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Craving a Cancun Vacation? Top Things to Know

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Posted on August 25, 2022

A Cancun vacation needs no introduction. It is the dream Mexico vacation destination for millions of people, and there are many good reasons for that. There is plenty of adventure available for action seekers, and plenty of ancient sites and natural wonders to visit but lying on the pristine white beach near the sparkling sky-blue Caribbean tops the list.

If you think that you’re craving for a Cancun vacation is out of your budget, think again. Cancun timeshares can dramatically reduce the cost of your vacation whether it’s a weekend getaway or a full family experience.

Cancun Adventure Activities

By bordering the Caribbean, your Cancun vacation offers a wide selection of water activities, including jet-skiing, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, and snorkeling. There are miles of perfect beaches that run along The Hotel Zone, but visitors are welcome to walk to any beach and enjoy it all in the sun or shade under the many provided umbrellas.

Beach in Cancun

Playa Delfines is a popular public beach and a great place to swim. If you have young children the Playa Chac Mool may be a better option as it is calmer and quieter and the water rarely gets choppy.

About an hour from Cancun are several adventure parks that offer attractions that are unique in the world. They include hiking through the jungle, local cultural shows, secluded beach coves, zip-lining, and much more.

The Yucatan Peninsula has some of the most beautiful and intriguing cenotes in the world. Formed millions of years ago when limestone was eroded and fell into the underground lakes and streams, cenotes are magical places where you can swim and dive.


Never crowded, you can swim in the pure underground fresh water and snorkel or scuba dive through caves and tunnels. Everything you need is provided by your guide for this adventure.

Another amazing diving adventure is a visit to the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA). When a storm damaged the Cancun National Marine Park, this museum on the seabed was established and dedicated to the Art of Conservation.

MUSA contains more than 500 sculptures of human figures and other things from two galleries. It is intended to be the base for new coral reefs. If you are not a diver and would rather stay dry, but don’t want to miss it, don’t worry. You can see it all in one of the many glass-bottom boats in the area.

When the sun sets, the nightlife begins in Cancun. The town is considered Party Center for the Mexican Caribbean. It has upscale clubs, bars, and restaurants with live music and dancing. You can buy VIP admission packages that allow you to skip the lines and include several drinks and food.

Historical and Archeological Sites

The indigenous people of Mexico, Central, and South America had highly sophisticated cities and customs, evidence of which remain today. About 90 minutes south of Cancun are the ruins of Tulum, where you can make a day trip to see some of the ancient buildings, especially the famous El Castillo which is perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the beautiful Caribbean.

Tulum was a Mayan port city surrounded by a protective wall. While not one of the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, it is still considered one of the top archaeological sites in Mexico. It has amazing wall sculptures and frescos in the Temple of the Frescos. The neighboring town has restaurants that serve authentic Mexican food.

More than 1,000 years old, Chichén Itzá, is a World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Kukulkan pyramid is world famous and you will see many famous statues, buildings such as the Temple of Warriors and the Great Ball Court and much more. It’s about 2 ½ hours from Cancun, and worth every minute.

Chichen Itza

If Mayan history is your thing, there’s more. El Rey is in the Hotel Zone and these ruins contain about 47 structures dating back as far as 200 AD. It has two main temples that are full today of iguanas.

The Maya Museum is in central Cancun and houses more than 3500 artifacts such as pottery, jewelry and the famous woman of the Palms that is 12,000 years old. The museum offers fascinating arts and craft programs for children.

Water Is the Main Attraction for a Cancun Vacation


There are several places in Cancun where you can swim with dolphins, but the Cancun Interactive Aquarium offers even more. You can swim in a huge pool filled with sea creatures and visit enclosures accompanied by stingrays, dolphins, seahorses, clown fish, and many more who are just as curious of you as you are of them.

The Isla Mujeres is a long thin island that is just an easy eight-mile boat trip from Cancun and well worth it if you want a quieter beach day. It is also one of the best surfing places in the area with larger waves, and the Garrafon Natural Reef Park is full of coral reefs and colorful fish. There are a few fine restaurants that overlook the water, so you can spend the day there.

Even a golf course takes advantage of the beautiful sea views. Along the 4.6-mile Paseo Kukulkan beach lies a public golf course called Pok-ta-Pok.

Jungles and Wildlife

Right in the middle of Cancun is an urban park that offers a truly unique experience, especially for children. Known as Urbano Kabah Park it is a natural oasis also known as the Kabah Ecological Park. It has a playground, picnic areas, and a petting zoo, but that’s just the beginning. If you prefer not to take an ATV adventure through the local wilderness, this is the next best thing.

The 1.25-mile loop trail takes you out of the town and into a world of palm trees and beautiful gardens, where you will see a variety of plants as well as many wild animals. These include deer, iguanas, coatis, peccary, and sometimes spider monkeys. It’s also a great place for birdwatching, especially during the winter when many varieties of birds spend their Cancun vacation in the park.

Cancun timeshares allow you to visit these amazing attractions and soak up the sun no matter what the season.

The Rivera Maya

The Rivera Maya runs along the eastern Yucatan Peninsula from Cancun down the Caribbean shoreline to Tulum. Along with luxury resorts, it includes several fascinating ancient ruins and other attractions. Cancun is just to the north and perfectly situated to give access to the Rivera Maya as well as many of the amazing natural wonders of the interior Yucatan Peninsula.

Be sure to check out the town of Playa del Carmen with its quaint beachside bars and restaurants along with the craft shops and markets along the pedestrian-only Quinta Avenida.

Another must-see place is the totally unique Xenses Park. This is no ordinary experience, in fact, it is created to confuse your senses with more than 50 optical illusion installations. If you want a day away from the beach and are ready for hours of laughter, this is the place.

The Best Accommodations – Cancun Timeshares

Cancun timeshares offer a great way for you and your family to enjoy all the fun and sun for a price you can afford. Let’s take a look at the most popular Cancun timeshare resorts as decided by our customer buyer offers and inquiries.

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