Step back in time at Chichen Itza
The ancient Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula are known as the second-most visited archeological site in Mexico. The Kukulkan Pyramid, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, is full of culture and is a significant display of the ceremonial center of the Yucatan. At sunrise and sunset on the spring and fall equinoxes, the corner of the pyramid casts a shadow of Kukulkan, a feathered serpent god, creating the illusion of a snake slithering down the side with the sun’s movement.
Play at Playa Tortugas
Widely recognized as a local’s beach spot, Playa Tortugas offers relaxing beaches with pure sand. Along with family fun in the sun, this location offers a variety of open-air restaurants for enjoying. The beach is just 5 miles from downtown Cancun.
Swim with dolphins
Multiple venues in the area offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins, including Delphinus Dreams, Xel-Ha aquarium and Xcaret. But do your research: Some places offer the opportunity to learn training and care techniques, while others simply let you play with a single dolphin for hours. Either way, a chance to interact with aquatic life that closely sounds like a must-do to us!
Shop for souvenirs
From markets like Mercado 28 and shop after shop of designer stores at Luxury Avenue to the modern shopping mall that is Plaza Las Americas, the possibilities of shopping are endless.
Hit the nightlife
Cancun is undeniably a huge attraction for visitors. The Hotel Zone offers some of the best nightclubs in the world with salsa dancing, live music and DJs spinning R&B music.