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Culture of Cancun. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Del Rey ruins are the only historic site of Cancun. The ruins discovered by archaeologists make it clear that the first settlement on the site of the city appeared back to prehistoric times. Cancun is not rich in architectural and historical monuments, but the city’s suburbs are the location of the world famous archaeological park that is a great place to learn the history of the great Mayan civilization.
Before setting off to explore the neighborhood of the city, tourists should definitely visit National Anthropological Museum, which is located in a beautiful modern building near the center of Cancun. The museum exhibits a collection of household items and works of art of ancient civilizations - the Aztecs, Olmecs and Mayans. Fans of theatre will also find entertainment here. The theater and opera house of Cancun never cease to please guests with their bright and unforgettable performances that are liked by absolutely everyone.
Isla Mujeres is known as the most famous natural attraction of the Island. It was discovered by travelers relatively not long ago - in 1517. Explorers discovered ancient statues of beautiful women on this island. These statues were constructed by the Mayans and symbolized power of the goddess of fertility. The island has got its name because of these beautiful statues. Travelers can see them even today. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Cozumel Island is another attraction located in the immediate vicinity of the city. This is the place where visitors can see several important archaeological sites, including the famous Maya pantheon, ruins of ancient temples and ceremonial altars. The world-famous city of Chichen Itza is approximately two hours away by car from Cancun. This is the place where thousands of travelers come to enjoy majestic pyramids of the Maya and other architectural structures built in the prehistoric times.
Travelers, who feel that excursions to local temples, pyramids, and pantheons are not enough, are recommended to make a ride to the city of Tulum. Among its attractions tourists traditionally like the ancient structure named The Castle. The ramparts and temples of the building have preserved till our days, striking visitors with its unique architecture.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Cancun and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Cancun and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Cancun

Mayan ruins
Opening hours: 7 Days a week 09:00 to 17:00;
Cenotes
Opening hours: 7 Days a week;
Isla Mujeres
Water sports
Where: Blvd. Kukulcán, HZ, KM 15.1, Cancun; Telephone: +52 998 848 8327;
Water sports
Where: Blvd. Kukulcán, HZ, KM 6.2, Cancun; Telephone: +52 998 849 7280;
Golf
Eco Parks and Tours
Parque Las Palapas
Where: Parque Las Palapas, SM 22, Cancún Centro, Cancun;
Puerto Cancún
Where: Blvd. Kukulcán, Hotel Zone, Cancun; Telephone: +52 (998) 898 3306 & 07;
Scenic rotating tower
Where: Embarcadéro, Blvd. Kukulkan KM 4, Cancún Hotel Zone, Cancun; Telephone: +52 998 849 5577; Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 23:00; Tickets: Admission Fee;
Cancún Theatre & Mexican Folk Art Museum
Where: Embarcadéro, Blvd. Kukúlkan KM 4, Cancún Hotel Zone, Cancun; Opening hours: Mo. – Fri. 09:00 – 19:00, Sat. – So;

Unique spots in Cancun and near

Alux Restaurant-Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
A lot of people come here to try the original cocktail Aluxinant. It consists of mezcal, orange and cucumber juice. Moreover, the visitors can order outstanding dishes of Mexican cuisine in the restaurant. One more peculiarity of the restaurant-bar is an equipped stage for musicians. The cave has a special acoustic, that's why life concerts are usually held there. This bar will like not only fans of exotic cocktails but also fans of the fine vine. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Cancun

Culture guide to Cancun. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Cancun: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Cancun. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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