6. How is the Mexican Culture in Cancun?
This is the glue that holds everything together.
The Mexican spirit is the driving force behind everything great in Cancun. It shines through with the:
- Mouth-Watering Food
- Never-Ending Drinks & Cocktails
- And Never-Say-Die Party Mindset
- Dare to Be Bold & Try Something New Attitude
- Laughter-Cures-All Mentality
Cancun has an adventurous ethos that pushes you to try new things and step outside your comfort zone. But there’s also the “relax, take it easy, open another beer” philosophy that puts everything into balance.
Come to Cancun and learn the Mexican way of life. Life will never be the same again.
Whenever you can, ask a local Mexican where they buy their tacos in the morning & evening (because they will differ). Chances are, it isn’t the place you’ve been going to. And…it’ll be more delicious and much cheaper. Trust me on this one.
7. What are the MUST-SEE Places in Cancun in 2018?
Obviously, you have to start in the Hotel Zone. Enjoy everything it has to offer.
But Cancun offers you more than that. When you visit Cancun, you don’t just get the Hotel Zone.
You get access to the wondrous Riviera Maya. You see… Cancun is the city that keeps on giving.
Many people enjoy Cancun day-trips to the greater Riviera Maya like:
Start at Isla Mujeres (only a half-hour ferry from Cancun) and work your way south. The list below works from North to South.
(We’ve included links to Wikipedia & Trip Advisor if you want to learn more)
- Puerto Morelos
- Playa del Carmen
8. What should I do in Cancun in 2018?
What is Cancun famous for? It’s a plethora of entertaining activities!
Sure, Cancun has great beaches. But there’s so much more for you to do. Let’s take a look at everything Cancun has to offer.
In case you haven’t heard…
The Chichen Itza Ruins are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There’s also the:
- Tulum Ruins
- Coba Ruins
- And many smaller ruins in the region as well, like El Meco
Read this guide from USAToday before visiting any ruins.
Cenotes are another fun way to enjoy some time in the water and enjoy a breathtaking view.
The best cenotes to visit?
Consider Sac Actun (pictured above). The stalactite formations are simply jaw-dropping. The best part? Sac Actun is very near another world-famous cenote, Dos Ojos.
In fact, just recently, the world’s largest underwater cave was discovered. Where exactly? Between Sac Actun and Dos Ojos cenote!
Click here to see the rest of the top cenotes in the Riviera Maya.
Great Cancun Parks
There are no shortages of great parks in Cancun, that’s for sure.
Here’s a list of some of the top parks to visit while in Cancun:
- Ventura Park
One park that allows you all of the following:
- Dolphin Swims
- Virtual Reality
- Kid Activities
- Wave Pool
- Waterslides & more
Amazing huh? If you’re interested, take a look at these incredible prices.
Have a difficult time choosing which park to visit? Then let Trip Advisor do the hard work for you. The #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun on Trip Advisor?
Yup. You guessed it. Selvatica Adventure Park.
This is the ultimate adventure where you can:
- Try 5 crazy kind of ziplines
- Rip thru wet mud on a Polaris ATV
- Walk across a wobbly hanging aerial bridge
- Dive 17 yards into a cenote
You’ve thought about it your entire life: swimming with a beautiful dolphin.
Well come to Dolphinaris and make your fantasy a reality!
No matter where you are in the Riviera Maya, there’s a Dolphinaris near you:
For more parks in Cancun, check out this list.
Cancun gives you the possibility to come in close contact with amazing marine life like:
Whale sharks Swims
Can you imagine a more “OMG” moment than swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Cancun?
Learn more about whale shark swims here.
Do you have the guts to dive with the animal with the most testosterone on the planet, bullsharks?
Can you imagine anything more majestic than swimming with dolphins in Cancun?
Learn more about dolphin swims here.
Swimming with sea-turtles on a gentle and calm beach, Akumal. Does it get any better?
Learn more about sea turtle swims here.
I hope by reading this article, the next time someone asks you: “Should I visit Cancun in 2018?”, you tell them “DEFINITELY! Check out this article if you need proof!”