Call us today on 020 7644 1755

What to do in Cancun

Our holidays in Mexico & Cancun offer the chance to experience a variety of fun activities suitable for all ages, including:

Beaches

Cancun is world famous for its miles of sun-drenched beaches. Choose spectacular waves at Punta Cancun or the calmer waters of the north facing beaches. Visit the popular and picturesque village area at Playa del Carmen or the secluded beach at Playa Mujeres.

The all inclusive beach resorts and boutique hotels in the Riviera Maya are cocooned between lush jungle and turquoise waters and are ideal for guests who favour relaxation over nightlife, or you may want to head to Cozumel for a peaceful and romantic island getaway.
 

Watersports

Playa del Carmen offers a particularly good range of watersports but all of Cancun is brimming with opportunities to windsurf, jet ski, learn to scuba dive, snorkel over the Great Mesoamerican Reef or charter a yacht and go sport fishing.

Snorkelling and scuba diving with a difference

Discover Cancun's underwater museum for yourself. It's one of the largest and most creative underwater museums in the world. Over 400 different sculptures, from small houses to human-sized figurines have been submerged at varying depths to promote the development of corals and attract all forms of marine life.
 

History and culture

Find ancient ruins and lively folklore in Downtown Cancun, discover Mayan temples in the Riviera Maya, marvel at the ancient sites at Tulum or visit the pyramids at Chichen Itza - one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
 

Adventure and ecological tours

Go hiking or take a zip line tour in the Riviera Maya, drive an amphibious vehicle through rivers and along jungle paths or swim through underground caves known as 'cenotes'. Join a jungle expedition through the Mayan jungle, become a crocodile hunter for a day, swim with sharks, or snorkel over the Cancun Underwater Museum.
 

Family fun

Swim with dolphins, go horseback riding or have fun at the ecological Xcaret theme park. Kids will love the Wet' n Wild water park while parents can tee-off on incredible golf courses and relax in sumptuous spas.

There are lots of hotels and family friendly resorts in Cancun to choose from, particularly in the Cancun Strip. Many of the resorts offer varied entertainment options for kids, teens and adults so parents can relax knowing there's always something for everyone to enjoy. Take your children to swim with dolphins, take a tour of the Mayan jungle, go to an adventure theme park or visit the Cancun aquarium.
 

Nightlife

Cancun's legendary club scene is one of the best in the world, with most nightclubs found in or near the Cancun Hotel Zone. The twenty-kilometre-long beach strip at the Cancun Hotel Zone is lined with hotels, malls, bars, nightclubs and restaurants.

Join holidaymakers and locals alike at Dady'O's, Bulldog and The City, or take to the floor or tabletops, in the world famous Coco Bongo club. To party alfresco, head to Fat Tuesday, an open-air venue with beach area. Or, for a more authentic Mexican fiesta check out the clubs in Downtown Cancun (also known as 'El Pueblo' or 'El Centro' as the locals call it).

Party-goers are spoilt for choice, with some of the world's best known names in nightclubs on offer, featuring the frequent performances of some of the best DJs in the world. Live performances from top singing sensations are also a frequent occurrence in Cancun; with The Moon Palace resort famously hosting concerts for artists including Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Usher among others (and offering free tickets to guests staying at the hotel during concert dates!).

The Mexican cultural experience

Mexico is well known for its lively and celebratory culture, but it can be a challenge to get to the heart of it from your hotel room. Let us take you straight to the places we know you'll have a good time, from experiencing the Mexican 'Day of the Dead' to being serenaded by a mariachi band.

For a more authentic Mexican holiday, try a quaint hostel or a smaller hotel in Downtown Cancun, or get in touch with us and we'll tell you the best ways to combine Cancun with the many other experiences Mexico has to offer.
 

A short stopover

If you're not keen on the idea of spending all your time in one place, ask us about organising a twin-centre holiday. You may want to combine two holidays in one by spending a week in Miami Beach followed by a few extra days in Cancun, a simple example of the many options available.

 

Excursions and Attractions

atlantis submarine

Atlantis Submarine

Discover the reason behind Cozumel being one of the top five dive destinations in the world! And do it in style aboard our majestic submarine that will take you on an unforgettable marine expedition.  For a spectacular adventure under Cozumel’s...

atv adventure

Atv Adventure

Are you ready for an off road adventure that provides a trilling ride and an abundance of scenic views? Then you are ready for the ATV Adventure in the beautiful tropical surroundings of Mexico. And the best thing about this trip is that you will have...

bob (breathing observation bubble)

Bob (breathing Observation Bubble)

It’s a boat, it’s a train, it’s a...what is it? It is the BOB which stands for Breathing Observation Bubble. This ingenious device is like the combination of a scooter and a scuba tank. The individual’s head goes inside an air...

cancun fishing charters

Cancun Fishing Charters

Enjoy a day of fishing delight at Cancun’s deepest turquoise waters! Our fishing charters have become worldwide famous over the years due to the excellent and varied selection of big game fish available to catch throughout the year! So don’t...

Talk to a specialist

samson

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 19:00 GMT

Related articles for Mexico and Cancun

Mexico and Cancun News

Browse all Mexico and Cancun News

Atelier de Hoteles offers personalised all-inclusive

Atelier de Hoteles has put a new spin on the idea of an all-inclusive. The resort chain located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast now offers a highly personalised guest experience. Each of the chain’s properties offers guests the opportunity to create a luxurious retreat that is tailored to their particular wishes.

Riu Palace Costa Mujeres a new hotel concept

RIU Hotels & Resorts recently opened its second hotel located on the edge of the Bahia de Mujeres in Costa Mujeres, along with the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The new property has an innovative design focused on providing guests with views of the Caribbean from as many points of view as possible.

Mar del Cabo to open in December

A new Velas Resorts property, Mar del Cabo, will open in early December. The new resort is located next to the Grand Velas Los Cabos and is one of several properties owned by Grand Velas in Mexico and the Caribbean, many of which are highly rated.