explore cancun

Cancun is a beautiful beach destination, with countless attractions and sites to discover and many activities to try. However, one of the biggest concerns for travelers is not being able to know Cancun in detail because the time of their trip can be a limitation for getting to know all the wonders this destination holds.

My colleagues at Travel Magazine recently published the 7 things to know before you visit Cancun. In this article, we bring you one of the best routes to know Cancun at its best. Here, you will find the most popular and attractive places, such as cenotes, Mayan ruins, beaches, and more.

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Essential information to visit Cancun

Before starting the route, you must have clear basic information to travel to Cancun.

How to get from Cancun Airport to the hotel?

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When arriving in Cancun, it is best to have a Cancun Airport Private Transportation service to take you to your hotel.

Where to stay in Cancun? 

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You can find the best all-inclusive hotels and resorts in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Starting from this area, you can travel the route most conveniently.

Cancun Route Let’s get started!

Here is the best way to get around Cancun without missing the most popular attractions. Explore from Cancun Downtown to Tulum and have the time of your life.

To travel the route more efficiently, it is recommended to plan the most convenient means of transportation for each traveler, whether taxi, car rentalprivate transportation, or bus.

First Stop: Cancun Downtown and Hotel Zone

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Downtown Cancun comprises hotels, bars, hostels, restaurants, and plazas. Life in this place is very active, and it is a perfect place to get into the crazy life, culture, and history of the city. 

On the other hand, the Hotel Zone has the most wonderful all-inclusive resorts, beautiful beaches, and many options for water activities.

Cancun Downtown Main Attractions: 

  • Parque De Las Palapas
  • Mercado 28
  • Coco Bongo
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The City

Cancun Hotel Zone Main Attractions:

  • Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA)
  • Playa Delfines
  • La Isla Cancun Paradise Experience
  • El Rey Archaeological Zone
  • Playa Tortugas

Second Stop: Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres is always a good choice for a day trip. This “Pueblo Mágico” (Magic Town) is known for its laid-back atmosphere and Caribbean vibe, where travelers can disconnect from the outside world and relax.

On this island, you can explore beaches, natural parks, and the shrine dedicated to the goddess Ixchel (Mayan goddess of love, fertility, and the moon), located in Punta Sur.

Isla Mujeres Main Attractions:

  • Punta Sur
  • Playa Norte
  • Garrafon Natural Reef Park
  • Dolphin Discovery
  • Playa El Centro

Third Stop: Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen is one of Mexico’s most sophisticated and charming tourist destinations.

Its countless attractions stand out from its Caribbean beaches of fine white sand and turquoise waters and its excellent geographical location to visit the Mayan culture, making it an ideal destination for a perfect vacation.

Playa del Carmen Main Attractions:

  • Los Fundadores Park
  • Punta Esmeralda Beach
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Rio Secreto
  • Cristalino Cenote

Fourth Stop: Cozumel

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Cozumel is a beautiful island visited by thousands of tourists every year. This destination has the world’s largest cruise ship port, beautiful beaches, amazing reefs, and much more.

Cozumel Main Attractions:

  • Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
  • San Gervasio Archaeological Zone
  • Playa Mia Grand Beach Park
  • Playa Chen Rio
  • Playa Palancar
  • Playa “El Cielo”

Fifth Stop: Tulum

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Traveling to Tulum is to enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, charming hotels, restaurants with local and international cuisine, boutiques, and activities of all kinds, such as snorkeling and yoga.

You can also appreciate archaeological ruins and natural and theme parks in Tulum.

Tulum Main Attractions:

  • Tulum Archaeological Zone
  • Calavera Tulum Cenote
  • Xcaret Park
  • Playa Paraiso
  • Gran Cenote

You are now all set to travel to some of Mexico’s most popular hotspots.