Things to do in Cancun

Wondering what to do in Cancun? We’ve got you!

There are plenty of things to do in Cancun, but now we’ll tell you a little bit about the archaeological sites and some other options to refresh yourself after your visit. There are several archaeological sites in the Cancun area, but the 3 most important and close to Cancun are Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba.

Cenotes and beaches

Cenotes are another great thing to do in Cancun. As they are spread through out the state and the peninsula, you can easily find one to visit. All the way from Yucatan, Cancun, the Riviera Maya, all the way to the Ruta de los cenotes.

Cenotes are natural sinkholes created through years and years of water filtrations in the underground rivers. There are over 7,000 cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula, but if you are in Cancun, the following are some cenotes near Cancun:

Cenote Cristalino
  • Cenote Sol y Luna
  • Cenote Verde Lucero
  • Blue Cenote, Playa del Carmen
  •  Cenote Cristalino
  • Cenote Manatí, Tankah

Check out our Private Cenote Tour in the Riviera Maya.

If you are looking for something more than your regular, but beautiful, hotel beach, here’s a list of a few secret beaches in Cancun or near Cancun that are worth the visit:

  • Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

    Xpu-ha Beach near Cancun
    Xpu-ha Beach
  • Playa Maroma
  • Playa Xpu-ha
  • Playa Delfines

Archaeological Sites near Cancun

Visit Tulum!

Tulum is about an hour and a half from Cancun. Is an exceptional place to visit during your vacation. This destination’s most unique characteristic is the fact that it’s an archaeological site that’s on the beach! This means that after visiting the area, you can go and swim in the ocean with the blue turquoise waters, that’s something you cannot do anywhere else in Mexico!

Another great thing about visiting Tulum is the fact that you can easily add cenotes to your “things to do list”. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Tulum check out the following articles:

Hotels in Tulum

Tulum Travel Guide

Things to do in Tulum

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Tulum, Mexico

Explore a World Wonder

Chichen Itza is a little bit further, since it’s about 3 hours driving down the west in the Yucatan Peninsula, but is totally worthed to visit it. I mean, who can resist visiting on e og the Seven Wonders of the World when being so close.

In Cancun Airport Transportation, we offer different options for Tours to Chichen Itza.  Check out our site to find out more about Chichen Itza tours.

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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Immerse yourself in the jungle

Another great option for arcaeological sites to visit is Coba. This location is actually really close to Tulum, only 45 minutes further into the jungle. Just as Tulum, Coba is a “most”, since both of them bring such different and unique natual scenarios.

Climbing the Nohoch Mul building was forbidden since the pandemic started in 2020. Apart from the most famous Nohoch Mul Pyramid, you can stroll around Coba Group which is a series of structures near the entrance and includes a ball court.

There are also structures with visible remnants of paints, numerous stelae depicting political and ceremonial activities, and much more.

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Coba, Mexico

So, what do you think, give us your story on how it went when you were visiting these places.

Don’t forget to book your Cancun Airport Transportation before coming!