It can be confusing to decide how your time is best spent while you’re in Cancun, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, because of the huge amount of things that you can do and see here. You can have the best day out in Cancun over and over again! So, rather than stressing out about how to choose, have a look at these suggestions:
Family Fun and Pirate Shenanigans
One of the best days out in Cancun is undoubtedly provided by the Jolly Roger Pirate ship. You can either enjoy the day cruise (from October through May) or the night cruise (365 days a year). If you opt for the night-time pirate ship cruise, you can still make it your best day out in Cancun by combining it with a lazy beach day, or a swim with some dolphins then lunch and some time to relax before boarding the ship around sunset. The Jolly Roger pirate ship is a gorgeous vessel; and what’s more, the crew are incredibly talented, and also bilingual, so you can be sure that you’ll really enjoy the show. Kids will also love the theatrics, music and dancing that comes before dinner.
XCaret or a Mystical Mayan Adventure
Xcaret is without a doubt one of the best days out in Cancun for adventurous nature lovers. There are plenty of animals to see while wandering around the Xcaret grounds, but you’ll also have a chance to learn all about the Mayan history and culture. If you’re more geared towards history than action you could visit the ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum, and nature lovers really must see the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.
Explore the Deep Blue
Mexico is one of the best places in the world to come if you love marine wildlife, and Cancun and its surroundings (Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Holbox and Contoy) are second only to the Sea of Cortez! Between June and September you can spend some time up close and personal with the filter-feeding Rhincodon (that’s Whale shark, for all us non-latin speakers!), and if you’re really brave you could try diving in some of the areas Cenotes.
Cancun is a very romantic location for honeymooners and couples on vacation. For the best day out in Cancun, the tranquil and dreamy blue waters, the pristine white sands and the great weather all make for perfect days in the sun! And what’s more you’ll never run out of places to explore; just when you think you’ve run out of beaches to laze on you’ll realise that you’ve yet to see Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. If you’ve been looking for the perfect spot to spend a balmy day in paradise with your spouse then Cancun has everything you could need!