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Cancun is a place for people who want to enjoy their weekend after a long tiring week. Luxury, parties, spring break, beaches, and large resorts, everything can be found at Cancun. The kids from college enjoy their spring breaks to get a tan body and high in Cancun. The people around Cancun are friendly.

There are a lot of fun sights that you can visit with your friends and family like Isle Mujeres, Cenote adventure park Chichen Itza and the underwater museum. Cancun holds a lot of exciting places to explore, so if you are planning for a summer vacation or a weekend party, make sure you read this Cancun vacation guide and take full benefit of your tour.

Places to explore in Cancun

Cancun is a city in Mexico and is a popular tourist destination around the world. The town is situated near the Caribbean Sea. There are a lot of fantastic tourist destinations and places to have fun in Cancun. Here’s a list of places you should explore if you have plans of visiting Cancun.

 Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres known as the Island of Women in English is at a little distance from Cancun and is a fishing village. The island is small and maintains a very peaceful environment with tourists around every corner. Activities like kayaking, fishing, and swimming with sharks make this place enjoyable.

Hidden World Cenote Adventure Park

Cancun has a lot of underwater caves, and cavern systems and a lot of documentaries have been filmed here. One can take a tour of the underwater caves through rafting, ride zip lines or via skycycle.  

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is an archaeological site and is at a distance of 2.5 hours away from Cancun. The giant kukulkan temple is the most fabulous structure on the site with fascinating wall carvings and columns, which attracts a lot of visitors. One should visit this place, and if you are eager to know more about it, you should spend at least three days here.

The Underwater Museum of Cancun

The museum features around 400 sculptures and are a platform for coral growth to heal the ecosystem. A lot of growth has taken place since its establishment in 2009, the opening time for the site is from 7 am to 8 pm, and it is opened daily.

The Market 28

The downtown area of Cancun is the best place to buy stuff for your stay or a gift for your neighbors and relatives. It has a lot of marketplaces to purchase leather, silver, glassware, handicrafts, and Mexican blankets. The market is open at 9 am and closes at 8 pm.


It is Mexico's third-largest popular architectural attraction known for its Mayan ruins. The place is hot, and you may need to carry a lot of water to stay hydrated. Entry starts from 8 am and close at 5 pm.

Spa – Cancun is famous for its spa around the world, and there are a lot of spas to choose from, the best Mayan massage or regular massage are the two great packages at the spas.

Clubbing - a lot of night clubs are opened for college students to have fun and enjoy with their friends. A lot of famous DJs also come to make the night more awesome.

The basic needs of a tourist

The fun is not limited to this list, there are a lot of fun activities and sites to explore at the caucus, but when you land in the city, the first thing you will be looking for is a place to stay, food to eat and transportation facilitates. Let move ahead and discuss these facilities.

Hotel prices

Hotels are not so expensive in Cancun; one can find a room for as low as 200 MXN. If you are looking for a private room, 1000 MXN is the average cost. Almost every hostel will provide you free wifi and breakfast and other facilities.


Mexican food is not expensive. It is cheap and tastes good. There are a lot of other food items Mexicans eat other than a taco. You will have to spend at least 500 men a week if you can cook, otherwise streetfood and Mcdonals costs around 85 MXN.

Transportation costs  

The bus service at Cancun is always up and costs as low as 20 min. Taxis are also available and might cost around 30 mxn as they aren't metered.

Some tips to save a few bucks

Eat street

If you are staying for a maximum of three days, eat street food and save a lot of money by not going to luxurious cafes and restaurants.

Book a shared ride

Uber is available in Cancun, and if you are traveling alone, you can book a shared ride and split the conveyance bill.

Off-season fun

Try visiting the place in the offseason which is between June and November. A lot of hotels gives a substantial discount during the offseason, and things get a little cheaper.


Cancun is a beautiful place, and one should explore the place with family or friends during vacations. Before packing your bags, make sure you read our Cancun vacation guide and prepare yourself with the tour.

Last edited by Vikas Bhatnagar
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