Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Cancún (Mexico)

  • By Alex S
  • Travel Tips
  • 01.05.2016

Head on your next vacation to Cancun, Mexico and enjoy some of these great attractions and sights:
Chichén Itzá
Chichén Itzá is a huge Mayan archaeological site that was originally one of the main hubs of the Mayan civilization. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can see the El Castillo pyramid, which was a Mayan temple. Visitors say it’s crowded, but worth the wait to see it.
Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres or the Island of Women is a small island near Cancun where you can see the Hacienda Mundaca, a ruined 19th century mansion that once belonged to a 19th-century slave trader called Mundaca who died mysteriously. Plus, there is a turtle farm with hundreds of them and an aquarium to see.  You can take the ferry from Cancun to get to the island.
El Rey Ruins
Another set of Mayan ruins is the El Rey Ruins, which are in the Hotel Zone of the city. It’s small enough to see in a few hours, and there are also hundreds of iguanas there so it’s great for photo opportunities.
Interactive Aquarium
Kids will love the Interactive Aquarium in the La Isla Shopping Village west of the Hotel Zone. It’s a hands-on facility with touch tanks, dolphins, sharks, and more where you can get up close and personal with the marine creatures.
Nichupte Lagoon
For eco-tourism buffs, head to the Cancun's Nichupte Lagoon. It’s a great place for thousands of plants and animals from the area such as birds, reptiles, monkeys, and even leopards and jaguars.
Bullfights at Plaza de Toros
There is a small bullfighting ring in downtown Cancun called the Plaza deToros, which has bullfights on Wednesdays. These bullfights are now part of the Mexican culture just like in Spain.