April 2, 2023

Cancun adds adventure to its to-do list with these 7 attractions

For more ecological theme park adventures in Cancun, visit Xel-Ha, an aquatic activity park.
Though best known as a party destination, Cancun’s offerings extend beyond beach bashes and free-flowing cocktails. In particular, the destination is expanding its adventure options, appealing more to travelers looking for authentic local culture, cuisine, and experiences.

Crococun Zoo:

This zoo offers more than a look at wildlife, giving guests the chance to actually interact with coatis, spidermonkeys, snakes, deer, and crocodiles. Adventurous visitors even have the chance to feed or hold some of the animals.

Xoximilco Cancun:

One of Cancun’s newest attractions, Xoximilco is home to nearly five miles of canal that span 140 acres of jungle. Travelers can enjoy evening fiesta cruises on the canals, complete with live mariachi music and local cuisine.


The underground rivers here make it a great destination for soft adventure seekers. Travelers can swim, snorkel, and even float down the rivers, which are part of a large underground cave system, to see unique rock formations and marine fossils.

Xenotes Oasis Maya:

Participants on this tour get to discover four different kinds of cenotes, with options for kayaking, ziplining, tubing, rappelling, and snorkeling. Guides share the history and legends of the region during the adventure.

Isla Mujeres:

This small island is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun. The must-see attraction here is Garrafon Natural Reef Park, with opportunities for snorkeling, ziplining, and kayaking in a Caribbean-like setting.

Mayan Museum of Cancun:

Walk in the footsteps of history at the new Mayan Museum of Cancun, which houses more than 350 archeological artifacts. Next to the museum is the recently opened San Miguelito archeological site – which was inhabited more than 800 years ago – inviting visitors to walk among the trees and ruins.

Cancun Underwater Museum:

More than 500 sunken sculptures rest under the water off Cancun’s coast. Visitors can dive, snorkel, or take a glass-bottom boat to view the artwork, which was designed by Jason de Caires Taylor. In addition to being beautiful, the artwork serves an environmental purpose, providing protection for marine life.

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