Best Places to Visit in Cancun

Cancun is a destination that you have to visit at least once in a life, filled with impressive turquoise water beaches, Mayan ruins, exclusive bars, and restaurants that will make your vacations more pleasant - this is what this guest post is about, written by a friend of ours. We have not been to Cancun yet, these are some places that have been recommended to us by our friend - here's an excerpt of our travel plans to Cancun, Mexico (in addition to visiting the Chiapas region and the Zapatistas :)

Best Places to Visit in Cancun

Do not miss anything on your visit and explore every corner of Cancun. Here are some things you must do on your visit.

#1. Playa Delfines

Beaches are probably one of the main reasons to visit Cancun and the rest of the Riviera Maya, and with all the options that you will find in Cancun, it can be difficult to choose just one. All beaches in this city are public, but there are some with restricted entrances because they are part of hotels or resorts.

best places to visit in cancun

As a first option, Playa Delfines or Dolphin beach is pretty famous among the tourist and local people since it is the perfect place to have a relaxed time and enjoy the sun and the Caribbean Sea. This beach has a tropical climate and is far from big hotels and crowds, so you can enjoy the impeccable white sand and crystalline blue waters without worries.

Like most of the Cancun beaches, it is perfect for families because it is a fully supervised area by well-trained lifeguards, also perfect to learn to surf and snorkeling or scuba diving.

#2. Playa Langostas

Playa Langostas is another good option for your visit to Cancun. The beach is near the hotel zone so you can easily go by bus or get private Cancun transportation. The recommendation is to get there early so you can find a good spot and calmly enjoy the turquoise waters or get a tan on its white sand. Playing soccer, tennis, or volleyball with your friends is also a good option in Playa Langostas.

This is definitively a family beach, with sea waves very calm to take a bath, also at the entrance there is a children's playground which makes it an ideal place to enjoy with your kids. In case you are more adventurous, you can go from there to Isla Mujeres since on the beach there is a small dock from where ferries depart.

#3. Nichupté Lagoon

Nichupté is a lagoon of approximately 3,000 hectares with beautiful landscapes of crystalline waters and mangroves that is located in the heart of Cancun and is nowadays one of the favorite attractions of tourists. The lagoon is connected to the Caribbean Sea through the Sigfrido and Nizuc channels and is also home to different types of birds, marine animals, and reptiles living in the ecosystem.

There are many options to explore this beautiful place at your own pace, whether in a speedboat, kayak, jet ski or wave runner. You can also help on the reforestation and mangrove care campaign, just ask the staff all the options.

#4. “El Rey” Archeological Zone

Not as popular as other archeological zones like Coba or Chichen Itza, but this is one of the most interesting places to visit with a great story behind it. If you want to do something different in Cancun, you can visit El Rey and take a leisurely stroll and know a little more about this archaeological site. It is one of the few cultural places related to the Mayan culture in the Hotel Zone, so the access is not a problem, either you want to go by yourself in a bus or get a tour that most Cancun airport transportation companies offer.

#5. Coco Bongo

Last but not least, Cancun is well known for its nightlife and on your visit you can not miss the opportunity to go to Coco Bongo. This nightclub is recognized for its spectacular shows that include acrobats, gymnastics, live music, and recreation of scenes of popular movies.

Coco Bongo creates a unique experience for the visitors that keep dancing all night. It is recommended to get your tickets in advance or arrive as early as possible to get a good table to enjoy the show, since it is a very requested attraction. The entrance fee is around 50 dollars and includes an open bar until 3 in the morning.

Wrap Up: Best Places to Visit in Cancun

There you have it, a list of the top 5 places to visit in Cancun, our planned travel destinations :) Also, here's a video of Playa Delfines:

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