Cancun is a lively town full of beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping, and great nightlife. There’s no wonder why Cancun is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. There’s so much to do in Cancun where the adventures vary from day-trips to paradise islands, diving excursions, and cultural experiences. 

Whether you’re traveling to Cancun for spring break or a relaxed family vacation – Cancun offer an amazing time for all travelers! 

Here’s the list of the top 7 things to do in Cancun:

Chichen Itza & Ik Kil

A must when it comes to things to do in Cancun is to go for a day trip to Chichen Itza and the Ik Kil Cenote! Chichen Itza is a large Mayan archaeological site and also one of the World’s Seven Wonders. 

Make sure to visit the Ik Kil Cenote that lies in the nearby area. If you’re there 08.00 in the morning you can enjoy the cenote all by yourself and then go to the Chichen Itza to see the temple and ruins!

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Isla Mujeres

About 15 minutes by boat from Cancun lies a relaxed and tropical island for you to explore. Isla Mujeres is one of the most famous islands in the Yutacan Peninsula and offers dreamy beaches and a laid-back atmosphere for you to enjoy. 

A lovely island to spend one or two days to have fresh coconut drinks, relax on the beach and rent a golf cart to explore the secluded beaches and nature of Isla Mujeres!

Underwater Museum

Between Cancun and Isla Mujeres lies an underwater museum on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. Dive into the ocean and discover a surreal world filled with statues and different exhibitions for you to explore.

If you like to dive, then this is one of the top things to do in Cancun for you!

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One of the most popular things to do in Cancun is to pamper yourself with a day at the spa. In Cancun, you will find a great mix of thirty different spa facilities!

Isla Holbox

When you visit Cancun, make sure not to miss this beautiful paradise island! This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in Mexico that offer fantastic paradise beaches with white sand and turquoise shallow water. Relax at one of the beach bars and enjoy some cooling cocktails or fresh coconut drinks. Rent a bike and explore the Island and go for adventures to the nearby and smaller islands.

Isla Holbox is one of the best things you can do outside Cancun for a 2-day trip. I promise – you will not regretting going there!

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There’s no question about it – the shopping in Cancun is great! Here you can shop til you drop on all Cancun shopping malls and enjoy a perfect mix of international stores, handicraft markets, and several luxury brands. Plaza Las Americas and Luxury Avenue are great spots for you who seek exclusive brands! 

Make sure not to miss Mercado 28 in central Cancun – a great place to shop cheap souvenirs!


If you like to party, then you’ve come to the right place! The Hotel Zone of Cancun has some great nightclubs for you to enjoy salsa, house, R&B and live music. In Cancun, you will find a club that suits your taste of music and age!

One of the most famous clubs is Coco Bongo Night Club. Here you can expect nonstop performances, balloons, bubbles and confetti during the whole night! A crazy and fun place to party!