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Water Sports

Regardless of your age, interests or fitness level, you are sure to find many enjoyable activities when you visit Cancun. The area is an outdoor lover's paradise with a wide variety of water sports such as sailing, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, swimming, snorkeling, parasailing and jet skiing. The clear waters surrounding Cancun also offer some of the best diving anywhere in the world.


You can also swim, dive or snorkel the numerous cenotes or sink holes. The state of Yucatan contains more than 3,000 of these unique underground rivers and pools. You can visit different types, including ones that are at land level, ones that are semi-underground or cenotes that are completely underground. The ancient Maya considered cenotes sacred, and you'll quickly see why when you visit these magical places.

Land Activities

If you prefer to stay dry, you can explore Cancun via horseback, moped or foot. The area also contains many tennis courts for active individuals. If you are the adventurous type, you can book a land or aerial tour of the jungle, a submarine tour or race around the track at Go Karts Cancun. The islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres are also conveniently located only a short boat ride away. Don't forget to check out a traditional bull fight at the Plaza de Toros!


Cancun also offers great shopping to suit everyone. You can spend the day wandering the local markets that feature traditional arts and crafts or search for bargains in the trendy shopping malls or exclusive high-end boutiques. In addition to more than 50 stores, Plaza Las Americas also includes numerous restaurants, a book store, a video arcade and 8 movie theaters!

Make sure to visit Mercado 28 in downtown Cancun. You'll find everything from beautiful silver jewelry and delicious food to colorful clothing and unique souvenirs. This is one of the best places in Mexico to find beautiful handmade pottery.