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The 9 best things to do in Cancun in 2019

The Riviera Maya is a privileged destination, besides having great natural beauty, there are many activities to do here, from natural parks, shopping malls, archaeological sites, beautiful beaches, events an even restaurants and bars for all tastes. Here, your holidays will fly by, and you will experience very special moments with your family.

If one of your 2019 resolutions is to visit Cancun, you have to pay close attention to this recommendation of the 9 things you can not miss in the Riviera Maya. There is something for every lifestyle, mood and age.

1 - Know the underwater world

buceo cancun

Diving is the best way to get to know the marine flora and fauna of the Caribbean, we recommend you to include this wonderful activity in your next trip to Cancun and discover the second largest coral reef in the world, the Great Mayan Reef that covers much of the southeast of Mexico, from the North of Quintana Roo to Honduras. a fabulous Ecosystem that shelters hundreds of marine species, and that only in the part of Mexico covers more than 180 miles.

The three best points to dive the imposing Mayan or Mesoamerican Reef, as it is also known, are Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Cozumel for its crystal clear waters and beautiful sea life.

2 - Visit the magical islands of the Caribbean

isla holbox

As you well know, the Caribbean is composed of hundreds of small and beautiful islands of white sand and crystal clear water that allow you to walk on its shore as if you were on the beach or the coast, among the most popular because of its proximity to Royal Solaris Cancun are: Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, surely you have already visited some of them, and even toured the island in golf carts, if not, what are you waiting for? ; Some other hidden gems are Contoy and Holbox, being an island very close to Cancun, Contoy is also known as the island of birds, due to the number of birds that houses the small island.

As for Holbox, there you will find everything you need to get away from the routine and rest. It is a small fishing island, with zero phone signal, with charming rustic villas, delicious food (including lobster pizzas) and in a certain season you can even swim with the whale shark.

3 - Visit the theme parks

xcaret park

Multiple parks are found throughout Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, and with upcoming openings in the following year, such as Xcaret Xavage, a new concept for adventurers, activities with kayaks, Rapids, zip lines and High speed boats, which complements its other well-known park Xplor, where you can use all-terrain bikes, zip-lines and even swim in underground caves.

If you want a conventional fun park for the whole family, we invite you to visit: Ventura Park a water park, with more activities focused on children and teenagers, but also for adults to enjoy. Garrafón Park, on the southern part of Isla Mujeres where you can snorkel, enjoy zip lines and water slides in the sea. Xenses - a different park where all your senses will be tested, and where you will have spectacular photos to show off.

In addition to these parks, you will have the option of visiting other natural parks and zoos such as Xcaret where you can see in their natural habitat hundreds of colorful species, Crococun, a different zoo with hundreds of amphibians, such as snakes and crocodiles, that will test your audacity when trying to caress them; Bel air animal park, a Zoo in the center of the Mayan Riviera, with hundreds of animals in a unique route, and the Aviary of Xaman Ha, which is one of the largest aviaries in Mexico with hundreds of birds from different parts of the world.

4 - Get in touch with nature

xcaret park naturaleza

Speaking of Zoos and Aquariums, it is well known that Cancun and the Riviera, have the best aquariums in the Caribbean, including Xel Ha the largest natural aquarium park, where you can explore the park and swim among the colorful fish or just relax in some of the multiple rest areas.

The Cancun Interactive Aquarium is only 10 min away from the Solaris hotels, inside Plaza la Isla, there you can see hundreds of species, and swim with dolphins and / or sharks, plus every day at 6 pm you have a dolphin show that it will amaze you

Enjoy swimming with Turtles in Akumal and connect with nature at 100 percent, and if your trip is between June and September, you can swim with the whale shark at Holbox Island, without a doubt, an unparalleled experience.

5 - Beach beach and more beach

la playa de Cancún

Definitely one of the main reasons why tourists love Cancun is that here they find the most beautiful beaches with soft sand and crystal clear water. Spend the days in these paradisiacal beaches of mild climate is definitely what many seek. Going to the beach is always a good plan if you are in Cancun, summer or winter, morning or afternoon, the sea water always maintains a pleasant temperature to swim.

So we recommend you to leave a few days free of activities to enjoy the Solaris Resort beach and enjoy with your family the delicious food and drinks you will find in the comfort of your resort and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya.

Also, during the whole day you can enjoy different activities in the pool area, participate in games, contests and sports that the entertainment team have planned. Those days on the beach will be the best memories of the vacation in Cancun.

