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Museo Maya de Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún

Holding one of the most imperative collections of Maya artifacts in Yucatán, this ultramodern museum is a spectacular welcome sight in a promising city known more for its wild party scene as compared to diverse cultural attractions. On offer are more than 400 pieces discovered from key sites in and around the phenomenal peninsula, spanning from jewelry to sculptures and ceramics. One of the three magnificent halls here display several temporary Maya-themed exhibits.

Museo Subacuático de Arte

Museo Subacuático de Arte

Built for diverting divers from weakening coral reefs, this rare aquatic museum showcases scores of life-size sculptures in the Cancún and Isla Mujeres waters. Only snorkeling is permitted at this 4m-deep mock reef at Cancún's Punta Nizuc gallery, whereas the slightly deeper Isla Mujeres' gallery is just perfect for novice first-time divers. Plan outings through the exotic dive shops; Scuba Cancún is simply recommended.

Isla Blanca

Isla Blanca

Located at the end of the road, Isla Blanca is purely worth the effort. As a sublime beach, it is flanked by the Caribbean Sea and a shallow lagoon. A little palapa on the Isla Blanca beach sells different types of drinks. It's nearly 27km north of Puerto Juárez.

Parque Nacional Isla Contoy

Parque Nacional Isla Contoy

Outstanding Isla Contoy is a pure delight for bird lovers: a popular sanctuary and uninhabited national park that is a simple short and comfortable day trip from Cancún or Isla Mujeres. Nearly 800m at its broadest point and over 8.5km stretch, it has a dense foliage that offers just perfect shelter for over 170 bird species such brown boobies, frigates, as brown pelicans, olive cormorants, and turkey birds, and is also a fantastic place to adore red flamingos, white herons, and snowy egrets.

Travelling to Cancun, Mexico

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Cancun is a saga of two heritage cities, with the Zona Hotelera providing majestic Caribbean beaches along with exotic Maya culture and Cancún Centro offering the local flavors. Just a look at Caribbean waters of the Cancún's aquamarine and it makes an ideal sense why people back in 70s were so desperate to develop the region as Mexico's next big resort location. With nearly 19km of powdery white-sand beach and a clam serene 15km stretch of downtown coast north, Cancún is a undoubtedly a beach bum's haven. When most individuals think of Cancún, outwardly wild party town comes to picture. But then, for those who adore Maya culture, there’s a lot to do in between the wild fiestas. Cancún's Maya sites provide fascinating historical context when coupled with the museum trip. Food is another highlight of Cancun. From Michellin-starred haute cuisine in the Zona Hotelera to Yucatecan comfort food along with an atmospheric downtown taco joint, Cancún's offers a wide range of diverse culinary scenes that are destined to keep your tummy thoroughly pampered and content. Outdoor activities are another glorious part of any Cancun trip. Outdoorsy types and kids will utterly appreciate the activities and fun games available on offer in Cancún. Great snorkeling and diving sites are nearby, such as a prominent underwater sculpture museum, and along with ocean dives, you can easily hook up tours for exploring cenotes (limestone sinkholes) nearby and their captivating underwater cave systems.

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Cancun Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

You do not need tickets or passes to visit Cancum city in Mexico. Tickets to various highlight tourist spots across city where entry is charged can be purchased online or directly from the ticket booth at their respective entrance.

How To Get Around?

Moving around the Cancun city, exotic beaches and other places of attraction is simply easy. You can hire a taxi or board a local bus to reach the destination of your choice. For commuting around major attraction in Cancun, the most sought after modes of transportation are cabs and motorbikes.

What Should I Wear?

While vacationing at the exotic beach city of Cancun , you can choose to dress casually in whatever keeps you moving around comfortably. Expect seeing most people in casual dresses such as shorts, skirts, jeans and shirts. With lifestyle clothing such as skirts, shorts, casual T-shirts, etc., are the preferred options in summers, light jackets, sweatshirts, and hoodies can be seen worn by most people in winters. Consider adding a few extra layers since evenings in this part of the world can often be breezy with temperature dropping significantly.

Cancun Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

Prices surge from December to January. The cheapest time for visiting is from May to November – especially September through October, when the rain is heaviest. The most comfortable time to visit is from early December to April when the temperature is most comfortable.

Currency

Mexican Peso

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you do not necessarily need a guide to reach or move around various spectacular attractions in Cancun. Transportation is easy and all the required information is available on this website.

How To Get There?

For overseas visitors to Cancun, Mexico City International Airport, the most revered international airport in Mexico, is the nearest touch point. From within Mexico, trains, local buses, taxis, and rental cars are great options that help you hit all major attractions across Cancun comfortably.

Additional Info

Carry all your chic designer dresses to steal the show at Cancun beaches and all the exotic wild night parties that are a charm and the most fascinating part of visiting Cancun. Jeans, shorts, skirts, casual T-shirts, loose shirts, are all great options. Keep an umbrella or raincoat at hand while visiting in peak rainy season.