Cancun and Riviera Maya are known for their incredible beaches, but there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy if lounging on the beach isn't your cup of tea.
Xcaret and Xel-Ha are eco-parks where visitors can learn about Mexican culture, see birds and flora & fauna from the region, snorkel, or swim with dolphins. Both parks are extremely popular and they always top the lists of things one must see when visiting Cancun.
Mayan ruins are another major attraction in Cancun & Riviera Maya. Chichen Itza is the largest and most important archaeological site on the Yucatan Peninsula. The ancient ruins of Tulum are perched atop a cliff that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. From the ruins site, you can walk down to the beach below. This is the only major Mayan site that is next to the water and, despite its small size, it is well worth the trip. Since Tulum is so small, many people prefer to combine the trip to the ruins with a visit to Xel-Ha.
Swimming with whale sharks is one of the most amazing activities one can participate in while in Cancun. Each Summer, whale sharks migrate to the area. Since they are no threat to humans, there are sightseeing excursions that take you out to swim with the whale sharks in their natural habitat. Seeing the large, docile creatures up close is a once in a lifetime experience.
Camino Sac Bajo Lote 26. Fraccionamiento Paraíso Laguna Mar, Isla Mujeres
15 Miles North Of Isla Mujeres
Boulevard Kukulcan kilometer 23
Up Close & Personal with Dolphins... read more
Senor Frogs Boulevard Kukulcan km.9.5