Want to know the things to do in Cancun Mexico? How can you fill the list without mentioning the hotels? Cancun is a large city, with various hotels and spread over different areas. Staying in the city centre is cheaper, but those who remain in the centre do not have a view of the sea. Therefore, we recommend staying in a hotel in the hotel zone, where there are accommodations with many rooms, a sea view and easy access to restaurants, bars and shops. Think about whether you want a resort to spend the day enjoying the pool or just a comfortable place to sleep.
How is the nightlife?
The nightlife and the many open-bar parties are reasons that lead many people to Cancun, especially young people in search of fun and evenings that go on until dawn. The options of bars and nightclubs are diverse. You cannot delete the option of enjoying the nightlife in Cancun from your “things to do in Cancun” check-list. Want to know why?
Coco Bongo is the most successful nightclub in Cancun and one of the must-see places in the city for those who enjoy nightlife. If clubbing is not your thing, but you also don’t want to end the night without the hustle and bustle, visiting Senor Frog would be ideal. The bar is well decorated and has cheerful attendants. Dady’O is the competitor of Coco Bongo and stands out for being located in a cave. The city is the largest disco in Latin America; the house is famous for its parties with electronic music. Another popular option in the nightlife of Cancun, Mandale has parties with varied rhythms.
Guacamole, burritos, nachos, hamburgers and tequilas
The city has a variety of food options, ranging from large fast-food chains to exclusive chef restaurants. La Parrilla is the Mexican restaurant with typical decoration, mariachis and delicious food. The place is visited by tourists and local people and is an excellent option for those who want to discover Mexican cuisine and the surroundings of downtown Cancun. With classic Mexican dishes and other traditional dishes on American menus, The Surfin Burrito is an option to eat well and cheaply.
Rosa Negara is a modern and charming restaurant, with a menu that offers mainly fish and seafood. Option for those looking for a meat restaurant, Harry’s is an excellent choice to find well-served and quality dishes. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a chain inspired by the film Forest Gump and a good option for those who like shrimp. If natural food is your thing, Natura is a good alternative in Cancun, especially to get away from fried foods or the caloric dishes. Specializing in crabs and sea cuisine, Crab House is one of the options in the city for those who like fresh dishes and looking for a pleasant environment that offers a beautiful look.
Exploring the surroundings of Cancun
Now, lets come to the last option in our “what to do in Cancun” check-list: exploring the surroundings of Cancun. Close to Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a small island, sought by tourists looking for a quiet atmosphere. Known as one of the best diving spots in the world, Cozumel is an island with crystal clear waters and where many cruises stop. Playa Del Carmen is a destination that attracts tourists. The place is simple, has small and medium-sized hotels close to the beach. Tulum is a city close to Cancun, which attracts those seeking tranquillity and charm. In Cancun, it is possible to find several water activities, such as parasailing, windsurfing or kite surfing. Many people don’t know, but it is possible to see whale sharks in Cancun.