Summer in Cancun is a magical time filled with glorious sunshine, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters. During this season, the city becomes the ultimate beach destination in Mexico, attracting tourists from all over the world.
In this blog, we'll bring you the 10 best activities you can enjoy during your summer vacation in Cancun.
Whether you're an adrenaline junkie seeking thrills or prefer more relaxing experiences, Cancun has something special for every type of traveler.
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with extreme activities like scuba diving in breathtaking coral reefs, ziplining through the jungle, or even swimming with whale sharks. If you're water sports enthusiast, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, or jet skiing await you in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
But don't worry if you prefer a more laid-back experience. Cancun also offers relaxing activities like catamaran rides along the coast, bike tours through the picturesque streets of the city, or simply soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches under the Caribbean sky.
What to do this summer in Cancun?
1. Explore the Ruins of Tulum
The Ruins of Tulum are an archaeological site located on the Caribbean coast, just an hour's drive from Cancun. This ancient Mayan city is famous for its well-preserved ruins and beautiful backdrop of white sandy beaches. Take a stroll through the ancient structures, such as the Temple of the Frescoes and the Castle, which offer panoramic views of the turquoise sea. Exploring the Ruins of Tulum is a fascinating experience that will transport you to the past and allow you to marvel at the grandeur of this civilization.
2. Swim in the Cenotes
Cenotes are natural freshwater pools that were formed thousands of years ago in the underground rivers of the Yucatan Peninsula. These natural wonders are a perfect place to swim and cool off during the hot summer.
In Cancun, there are plenty of cenotes to explore, such as Cenote Dos Ojos and Cenote Ik Kil. Dive into these crystal-clear waters surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites, and discover the unique beauty of this underground ecosystem.
3. Dive into the Underwater Museum of Art
The Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) is one of the most innovative attractions in Cancun. This one-of-a-kind museum, located in the waters of the Isla Mujeres National Park, consists of a collection of over 500 submerged sculptures. The creation of this museum aims to promote the conservation of the coral reefs around Cancun. Dive into this underwater gallery and enjoy the spectacle of the sculptures while interacting with the rich marine life.
4. Visit Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico. Just a two-hour drive from Cancun, this historic site offers visitors the opportunity to explore incredible Mayan structures, such as the Pyramid of Kukulcan and the Ball Court. In addition, Chichen Itza is an ideal place to learn about the culture and history of the Mayan civilization.
5. Snorkeling at the Coral Reef
Cancun is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, making it a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Dive into the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and discover the unbelievable variety of marine life found in the reef. From colorful tropical fish to majestic sea turtles, every dive is an adventure.
Snorkeling in Cancun's coral reef is an unforgettable experience that allows you to explore one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
6. Enjoy Cancun Beaches
Cancun's beaches are world-famous for their breathtaking beauty. With their white sands and turquoise waters, these beaches are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun. You can spend the day sunbathing, swimming in the sea or participating in water sports such as jet skiing or parasailing.
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the tropical paradise that Cancun's beaches offer during your summer visit.
7. Explore Isla Mujeres by Catamaran
Isla Mujeres is a small island located a few kilometers off the coast of Cancun. One of the best ways to get to this island paradise is by catamaran. During the trip, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Caribbean and feel the wind in your face. Once on the island, you can relax on its pristine beaches, dive in its coral reefs or visit Garrafon Park, where you can snorkel and kayak. Exploring Isla Mujeres by catamaran is an exciting and relaxing way to enjoy this Caribbean gem.
8. Visit the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is a protected area on the coast of Quintana Roo and one of Mexico's most important natural treasures. This natural paradise is home to a great variety of flora and fauna species, including dolphins, manatees and exotic birds.
A visit to Sian Ka'an offers the opportunity to explore mangroves, lagoons, cenotes and pristine beaches. You can tour the reserve by boat or kayak, or even snorkel the coral reefs. This experience allows you to connect with nature and appreciate the pristine beauty of the Caribbean coast.
9. Parasailing over the Caribbean Sea
Parasailing is an exciting activity that allows you to see Cancun from above. Climb aboard a boat and soar into the sky while attached to a parachute. From the heights, you will enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, the hotels, and the city. This experience will give you a unique perspective of Cancun and a dose of adrenaline as you glide through the sky and feel the breeze on your face.
10. Yacht ride on the Nichupté Lagoon
The Nichupte Lagoon is a saltwater ecosystem that extends over 3,000 hectares in Cancun. A yacht ride on this lagoon is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Enjoy the tranquility as you navigate the calm waters, surrounded by mangroves and lush vegetation.
During the ride, you may see tropical birds and, if you are lucky, even dolphins swimming near the boat. This yacht ride is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Cancun.
Stay at Golden Parnassus, an All Inclusive Hotel in Cancun.
Golden Parnassus is an excellent choice for your Cancun vacation. This exclusive all-inclusive hotel for adults, located on a beautiful beach, offers an all-inclusive lodging experience with a wide range of amenities and services.
An all-inclusive hotel offers numerous advantages for travelers looking for a worry-free and hassle-free vacation experience. Here are some of the advantages you can enjoy when staying at an all-inclusive hotel:
Convenience: An all-inclusive hotel offers you everything you need in one place, from lodging and meals to entertainment and activities.
Saving time and money: By having all meals and beverages included, you won't have to worry about finding restaurants or spending extra money during your stay.
Gastronomic variety: All-inclusive hotels usually offer a wide variety of restaurant and bar options, allowing you to try different types of cuisine and enjoy your favorite drinks without having to leave the hotel. Find all our restaurants here
Activities and entertainment: Many all-inclusive hotels offer activities and entertainment for all ages, from water sports and yoga classes to live shows and themed parties. We have the activity you are looking for here, from cooking classes to Tequila Voleyball
Excellent customer service: The staff at an all-inclusive hotel is available 24 hours a day to help you with any needs you may have, providing you with high quality service and making you feel right at home.
Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, explore the rich Mayan culture or enjoy a variety of water activities, Cancun and Golden Parnassus have everything you need to make your summer an unforgettable experience. Check out all our offers, choose your favorite and book your stay at our hotel today.