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Cancun is a city on the coast of Mexico. It is very touristy and famous due to the beautiful beaches, hotel boulevard, luxury and great activities you can do such as snorkeling and visiting a Mayan complex. Here are 3 unique things to do in Cancun.

3 unique things to do in Cancun

by Jeremy B

Cancun is a city on the coast of Mexico. It is very touristy and famous due to the beautiful beaches, hotel boulevard, luxury and great activities you can do such as snorkeling and visiting a Mayan complex. Here are 3 unique things to do in Cancun.

Cancun is located in the province of Yucatan. Yucatan is in our opinion the best province to visit in Mexico. Cancun is very popular, especially for Americans. The reason is that Cancun has something to offer for all types of travelers.

cancun hotel zone

The palm trees, white sandy beaches, great Mexican food, friendly locals, and relaxed atmosphere all ensure that you immediately feel yourself in paradise.

3 Unique things to do in Cancun

In this article, you’ll find some of the most unique things to do in Cancun. The best way to get to Cancun is by plane since Cancun has an international airport. In a couple of hours from pretty much anywhere in the US, you are in Cancun (and the airfare is generally pretty affordable).

cancun sunrise

Before you go to Cancun it is important to book your accommodation. We recommend The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun. We strongly recommend staying in the Hotel Zone, this is the best place to stay. At this place, you find the hotels that are located directly on the beach. The big benefit is that you can enjoy the beautiful view and you see the sunset.

Yucatan is known for having one of the best sunsets in the world. This is because the water is calm, making the colors more intense.

In Cancun, you can enjoy the beaches of Mexico and have crazy parties, but you want to do unique things. Here are the 3 unique things to do in Cancun!

Mexican wrestling at Lucha Libre

One of the most special things you can do in Cancun is to attend a sports event. And not just any sporting event, namely a Mexican wrestling match. Many people know it from TV but have never seen it in real life.

It. Is. Amazing.

unique things to do in Cancun

It is a show where the athletes wrestle with each other in outfits. The fight is a theater performance. The athletes put on a mask and play a role. You can watch a 3-hour game every Tuesday in “Lucha Libre.” It is a very fun activity, it will surely make you laugh with some great memories all around.

Book your wrestling tour here.

Visit Tortugranja on Isla Mujeres

One of the most unique things to do in Cancun is to visit Tortugranje on Isla Mujeres.

Mexico and especially the Yucatan province is one of the best places in the world to watch sea turtles bury their eggs in the sand. If you want to go to the best place to see this, you should visit Tortugranja.

During your visit, guests can also contribute to the welfare of the sea turtles by making a donation. All income is used for research and to improve facilities for the sea turtles.

Above all, it is a nice place to be, because you get a complete explanation about the entire process. Very educational for you and your family!

Swim with whale sharks

unique things to do in Cancun whale sharks

If you have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks you really should do this. For us, it is still one of the most beautiful activities we have ever done in our life! It is a truly unique experience to swim in the middle of the ocean with this huge beast. It’s also a safe activity that anyone can do pretty much regardless of age. 

Many people love the activity, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • You must do this with a certified organization. This organization takes the welfare of the animals and the impact on nature into account. Other organizations don’t bother and only want to make money
  • If you get sick quickly take some medication upfront 
  • If you have a go-pro or other cameras that can film underwater, bring it with you!

Book your trip here.

Last thing to know before you start planning your trip to Cancun

Cancun is one of the places that will amaze you and where you will want to come back to. If you travel to Cancun, we recommend that you stay at least 3 nights – which makes it perfect for a long weekend trip. Hopefully, you can enjoy it as much as we did!

If you are now planning a holiday through Mexico (Yucatan), this article can help you plan your trip: the perfect #1 Mexico itinerary for backpacking in Mexico to discover the highlights of Yucatán.

Be sure to check out all the great destinations in our “Unique Things to Do” Series and take a step out of the ordinary on your next trip.

This was a guest post from our friends at Travel your Memories, a adventures travel blog started by Cynthia and Alexander, they travel the world because it is their passion. They believe travel can change lives. Their goal is to inspire you to discover the world. They do this by sharing travel tips!

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1 comment

Christian March 15, 2021 - 11:02 pm

I’ve been to Isla Mujeres a number of times but somehow missed the tortugranja. Now I’ll know for next time. Thanks.


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