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From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

1. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Begin with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a light breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. After breakfast and check-in, board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Then, try snorkeling with your guide before boarding the ship and heading to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity on the island in the safety of its shallow waters. Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. Next, enjoy a lunch of Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, and salad, accompanied by your favorite drink with access to an open bar. Finally, enjoy free time on the beach before boarding the boat and heading to Isla Mujeres. Visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping, then head back to Cancun.

Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

2. Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

Sit back in comfort and gaze at the impressive sites of the Nichupté Lagoon and Cancún Hotel Zone from the sky. Experience the peaceful atmosphere flying in the sky provides, but be thrilled by the heights you'll be at. This parasailing experience for two begins with instructions before enjoying a slow and smooth rise above the water from a platform on the back of a boat. Take in the astounding views of Cancún as you ascend into the air. Spend 10 minutes in flight before descending. The unique design of the parasailing equipment allows for a comfortable and secure ride, providing a chance of a lifetime experience.

Cirque Du Soleil JOYÀ in Riviera Maya

3. Cirque Du Soleil JOYÀ in Riviera Maya

JOYÀ, the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, engages the audience's five senses in an intimate, 650-seat theater setting with a thrilling and whimsical show in which joy, courage, and friendship conquer all. JOYÀ is the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that offers a fine dining experience—an exciting and unique blend of culinary and performing arts. Drawing on Mexico's history and heritage, JOYÀ follows the adventures of a rebellious teenage girl whisked away to a mysterious jungle in her grandfather's fantastical world. Surrounded by a strange band of half-human, half-animal assistants, the extravagant naturalist is on a relentless quest for the meaning of life. Inspired by the fabulous migratory journey of the monarch butterfly in which life is passed from one generation to the next to ensure the survival of the species, JOYÀ reveals a world inhabited by entrancing characters that work hand in hand to perpetuate their love of life. Select from 4 different packages for this can’t-miss experience. You can enjoy the show only from a seat at lateral tables or a high stool in the last rows of the theater. Or, you can upgrade your experience to include: · Premium center seats with a half-bottle of Champagne per person and gourmet appetizers. · Premium seats near the stage with a 3-course gourmet dinner and half-bottle of Champagne per person. · The VIP experience with the best seats in the theater, a 3-course gourmet dinner, unlimited Champagne during dinner, early access to the theater, and VIP service. You may exchange Champagne for red or white wine, juice, or soft drinks, if you prefer. No matter how you experience JOYÀ, you are in for a dazzling and memorable night out—perfect for special celebrations or as a fun evening to complete your vacation! The show lasts 80 minutes and is located at Vidanta Riviera Maya.

Cancun: Columbus The Romantic Dinner Cruise

4. Cancun: Columbus The Romantic Dinner Cruise

Board a romantic cruise aboard a Spanish Galleon. For dinner, choose between a surf 'n' turf menu, lobster dinner menu, ribeye menu, or vegetarian menu, served with a baked potato and steamed vegetables. Spend the rest of the evening dancing with the one you love admiring the breathtaking views of the Nichupté Lagoon, accompanied by live saxophone music. For the duration of the cruise, enjoy an open bar, with some of the best cocktails in Cancun.

Xavage Park: All-Inclusive Admission

5. Xavage Park: All-Inclusive Admission

Try the 7 activities in the unique Adventure Park in Cancun, open for everyone who wants to conquer new challenges. Stimulate your senses in the rapids and with the jet-boat experience. Feel the excitement driving a monster truck with a personalized design. Take some time to relax in a kayak, taking in beautiful scenery along the way. If you want to fly, check out the zip lines. For the little ones, there are children's water slides. Dare to feel unstoppable at Xavage Park. Kids from 5 to 12 years old can enjoy a special circuit at Tough Cubs with fun waterslides, which is included in your admission ticket.

Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

6. Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

Cruise through the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on a completely transparent boat. Relax onboard, enjoy two beers, see some of Cancún's amazing flora and fauna, and take some incredible photos to show your friends. The crystal clear waters of Nichupté lagoon are truly mesmerizing. As you glide through the water enjoy the incredible colors of nature all around you, with birds perched in the mangroves and fish swimming in the reef below the boat.

Cancun: WaveRunner Ride

7. Cancun: WaveRunner Ride

Before starting your thrilling adventure on a WaveRunner, learn from from an expert guide on how to manage your personal water craft. Your instruction session will teach you everything you need to know before setting out into the sea.  While in the water take advantage of the WaveRunner's ease of use and experience the speed and adrenaline of flying through the Caribbean. For those looking for something more relaxed, head to the Lagoon and explore its tranquility. Glide to the mangroves for even more peaceful nature.  After your adventure, whether it was exciting or just pleasurable, head back to the dock, take off your gear, and rinse off at a nearby shower facility.

Xoximilco Park: Colorful Mexican Fiesta Entry Ticket

8. Xoximilco Park: Colorful Mexican Fiesta Entry Ticket

This magical place with an ambiance of fiesta, music and tradition, captures the imagination of all who set foot in it because it maintains the charm and memories of Mexico’s golden age. This new attraction makes an encounter with Mexico’s rich past possible. Expect a grand experience, a delightful tasting dinner, vibrant music, ancient legends, and the best Mexican party. This is a place where past and present mingle among the celebrations, friends, romance, nature and flavors that make this country unique. Decorated with motifs from the 32 States of Mexico, the famous trajineras, once used for the transportation of flowers, fruits and vegetables grown in floating gardens, have now become a means of transportation and a cause of joy for all those who come to Xoximilco looking for a unique moment they can only experience in Cancun. Come and enjoy this old tradition in its updated version filled with the charm of those magical moments we hold dear to our hearts.

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

9. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

Zipline, swim, and explore on a thrilling adventure trip at Selvatica Park in Puerto Morelos. Hop in a safari truck and venture through the jungle for an unforgettable day outdoors amongst lush nature. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to Selvatica Park or choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.

From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Catamaran Cruise

10. From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Get picked up in Cancun and enjoy a magnificent sunset at Isla Mujeres. Discover the charm of Isla Mujeres by embarking on a Caribbean sunset cruise.  Walk through downtown Isla Mujeres and admire its colorful streets. Learn all of its history and legends, then head to Playa Norte beach. Go for a quick swim before sunset in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  Admire the amazing views of Cancun Bay and visit places like the church, the esplanade at City Hall, and the pier or “malecón,” located next to the Mexican Caribbean. Witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mexican Caribbean. Take memories with you to last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Cancún

We had a great time. US Mujeres was very crowded but sitting on North beach made up for it. Isla Contoy was the highlight of the trip. We could have skipped Isla Mujeres and spent all our time there. Beautiful beach. The crew were excellent. They took care of everybody and had us all singing on the way home. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

Had a great time, crew was great. Cant remember captains name but our tour guide yefte was wonderful. Switches from english to spanish so beautifully. He is truely talented at what he does. Saw amazing sea animals below the boat, beautiful ride. Clean, friendly staff from check in to check out. Nice cold drinks

The experience was awesome beautiful views nice boat however i did not enjoy the steak too much, the cheese cake was phenomenal though, and the drinks! The tour guide and saxophone player was great too i’d give this a 4/5

It was a really cool experience. The view was amazing. Crew members were super nice. The guide was entertaining and informative. I highly recommend giving this activity a try.

Loved it! Excellent boat and they took us to the light blue part of the sea to click some amazing pictures