Outdoor Activities in Cancun

Outdoor activities in Cancun are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Cancun comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Cancun and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Cancun has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Cancun.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Cancun:

  1. #1 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 5260 itineraries
    Isla Mujeres

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, Water Sport, Picnic Spot

    Address: Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Literally translated “the island of women”, Isla Mujeres is actually named after the several statues of the goddess Ixchel found here. What makes this island important to visit is that it ...Read more

  2. #2 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 2285 itineraries
    Xplor Park

    Tags: Park, Adventure

    Address: Carretera Federal 307 Km.282, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    With 14 zip-lines and activities that include swimming and rafting in the river while you admire stalagmites and stalactites in the caves, the Xplor Park is an underground adventure park designed to s...Read more

  3. #3 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 5661 itineraries
    Xcaret

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Picnic Spot

    Address: Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez Kilómetro 282, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

    Timings: 08:30 am - 10:30 pm Details

    The Xcaret area has an interesting past. It is believed to be what was formerly known as the ancient port of Polé. The Maya would come to this area to purify themselves before visiting Cozumel ...Read more

  4. #4 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 3832 itineraries
    Chichen Itza

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Yucatan, Mexico

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Mexico’s historical legacy is rich and varied and the Mayans have left a stunning mark on the country with their beautiful stone structures. To travel to Cancun and to not see one of these magni...Read more

  5. #5 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 3525 itineraries
    Xel - Ha Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Theme Park, Food And Drinks, Leisure

    Address: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km 240, locales 1 & 2, Modulo B, 77780 QROO, Mexico

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Xel Ha Park is the ideal tourist attraction near Cancun for those of you travelling with a family. Not to be mistaken with a historic site of the same name Xelha which lies within the same premises, t...Read more

  6. #6 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 4127 itineraries
    Tulum

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Nature, Snorkeling

    Address: Carretera Federal No. 307 Km 128, 77710 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located at a distance of around one and a half hours from Cancun, Tulum is one destination that leaves its visitors spell bound with its spectacular coastline and bright sun. A visit to Tulum from Can...Read more

  7. #7 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 2984 itineraries
    El Rey Ruins

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The El Rey ruins are a group of lovely old Mayan buildings existing at what used to be a fishing village in Cancun. These gorgeous relics of a magnificent era gone by are certainly worth a trip to mak...Read more

  8. #8 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 3420 itineraries
    Cancun Underwater Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 15.3, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, QROO, Mexico

    Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Cancun Underwater Museum refers to the beautiful and eerie sculptures made by the artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Today, sculptures by other artists have also been added to the mix of underwate art....Read more

  9. #9 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 636 itineraries
    Isla Contoy

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Island, Walking Area

    Address: Isla Contoy 77500, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Cancun is surrounded by natural beauty that makes up for an unparalleled travel experience. While you are in Cancun, you can make a guided tour to Isla Contoy. This island houses a number of species o...Read more

  10. #10 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 1712 itineraries
    Sistema Dos Ojos

    Tags: Cave, Water Body, Adventure, Water Sport

    Address: Tulum 77780, Mexico

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Dos Ojos is a snorkel and dive site on the Caribbean coast, located just north of Tulum. This site was discovered in 1987 and has been a popular tourist destination since then. Dos Ojos has one of the...Read more

  11. #11 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 2215 itineraries
    Ik Kil

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, View Point, River

    Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo, 97751 Chichén Itzá, Yuc., Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located about 190 Kilometers (120 miles) north and west of the world famous resort town of Cancun, the Ik Kil is a cenot that offers amazing experiences to those who visit it. cenotes are considered t...Read more

  12. #12 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 1998 itineraries
    Museo Maya De Cancun

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Cave

    Address: Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, QROO, Mexico

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Opened in 2012, this massive museum has three giant exhibition halls of more than 4400 square feet each. Inside this museum, the central attractions consist of 14000 year old skeletal that remains rec...Read more

  13. #13 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 2162 itineraries
    Avenida Kukulkan

    Tags: Dine In, Shopping Center

    Address: Avenida Kukulkan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Clean and lovely, this road is Cancun’s number one destination for those looking to spend a day shopping and dining. Pretty much every restaurant is a culinary delight and every store is a curio...Read more

  14. #14 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 2670 itineraries
    Playa Delfines

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Picnic Spot

    Address: Playa Delfines, Blvd Kukulcán Km 17 Zona Hotelera Cancun 77710, Mexico

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Playa Delfines is a beautiful beach in Cancun. If you are looking for a place that is slightly off the beaten track, do visit this. It isn’t as popular as the other beaches and certainly isn&rsq...Read more

  15. #15 of 182 Outdoors Activities in Cancun
    - Used in 1398 itineraries
    Parroquia De Cristo Resucitado

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Avenida Kukulkan Kilómetro3.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Benito Juárez, Q.R., Mexico

    Timings: 06:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    Cancun’s nightlife and natural beauty might astonish you to a certain extent but those who are looking for some quiet spiritual corners should visit the Parraquia de Cristo Resucitado church. Re...Read more