Many tourists visit Mexico to relax on the stretches of white sandy beaches that fringe the country's coasts and islands, swim with dolphins, snorkel in the seas or in eco parks such as Xel-Ha Eco Park or Xcaret Ecological Park, and enjoy the nightlife of tourist resorts such as Cancun. Other popular activities include visiting the Mayan temples and pyramids. The more adventurous might zipline through jungles or explore underground caves and swim ancient cenotes or sink holes.
Many visitors fly into Mexico's Cancun airport and stay in one of the numerous all-inclusive hotels based in and around the Riviera Maya along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Many resorts are on beaches and offer water sports and activities such as parasailing, kayaking and snorkeling, or day trips to islands such as Cozumel and Isla Mujeres.
Eco parks such as Xel-Ha and Xcaret offer opportunities to learn about the country's animals, culture and history, while Xplor Adventure Park offers a range of sporting adventures and activities, including zip-lining and jungle tours in amphibious vehicles. Many hotels offer guided tours to the Mayan ruins at Tulum that sit in a cliff-top location overlooking the Caribbean, or to Chichen Itza with its iconic El Castillo Kukulkan Mayan Pyramid and Mesoamerican ballcourt. Some tours include a visit to a cenote, where tourists can enjoy a cooling swim.