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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 ... read more»

#2
Isla Mujeres
Beaches, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

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

#5
Delphinus Dreams Cancun
Swimming/Pools, Zoos and Aquariums | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Operating out of the Dreams Cancún Hotel in the Hotel Zone, Delphinus Dreams Cancún allows ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... read more»

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