Top things to do in Cancún

Top Choice 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 or Isla Mujeres. About 800m at its widest point and more than 8.5km long, it has den…
Top Choice Basque in Zona Hotelera

Tempo

Dazzling contemporary elegance and impeccable service characterize Tempo, but it’s the nine-course tasting menu of elaborate gourmet Basque cuisine with a molecular touch that have made this restaurant one of the be…
Top Choice Mexican in Zona Hotelera

Benazuza

Up to 30 courses of surprising molecular cuisine. The dining experience at contemporary restaurant Benazuza incorporates traditional Mexican-inspired dishes like tacos and chilis that have been transformed into new …
Top Choice Museum in Zona Hotelera

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…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Cancun Centro

Amarula con Acento Tropical

Identified from the street only by a doorway and neon sign, Amarula blends dark, sultry style with the architectural details of an old Cancún house. The cocktail menu far outshines the food here: the signature drink…
Top Choice International in Cancun Centro

Peter's Restaurante

Set on one of downtown Cancún’s busiest avenues, Peter’s Restaurante has a homey charm and some of the best cooking in the city. Dutch Chef Peter Houben has blended European, Mexican and international cuisine, with …
Top Choice Live Music in Zona Hotelera

H Roof Nightclub

Part nightclub, part live music venue, the exclusive H Roof has emerged as one of the Zona Hotelera's top after-hours spots. On most nights, resident or international DJs spin lounge, hip-hop and Latino sounds. Drin…
Seafood in Zona Hotelera

Crab House

Offering a lovely view of the lagoon that complements the seafood, the long menu here includes many shrimp and fish-fillet dishes. Stone crab is the specialty, which (along with lobster) is priced by the pound. Both…
Yucatecan in Cancun Centro

Lonchería El Pocito

For authentic Yucatecan home-cooking, locals often recommend this fan-cooled palapa restaurant and it's easy to take an instant liking to the place. The changing daily menu features savory regional classics like que…
Steak in Zona Hotelera

Harry’s Steakhouse & Raw Bar

Stunning, renowned Harry’s serves house-aged steaks, plus super-fresh fish and a famous cotton candy treat. The architecture’s impressive too, with indoor waterfalls, plenty of decking over the lagoon and two bars –…