Great Tourist Attractions in Cancun

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So, you’re excited about your vacations in Cancun, you know where you are staying and your bags are packed in your mind. Now you have the fun task of thinking about what you are going to get up to when you arrive to Cancun on Vacation. Here are some of the best tourist attractions in Cancun to consider.

Great Tourist Attractions in Cancun

Jolly Roger Pirate Ship Cancun

Of course, it goes without saying that one of the best tourist attractions in Cancun, without a doubt, is the Jolly Roger pirate ship, and not just because you have landed on our blog. Join the Jolly Roger pirate ship on its daily sunset cruise along Cancun’s breath-taking coastline and encounter one of Cancun’s top attractions. Our pirate renegades will offer a night of unrestrained fun and laughter, which will keep you captive for a whole three and half hours.
Don’t worry, we look after our prisoners like royalty on the Jolly Roger pirate ship and you get to choose from a delicious menu which is included in your ticket. Great tourist attractions in Cancun don’t come better than this!

Jolly Roger

El Meco Ruins

Cancun and the Riviera Maya is renowned for the incredible Mayan ruins that pepper the whole Yucatan Peninsula, but what few tourist realize is that Cancun has its own Mayan ruins within the city. The most famous ruins are El Rey, which are located in the Hotel Zone near the Maya Museum but you will also find some idyllic ruins in the Playa Mujeres area near where you get the ferry to Isla Mujeres, called El Meco. These ruins are said to hold special energy and were once the gateway to Isla Mujeres.

Whale Sharks

Swimming with whale sharks is high on the list of top tourist attractions in Cancun. You get to swim with these incredible animals in Cancun during the months of July through September. That is the time of year when whale sharks can be found in large numbers. In fact, whale sharks can be spotted near Cancun throughout the year, but tourist licenses are only given during their high season to protect the species. Don’t worry, these filter feeders won’t bite!


Nightlife in Cancun is perhaps equally as thrilling as swimming with whale sharks. By night, Cancun comes alive with splendor and you might finding yourself dancing till morning or watching the sunrise over the ocean in the same clothes as yesterday! Nightlife tourist attractions in Cancun can be found in the Hotel Zone as well as Downtown Cancun, with Coco Bongo, Mandala, Dady 0’ and La Vaquita stealing the show.


The Cancun Interactive Aquarium which can be found in La Isla Shopping Mall, in the hotel zone, and is a very popular tourist attraction for adults and kids alike. Here you can have your photo taken with a sea lion, dive in a shark tank and even swim with dolphins!

Underwater Museum

By far the most magical of all tourist attractions in Cancun, MUSA, Cancun’s underwater museum will leave you with a totally different impression of the Caribbean sub aquatic world. MUSA supports “art spaces” under the sea which begin to form made made reefs. Sculptures by artists are submerged in key positions to act as both art exhibition and habitat for marine life.
You can visit various of the MUSA sites by booking a diving tour, snorkeling and even by glass bottom boats.