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The beauty of vacationing in sunny Cancun is its close proximity to other beautiful towns and sites in the Mexican Caribbean. While staying at our resort you can take day trips to many adventurous places that are nearby. To help you decide where to go, we’ve narrowed down the list to 4 day trips to take from Cancun.

1. Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, or the Island of Women, is the perfect island getaway and is just 15 minutes away from Cancun. Hop on the ferry at Playa Tortugas and enjoy the Caribbean Sea ride over to Cancun’s neighboring island. Ferries run all day and it’s easy to go in the morning and return in the evening. Golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation on Isla Mujeres and there are plenty of sites to see including: Playa Norte, Maya Ruins, and beautiful sunsets.

isla mujeres playa norte Mexico

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2. Tulum

Tulum is a city located about 1.5 hours south of Cancun. Tulum is famous for its beautiful Mayan archaeological site overlooking the ocean and its cozy cabanas on the beach. It is also know as the hippy town of the Mexican Caribbean. Tulum can be reached by the ADO bus in downtown Cancun for an affordable fee. Its amazing sites are definitely worth the day trip.

Tulum Mexico

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3. Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a fun and stylish up-and-coming town located just 45 minutes south of Cancun. Know affectionately as just “Playa” to most, it is famous for its 5th avenue, where tourists and locals walk up and down to dine, shop, and watch street performers. Playa is home to many music and beach festivals throughout the year and can be easily reached from Cancun by bus or taxi.

Playa del carmen mexico

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4. Akumal

Akumal is a small beach town located just south of Playa del Carmen and before Tulum. It has a heavenly beach with perfect snorkeling waters. People travel to Akumal for the scuba diving, snorkeling, and turtles. Akumal locals educate visitors about endangered green sea turtles and their habitats. Be sure to jump in a fresh water cenote while you are there too. You can reach Akumal by bus or taxi from downtown Cancun.

turtles snorkeling akumal

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Paradise can be found not only in Cancun, but in its surrounding areas. Take in all the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean while you visit and go on some day trips! If you haven’t book your next Cancun vacation yet don’t wait any longer, do it now!