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What to do in Cancun?

There are many reasons why Cancun stands out as one of the most important travel destinations in the world. With so many things to do in Cancun, it’s a traveler’s paradise. The destination offers warm turquoise waters, beaches with soft white sand, jungle adventures in the Cancun area a short distance away, nightlife activities not found anywhere else, and all-inclusive resorts offering world-class service. All of this has earned the area its spot as one of the most popular places to travel. With so many options, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for in a vacation — from culture to thrills to relaxation. But where should you start? First, decide what kind of vacation you’re looking to have. Additionally, take a look at these suggestions for Cancun private experiences and enjoy a journey just for you and your loved ones.

For some water activities in Cancun, take the plunge into the Caribbean Sea with your snorkel gear and discover the colorful sea life that lives in the Mesoamerican Reef System, considered the second largest in the world. One of the best ways to see the splendor of the blue Caribbean is aboard a catamaran as you make your way to the beautiful Isla Mujeres, a charming Caribbean island with the flavor and charm that can only be found in Mexico. The best view of the sea is aboard a boat.

Sailing to Isla Mujeres is an ideal family activity in Cancun. This island is a perfect place to take it easy as you soak in the sun and the good Caribbean vibes. If you’re more of an adrenaline seeker, head to the sky for a thrilling zip line ride above the Mayan jungle treetops. Take advantage of the different terrains of the zone and make it your playground by combining a full day of Mayan ruins, jungle exploration, and beach rest. 

Complete your visit to the Caribbean with cultural activities and a visit to the Mayan archaeological sites. Visit the awe-striking Chichen Itza to discover why it's considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Take the beauty of Tulum, the only Mayan city built next to the sea, and head down the stairs from this archaeological complex to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and one of the main reasons people travel to Cancun.

You can’t leave the Mexican Caribbean without visiting the famous cenotes, natural sinkholes full of refreshing water. The area’s cenotes used to be sacred to the Mayan people, offering a look into some of nature's most amazing marvels. You can discover the different types of cenotes in one day filled with adventure on the guided Xenotes tour in Cancun.

Below are some of the best things to do in Cancun, as recommended by the experts, along with excellent transfer options from Cancun Airport to prepare you for a dream vacation:

Recomended experiences in Cancun

Chichen Itza Deluxe

Travel in comfort to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, one of the most important Mayan kingdoms and home to the impressive Temple of Kukulcan. Then enjoy a meal that harnesses the flavors of the Yucatan peninsula at a local restaurant before swimming in the 85-foot deep Ik Kil cenote (freshwater sinkhole).


Tulum Xel-Ha

Visit the only Mayan ruins next to the gorgeously turquoise Caribbean Sea at Tulum, with the help of a friendly guide. Follow that up with the hidden wonder of Xel-Ha, an all-inclusive experience in the world’s largest natural aquarium. A must-do for people travelling to Cancun!

Tulum Archaeological Site

Full day Isla Mujeres

Sail along the breathtaking Caribbean from Cancun to the quaint and colorful island of Isla Mujeres, but not without delighting in inspiring snorkeling in the colorful Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Food and fun are part of this unforgettable sailing experience and a must-do while you visit Cancun.



Go on the most complete cenotes tour in Riviera Maya (freshwater sinkholes) that make the Yucatan Peninsula so attractive to water aficionados. Discover four of the most incredible cenotes and have the time of your life with activities such as zip line jumping, snorkeling and kayaking on the clear waters.



Watch the sun setting over the Caribbean Sea while both the water and sky change colors during this amazing luxury sailing excursion. Enjoy light snacks, some amazing views and open bar drinks as you simply relax and let the ocean breeze cast its spell on you and all your loved ones.

Riviera Maya Catamaran aerial picture for the Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Excursion

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Make the journey yours

World-class airport transportation

Deluxe Private Transportation

A second-to-none VIP experience designed exclusively for you

Our private deluxe services include fast-track access to your vehicle, immediate departure with no stops en route to your resort, personalized meet and greet and complimentary drinks on arrival.

Private Transfer

Avoid the crowds and fast-track to your hotel

Ideal for families and small groups, our private (non-shared) transfers take you directly to your resort in modern, fully air-conditioned vehicles that provide the level of service you deserve.

Shared Transfer

Comfortable, reliable and on time

Safe, reliable and always on time! Get to your resort in a spacious and comfortable vehicle shared with guests traveling to a similar location. Our vehicles are always on stand-by at the airport, ensuring that your waiting time is kept to a minimum.