Things to Do in Cancun
You have miles of white-sand beaches to enjoy and plenty of things to do in Cancún the moment you step off Copa Airlines flights to Cancun. Choose your resort wisely, as the finest offer top-flight services, dining and amenities along with a generous stretch of pristine coastline. The soft, crushed-coral beaches in Cancun face the open Caribbean Sea and its clear, warm, turquoise waves. Our favorite things to do in Cancun include kicking back in a breezy beachside cabana with a cocktail and indulging in massage treatments at a resort spa. Beyond your resort, you can arrange leisurely boat trips to low-key Isla Mujeres just offshore, or high-speed excursions by jet ski. The monumental Maya ruins at Chichen Itza and the fashionable beach and shopping town Playa del Carmen are both easy day trips from Cancun.
Dining Out in Cancun
World-class chefs in the finest resorts and restaurants in Cancun work wonders with local seafood. Dine in Ciudad Cancun (Downtown Cancun) for a taste of local Yucatecan flavors—try succulent cochinita pibil, roast pork marinated with sour oranges and achiote, and rich papadzules, thick tortillas smothered in a pumpkin seed sauce and stuffed with boiled eggs.
Cancun’s Famous Nightlife
Come sundown, the tanned and beautiful step out for happy hour in Cancun before a DJ-driven night of dancing until dawn. Nightlife in Cancun rocks with mega-clubs featuring Las Vegas-style floor shows that wow thousands of revelers every evening. For something more refined, slip into a chic wine bar or cigar lounge in the Hotel Zone.
Cancun Travel Tips
- The Cancun Hotel Zone, home to the best resorts and beaches, stretches the length of a slender island. Ciudad Cancun is an easily accessible working city on the mainland.
- Pack for hot Cancun weather year-round, although winter can be cool and cloudy. Storms during the May to October rainy season can churn up the Caribbean and make the sea unsafe for swimming.
- The best family-friendly beaches in Cancun face Bahía Mujeres, a calm bay at the island’s northern tip.
- Some resorts offer pick-up from the airport. Once you’ve checked into your room, you can easily use taxis for getting around to shopping, nightlife hotspots, restaurants and other things to do in Cancun.
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