Cancún is a beautiful Mexican city bordering the Caribbean Sea. The city is mainly known for their amazing beaches, various all-inclusive resorts and great nightlife. However, the city is made up of two district areas: El Centro and Zona Hotelera. El Centro is more toward the traditional downtown Cancún with shops, markets, numerous restaurants, cafes and more. Zona Hotelera is a long, beachfront strip made of up their best hotels, nightclubs, more restaurants, fascinating museums and aquariums. Cancún holds so much diversity when it comes to attractions, such as these exciting locations to start off with.
A. MUSA Museo Subacuático de Art MUSA Museo Subacuático de Arte is one of the most fascinating museums in Cancún. This monumental underwater contemporary museum was formed in 2009 and was founded by former President of the Cancún Nautical Association, Robert Díaz Abraham. MUSA is consisted of over 500 permanent life-sized sculptures and is considered one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world. Rather than just admiring art and sculptures, this museum offers multiple activities to partake in. You can scuba drive, take a jungle tour, snorkel, and even taking a trip on a glass-bottom boat where you can view the ocean’s coral reefs and exotic fish without getting wet. An underwater museum sounds like the perfect place to visit if you want something different to do.
B. Mandala Beach Club
If you’re looking for a great day beach party, Mandala Beach Club is the hottest spot in Cancún. With all the aspects that make it an awesome experience — the Caribbean Sea, drinks, music and the hot sun — you won’t regret going. The club is a restaurant with the beach as their backyard. The restaurant serves a variety of mouthwatering meals and refreshing drinks to enjoy on the beach. Let’s not forget about the nightlife. The beach club hosts beach parties with great music by their DJ right on the beach. Attend either one of their day or night parties and you’ll get that unforgettable experience.
C. Hacienda El Mortero
A trip to Cancún isn’t complete without dining in one of their outstanding restaurants. If you’re into Mexican food, you’re in for a treat, because Hacienda El Mortero, a traditional restaurant, serves the best Mexican food in the city. They specialize in flavorful food that will leave you not only satisfied, but speechless. It’s not a traditional place without some fine Mariachi live music to enjoy while dining in a friendly and warm atmosphere, so mark this one on your list for sure.
D. Coco Bongo
Right in the center of Hotel Zone is one of Cancún’s popular locations, Coco Bongo. The place hosts shows of flying acrobats, musical tributes and other fantastic shows to entertain viewers. But, their parties are where it’s at. If you’re looking for a place to party with friends and watch amazing stunts and performances, Coco Bongo is it. Their massive facility is surrounded by dazzling lights and Mexican decor.
E. Interactive Aquarium Cancun
Not just an aquarium where you can only view ocean creatures, but one where you can interact with them. The Interactive Aquarium Cancún allows all visits to interact with sea creatures, making for an experience that’s both exciting and educational. You can touch starfish and sea urchins, surround yourself with colorful fishes underwater, swim with dolphins and even interact with marine mammals like seals and sea lions. The aquarium also offers a fish spa where authentic Garra Rufa fish will give your feet a pleasant micro massage to enhance blood circulation and exfoliates dry and dead skin cells. It’s on everyone’s bucket list to swim with dolphins, so why not visit this aquarium in Cancún and make that memory, as well.