Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beautiful beaches, numerous resorts, and nightlife. It's also a famed destination for students during universities’ spring break period. Apart from its modern aspect, Cancún is also rich in history with nearby Mayan ruins such as the El Rey Ruins and the Tulum archaeological site.

What to do in Cancún?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Cancún. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Sun, Sand, and History


Start your day early with a visit to the El Rey Ruins, an ancient Mayan site in the heart of Cancún. Spend a couple of hours exploring the ruins and learning about the Mayan civilization. From there, head to the Playa Delfines, one of Cancún's most beautiful beaches. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beach.


After a relaxing morning, it's time for some adventure. Take a ferry to Isla Mujeres, a beautiful island off the coast of Cancún. Rent a golf cart and explore the island, visit the Tortuga Granja (turtle farm), and have lunch at one of the local seafood restaurants.


Return to Cancún and head to the Hotel Zone, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants, followed by a night of dancing at one of the many nightclubs.

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