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What to do in cancun

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What to do in cancun

I see a ton of posts about what to do from Cancun, also a lot of what is listed under Cancun what to do has very little to do with Cancun but out side it mostly.

We are coming in April and are not staying in Cancun we are staying playa What my husband would like to do is have a 1 day/night trip to Cancun. I did find a few things in Cancun that may be of interest to us but I am not sure it would take up a whole day/night. I am looking for maybe some suggestions for other things I may have missed.

This is what I have so far

Interactive Aquarium

Mercado 23

Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano

Museo del INAH

Museo Sensorial del Tequila Tasting

Plaza Isla

Thank you for your help

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11. Re: What to do in cancun

I'm sorry, I didn't see ruins on your list :) But if you are going to Chichen Itza, Coba, etc the El Rey won't be that impressive.

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12. Re: What to do in cancun

Yes we are taking them all in while in playa, I only listed what I found in Cancun to do. Sorry I should have been clearer, Thank you again

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13. Re: What to do in cancun

This website might help


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14. Re: What to do in cancun

KookinKraze- A few things to do that might be of interest that could take a few hours or more.

Wet N Wild Water slide park- They also have Swim with Dolphins too.

AquaWorld- This is for water excursions- Usual stuff, like snorkle/dive, but also have some other things like Lagoon booze cruise, Speedboats, AquaTwister- It's like a roller coaster on a highspeed boat.

Cancun area is more for beaches/pools in daytime, and those nightclubs at night, than actual sightseeing within.

One more idea could be USA Transfers has a Cancun city tour you can buy from there website. But only if your staying overnight in Cancun itself, otherwise this won't work.


If none of the above has interest I would do

1. Mercado 23/28

2. La Isla Mall

3. El Rey ruins

4. Museo Maya

5. El Negro indoor fleamarket- Across the street from the Forum Mall which you can do too.

Something like the above. On El Rey it only takes 25-30 minutes to go thru it, and costs about $4.00 per person.

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