Cancun Hotel Zone, Cancun

Cancun is more than just hotels and resorts. The tourist area also offers the chance of viewing several cultural and historical attractions of interest. Visitors may get acquainted with Maya civilization through the Museo del INAH and Yamil Lu'um, or buy local souvenirs at the Mercado Coral Negro. Last but not least, you could even swim with the dolphins.
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Cancun Hotel Zone Map

Guide Name: Cancun Hotel Zone
Guide Location: Mexico » Cancun (See other walking tours in Cancun)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: anna
Interactive Aquarium Cancún

1) Interactive Aquarium Cancún (must see)

Interactive Aquarium Cancun offers you an exciting insight into the underwater world. This aquarium allows you to observe a variety of marine species such as clown fish, seahorses, moray eels, jellyfish and piranha.

There are a total of 13 fish tanks here. All of them are well maintained and care is taken to avoid any water contamination that may place the lives of invertebrates and fishes at risk. A visit to this exciting aquarium will give you an opportunity to see and even touch coral,...   view more
Yamil Lu'um

2) Yamil Lu'um (must see)

Located between the Park Royal Piramides and Westin Laguna Mar, Yamil Lu’umon is a famous archaeological site and a popular tourist attraction in Cancun. Ruins of two small temples can be found at this site. These temples were constructed between 1200 and 1550 AD and the ruins are maintained by Park Royal Piramides.

One of the temples has a scorpion sculpture on its wall and is therefore called the Temple of Scorpion or Templo Del Alacran. There is a handprint in the stucco of the other...   view more

3) Lorenzillo's

If you have planned a visit to Cancun, you must have planned relaxing days at the sun drenched beaches and exciting nights of partying and dancing with a lot of tequila. You must also be looking forward to Cancun’s famous Mexican cuisine that includes delicious seafood paired with a bottle of wine or margarita.

To enjoy a mouthwatering array of Mexican dishes, visit Lorenzillo’s. Ask any previous traveler to Cancun and they will tell you all about this wonderful Lobster House that is...   view more
Señor Frog's

4) Señor Frog's

Señor Frog's is one of the most popular vacation sites to visit. Tourists may order international food, as well as some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine you'll ever find. Señor Frog's also offers a water slide that leads to the lagoon. The philosophy of the restaurant is to provide both an enjoyable and entertaining...   view more
Mercado Coral Negro

5) Mercado Coral Negro (must see)

If you are fond of shopping for interesting and unique artifacts, do not miss a visit to the popular Mercado Coral Negro flea market on your trip to Cancun. This market is located close to the popular Sea shopping mall in the hotel zone.

Mercado Coral Negro is an open air market selling a variety of interesting souvenirs, henna tattoos, local arts and crafts, t-shirts and hair braiding. Here you will find several units selling a diverse range of products from across the country such as...   view more
Museo del INAH

6) Museo del INAH

One of the must-visit destinations on your trip to Cancun is the National Institute of Anthropology, also known as the Museo Del INAH. This institute is a storehouse of interesting historical facts, and gives visitors a deep insight into the history and culture of the area. Here you will find a variety of sculptures, photographs and cultural exhibits that symbolize the artist’s expressions of the city.

This museum has in its collection an extensive range of art works by foreign artists....   view more
Cancun Lighthouse

7) Cancun Lighthouse

One of the most popular landmarks of the city, Cancun lighthouse is located on the downtown Waterfront district. The structure is large and has a terminal from where ferries ply to and from Isla Mujeres. Designed specifically as a tourist attraction, you will find a large round restaurant on top

where the tower with lantern is centered.

The Gran Puerto de Cancun lighthouse was constructed in the year 2005. Every six seconds, a white flash emanates from the tower. Also known as Admiralty,...   view more

Walking Tours in Cancun, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Cancun

Create Your Own Walk in Cancun

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cancun is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Cancun Shopping

Downtown Cancun Shopping

Cancun's markets are the perfect place to experience the real Mexico. At the markets, one may bargain with the store owner over goods like authentic food, products, souvenirs, handmade jewelery, carpets, painted clothes, glassware, and many other cultural and traditional objects.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Cancun without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Cancun, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km

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