Around the world, Cancun is synonymous with its gorgeous weather, scenic beaches and top water sports activities that have kept travelers coming back in their millions for many years now. However, for some unfortunate travelers, plans to spend the day around one of its many world-class beaches often go up in smoke when they see a dark cloud on the horizon and the ominous rumblings of thunder in the distance, leaving them scratching their heads for something else to do instead.
Fortunately enough, as frequent travelers to the region will know, Cancun is far more than just a collection of beautiful beaches and stunning seaside vistas, with a wide range of activities to keep travelers busy without having to brace the elements or seek shelter from a storm. As record-breaking numbers of travelers descend upon the city’s shores this high season, here’s a run-through of the top 5 things for travelers to do when rain ruins your beach plans.
Have A Spa Day
If there’s one thing that Cancun does better than most destinations, it’s having a stunning collection of all-inclusive resorts – most of which come equipped with stunning facilities like a state-of-the-art spas. Whilst it can often seem a waste to spend a spa day indoors when the weather outside is glorious, it’s a perfectly pleasurable experience to pamper yourself when the weather outside isn’t playing ball.
With massages, mud baths and a whole range of other treatments provided to the therapeutic sounds of rainfall, trade your umbrella for a bathrobe and enjoy some well-deserved you time – you deserve it!
Visit A Cooking Class
As one of the world’s most loved cuisines, Cancun is a culinary mecca for many travelers who revel in the opportunity to try both authentic Mexican street food and some of the more refined takes on its most famous dishes. As the rain pours and the thermostat lowers, bad weather days make for the perfect time to turn up the heat in the kitchen and add a few classics to your cooking repertoire. With cooking classes provided by most top all-inclusive resorts and several private businesses offering lessons for all abilities, give room service the swerve and don your toque for a truly memorable souvenir.
Mayan Museum of Cancun
Mayan ruins are located throughout the entire state of Quintana Roo and, if the weather is giving your second thoughts about trudging through the stunning temple sites, the Mayan Museum of Cancun is the next best thing. Located in the Hotel Zone, the museum contains a wealth of exhibits on Mayan history and art, and houses countless artifacts. Surrounded by dense forest and with views of the beach, it combines several of the things that bring travelers to the region in the first place – and with entry priced at just 57 pesos (around $3), it’s the perfect way to learn about the history of the local area and avoid the elements.
Interactive Aquarium of Cancun
Regarded as one of the best family attractions in Cancun, the Interactive Aquarium of Cancun houses over 1000 species of aquatic life, providing travelers with the opportunity to observe, touch and feed a variety of marine critters. Basic entry tickets start from just $15 USD, with the option to enhance the experience through activities such as swimming with dolphins for a little extra. Surrounded by water with the opportunity to remain dry throughout, it’s a top activity regardless of what the weather is like outside.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Whether hunting for souvenirs, looking for the perfect outfit or simply engaging in the old pastime of window shopping, Cancun is a shopper’s paradise. Attractions such as La Isla Shopping Village or Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center and many, many more provide travelers with the opportunity to shop in a range of different stores, serving all budgets and styles. With restaurants and bars located within its malls too, refueling after an intense session of shopping cardio is easy and convenient, and can help take your mind away from the weather for a few hours.
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