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Top 3 Cancun Attractions In The Hotel Zone For Families To Visit When Beaches Are Covered In Sargassum

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While the vast majority of travelers come to Cancun to make full use of the beaches, sometimes sargassum throws a wrench in the works.

This smelly algae is becoming a fact of life in Cancun during the spring and summer seasons.

Thankfully plenty is being done to fix the situation, and for many stretches of beach, it’s cleaned up almost as fast as it lands.

But if sargassum does rear its ugly head while on vacation in Cancun, it doesn’t mean travelers a resigned to their resort poolside. There are plenty of reasons to get out of the resort and take in one of the many attractions in Cancun.

For families, staying close to their accommodation in the hotel zone is a big plus. Which is no issue when these 3 awesome attractions are right on the doorstep!

aerial view of the cancun hotel zone

Interactive Aquarium Cancun

This is one of those awesome attractions that teaches kids (and parents) a lot without it ever feeling like a chore.

The coastline of Cancun is bursting with aquatic life, and at the Interactive Aquarium in the hotel zone, thousands of these species can be experienced up close.

Unfortunately, the swim with Dolphins experience is closed due to renovations right now, but there are plenty of other experiences on offer that more than make up for that.

Aquarium Trek

Described by many as like walking on the moon, this surreal experience uses weighted diving helmets that look like something out of a sci-fi movie to let visitors walk among the aquatic life in the tanks.

Certified divers accompany travelers at all times, and it is rated as safe for anyone over the age of 8 years old.

Interactive Tanks

These “touch tanks” allow little ones to get up close and personal with the more friendly residents of the aquarium.

Aquarium Walk

The tank displays throughout the aquarium are home to more than 1,500 species of sea life. This awesome learning opportunity never fails to capture the attention of kids.

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Mayan Museum Of Cancun

It’s not always possible for travelers to make the lengthy trip to Chichen Itza or the Tulum Ruins to experience the awesome structures created by the Mayan Empire.

Furthermore, it would be a crying shame for travelers to come all the way to the heart of one of the world’s most interesting cultures and never experience the wonders of its history.

Thankfully for travelers, the fantastic Mayan Museum of Cancun is located right in the heart of the hotel zone.

The historical artifacts on display are an eye-opening insight into the past of the Mayan people who still dominate the southeastern leg of Mexico.

For children, this is an opportunity to experience firsthand the true face of another culture in a more meaningful way than the glossy pages of a high school history book.

Ventura Park

While learning is always a positive experience, sometimes all travelers really want to do is let go and have some carefree and innocent fun.

And for those staying in the hotel zone, there is no better place to do this than at Ventura Park.

Situated by the southern entrance to the hotel zone, it’s an absolute breeze to get here from any resort in Cancun.

Travelers can spend the whole day here and still not get through every experience on offer. The water park here is a favorite for kids, with multiple waterslides and even a wave pool.

This park has many faces, and once travelers dry off from the adrenaline-fuelled waterslides the next stop is the rollercoaster that offers great views of Cancun and the ocean in between the dips.

And for competitive families, why not strap into a 25 mph go-kart and race the family around the Ventura Park grand prix circuit?

They even have 2-seater karts so younger kids can enjoy the experience with an adult at the wheel.

There’s a wealth of fun to be had here, as well as a great computer arcade and numerous food and drink choices all on site.

Don’t Let Sargassum Get You Down

Sargassum is a pain, there’s no getting around that, but Cancun is a lot more than just a beach destination.

These are just 3 awesome activities in a world built for travelers, make the most of the vacation and enjoy as much as possible of what this city has to offer!

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