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Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — Small, placid Playa Langosta (Lobster Beach), which has an entrance at Boulevard Kukulcán’s Km 5, has calm waters that make it an excellent place to swim. There’s a dock (mainly used by Dolphin Discovery) that juts out in the middle of the water, but swimming […]

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Playa Ballenas

Playa Ballenas (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 14.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — Also known as Whale Beach, this is raw stretch of sand and crystal water at Km 14.5 between Sandos Cancun and Cancún Palace. Jet skiers often zoom through the water, and the strong wind makes the surf rough. The beach is open to the public, […]

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Women Island

Isla Mujeres – The island of Isla Mujeres, just 13km (8 miles) offshore, is one of the more fun-filled destinations just outside of Cancún. For those interested in snorkeling, there’s El Garrafón Natural Park. At the other end is a village with small shops, restaurants, and hotels, and Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres’ best beach. For […]

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) – this is one of the most important traditions in Mexico. There are two main days which are part of Day of the Dead – so technically, it’s kind of Days of the Dead. November 1st is referred to as Día de los Inocentes, or the Day […]

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Cancún Underwater Museum

Cancún Underwater Museum (Punta Cancun, Punta Nizuc and Manchones Reef – Isla Mujeres) — Combining art and nature, Sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor has created underwater museums (known locally as MUSA) off the shores of Punta Cancún, Punta Nizuc, and Manchones Reef in Isla Mujeres. His main body of work features more than 400 lifelike […]

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Iberostar Cancún Golf Course

Iberostar Cancún Golf Course (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 17, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) – this course, located on the grounds of the Iberostar Cancún Beach Resort, is both enjoyable and challenging for golfers of any skill level, and is easily accessed on foot or via hotel-provided transportation. One hundred fifty acres of tropical paradise surround the 6,734 […]

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Corona Capital

Corona Capital (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Av, Viad. Río de la Piedad S/n, Granjas México, Iztacalco, Mexico City) — Corona Capital could be considered the first big international music festival which started to bring artists to Mexico that we thought we’d never see (especially in the rock and alternative realm). Every November, at curve 4 of […]

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Bahía de Mujeres

Bahía de Mujeres – with the Cancún beach zone running 22.5 km long (in the shape of the number “7”), this area is located in the northern end of the hotel zone (that is, on “top of the 7”), with white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise-blue waters. While this area may be shallow for some […]

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Plaza Las Américas

Plaza Las Américas (Av. Tulum, Sm 4 and Sm 9, Cancún) — the largest shopping center in downtown Cancún. There are 50-plus stores, three restaurants, two movie theaters, video arcade, fast-food outlets, and several large department stores. Warning: this mall gets very crowded on weekends!

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Plaza Flamingo

Plaza Flamingo (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 11.5, across from Hotel Flamingo Resort & Plaza, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — This is a small mall that houses around 80 different shops that sell mainly clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs. The main attractions here are the chain restaurants Jimmy Buffet’s, Margaritaville, Outback Steakhouse, and Bubba Gump, which fill up with […]