Cancun, located in Southern Mexico, is known for its white sandy beaches and clear azure waters. While being on the beach is one of the main things to do in Cancun, don’t forget about the many Cancun historical sights.

The place offers a sense of peace and serenity all around.

This destination has acquired a reputation of a tourist destination due to prevalent attractions and entertainment centers available, matching the demands of tourists coming here.

Besides natural attractions, the place has also become popular because of its association with the Mayan civilization. The location is perfect for vacation.

Things to do in Cancun

Snorkeling, diving, kayaking and many other water related sports activities are available here that makes the place more promising. Nature at its best can be witnessed here. Peace loving people can simply enjoy the mesmerizing views and people who love to indulge in recreational activities will feel a rush of adrenaline with lot of activities planned here.

Check out some of the things to do in Cancun on GetYourGuide below:

Visit the destination for some relaxation and rejuvenation.

Cancun historical sights: Discover the Mayan Civilization

The place is also associated with Mayan Civilization and such many people with historical bent of mind love to visit this destination and know more about it. Many Mayan historical sites are spread all over, which lent an aura of mystery to the place. One feels their soul reawakening and the feel of the place heightens senses.

In Mexican Caribbean, there are almost 5,000 archaeological sites and one can visit some of them to know more about the living history of the ancient Mayans. Mayan culture is quite ancient and it is considered to be reverential till date.

Turquoise-blue Caribbean can be admired as the destination is located on the coast of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. To be one of the most vibrant tourism destinations of the world, this southeast Mexican site was specifically designed.

It is a perfect place for vacation as it offers variety of activities and amenities that are endless. The place is surrounded by lush, natural surroundings.

As ecological reserves, a full 25 percent of the Mexican Caribbean exists; thereby making a visit here is a perfect opportunity to experience nature’s bounty right from vast jungles to the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Chitchen Itza located close by is a popular archeological Cancun historical site encompassing some of the greatest ruins in the world. These ruins have also been named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World quite recently. In local folklore, the Mayan culture forms a major part and is reflected in the arts, cuisine, music, architecture and more.

Chitchen Itza - Cancun historical sights
Chitchen Itza in Mexico

Along the shores, one can experience these beautifully preserved environs. People love to enjoy myriad water sports available here and indulge in recreational activities offering lot of fun and excitement.

The perfect vacation spot, Cancun is loved by all.

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