FERRY TRIP FROM CANCUN TO ISLA MUJERES
Getting there is half the fun of a ferry trip from Cancun to Isla Mujeres! Once you arrive, you can hire a taxi to drive you around the island, stopping to gaze at the beautiful ocean views and take some pictures. A late, leisurely lunch at a restaurant in town is perfect before heading back to Cancun. Ferry tickets are 300 pesos round trip (about $15 USD).
There are many hidden pools, cenotes, within easy driving distance of Cancun. This WEBSITE describes the cenotes and what they offer. Bus tours are available for some of them.
CROCO CUN INTERACTIVE ZOO
Less than an hour away from Cancun, close to Puerto Morelos. The name and pictures speak for themselves. A guided tour of 60-75 minutes. ADULTS $32 USD, CHILDREN 6-12 and SENIOR CITIZENS, $22. WEBSITE
XENSES SENSORY THEME PARK
XENSES has been highly recommended by friends, especially for the kids, but it seems to be a fun experience for everybody and well worth the cost. ADULTS, $69 USD, CHILDREN 5-11, $34 USD. There are a lot of discounts and packages available to bring the price down. It is an easy drive from Cancun. WEBSITE
Two-and-a-half hours by car from Cancun. An admission ticket with pool privileges at Mayaland Complex is $23.76 US per person. WEBSITE
XCARET is less than an hour’s drive from Cancun. A day pass includes buffet lunch, park attractions and shows, access to beach and pools, snorkeling ($10 USD refundable deposit required) with showers and dressing rooms. ADULTS, $129 USD, CHILDREN, $64 for. There are discounts for early reservation and a lot of package deals. WEBSITE
LA ISLA SHOPPING VILLAGE
An upscale mall in the Hotel Zone. It has high-end US and European brands, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a few stores featuring typical Mexican crafts and gift items. WEBSITE