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5 Lesser Known Things To Do In Cancun

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Attractive beaches and five star restaurants are obvious destinations to visit when traveling to Cancun. However, visitors can explore a little deeper and uncover more hidden beauties featured in the city.  

Here are the top five lesser known activities to do when in Cancun.

Canoeing In Cancun

Go through the underground caves of Rio Secreto

The Rio Secreto is an underground cave system and natural attraction which has recently been discovered in Mexico. Take a refreshing swim or stroll through the waist-deep water in the underground rivers filled with passageways decorated with crystals and other beautiful touches. Guided tours are available, where tourists can explore the hidden, natural wonder located right near Cancun in Playa del Carmen.

Rio Secreto
Credit: Rio Secreto

Explore Xcaret Park

Both a theme park and nature reserve, this tourist site is filled with underground rivers, jungle trails, coves and natural pools for family and friends to explore. The park was built on an archaeological site and uncovers a lot of history for its visitors to discover.

Xcaret Park

Attend The Jolly Roger Pirate Show

The Jolly Roger Pirate Show features loads of entertainment through its Blasting cannons, delicious foods and music. Pirates swing from ropes and participate in acts and fake feuds for visitors to enjoy and watch. The structure and designing of the boat is inspired by a 17th-century Spanish galleon. Families are encouraged to come and participate in the unique experience.

Jolly roger pirate show

Go Golfing

Although golfing can be done in America, what better place to perform this sport than in the warm sunny weather of Cancun. Moon Palace Cancun gives tourists a glamorise golf course designed by the notorious Jack Nicklaus. Golfers are able to play around the luscious field that features 27-holes to shoot in. The site offers beautiful ocean wave views and lots of greenery. Bookings for private or group lessons are available.

Moon Palace golf
Credit: Moon Palace Cancun

Tour the Cenote & Jungle 

Cancun delivers exotic scenery and exciting experiences to its visitors through its stunning underground river, which is the longest in the world. Tourists can explore various sites in just one tour. The tour includes the exploration of the Sac-Actun cenote system, swimming in Yaxmuul, and snorkeling in No-Hoch cavern. Uncover rich, crystal flowing waters that make this cenote one of the many stunning sites in the city.

cenote Cancun

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