Cancun is full of all kinds of unique activities and excursions for you adventure seekers! The list is long. There are adventure parks, ATV tours, zip-lining experiences, Cenotes and Mayan Ruins to explore. Swim with dolphins, go horseback riding through the jungle and on the beach, or snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and golfing. There are beautiful islands you can scout out, and many exclusive and remote beaches to enjoy. Other water sports include wake-boarding, kite-boarding, fly-boarding and paddle-boarding.
Most all of these activities can be easily arranged from anywhere you choose to stay. There are tour operators everywhere! It’s just a matter of how much you’d like to spend.
Golfers — Cancun has some fantastic and scenic golf courses, including some by world-renowned designers (Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Pete Dye). There’s even a PGA course which hosts the OHL classic every year (Mayakoba Resort).
Divers — Starting in Cancun and running all the way down to Honduras is the second largest barrier reef in the world, teeming with schools of fish and living coral formations to explore. One of world’s best diving locations is off the island of Cozumel, which sits about 12 miles from the coast of Playa del Carmen.
Puerto Morelos also has some stellar dives (wreck sites and pristine reef), for those looking to spend a lot of time under the water. Looking for something spectacular and unique! Try cenote diving, where you’ll explore underground freshwater rivers and caverns.
Fishing — In many circles, the waters south of Cancun are known as the sailfish capital of the world! Over 500 species of fish live in these waters, including some fantastic game fish. The unique topography of the ocean floor in this area brings these massive game fish extremely close to shore for sports fishermen to do battle with!