Top 10 Exciting Experiences in Cancun

Lucy Pares
8th June 2017

The idea of being bored on trip in Mexico probably never crossed your mind and why would it — especially on a Cancun family vacation. The iconic resort is located in the Yucatan Peninsula and has the entire Mexican Caribbean to play around with. So what to skip is probably more of an issue than what to fit in.

But where do you even begin on a coastline that has everything from sixth century Mayan cities to modern waterparks, beaches to lagoons and almost every other essential in the dream holiday mix?

Experiencas Xcaret is the team responsible for Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park, opened in 1990 and now world famous for preserving some of Mexico’s most important natural heritage (and making it accessible to millions of visitors). So when it comes to local knowledge of Cancun and the Riviera Maya — and how to pack as much into a family holiday as possible — who better to hand out hints? Have a look at their top 10 things to see.

 

1/10  Explore the amazing underground rivers of Xcaret

The Yucatan Peninsula’s caves and caverns are archaeological marvels, but you don’t have to be an archaeologist to explore the awe-inspiring network of underground rivers. Simply put on a life vest, step into the water and let the natural currents gently guide you round ancient rock formations, into enchanting pools and along narrow, sunlit channels between soaring golden cliffs.

Choose from three different waterways: the Blue, Maya or Manatee. They’re nature’s own lazy rivers but much more captivating than manmade waterpark pretenders. Just relax and look around, from busy flocks of colorful flamingo to the strange beauty of mangroves, there’s never any shortage of sights. It’s part amazing adventure, history lesson and organic water therapy in the purest form, which makes the entire experience all-around perfect for families.

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