Cancún

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  • 1. Cancún Underwater Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Locally known as MUSA, Cancún's Underwater Museum is made up of more than 400 lifelike statues sculpted by Jason de Caires Taylor. The stunning...Read More

  • 2. Eco Colors

    El Centro | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Bike tours, butterfly- and bird-watching adventures, as well as kayaking, diving, and eco-oriented snorkeling trips can be booked through Eco...Read More

  • 3. El Centro

    El Centro | Neighborhood/Street

    Two decades ago, downtown Cancún was the place to be after a day at the beach. The once-barren Hotel Zone had very limited dining options, so...Read More

  • 4. Museo Maya De Cancún

    Zona Hotelera | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in December 2012, this modern museum in the Zona Hotelera sits in the middle of a small, lush jungle with 14 excavated ruins. Air-conditioned...Read More

  • 5. Playa Ballenas

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Also known as Whale Beach, this is a raw stretch of sand and crystal water at Km 14.5 between the Hard Rock Hotel and Secrets The Vine. Jet...Read More

  • 6. Playa Caracol

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    The last "real beach" along the east–west stretch of the Zona Hotelera is near Plaza Caracol and the Xcaret dock. Located at Km 8.5, the whole...Read More

  • 7. Playa Chacmool

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Located at Km 10 on Boulevard Kukulcán, Playa Chacmool can be accessed through the beach entrance across the street from Señor Frog's. As at...Read More

  • 8. Playa Delfines

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Near Ruinas del Rey, where Boulevard Kukulcán curves into a hill, "Dolphin Beach" is one of the last before Punta Nizuc. Hotels have yet to...Read More

  • 9. Playa Gaviota Azul

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Heading down from Punta Cancún onto the long, southerly stretch of the island, Playa Gaviota Azul (literally "Blue Seagull Beach," but also...Read More

  • 10. Playa Langosta

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Small, placid "Lobster Beach" has safe waters and gentle waves that make it a popular swimming spot for families and Spring Breakers alike....Read More

  • 11. Playa las Perlas

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Pearl Beach" is the first heading east from El Centro along Boulevard Kukulcán. Located at Km 2.5, between the Cancún mainland and the bridge...Read More

  • 12. Playa Linda

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    At Km 4 on Boulevard Kukulcán, "Pretty Beach" is where the ocean meets the freshwater of Laguna Nichupté to create the Nichupté Channel. Restaurants...Read More

  • 13. Playa Marlin

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Accessible via a road next to Kukulcán Plaza, "Marlin Beach" is a seductive stretch of sand in the heart of the Zona Hotelera at Km. 13. Despite...Read More

  • 14. Playa Pez Volador

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    The calm surf and relaxing shallows of Playa Pez Volador make it an aquatic playground for families with young children. Marked by a huge Mexican...Read More

  • 15. Playa Punta Nizuc

    Beach–Sight

    You’ll find Cancún’s most isolated and deserted beach on the southern tip of the peninsula. Far from the crowds and party scene, Playa Punta...Read More

  • 16. Playa Tortugas

    Zona Hotelera | Beach–Sight

    Don't be fooled by the name—this spot is seldom frequented by tortugas . It’s the opportunity to swim, snorkel, kayak, paraglide, and ride...Read More

  • 17. Ruinas el Rey

    Zona Hotelera | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Large signs on the Zona Hotelera's lagoon side, roughly opposite Playa Delfines, point out the Ruins of the King. Although much smaller than...Read More

  • 18. Yamil Lu'um

    Zona Hotelera | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Located on Cancún's highest point (the name means "hilly land"), this archaeological site is on the grounds of the Park Royal Cancún and Westin...Read More

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