What Is There to Do in Cancun, Mexico?

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Visitors to Cancun, Mexico can visit ancient Mayan archaeological sites, lounge on the beach, swim with dolphins, explore the interactive aquarium and go golfing. There are several golf courses available for serious golfers. The Hilton Cancun Golf Course is located right by the beach and the Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Club is one of the most famous in the area.

One great experience for tourists is exploring ancient Mayan ruins, such as Chichen Itza and the El Rey Ruins. Chichen Itza is between 800 and 1,200 years old. Some of the most impressive buildings at the site are El Castillo, Temple of the Warriors, Great Ballcourt and Sacred Cenote.

Visitors can take advantage of the beaches and luxurious water of Cancun. Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines are particularly popular destinations. For visitors who want a cultural experience, Playa Tortugas features local beachgoers and clean sands. For those who want to avoid the crowds around the Hotel Zone beach strip, Playa Delfines makes a great alternative. Although the waters are often rough around this beach, the sand is walkable and the beach offers a great view of the surrounding area.

Those who want to explore nature can sign up for Delphinus Dreams Cancun. This company arranges for tourists to pet and swim with dolphins.