A Guide to The 30 Best Things To Do In Cancun Mexico by a Local

Besides beautiful beaches, the Cancun region has impressive Mayan archaeological sites, cenotes, eco-tourist parks, and delicious food

Some say that Cancun is the most important tourist destination in the area as it serves as the convenient entrance to the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula.

Take a vacation planning shortcut and learn all about the 30 best things to do in Cancun from someone who lives in Mexico.


Xcaret means “small cove” in Mayan. One of my favorites is the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, with more than 250 artists on stage performing.

Bacalar & The 7 Colors Lagoon

One of the most beautiful things to do in Cancun is to visit the majestic seven colors lagoon in Bacalar.

This river is part of one of the world’s natural wonders. You can travel almost 2000 feet, both swimming and walking

Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Located in Cancun’s hotel zone in front of Dolphin Beach consists of 49 pre-Hispanic structures

El Rey Archaeological Zone

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