There’s More to Cancún Than Its Sun-Kissed Beaches

El Rey Archaeological Site.
El Rey Archaeological Site. Image by jiawangkun/Depositphotos

Most people visiting Cancún are there to explore its countless sun-kissed beaches and epic nightlife, but there’s so much more to this Mexican city. If you’re looking for fun attractions to explore after a long day on the beach, these three are a good place to start.

Cancún Underwater Museum

One of Cancún’s most unique and popular attractions, this underwater museum is a heaven on Earth for fans of snorkeling or scuba diving. It’s been around since 2010, and it’s now home to around 500 underwater sculptures waiting to be discovered by passionate divers.


If you’re in the mood for a floating party while in Cancún, Xoximilco is a place to be. You can board one of the vibrant Mexican gondolas it has in store and explore Mexican culture, music, and food during your ride because its main purpose is to pay homage to Mexican traditions.

El Rey Archaeological Site

If you’re thinking of exploring ancient Mayan ruins while in Mexico, Cancún won’t leave you disappointed. It’s home to several archeological zones, starting with El Rey, which features 47 buildings and structures, including the most-notable pyramid-shaped temple which serves as its centerpiece.