Cancun’s heart is the city’s downtown, where locals and travelers unite around the food stalls and shops of central Parque Las Palapas. The city is also known for its nightlife, and a number of waterfront clubs light up the after-hours scene in the area’s Hotel Zone.

    Quieter spots are also plentiful in Cancun, ideal for tranquil days on the beach. On the south side, you’ll find the serene blue waters of Puerto Morelos. Just a ferry-hop away, visit the white-sand beaches of Isla Mujeres and the deep-sea sculptures of the MUSA Underwater Museum of Art nearby.

    What to see & do in Cancun

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    Those looking for things to do in Cancún can find a world of adventure that includes underwater museums, white-sand beaches, eco-archaeological parks, boat tours, theme parks, and more. You can get out with the kids to Ventura Park and can race down waterslides, ride thrill rides, and enjoy food, drink, and excitement. You can head for the El Rey Archaeological Zone or Xcaret Park to explore Mayan ruins... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Cancun

    • 10 Best Nightclubs in Cancún

      Nightclubs in Cancún are among the biggest attractions in the city and offer fantastic drinks, great crowds, thumping beats, and an atmosphere that lets you party all night. This city is a place people visit for its world-class beaches and resorts, but also for its nightlife scene, where the party never stops. For over 3 decades, it's been among...

    Useful information

    In the Cancún visitors guide, available online or all across the city, you'll find all the information about Cancún you want, from transportation and getting around to attractions. Transportation around the city is easy whether you rent a car, take a taxi, or ride the bus routes. Most archaeological sites are a few hours away, so be prepared to plan day trips. The weather ranges between 77 and 92 degrees... Read more

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