Cancun travel attractions
Cancun … an incredible location to visit.. Most of Cancun’s many resorts are built with direct access to the beaches – known locally as “playas” – with stunning views over the sparkling, crystal clear waters that make the destination so popular. Cancun, in fact, consists of a number of beaches, and while regular visitors may have their preferences, it’s hard to go wrong. Among the most popular playas are de las Perlas, Juventud, Linda, Langosta, Tortugas, Caracol, and Chac-mool, some of them lying alongside the Boulevard Cancun and the Paseo Kukulkan all the way from the city boundary (of these, Tortugas, Caracol, and Chac-mool tend to be the busiest). Also of interest is the seven-and-a-half-kilometer-long Paseo Kukulkan, alongside which is an 18-hole public golf course known as Pok-ta-Pok.
Cancun and the surrounding area is really well-known for its hidden underwear world. In fact, the underground rivers that flow in the Yucatan Peninsula are the longest network of underground rivers and caves in the world. There are a few places near Cancun where you can enjoy this network of crystal clear water, the most popular place being Xcaret (which is home to a plethora of unique activities).
Xcaret has three rivers you can float down and the slow-moving water is perfect for laying back and relaxing. A great break from the beach without being too far from the water. If you ever travel to Cancun and you look for a transfer Cancun you can check Land Savvy Transfers in Cancun.
Head to Xplor Fuego after sunset and enjoy a night full of extreme adventure.
Explore illuminated caves, zipline in the dark, and explore the rainforest – all after dark – for a nighttime rush of adrenaline. The entire park is lit up by sparklers and fire to create a nighttime adventure for thrill-seekers. Be sure to pack or wear a swimsuit – you won’t want to miss the underground water adventures!
While you’re there, enjoy the buffet with unlimited drinks. This attraction includes roundtrip transportation from Base Xcaret, unlimited access to ziplines, amphibious vehicles, underground caves and rivers, rafts, safety equipment, lockers, and more.
Located about two hours south of Cancun, near the town of Tulum, 780,000-acre Sian Ka’an is the largest protected area in the Yucat?n Peninsula.
Sian Ka’an was designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1986, then became an UNESCO World Heritage Site a year later. With a Mayan name that translates to “origin of the sky,” the reserve encompasses land, wetlands, and a portion of the massive Mesoamerican Reef (the world’s second largest reef system).
It’s one of the most biodiverse regions in Mexico, with 379 species of birds, 328 species of butterflies, and 115 mammal species. These include two species of monkey, two species of crocodile, agouti, white-nosed coati, Baird’s tapir, ocelot, puma, and the elusive jaguar.