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Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ Riviera Maya
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Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ Riviera Maya

A chance to experience the world-famous aerial acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil – but with a Mexican twist. You'll enjoy pre-show canapés treats and champagne before the awe-inspiring acrobatics really kick off at Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ. Without doubt, one of the most exhilarating nights in the Riviera Maya.Stroll along a wooden walkway, which winds its way around a lake, and make sure to look out for the characters spinning fire-lit batons on board canoes. Take your seat right up close to the action before the rest of the audience, so you can enjoy your champagne and appetisers in a leisurely manner.When the show starts, you'll be treated to an out-of-this-world set – acrobats soaring across the ceiling and daredevil motorcyclists on stage. And, of course, it comes with a Mexican twist, from the dinosaur-destroying meteor that landed in the Yucatan peninsula to a homage to the migrating monarch butterflies. Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ – a night of fantasy and pulsating entertainment.

Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Coco Bongo Cancun Ticket
Excursions & day trips

Coco Bongo Cancun Ticket

If you're in the mood for a night out with plenty of fun and dancing, look no further than Coco Bongo in Cancun. With acrobat displays, bar-top conga lines, DJ sets, live bands, and music from every decade you're sure to have a great time – and you'll have express entry and an open bar thrown in for good measure.

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Xcaret Archaeological Park Ticket
Excursions & day trips

Xcaret Archaeological Park Ticket

Xcaret is a gigantic eco-archaeological complex with more than enough attractions to keep all ages busy for days. The whole family will love its jungle trails, culture and nature – and tasty traditional food. There's nothing else like it in the Riviera Maya.Located by the sea near Cancun, Xcaret boasts more than 50 attractions that take you through the heart of the jungle in many different ways. Check out Jaguar Island and the Butterfly Pavilion or walk through caves, archaeological sites and a Maya village. You can even dive into the water with a snorkelling tour, underground river swim and then relax in Acuatic Paradise.And when night falls, you'll be treated to the Xcaret México Espectacular, a light and colour show that takes you through the country's history. A great family day out in nature.

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Xenses Entrance Ticket
Attractions & guided tours

Xenses Entrance Ticket

A feast for the senses awaits at Xenses Adventure Park. This ticket is your pass to the topsy-turvy world of Mexico's newest attraction. Up is down, right is left, and nothing is quite as it seems as you make your way around two circuits. By air, land and water, this perfect mix of thrills, illusions and relaxation will bring your senses to life.The fun begins the moment you approach Xenses Adventure Park – the whole place is an optical illusion. Inside, you'll have two circuits to complete. And an ever more mind-boggling array of activities will challenge your mind and body. You'll have a choice of more than 15 activities like the tree-top Bird Flight zip-line, a hike through caverns in the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries, and a float down a mud river.There's also an unusual town and unexpected twists and turns around every corner. It's fun for all the family. What's more, with cameras dotted around every attraction, you'll even have the chance to take home some of your most memorable moments with you.

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Cancun Xplor Adventure Park Ticket
Attractions & guided tours

Cancun Xplor Adventure Park Ticket

Xplor is one for adrenaline junkies. Ziplines, 4x4 jungle trails, underground pools, rafting through caves – and that's only the beginning. Bring out your inner Tarzan and enjoy an action-packed day in Cancun.Deep into the Riviera Maya jungle, you'll discover a land of adrenaline-pumping opportunities. Soar through the treetops on ziplines as high as 45 metres – the height of an 11-storey building – then back on solid ground you'll get behind the wheel of a 4x4 to rev your way through the rainforest.Your journey will also bring a few surprises along the way, with a chance to swim and raft in an ancient cenote – an underground cavernous pool – where you'll use your hands to propel you through the water as you admire stalactite spears that have formed on the roof. And round of the experience with a splash by zooming through the sky in a hammock and land in a cenote.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Exploring the Underworld and Mayan Culture
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Exploring the Underworld and Mayan Culture

