Cancun excursions, attractions, tours, activities
Since this is also a recurrent question, I would like to make a detailed blog entry about Cancun excursions, attractions, tours, activities.
In Cancun I like the beaches “Playa Caracol” (Playa Caracol, km 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan., Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, QR) and “Playa Chac Mool” (Km 8.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, QR) very much. Playa Caracol is the quiet side of the sea and almost always like a pool without waves. However, the beach section to lie is much narrower, as the public beach section between the restaurant “Mocambo” and the “Riu Hotel” is located.
Playa Chac Mool, on the other hand, is on the other side. The sea is much wilder, but not as wild as “Playa Delfines“. But the public beach section is much wider and you can rent beach chairs or go directly to the Mandala Beach Club.
The sea on the beaches is getting wild the farther you go
up the hotel zone. For example, “Playa Delfines” (Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.) is personally too wild for me to swim. However, I must say it is a beautiful, wide beach and a magnificent backdrop for taking pictures. There you will also find the colorful “CANCUN” letters. The default theme in Cancun for every vacation picture.
If you like water slides is in the “Venturapark” right. The park is nice. We went there last week for the second time in 2 years. The park itself is nicely done, especially for families with children. The park is nice, but not a highlight. I think the statement is good. For a small fee, you can get from the normal park entry an “all-inclusive” entry. The food is buffet style and starts at 11am and is accessible throughout the day. I should say at this point better that the food is “edible” but everything than delicious. The same applies to the alcoholic beverages. The alcohol is of the cheapest quality.
The “Aquaworld” (Boulevard Kukulcan km 15.3
, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Q.R.), on the other hand, really surprised me. There you pay no entry, but only pay for the desired activities. There you can book excursions and activities. We tried the “FlowRider” for an hour for little money.
An overview of the shopping centers in Cancun and my recommendations can be found here.
Also here you will find my recommendations on “Nightlife and Parties” in Cancun.
“Isla Mujeres” can be reached by ferry for about 16 EUR round trip. This island is small but nice and worth a visit! “Playa Norte” never has problems with seaweed on the beach and the water is actually always like a pool.
You should definitely rent a golf car there and explore the island. The Golf Car is rented on Isla Mujeres and costs about 700 pesos per day. Alternatively, you can borrow a scooter or a bike, which I can not recommend both.
On site on Isla Mujeres you can also do a snorkeling tour
in the underwater museum (we did that once and I loved it !!!), a catamaran tour, visit the turtle farm or swim with dolphins.
A very special attraction, which I will do this year, is swimming with whale sharks in the open sea. Since the whale sharks are to be found only in the period from June to September in the sea before Isla Mujeres, because of this you can book this tour also only in this time.