Are you planning your next vacation? If so, then you should definitely consider taking a trip to Cancun, Mexico. The city is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Here are some must-do things while in the city:

1. Isla Mujeres

This was once a small fishing village, and is translated “Island of Women.” It has become a popular travel destination due to its natural beauty, calm environment, and relaxed lifestyle. The waters are wonderful for swimming and snorkeling throughout the year. Meanwhile, the winter months are excellent for sportfishing. It’s also a great place to view sunsets.

2. Chichen Itza

This was a pre-colonial city constructed by the Mayans during the Terminal Classic period. It shows several architectural styles, representing styles in central Mexico and the Northern Maya lowlands. It’s been estimated to receive an average of 1.7 million visitors per year. It’s owned by the Mexican government. The land was privately owned until 2010. A book written in 1843 launched modern interest in the city.

3. Interactive Aquarium

This is a great place to visit while in Cancun, especially if you have children. It’s located a little west of the Hotel Zone. It provides a hands-on experience that includes touch tanks, shark feeding’s, and dolphin swims. Visitors can enjoy a realistic experience of what underwater life is like for the creatures in the aquarium. It’s open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

4. Rent a Yacht

There are tons of different yachts, boats and catamarans to rent at reasonable prices in Cancun. It’s a great way to enjoy special events, such as a bachelor party, wedding proposal, birthday party, or fishing trip. It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that lets you enjoy activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, or relaxing with your favourite beverage and enjoying the view of the lovely turquoise ocean.

5. Playa Delfines

This is one of the only beaches in Cancun that includes a public car park. The sand is a little coarser than in the northern beaches. However, it provides some wonderful views and is near the Maya Ruins. Another plus of this tourist attraction is that it’s usually not crowded. While visiting Playa Delfines it’s important to read the signs about swimming conditions. That’s because undertows are quite common.

6. Cancun’s Underwater Museum

Nature formed the museum into a coral reef. The museum includes 500 sculptures contained in 3 galleries that are submerged in 3-6 meters of water.  The museum was finished in 2013. Visitors who come to the museum can explore the coral reef. The museum is also involved in area conservation efforts.

7. El Rey Ruins

This is a great archaeological site in the “Hotel Zone” of Cancun. It includes 47 structures that experts believe the Mayans inhabited during 900 AD at the earliest. The area includes two main platforms and temples, which are likely the remains of market areas and religious ceremonials buildings.  Although El Rey is a small area, it’s definitely worth visiting.

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