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Top 5 Tips For Visiting Cancun During A Heat Wave

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Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are known for their year-round warm weather, which attracts visitors by the millions.

In the summer, the sun-soaked region is prone to heat waves, when temperatures can soar above 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

A resort pool and white sand beach in Cancun

With summer just around the corner, many travelers will likely encounter a heat wave on their next Cancun trip. Even so, Cancun is full of fun activities that are best enjoyed during the hottest of days.

Here are 5 tips for visiting Cancun during a heat wave:

Enjoy Cancun’s Refreshing Outdoor Activities 

When you’re not lounging by the resort pool, consider opting for one of Cancun’s refreshing aquatic activities. From exploring MUSA’s stunning collection of underwater sculptures to day trips to nearby Isla Mujeres, Cancun travelers can escape the heat with fun outdoor activities.

Cancun tourists on the beach

For the most shade, opt for one of many Cancun cenote trips. Cenotes are freshwater sinkholes that not only provide respite from record sargassum leaves but also a cool and refreshing experience with plenty of shade. 

Travelers can choose from a fine selection of top-rated cenote tours, but this award-winning Chichen Itza and cenote excursion combines two famous attractions in one. And at just $70 per person, it’s a great deal. 

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Sunscreen And Hydration Are King

Applying sunscreen regularly and drinking enough water are two of the most important things when heading out during a heat wave. 

Cancun’s beaches and pools are some of the best places to soak in the rays, but it’s all too easy to forget to apply sunscreen regularly. Experts recommend reapplying sunscreen every two hours, as water, sweat, and towel drying can all decrease the effectiveness of the product.

a white sand beach in Isla mujeres with travelers

Travelers are urged to opt for water-resistant, broad-spectrum protection with an SPF of 30 or more. Staying hydrated is equally important, so be sure to have a bottle of water at all times, especially when sipping on those tropical cocktails. 

Visit Playa del Carmen’s Thrilling Xcaret Park

Xcaret Park is a massive theme park situated in Playa del Carmen. With over 50 outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family, it’s the ideal alternative for when the temperatures soar to above 90 degrees fahrenheit.

A Cancun resort with a pool and greenery

Spanning over 80 hectares, travelers will find pools, cenotes, caves, and even rainforests in this sprawling theme park. From the nature sanctuary that showcases the Mexican Caribbean’s most exotic wildlife to magical underwater rivers, Xcaret promises endless entertainment and abundant protection from the sun’s rays.

Travelers can book a range of tours from Cancun as well as admission online. 

Stay Comfortable With The Right Clothing

Whether enjoying Cancun’s top-rated Blue-Flag beaches or walking through its bustling downtown area, travelers should dress comfortably during extreme heat. 

Travelers seeking shade from the sun in Cancun

When packing for your next vacation, opt for light materials such as cotton or linen that promote circulation and help absorb moisture. Light colors are ideal as they absorb less heat, making them the perfect choice for longer walks or outdoor excursions. 

Cool Down In Ventura Park

Ventura Park is a massive oceanfront waterpark located just south of Punta Nizuc. Featuring an exciting array of waterslides, pools, and family-friendly entertainment, Ventura Park is the perfect activity during Cancun’s sizzling summer temperatures.

While the waterpark houses a selection of world-class waterslides, it also boasts adrenaline-inducing outdoor ziplines and bungee swings. It’s also packed with relaxing rides, like the Lazy River, meaning there’s a little something for everyone. 

Xcaret Park with travelers in a wave pool

Admission can be purchased online for just $38.50 per adult ($30.10 for children), and the park is open 10 AM to 5 PM.

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