When you imagine the ancient Mayans peering into mysteriously deep and limpid underground pools, it's easy to see how they came to believe these cenotes were windows to the underworld. This National Geographic Day Tour is a journey into the deepest aspects of Mayan culture, bridging the gap between the tempting beauty of the cenotes the region is so famous for, and the significance they hold in local tradition. You'll begin the day with a descent into either Abuelo or Zoi Che cenote, where you can choose to enjoy a cooling dip. These water-filled caverns offer a tangible connection to the Mayan way of life. Your National Geographic-trained guide will explain how the fresh water of cenotes was crucial for the survival of Mayan settlements, especially given the scarcity of rivers and lakes in the Yucatan. As well as their spiritual status, the guide will also describe the Mayan concept of the underworld, or Xibalba, and it's nine layered structure which is reflected in many of Mexico's Mayan pyramids. Next, you'll take a guided stroll along the Mayan Path of Xibalba where thirteen representations of Mayan gods punctuate the route, and your guide will unravel their stories on the way. National Geographic guests will have private access to the park's recently discovered fifth cenote, steeped in the aura of the ancient world. After your exploration of the connection between cenotes and Mayan culture and beliefs, it's time to relax over a traditional homemade local lunch, a homage to the region's culinary heritage.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Unveiling the Importance of Cancun’s Reef Restoration
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: Unveiling the Importance of Cancun’s Reef Restoration

Explore the wonders of the Mesoamerican Reef System on this exclusive National Geographic Day Tour. Led by marine specialists, you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel and witness the impact of humanity on the reef and see coral bleaching. This is followed by an insightful talk on actionable steps for reef restoration.Setting sail when the waters are at their calmest, you'll venture to two different reefs, each affected by bleaching due to global warming, water pollution, and microplastics. Visit the reef known as “El Meco”, which boasts the youngest corals, making it a particularly special attraction.The boats used for the tour are certified by Blue Flag for sustainable tourism, ensuring your voyage aligns with eco-conscious practices. Along the way, you'll also get to know the local fauna and savour samples of traditional snacks including Kibi.During this tour, you will be inspired to protect these marine ecosystems, which is the aim of the National Geographic-sponsored Pristine Seas project. This project has carried out expeditions to Banco Chinchorro, a significant part of the Mesoamerican Reef System. This project's work underscores the importance of safeguarding marine environments from human influence while protecting the last wild places in our oceans.By joining this tour, you will engage with the vital importance of preserving and protecting the precious Mesoamerican Reef System. See for yourself the marvels of the ocean and gain a profound understanding of coral reefs and their critical role in the biosphere.

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Scuba Diving Experiences for Certified Divers
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Scuba Diving Experiences for Certified Divers

Scuba diving off the shores of the Caribbean features nothing less than crystal clear water teeming with corals and sea life as well as magical cenotes and shipwrecks. And on these scuba packages, qualified divers can take their dive portfolio to the next level. Discover the cool waters of a cenote or even head to the depths of a sunken shipwreck.

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Coba Maya Ruins Tour with Lunch and Cenote Swim
Excursions & day trips

Coba Maya Ruins Tour with Lunch and Cenote Swim

A journey deep into the Yucatán jungle to discover the ancient Maya city of Coba. You'll learn about their enigmatic culture, see the Great Pyramid, meet local villagers and swim in a sacred cenote

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Holbox Island Boat and Buggy Tour from Chiquila
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Holbox Island Boat and Buggy Tour from Chiquila

Holbox Island offers 36km of pristine white beaches washed by emerald green seas. On this exclusive TUI excursion, you'll tour spots like Isla Pasion and Punta Mosquito on a private boat, enjoy lunch at a five-star eco resort and more. And there's also golf buggy tour of the island to look forward to.

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Sian Ka’an Reserve Tour with Boat Trip and Maya Village Visit
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Sian Ka’an Reserve Tour with Boat Trip and Maya Village Visit

The ancient Maya called it ‘Where the Sky Begins' – and there's definitely a touch of heaven to Sian Ka'an. Its mangroves, coral reefs, wildlife and archaeological sites mean that it's both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, placing in the champions' league of natural parks.

