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…
Beach in Cancún

Cabañas Playa Blanca

A beach club and cabins on a sublime stretch of white-sand beach overlooking Isla Mujeres. Cash only.
Beach in Cancún

Playa Delfines

Delfines is about the only beach with a public car park; unfortunately, its sand is coarser and darker than the exquisite fine sand of the more northerly beaches. On the upside, the beach has great views, there are …
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), …
Beach in Cancún

Playa Langosta

In the middle of the north end of Zona Hotelera, Playa Langosta is a gem of a place for swimming. Facing Bahía de Mujeres, the beach is coated with Cancún's signature powdered coral sand and the waters are quite sha…
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…
Beach in Cancún

Playa Caracol

Next to the Isla Mujeres ferry dock, this tiny stretch of sand is probably the least inviting of Cancún's beaches, but you can head left when you hit the water to get to the lovely beach ‘belonging’ to the Hotel Riu…
Beach in Cancún

Playa Marlin

A long, lovely stretch of sand with lifeguards on duty and deck chairs, umbrellas and tables for rent. There’s no food, but there is an Oxxo out on Blvd Kukulcán, north of the Kukulcán Plaza where the beach access i…
Beach in Cancún

Playa Tortugas

One of the busiest beaches around, with loud music, cheap restaurants, deck chair and umbrella hire. Access from the ferry terminal, where there is free parking if you can find a spot.