Activities Off-property Things to do in Cancun

What cosmopolitan travel destination is best-known for its white sand beaches, near-perfect tropical weather, and gorgeous bright blue waters? The answer is simply, Cancun. Your personal ultimate vacation awaits. Explore the many activities Cancun has to offer for the adventure of a lifetime. The city truly offers everything a fun-seeking vacationer could want, with the best combination of dining, shopping, beaches, nightlife and activities to be found anywhere in the world.

Fishing

Fishing

Cancun offers one of the best sport fishing destinations in the world. Some of the biggest and best catches can be found in the waters right outside of Villa del Palmar Cancun. Drop a line and see what you can pull out. The lagoons and river systems around the area also offer fly fishing in a beautiful and exotic setting. All you need is a fishing license or arrange for one of the tours to go have an exciting afternoon angling some great catches out of the Caribbean.

The enticing and friendly waters of Cancun - second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Cancun offers some of the best and most brightly colored snorkeling and SCUBA diving you'll find anywhere in the world.

The crystal clear, tropically warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean give off the most relaxing beach breezes. Enjoy the perfect beach as you bask in Cancun's amazing weather.

Here are some of the fish that can be caught around the Cancun coast:

  • Summer: Blue Marlin, Sail Fish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi
  • Fall: Barracuda, Snapper, Mackerel
  • Winter: Barracuda, Snapper, Mackerel
  • Spring: Kingfish, Barracuda, Small Shark, Grouper, Blue Marlin
Playa Mujeres Golf Club

Golf

Welcome to the golf capital of Mexico. From Jack Nicklaus to Greg Norman, some of the best and brightest names in the world of golf have created the most majestic courses you’ll find anywhere in the world, right here.

Cancun: A Golfer's Paradise - 18 Holes of Perfection - Cancun draws some of the most experienced and globe-trotting golfers to its courses. Why? Outside of the obvious fact that these courses are set in one of the most stunning locations in the world, they are also professionally designed by such legendary names as Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and Greg Norman. Each bend in the fairway offers new tropical colors, while every hill and valley offers a different view of the sandy beaches and serene waters.

It’s where the greatest names in golf have built gorgeous and challenging courses and played them all. Now it's your turn to pack the clubs and make your own history. The wondrous destination of Cancun is more than just perfection for vacationers searching for beachside relaxation and indulgent Cancun nightlife.

Available golf courses

  • Cancun Golf Club at Pok
  • Moon Spa & Golf Club
  • Hilton Golf Club
  • Riviera Cancun, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club
  • El Camaleon Mayakoba by Greg Norman
  • Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
  • Mayan Resorts Golf Riviera Maya
  • Puerto Aventura Golf Club
  • Cancun Country Club
  • Playacar Spa & Golf Club
  • Cozumel Country Club
Tulum

Adventurous Historical Excursions

For the adventurous traveler, the Mayan sights and history of the Yucatan Peninsula date back to the 3rd century B.C. The Mayans had a vast empire running through the land that is now the tropical paradise we know as Cancun. Visit the Ruinas del Rey in the Hotel Zone to see ancient Mayan architecture that was used for astrological purposes. And if you have time, trek to Chichen Itza, the greatest archeological site in all of Mexico to see the historic pyramid, the breathtaking oceanfront Tulum ruins or the tranquil lagoon Xel-Ha.

Xel-Ha National Park

Paradise that offers it all

BEACHES

Cancun’s white sandy beaches and turquoise water invite you to try scuba, fishing, sailing, or swimming with dolphins.

SHOPPING

Visit the Hotel Zone for high-class luxury and down-to-earth necessities (including Wal-Mart and Starbucks), flea markets, and everything in between. Cancun is a shoppers’ paradise, boasts three malls, a downtown Flea Market, and shops specializing in authentic Mexican blankets, dolls, jewelry, ceramics, and more.

NIGHTLIFE AND DINING

Upscale restaurants alongside authentic Mexican eateries, exciting nightclubs and quaint bistros. Nightlife is abundant in Cancun from dark to dawn. With scores of restaurants, bars, and clubs, the world is your oyster – whether you are in the mood for a romantic dinner, or dancing until daybreak.

ADVENTURES

From horseback riding to ATV tours and many more, there is an adventure waiting just for you in Cancun.