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8 Best Cancun Attractions Every Tourist Must See

8 Most Popular Attractions in Cancun

1. Chichen Itza

  • The most iconic pyramid in Mexico and one of the seven wonders of the new world never ceases to attract visitors. However, it’s not a must-see just
  • $15 USD
  • Chichén Itzá, Tinum, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-5pm
  • 2

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2. Ek Balam

  • Literally meaning “black jaguar”, the ruins of Ek Balam are the freshest discovered Mayan site in the whole Yucatan peninsula. What makes it
  • $4 USD
  • EK BALAM, Cancún, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-5pm
  • 1

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3. Underwater Museum

    Though they are not related to Mayan culture, and their history is short, the coral reef statues of the Underwater Museum are probably the most beautiful
  • From $50 USD
  • MUSA Museo Subacuático de Arte, Mexico
  • Daily

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4. Coba Ruins

  • Coba, literally translating to “wind-stirred water”, was a thriving city during the Middle Ages, spreading over 50 miles, and housing 50,000
  • $4 USD
  • Cobá, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-5:30pm
  • 1

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5. Uxmal Temples

    Home to more than 20,000 people, Uxmal was one of the most important Mayan cities. Not as crowded as other ruin sites, and with an eerie atmosphere, perhaps
  • $7.50 USD
  • Uxmal, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-5pm

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6. El Rey

    Conveniently located in the hotel area, the ruins of El Rey make for the largest archaeological site in Cancun. Though not as advertised as the main Mayan
  • $3 USD
  • El Rey Zona Arqueológica, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-5pm

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7. San Gervasio

    Located on the island of Cozumel, the site at San Gervasio stands out among the numerous Mayan ruins with its particularly rich history and the almost
  • $8 USD
  • San Gervasio, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-4pm

8. Tulum Ruins

  • A two hours drive south of Cancun along the Caribbean coast will reveal the best preserved remains of Maya’s lost civilization: the ancient town
  • $4 USD
  • Ruinas de Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  • Daily 8am-5pm
  • 2

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