6-Explore

xcaret park naturaleza cancun

The Riviera Maya is a beautiful place to explore, there are beautiful spots in any direction, starting with the cenotes, which are natural pools, open or in caves, some surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites, others of a beautiful tropical jungle, gifts of nature for a hot day in the Caribbean and also hide an ancestral mysticism, since the Maya considered them an entrance to the mythical underworld, a way to communicate with the gods.

There are many cenotes in La Riviera Maya, the best known are in the Ruta de los Cenotes in Puerto Morelos and near Tulum.

If you want to go a little further, we recommend you to visit the beautiful Bacalar Lagoon, which is approximately 4 hours away from Cancun. The Bacalar Lagoon is one of the wonders of the Riviera Maya, a lagoon of crystal clear and cool water in which you can distinguish 7 different shades of blue in the water. The town of Bacalar has an interesting history that you can discover in the museum of the fort of Bacalar.

In the Riviera Maya you will find endless destinations with great charm to visit such as Puerto Morelos, Tulum and Rio Lagartos, a couple of hours from the hotel you can visit small Mayan villages, underground rivers and a coral reef with a large number of colorful fish, to mention some of the wonders that the Riviera Maya has to explore.

7- Discover

xcaret park festival

Depending on the dates you visit the Riviera Maya you can attend some of these unique events that are worthwhile, The Festival of Life and Death by Xcaret that takes place from October 31 to November 2nd every year, to Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead, a night of traditions, good food and lots of music in the amazing Xcaret Natural Park, it is the perfect plan for the whole family, if you visit Cancun on those dates, you can not miss it.

Another event that is very worthwhile is the phenomenon that occurs twice a year at the equinoxes in Chichen Itza, the days when the day and the night are equal in time, on March 21st and September 21st a shadow is naturally projected in the form of a snake that falls through the main pyramid. This phenomenon is given thanks to the precise calculations of the great Mayan architects who dominated the knowledge of the stars and used this knowledge in honor of one of their deities, Kukulkan, the feathered serpent whose head is sculpted at the foot of the pyramid. Also in Chichen Itza you can live the experience of seeing the pyramids with a light show at night. While many visit the pyramids during the day, some do it during the night on Tuesdays and Thursdays to witness the incredible Light Show.

8- Culture

cultura maya

An important part of the charm of Cancun is that this city and its surroundings were home to the Mayan civilization and it is very interesting to learn about this important culture when visiting Cancun. You can do this in different archaeological sites, the closest to the Solaris Resorts is El Rey. El Rey is an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Mayan culture that is located at km.18 of the hotel zone of Cancun, after visiting El Rey we also recommend you to visit the Mayan Museum of Cancun that is located just 1 km away from the archaeological site.

One hour away from the Solaris Resorts is the archaeological site of Tulum, in the paradise city of Tulum, where you will find the ruins of the Mayan Civilization with the most beautiful views since they were built next to the Caribbean Sea. In addition, you can take a tour to travel this important site from the comfort of your Solaris Resorts with transportation included and a specialized guide who will accompany you throughout the tour, giving important information about the traditions of the Mayan Culture.

Another archaeological site that is worth knowing is Cobá, surrounded by jungle and 5 lakes, it is believed that Coba means "rough waters" precisely referring to these lakes that were of great importance for the development of this Mayan city. This archaeological site is not yet fully explored and this makes it very special, experts say that much of this city is still under the jungle without being discovered and that it could be even bigger and more important than Chichén Itzá. From the top of the highest pyramid you can enjoy the beautiful view of the tropical jungle while transporting yourself to the past. You can also do the tour on foot or by bicycle, this is something the little ones love.

9. Events

eventos en la riviera maya

In Cancun and the Riviera Maya there are constantly sports and cultural events for the enjoyment of the society of Cancún and the tourists that visit us. We recommend that as soon as you have defined the date on which you will visit Cancun, you do a little search on the internet to find out what events will be on those dates so you can be able to attend any of them. Some of the artists that will be showcased in Cancun throughout the year are DJ Tiesto, Los Angeles Azules, Chayanne, Armin Van Burren and Steve Aoki, among others. If you are passionate about sports, we recommend you attend some of these important sporting events that will be based in Cancun and the Riviera Maya such as the 2019 Triathlon Challenge , the Iron Man 70.3 in Cozumel, the Cancun Marathon and the Bacalar 2019 Acuatlon.

To assist with your family there will also be a lot of events this year such as the Hot air Balloon Festival that will take place in April, the Festival of the moons which is an incredible open-air cinema festival and the Festival of Consulates where you can get to know the culture and gastronomy of different countries. You can not miss the opportunity to attend one of these great events with your family or friends in 2019.

After this recount through what you can not miss this year in your next trip to Cancun you will surely be ready to start planning an incredible vacation. We will wait for you!

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