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Guided Tour of Tulum and Visit to a Modern Maya Community
Excursions & day trips

Guided Tour of Tulum and Visit to a Modern Maya Community

Exploring ancient ruins and swimming in underground caves make this an action-packed morning of adventure. A guided tour of one of Mexico's most important historical sites is followed by a visit to a traditional Mayan community. What's more, you'll get the chance to take a refreshing dip in a cenote too.

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Things to do in Cancun

Situated on the Yucatán Peninsula with A-class views of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a sought-after destination – for both beach lovers and history buffs alike. With its crystal-clear waters, Mayan ruins, and delightful culinary tradition, Cancun has something for every taste. It’s also an ideal starting point for delving into the surrounding areas, teeming with pristine natural sites and archaeological treasures.

The 6 best activities to do in Cancun

1. Visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum

Less than a two-hour drive from Cancun brings you to Tulum, famous for the ruins of an ancient Mayan city perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a fascinating glimpse into Mayan civilization. Stroll among well-preserved ruins, admire the El Castillo pyramid, the Temple of the Frescoes, and soak up views of the Caribbean Sea. The beach below the ruins, Playa del Paraíso, is one of the most beautiful in the area – so don’t forget your swimsuits.

2. Snorkel on Cozumel Island

Another popular day trip from Cancun is to Cozumel Island, a top hit for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, thanks to the colorful coral reef that surrounds it. The waters are crystal clear and teeming with marine life. If you prefer to stay dry, there are many other activities to try. For example, you can explore the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, visit the town of San Miguel de Cozumel, or relax on the beautiful beaches.

3. Explore Chichen Itza

A trip to Cancun wouldn't be complete without visiting Chichen Itza – one of the seven wonders of the modern world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the most famous Mayan archaeological site worldwide, showcasing ingenious structures including the Kukulkan pyramid. We suggest arriving early in the morning to avoid the crowds with a guided tour to fully appreciate its history.

4. Swim in a cenote

Swimming in a cenote is a mystical and thrilling experience, and the Cancun area is particularly rich in these caves filled with freshwater. Taking a plunge into these natural pools is an excellent way to cool off from the tropical heat of the Yucatan. Some of the cenotes, such as the sacred Ik Kil Cenote near Chichen Itza, are surrounded by lush vegetation, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

5. Indulge in street food

Cancun is a paradise for those who love a taste of local street food. Tacos, tamales, elotes (grilled corn), and marquesitas are just a few examples of yummy treats that showcase rich Mexican and Yucatan food culture. Don't miss the opportunity to try cochinita pibil – a slow-roasted pork dish typical of the region. Savor it all by pairing it with a glass of horchata, a sweet rice-based drink spiced with cinnamon.

6. Take a trip to Sian Ka'an

The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect outing for nature lovers. This protected area includes tropical forests, mangroves, marshes, and a coral reef brimming with marine life. Hop on a boat tour to spot manatees, dolphins, and hundreds of bird species. With a bit of luck, you might even catch a glimpse of a jaguar or a tapir in the forest.

Plan your visit to Cancun

What's the best time to visit Cancun?

Cancun's tropical climate guarantees warm temperatures throughout the year. However, the best time for visiting Cancun is from December to March, with dry and pleasantly warm temperatures, usually staying below 30 degrees Celsius. We recommend avoiding September and October as these are the rainiest months, and there is a higher chance of hurricanes

How long do you need to visit Cancun?

There are so many things to do in Cancun and the surrounding areas, which is why we recommend staying in this location for at least 5 days. This way, you'll have the opportunity to dedicate two days to excursions to Chichen Itza and Tulum (both must-sees), and a full day of relaxation on one of the islands, whether it's Holbox, Isla Mujeres, or Cozumel. However, for the full experience and to take it easy, we recommend staying for at least 10 days.

What are the best beaches in Cancun?

Cancun and its surroundings are famous for beautiful beaches. Playa Delfines is the most popular beach in Cancun, spacious and well-equipped, named after the dolphins that are often spotted on the horizon. Playa Chac Mool is a secluded paradise, perfect for both relaxation and water sports enthusiasts. Playa Langosta, with its calm and shallow waters, is the ideal choice for families. Finally, for a truly local experience, visit Playa Caracol, small but with soft sands and crystal-clear waters.