Updated: May 9, 2021
Mexico is a vibrant and colorful place for your vacation that will surely be one of the most memorable yet. With spicy Mexican food, diverse culture, beautiful natural surroundings and friendly locals, you will be well entertained and looked after.
Cancun and Riviera Maya are two of our top destinations in Mexico. Let's find out why.
Here are the top five activities to enjoy in Cancun and Riviera Maya.
Arty Underwater Wonderland
The Cancun Underwater Museum is a non-profit contemporary museum with 500 artistic sculptures under the sea. Most sculptures are by the British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor with others by Mexican artists. The museum at the Cancún National Marine Park was created to help save coral reefs in the area by providing an alternative destination for divers. You can snorkel, dive or admire the artwork from a glass-bottom boat.
Eco-friendly Adventure Park
At the family-friendly eco-archaeological park Xcaret you can have a day of fun in the sun and water with over 50 attractions. Go with the flow in underwater rivers and caves, ride the zip lines and learn about Mayan culture. End your exciting day with the Xcaret México Espectacular evening show.
Hiking Mexican Style
Hiking around Cancun and Riviera Maya is great for your soul and your fitness. There are many trails for all fitness levels, and your journey can include lush jungle, ancient ruins and cenotes (underground caves with water).
Hit The Beach
Beach life in Cancun and Riviera Maya was probably the first attraction that drew you to this tropical paradise. There are endless pristine sandy shores to explore, from busy touristy beaches lined with restaurants and bars to quiet coves where you might be the only soul dipping your toes in the water. Relax in your deck chair, snorkel with colorful fish and other sea life or just take a dip in the blue ocean whenever you need to cool off.
Explore Ancient Ruins
Tour some Mayan ruins to get a glimpse of what life was like thousands of years ago. There are heaps of ancient ruins, including Coba, which is in the middle of the jungle.
There you have our top five activities to try while in Cancun and Riviera Maya. There are many more, of course, so make sure your vacation is long enough!