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The Best Day Trips Based On Where You’re Staying In Mexican Caribbean

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The Mexican Caribbean offers travelers endless opportunities to explore some of the world’s most stunning nature and history. 

While visitors can explore many destinations on their own, day trips and excursions are some of the best ways to see the Mexican Caribbean safely, conveniently, and affordably. 

A beautiful beach in Cancun with a palm tree

The Mexican Caribbean is the ideal destination for day trips thanks to its rich cultural and historical heritage, not to mention its world-class nature and scenery, which includes everything from white-sand beaches to exotic cenotes.

Here are the top day trips for your next tropical getaway:

Check Out These Cancun Day Trips

Being the most popular resort destination for travelers, Cancun is an excellent location from which to discover the Mexican Caribbean. Visitors can opt for a range of day trips, including ones that focus on culture and history as well as nature. 

Visitors looking at chichen itza

This full-day, 12-hour Chichen Itzá tour is an unbeatable choice for travelers that want to experience the magic of the Mexican Caribbean’s Mayan history.

With pick up and drop off included, the $53 per person tour is a great option for history lovers.

Despite being one of the most densely packed resort hotspots in Mexico, visitors can book day trips that are all about experiencing the Mexican Caribbean’s calming nature. 

For an exotic nature experience, visit the famous Los Coloradas ‘pink lake’, where you can explore one of Mexico’s most exotic and otherworldly locations.

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Explore Puerto Morelos’ Stunning Surroundings With These Tours

Puerto Morelos has seen its popularity grow as a resort destination. Offering the beauty of Cancun’s beaches without the crowds, travelers in Puerto Morelos can book day trips to explore its gorgeous nature. 

Puerto Morelos is one of the best locations near Cancun for snorkeling and other aquatic excursions.

Experience the largest coral reef in the Americas with this 4-hour catamaran tour which comes with a certified guide. 

Puerto Morelos- Turtle by the beach

This small group 2-hour snorkeling tour is one of the best ways to explore Puerto Morelos’s amazing coastline.

Earning top marks for the professionalism of the guides, this tour company is renowned for offering the best snorkeling experiences available.

Book These Top-Rated Playa del Carmen Tours

Situated around 42 miles from Cancun, Playa del Carmen is among the best resort destinations for families and couples, thanks to its bustling culture and white-sand beaches.

Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is the perfect location from which to explore the Riviera Maya’s beautiful nature, especially its crystal-clear tropical waters and rich marine wildlife. 

Viator’s top-rated luxury catamaran sailing tour has earned excellent reviews thanks to the professionalism of the guides, as well as the diversity of unique species that can be found during the tour. 

Xcaret Sign

Playa del Carmen is also famous for having some of Xcaret’s largest outdoor theme parks in the Mexican Caribbean, offering a range of natural and cultural attractions. Travelers can purchase admission and round-trip transportation online.

Experience Tulum’s Magical History And Nature With These Tours

Tulum has seen its popularity among travelers skyrocket in past months as cultural and historical tourism numbers explode. 

Aside from housing some of the best Mayan ruins in the region, Tulum is a hotspot for all sorts of day trips. Tulum is characterized by unique natural and historical features, which make combo tours one of the best ways to experience everything the city has to offer. 

Aerial view of tulum historical site

With over 250 glowing travelers reviews, this 5-star Tulum cenote tour is an unbeatable choice for discovering Tulum’s stunning freshwater cenotes. 

The 4-hour tour includes stops at some of the most iconic nearby cenotes, as well as a professional guide who knows the area from top to bottom. 

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