What to do in Cancun in one day

09:00 – Hyatt Ziva Cancun

09:30 – Cancun Maya Museum

10:30 – Cafe Antoinette

11:00 – Mercado 28

12:30 – Pik Nik

14:00 – Isla Mujeres / North Beach

16:00 – Cafe Mogagua

17:00 – Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres

18:30 – Walking by Isla Mujeres’s Malecon

19:30 – Dinner at La Habichuela Downtown

21:00 – Xoximilco Cancun

22:30 – Carlos n‘ Charlie’s

23:59 – Mandala Nightclub

 

We mapped out your day trip in Cancun

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Cancun

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Cancun borders on the Caribbean Sea and is known for its beautiful beaches, energetic nightlife, and luxurious resorts. Come get swept up in all this gorgeous city has to offer on your Cancun day trips. Scuba dive and snorkel in Cancun’s white sandy beaches. For amazing photos and a quick tour and bird’s eye view of Cancun, visit the Torre Escenica. For amazing archeology and cultural activities, visit the Chichén Itzá or spend the afternoon at the turtle farms of Isla Mujeres. Relax at one of Cancun’s many beaches, including Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines or learn about animals at the Interactive Aquarium

Get up close and personal with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery or view ancient and modern artifacts side-by-side at the Museo Maya de Cancun. Check out the El Ray Ruins or hang out at Cancun’s hub, Tulum Avenue for great shopping and food

From giant quesadillas to taco trucks, get ready to indulge. Have orange juice and fresh fruits for breakfast, snack on salsa and chips, and dine on hundreds of different taco variations for lunch. No matter what you eat, you won’t be disappointed

To say “How are you” is “Como estas”. “Nice to meet you” is “Mucho gusto” and natives frequently address others as “Amigo”. If there were one phrase to sum up Cancun culture, it would be “No hay prisa”, meaning “There is no hurry”

Cancun has no definite seasons: on average, Cancun experiences sunshine between 240 and 251 days per year and temperatures range from 65 degrees at night to 95 degrees during the day. Note that summers tend to be more humid

For 10.5 pesos, there is a variety of buses that run from the R1 and R2 terminals into downtown Cancun. Taxis are an option, but are unmetered. Taxi rides can cost upwards of 200 pesos. Purchase a voucher for a shuttle for around 230 pesos

Cancun has a great public bus system that will take you all around the city for 6 pesos. Travelling by ferry or private taxi are also wonderful options for exploring all over Cancun. The city is fairly walkable as well

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