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5 Fun Tours From Cancun’s Hotel Zone

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No matter how much you love your luxury Hotel Zone resort, the day will probably arrive where you want to break out and see some of Cancun’s surroundings. The Mexican Caribbean has so much to offer when it comes to water-based adventures, beautiful scenery, historic ruins, and natural wonders – the hardest part is choosing what you want to do!

Here are some of the best ideas for fun tours from your Cancun Hotel Zone resort.

Xplor Adventure Park

Xplor is one of the Mexican Caribbean’s most popular day trips, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a celebration of the region’s natural wonders and is jam-packed with activities and fun for everyone, no matter their age. In this all-day tour, you can swim through underground rivers, brave the zip-line, and take a kayak through stalactite-filled caves. And that’s all before lunch! Speaking of which, there will be a fabulous buffet to enjoy, making sure you’re well fuelled for the action – as well as an ever-popular open bar. Including entrance fees, plus transport to and from your Hotel Zone resort, this is a perfect day out made super easy. 

Cost: $159.99 per person

Ventura Park

Chichen Itza and Tequila Tasting

This early-morning tour may not initially seem like fun (who wants to wake up early on vacation?) but it’s worth the effort to be among the first to access Chichen Itza, one of the modern Wonders of the World. You’ll get to explore the park with a private archeologist, learning all about the mystical history of this most impressive ruined Mayan city. If you select the deluxe option, you’ll stop at Piste for a delicious buffet lunch, as well as visiting the beautiful regional town of Valladolid and taking part in a tequila tasting experience. All in all, this makes for a fantastic day out – and you’ll even have time for a nap when you get back before the evening’s partying starts. 

Cost: from $28 to $102 per person

Sailing Experience to Isla Mujeres

You’re vacationing on the ocean, so it would be a shame not to jump on board a boat and make the most of it. On this great day tour from Cancun, you’ll get to travel in style on a catamaran taking you on a glorious trip around the clear turquoise waters of Cancun, enjoying drinks from the open bar as you go. You’ll get to enjoy snorkeling the Mesoamerican reef, spotting all manner of tropical fish. Then, you’ll moor at a nearby beach club for lunch, before heading off to the lovely island of Isla Mujeres where you’ll have free time to enjoy the beach, sample some local cocktails, or perhaps do some shopping on the island’s lively Miguel Hidalgo street. 

Cost: From $69 per person

Cancun Sailing

Parasailing Over Cancun

Don’t look up in envy at those brave souls parasailing over the Cancun ocean, join a tour like this one and see for yourself why this is one of the most popular activities for vacationers. Fly high over the beaches – up to 240 feet, in fact – as you’re gently pulled through the air feeling like king or queen of the world. You’ll be able to spot your hotel from above, as well as the green waters of the lovely Nichupte Lagoon. Up to three people can fly at once, making this a great activity for friends looking to build some great memories during their trip. And it doesn’t matter where in the Hotel Zone you’re staying because transport is included. 

Cost: From $57 per person

Parasailing Tour

Horseback Riding and Cenote Swimming

Sometimes it can be too hot for walking in the Mexican Caribbean, so horseback riding can provide the perfect antidote. On this tour, meet your friendly equine transport at Rancho Bonanza and prepare for an unforgettable journey through some authentic Quintana Roo jungle. Take in the amazing plants and wildlife on this novice-friendly horseback experience, stopping off for a dip in one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most magical attractions, a cenote. The cool underground water will refresh you, ready for heading back to the ranch to enjoy a tasty buffet lunch and drinks. 

Cost: $95 per person

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