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5 Amazing Cancun Activities That Are Even Better In The Fall 

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When visiting the tropical paradise of Cancun there is an endless list of things to do and see to keep you busy during your vacation.   

Exciting activities for the adventurous, archeological sites for the history buff, natural wonders for the curious, and wildlife encounters for the nature lover are just a few of the options to enjoy any time of year.   

But there are five amazing Cancun activities that are even better in the fall. 

Aerial View of Cancun's Marlin Beach in October

Why Some Cancun Activities Are Better In The Fall 

One obvious benefit of visiting Cancun in the fall is the milder temperatures that hover around the low 80s rather than the 90s.   

This makes certain activities a little bit more bearable, but it still stays warm enough to enjoy the beaches too.   

But the smaller crowds due to the slow season and kids being back in school make the following activities more enjoyable as well. 

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Maya Archeological Site Tour 

Many of the Mayan archeological sites, particularly the super popular ones like Chichen Itza, are packed with tourists during the busy seasons.   

During the summer months it can get pretty hot in the Yucatan region, too, and there is little shade surrounding many of these ruins.   

For both of these reasons fall is a much better time to visit and enjoy these fascinating archeological sites. Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan city located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is one of the most well-known and well-preserved examples of Mayan civilization, and it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded around the 5th century AD, and it reached its peak of prosperity and power between the 7th and 10th centuries. One of the most impressive features of Chichen Itza is the Temple of Kukulkan, also known as the Pyramid of Kukulkan or El Castillo. This pyramid is a stepped pyramid that stands at the center of the city, and it was constructed to honor the Mayan god Kukulkan, who was a deity associated with the wind and the sky. The temple is over 30 meters tall, and it is adorned with carved figures and symbols that depict the Mayan cosmology and mythology. The temple is also notable for its astronomical alignment, as the shadow of the pyramid falls on the pyramid itself in such a way that it creates the illusion of a serpent descending the steps of the pyramid during the spring and autumn equinoxes. Another notable feature of Chichen Itza is the Great Ball Court, which is one of the largest and most well-preserved ball courts in the Mayan world. The ball court is over 150 meters long and 70 meters wide, and it was used for a ritual ball game that was played by the Mayans. The ball game was an important part of Mayan culture, and it was played for both religious and recreational purposes. The ball game was played with a hard rubber ball that could only be touched with the hips, and it was often used as a way to resolve conflicts or to settle disputes between different groups or communities. In addition to the Temple of Kukulkan and the Great Ball Court, Chichen Itza is home to a number of other impressive structures and landmarks, including the Temple of the Warriors, the Tzompantli (a skull rack), and the observatory known as El Caracol. The city was also home to a number of cenotes (natural sinkholes filled with water), which were used for both ceremonial purposes and as a source of drinking water. The city of Chichen Itza was abandoned around the 13th century. #chichenitza #ancienthistory #mayans #apocalypto #yucatanpeninsula ♬ Scary, tense, mysterious / 5 minutes or more(1167020) – Kiaibeats

Underground River Adventure 

There are many adventures to be had in Cancun, and one of them is underground.   

The Rio Secreto Underground River Tour takes you to underground caves where you can splash through the water, swim, and see crystal-like rock formations.   

Many past guests have highlighted the experience as one of the best during their vacation, and fall is a particularly great time for the tour due to the weather and the smaller crowds.   

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Snorkeling And Marine Life Encounter 

The Caribbean waters in Cancun are still plenty warm enough during the fall months for underwater adventures.   

Two of the most popular are snorkeling and marine life encounters, which you can combine for an epic adventure.   

If you travel to Cancun in the earlier part of fall you may even get the chance to swim with giant but gentle whale sharks too. 

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An Adventure Park Experience  

There are a number of adventure parks in Cancun that offer an entire day of fun for the whole family, and as with most theme parks, they can be really busy during the summer.   

Parks like Xel-Ha, Xcaret, and Xplor are hugely popular among tourists with families because you can enjoy all different kinds of activities for around $150 per person.   

So not surprisingly, when fall hits, there are significantly fewer people to share the parks with, giving you the opportunity to enjoy more activities.   

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Exciting Boat Tour To An Island Paradise 

What better way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Cancun than taking a boat tour to a beautiful island paradise?   

There are many to choose from, but if you want to combine two activities in one that also includes an open bar and a light breakfast and lunch, the Cancun to Isla Mujeres Snorkeling and Dancing Catamaran Cruise with Lunch is a bargain at $69 per person.   

And the mild fall weather is perfect for spending a day on the water.   

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Another Benefit Of Visiting Cancun In The Fall 

In addition to being able to enjoy fewer crowds and nearly perfect weather in Cancun when visiting in the fall, there’s another benefit to vacationing in the vacation destination during the slow season.   

Everyone likes to save money, especially when it comes to vacations, and fall is the best time to do that in Cancun.   

By saving on your hotel, you’ll have more in your budget for these amazing activities, so you can have a truly epic fall Cancun vacation.

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