Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún

Holding one of the Yucatán's most important collections of Maya artifacts, this modern museum is a welcome sight in a city known more for its party scene than cultural attractions. On display are some 400 pieces fou…
National Park in Cancún

Parque Nacional Isla Contoy

Spectacular Isla Contoy is a bird-lover’s delight: an uninhabited national park and sanctuary that is an easy day trip from Cancún and from Isla Mujeres. About 800m at its widest point and more than 8.5km long, it h…
Archaeological Site in Cancún

San Miguelito

Cancún's newest archaeological site opened in 2012 and contains more than a dozen restored Maya structures inhabited between AD 1200 and 1550, prior to the arrival of the conquistadors. A path from the Museo Maya le…
Archaeological Site in Cancún

Zona Arqueológica El Rey

In the Zona Arqueológica El Rey, on the west side of Blvd Kukulcán, there’s a small temple and several ceremonial platforms. The site gets its name from a sculpture excavated here of a noble, possibly a rey (king), …
Zoo in Cancún

Crococun Zoo

About 23km south of the Cancún airport, this former crocodile farm now calls itself a conservationist zoo that protects some of the area's endangered species. The price of admission includes a guided tour in which v…
Amusement Park in Cancún

All Ritmo

Little ones can splish and splash to their heart's content at this water park, which also has mini-golf and shuffleboard. The turnoff is 2km north of the Ultramar ferry terminal. 'Punta Sam' colectivos on Avenida Tu…
Square in Cancún

Plaza Las Américas

Plaza Las Américas at the south edge of the centro, is a vast modern shopping mall that includes department stores, a multiplex cinema and a food court. Don't confuse it with Plaza América, a small, aging arcade on …
Area in Cancún

Avenida Tulum

Cancún's main north-south thoroughfare is Avenida Tulum, a wide boulevard lined with banks, shopping centers and restaurants.
Park in Cancún

Park Las Palapas

Quiet and safe Las Palapas is a great place for an afternoon picnic or an evening stroll.
Archaeological Site in Cancún

Yamil Lu’um

Also known as the Templo del Alácran (Scorpion’s Temple), Yamil Lu’um was used between AD 1200 and 1550, and sits atop a beachside knoll in the parklike grounds between the Park Royal and Westin Lagunamar hotels. Th…