Recent Searches
Clear

How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Cancun

star-4.5
99 Reviews
How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Cancun
Cancun may still conjure images of late-night parties, but there’s much more to the Mexican beach destination than spring break and frozen margaritas. Here’s how to get off-the-beaten path in Cancun.

Valladolid
Located two hours west of Cancun, the town of Valladolid boasts historic architecture and a colonial center that’s dominated by San Servacio church. Plus, just a few blocks from the main square, you’ll find the Zaci cenote, perfect for a refreshing dip.

Isla Contoy
In addition to its white-sand beaches and palm trees, Isla Contoy is home to sea turtles and more than 150 migrating and resident bird species, including frigates, brown pelicans, and double-crested cormorants. There’s a cap on the number of visitors allowed on the island per day, so arrange a tour from Cancun ahead of time and be sure to bring biodegradable sunscreen.

El Rey Ruins
As the most popular Mayan site near Cancun, Chichen Itza is also the most crowded. To avoid the crowds, head to El Rey instead; the archaeological site is home to a small temple and ceremonial platforms. Plus, it’s conveniently located in Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

Garrafon Natural Reef Park
Located 25 minutes away by boat, the family-friendly Garrafon Natural Reef Park offers snorkeling in a coral reef, kayaking, and ziplining. Alternatively, relax in a hammock with a fruity cocktail. 

Holbox Island
Some travelers consider Isla Holbox to be Cancun’s best-kept secret, thanks to its lack of cars and paved roads. The quiet spot, located northwest of Cancun, boasts pink flamingos, pelicans, manta rays, and whale sharks, which make it a prime destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Mayan Museum of Cancun
In addition to visiting local archaeological sites, delve deeper into ancient Mayan civilization at this museum in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Inside, permanent and temporary exhibits explore Mayan culture within Quintana Roo, as well as its reach through the rest of Mexico and Central America. Plus, there’s the archaeological site of San Miguelito on the museum’s grounds.
Read More
Cancun Tours & Activities (9)
Category
Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Go Cancun All-Inclusive PassAttraction Tickets

Go Cancun All-Inclusive Pass

star-4.5
With a Go Cancun Card you’ll save up to 45% on admission to more than 20 attractions and tours. A guidebook is included along with your attraction pass so you’ll save time researching activities and places to see. Select a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day pass. Immediately after purchase, your Go Cancun Card can be saved on your mobile device and used directly as your admission ticket. 
...  More
  • 7 days
From  
$99.00 
From  
$99.00 
Learn More
  • 7 days

Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla HolboxNature & Wildlife

LIKELY TO SELL OUT

Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla Holbox

star-5
Kayak through the mangrove swamps of Isla Holbox during this morning tour. Under the watchful eye of your professional kayaking guide, slip into your double kayak and paddle off through the shallow, calm water. Paddle through the forest, alive with the sounds of coastal wading birds. Listen to commentary from your guide as you keep an eye out for flamingos and alligators sunning themselves on the banks of the channels. Round-trip transportation from Isla Holbox and bottled water are included.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$49.04 
From  
$49.04 
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour with Snorkeling from Cancun or Playa del CarmenDay Cruises

LIKELY TO SELL OUT

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour with Snorkeling from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

star-4
Leave Cancun crowds behind for an all-day adventure tour to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres aboard a high-speed catamaran. Discover an untouched paradise island that’s home to sandy white beaches, palm trees and an extraordinary population of migratory birds. Spend the day snorkeling along Isla Contoy’s thriving coral reef, where you’ll find bright tropical fish, swaying fans and sea stars, then go to shore at picturesque Isla Mujeres before returning to Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
...  More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$109.00 
From  
$109.00 
Learn More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your must-do activities without being locked in
Isla Contoy Day Trip: Snorkeling at Ixlache Reef and Eco-Paradise TourDay Cruises

Isla Contoy Day Trip: Snorkeling at Ixlache Reef and Eco-Paradise Tour

star-4
Travel to Isla Contoy and Ixlache Reef aboard a comfortable boat on this full-day trip from Cancun. Snorkel on the reef amongst tropical fish, vibrant coral and sea turtles. Stop at Isla Contoy, a wildlife refuge and national park that protects 150 species of birds and several types of sea turtles. Take a tour of the island with a certified guide, then visit a nesting site and lounge on the pristine island's beach. Enjoy breakfast and an open bar aboard the boat, as well as a lunch buffet on the island.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$104.99 
From  
$104.99 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation

Isla Mujeres Garrafon Natural Reef Park VIP PassAttraction Tickets

LIKELY TO SELL OUT

Isla Mujeres Garrafon Natural Reef Park VIP Pass

star-4
Visit Garrafon Natural Reef Park on Isla Mujeres with an exclusive VIP Pass on this all-day boat trip from Cancun. Explore Punta Sur with its stunning landscape of cliffs and reefs. Walk, bicycle, kayak and snorkel in the park before visiting the VIP lounge for a dip in the jacuzzi. Dine on shrimp, salmon and sushi, as well as unlimited drinks from the bar. Round-trip ferry transportation from Cancun is included.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$109.00 
From  
$109.00 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation

Isla Holbox DiscoveryDay Trips

Isla Holbox Discovery

star-4.5
Though it may be tempting to spend your Yucatan Peninsula vacation beachside, drink in hand, it's a shame not to enjoy some of the area's natural wonders. Don't miss the pristine paradise of Holbox Island with this hassle-free tour, with included travel and time to explore. After convenient hotel pickup, you hop a ferry to the island for your outing. Once you dock, you can see Passion Island and Bird Island, stroll a hidden beach, and refuel with an included restaurant lunch.
...  More
  • 12 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$129.00 
From  
$129.00 
Learn More
  • 12 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation

Museo Maya de Cancun Admission ticketAttraction Tickets

Museo Maya de Cancun Admission ticket

star-4
Take a break from the heat to discover Mexico’s ancient history with a skip-the-line admission ticket to Museo Maya. Few visitors are aware that downtown Cancun is home to the ancient Mayan archaeological site of San Miguelito, located on the museum’s property. A visit to the ruins is included in your admission, along with free parking and use of personal lockers.
...  More
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$4.99 
From  
$4.99 
Learn More
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation

The Best of Valladolid Walking TourHalf-day Tours

LIKELY TO SELL OUT

The Best of Valladolid Walking Tour

Planing a trip around the Yucatan Peninsula? What to see in Valladolid? Are Mayans living in Valladolid? Enjoy the cultural and iconic attractions of interest at one of the famous and colorful towns in Mexico. Valladolid has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. You will see the most important Valladolid sights: From Iglesia San Servacio at the historic center to Cenote Zací. Discover the local and authentic side of one of the Mexican magical towns, located at the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula.
...  More
  • 3 hours
From  
$409.24 
From  
$409.24 
Learn More
  • 3 hours

Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid Private Tour from CancunBus Tours

Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid Private Tour from Cancun

star-4
Explore the magnificent ruins of Chichen Itza with a private guide on an all-inclusive tour from Cancun. You’ll have time for lunch and sightseeing in the lovely colonial city of Valladolid, and take a refreshing dip in a cenote. Travel to Chichen Itza in the morning for a guided tour of one of Mexico’s most famous Mayan archeological landmarks. Continue to Valladolid for a delicious buffet lunch and time to visit the cenote. Then take in the historic buildings and churches of Valladolid before returning to Cancun.
...  More
  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$149.11 
From  
$149.11 
Learn More
  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation


icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785