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Best Things To Do in Cancun

The beaches and nightlife here are key diversions for many Cancún vacationers. But the area also earns praise for cultural activities like Chichén Itzá and the turtle farms of Isla Mujeres. The area's golf greens are also quite niceyou might want to arrange a morning tee-time at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. If there's time, consider taking a daytrip to nearby Tulum to see some of the best preserved Mayan ruins in all Mexico.

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#1
Chichen Itza
Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Chichén Itzá is a large Mayan archaeological site and one of the most notable and recognized landmarks on the Yucatán ... read more»

#2
Isla Mujeres
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: To escape the frantic beat of Cancún's nightlife and beaches, head to Isla Mujeres (or the Island of Women ... read more»

#3
Playa Tortugas Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Widely considered a locals beach spot, travelers laud Playa Tortugas for its relaxed atmosphere and clean sands. The area also ... read more»

#4
El Rey Ruins
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: While they may not have the awe-factor of Chichén Itzá, the El Rey Ruins have convenience on their side. Located ... read more»

#5
Delphinus Dreams Cancun
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Operating out of the Dreams Cancún Hotel in the Hotel Zone, Delphinus Dreams Cancún allows visitors to swim with dolphins ... read more»

#6
Playa Delfines Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you tire of the standard beaches along the Hotel Zone, try heading to Playa Delfines, one of the highest ... read more»

#7
Coco Bongo Cancun
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Considered the spot for nightlife in Cancún, Coco Bongo isn't your traditional, DJ-controlled nightclub. Instead, thousands of travelers pack ... read more»

#8
Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Club

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Perhaps one of the most notable and favored golf courses in Cancún, the Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok was designed by ... read more»

#9
Interactive Aquarium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you're visiting Cancún with kids in tow, the Interactive Aquarium is worth a look. Located in the La ... read more»

#10
Hilton Cancun Golf Course

Overall Rating: Rating: 2.5

Why go: The Caribbean is the centerpiece of the Hilton Cancún Resort and Golf Course, and peacocks and alligators make frequent appearances ... read more»

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