Cancun is one of Mexico’s most popular  tourist destinations located in the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula. There, Cancun is home to beautiful beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, luxury resorts, excellent restaurants and world class shopping. If you want to take a Riviera Maya vacation soon, read our list below of fun things to do in Cancun.  

Jolly Roger Pirate Ship

Jolly Roger, pirate ship in Cancun

To start with, the top Cancun tour is the always popular Jolly Roger pirate ship adventure. Set on an authentic replica of a 17th century pirate ship, the Jolly Roger tour is a perfect choice that everyone in the whole family will love. The cheerful costumed pirates will wait on you and bring you unlimited drinks from a premium open bar. Plus, the world class entertainment includes live music and dancing that will have you smiling all day long. You can also choose to combine tours with visits to local Mayan ruins including Chichén Itzá. Last but not least, the delicious gourmet meal rivals the best restaurants in town. In addition, COVID safety protocols have been added to ensure guest safety during their day cruising the Caribbean Sea. Make sure to book your tickets early to take advantage of our exclusive deals! (*This promotion is valid when booking your tour 2 weeks in advance).

Xcaret Park

Things to do in Cancun, visit Xcaret

Secondly, another one of the best places to visit during a vacation to Cancun is Xcaret Park. The privately owned and operated theme park is an ecotourism development that is a must-visit spot. They also have a theme park with more than 40 different attractions including a traditional Mayan Village and Old Mayan Temples. Don’t miss the stunning beauty of the amazing swimming holes that are the perfect place to cool off during a hot day. Roundtrip transportation can be arranged from Cancun’s hotel zone if needed. There’s no doubt that the entire family will enjoy spending a day at Xcaret. 

Moonlight Bioluminescence Snorkeling Tour

Things to do in Cancun Moonlight Bioluminescence Snorkeling Tour

A moonlight bioluminescence snorkeling tour is a once in a lifetime experience that can be enjoyed during a visit to Cancun. Visitors will enjoy seeing three beautiful coral reefs up close with the help of a professional and experienced guide. Before getting your feet wet, visitors will be taught the basics of snorkeling. The Caribbean Sea is home to some of the most colorful marine life and coral reefs in Mexico. The coral reefs in Area 1 are home to squids, eels, lobsters, and crabs. Secondly, visitors will have the chance to swim with sea turtles in Area 2. Lastly, Area 3 is the grand finale where the  bioluminescence of small particles will light up the sea

Visit the Underwater Museum

Things to do in Cancun Visit the Underwater Museum

The Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) is situated just off the coast where more than 500 life-sized sculptures are sitting on the ocean’s floor. In order to view the sculptures, visitors have to scuba dive, snorkel or take a glass bottom boat. Vacationers that choose to scuba dive or snorkel will be treated with up close views of the stunning Punta Nizuc reef. If you need refreshment during your visit to MUSA, there is a floating platform that sells beers and snacks for visitors, too.  

Riviera Maya Dinner Cruise

Lastly, a Riviera Maya dinner cruise is a nice way to enjoy a delicious meal and the beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea at the same time. Usually, dinner cruises last around 2.5 hours long and include live entertainment, too. Most Cancun dinner cruises offer a nice choice of main courses including surf & turf, steak, or vegetarian-friendly dishes. Plus, most cruises have an open bar so get ready to kick back some drinks with your sweetheart and have a little fun. If you want to enjoy a romantic dinner during your vacation to Mexico, a Riviera Maya dinner cruise is the way to go.

Airplane overflying Cancun

If you’re itching to get out of town and take a vacation, why not visit beautiful Cancun, Mexico? During your stay, make sure to try our suggestions on fun things to do. Remember, the top Cancun tour is the Jolly Roger pirate ship. Everyone in the whole family will be wowed by the impressive acrobatics, talented musicians, and delicious food on board. You can also combine tours to step back in time to visit famed archaeological sites in the area such as Chichén Itzá. It’s been a rough few years and you deserve to pamper your family in paradise!