adventure tours and sightseeing tours prices can change depending on weather and availability.
Know Before Visiting Cancun
In relation to where you are traveling from, you need to research on whether you require a visa to enter Mexico. It is advisable to book accommodation well in advance of traveling and even popular sightseeing tours. When in Cancún, drink only sealed bottled water, apply waterproof suncream regularly, agree on the price of a taxi fare before getting into a taxi and never walk alone at nighttime, always stay with a group.
Weather in Cancun
The hottest month in Cancún is usually June with average temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius. January is normally the coldest month with temperature of 28 degrees Celius. The wettest month of the year is September and the driest months are April and May. July is when the sea temperatures are at their best. Hurricane season is from July to November but September and October are the most likely months they will happen in.