Cancun Tourist Places to Visit in Cancun, Mexico, America

Cancun Tourist Places to Visit in Cancun, Mexico, America

Cancun is a city situated in Quintana Roo state of Mexico at 21°09′38″ N 86°50′51″ W, is the administrative center of Benito Juarez municipality, located about 375 km from the state capital Chetumal and 1600 km from Mexico City. Cancun is one of the easternmost sites as well as very popular tourist destination of Mexico.


Geography of Cancun:

Cancun is positioned on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula at an elevation of 10 meters. Cancun features a tropical climate.


Etymology of Cancun:

The literal meaning of Cancun in Mayan language is ‘nest of snakes’. Cancun was found on April 20, 1970.


How to reach Cancun?

Cancun hosts an international airport with connection to all the major cites of the country and international destinations like Panama City, Havana, Edmonton, Hamilton, Toronto, Victoria, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix and many other. Airport is located 18 km away from the city centre.

Adocar Rental is the major car operator and Grupo ADO and AutoCentro are the main bus operators in Cancun city. Buses are regular and cheaper and taxis are slightly expensive compared to other options.


Food and shopping in Cancun:

Cancun has plenty of shopping options all around the city and the major centers include:

  • La Isla Shopping Mall
  • La Isla Mall
  • Market 23
  • Market 28

Palace Resorts Spa in Cancun offers ancient Mayan therapeutic services and latest stress-overcoming methods and the prime restaurants in Cancun are:

  • La Capilla Argentina
  • Simply Seafood
  • The Cove Cancun
  • La Habichuela


Things to do in Cancun:

  • Lomas Travel
  • Amstar DMC
  • Discovery Mundo
  • Xcaret
  • Wet’n’Wild
  • Jeep Adventures
  • Aqua Tours
  • The Lobster Dinner Cruise
  • Hidden Worlds Cenote Adventure Park
  • Punta Este Marina
  • Exotic Rides Mexico
  • Ziplines
  • Cancun Yachts Club


Places of interest in Cancun:

 Archeological sites:

Cancun is home to many archeological sites of Maya including El Meco, Yamil Lu’um, El Castillo and El Rey. These sites are located on the outskirts of the city.


Interactive Aquarium:

Interactive Aquarium is a modern aquarium with many specialties and tourists can touch starfish and nurse sharks here and also swimming is offered with dolphins in a big pool. It is located in the centre of hotel zone.


Isla Contoy:

Isla Contoy picturesque site is few kilometers away from the heart of the city is home to more than 150 diverse species of birds.


Other places of interest in Cancun include:

  • Captain Hook Barco Pirata Pirate Ship
  • Ruinas Chichen itza
  • Playa Delfines
  • Avenida Kukulkan
  • Iglesia de Cristo Rey
  • Museo Maya de Cancun
  • Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
  • Riviera Cancun Golf
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club
  • Forum Beach Cancun
  • Iberostar Cancun Golf Course
  • Tulum Avenue


Best time to visit Cancun:

Between December and April will be the best time to travel Cancun.


Accommodation options in Cancun:

Being one of the most famous tourist centers in Mexico, Cancun houses several world-famous resorts offering modern facilities and authentic food. Wi-Fi, provision for hot and cold water, laundry, multi gym with saloon and spa are the some facilities offered by the resorts of Cancun. The prominent resorts and hotels in Cancun include:



  • Hostel Bed and Breakfast Garden
  • Cancun Clipper Club
  • Hostel Quetzal
  • Las Palmas Hostel
  • Hotel Rivemar
  • Villa Playa Blanca



  • Avalon Baccara Cancun
  • Temptation Resort and Spa
  • Sea Adventure Resort & Spa
  • Parador Hotel
  • Maria’s Kankin
  • Crown Paradise Club
  • Oasis Cancun
  • RIU Caribe



  • Casa Turquesa Boutique Hotel
  • CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
  • Dreams Cancun Resort and Spa
  • Sea Adventure Resort and Waterpark

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