The rain in the Mexican Caribbean
I’m of the opinion that nothing can ruin spending time with your family, partner, or friends when you want to be together and have a good time, and that includes the weather.
It is the time of year when many escape the cold, harsh winter for the sunnier climes of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. However, it is also the time of year when our region receives the most rain. This shouldn’t prevent you from visiting though or spoil the holiday you already had planned, as there is plenty you can do when the heavens open.
That is why we have brought you 7 activities that can turn those rainy days into the best days of your vacation.
1. Theme parks
One of the biggest attractions in Cancun and the Riviera Maya are its theme parks; some of the best in the whole of Mexico. Xcaret offers a combination of nature and Mexican culture; while Xplor boasts zip-lines, amphibious vehicles and underground rivers. These are just a couple of the many parks that can turn even the dreariest day into an unforgettable one.
2. A day in the spa
The spa is the ideal place to get away from the rain and the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you are travelling as a couple or want to treat yourself to a bit of ‘me’ time, our hotels offer an extensive range of treatments to leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated. Our expert team can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Whatever you choose we can assure you that you won’t regret it.
3. Shop till you drop!
It’s no secret that Cancun is one of Mexico’s best shopping destinations. You will find all the big brands here. So why not pay a visit to the delightful La Isla, a canopy covered outdoor shopping village with its very own aquarium and cinema or head to Las Americas in the city centre, Cancun’s largest mall where you will find all the latest fashion and trends.
4. A bit of culture
As Cancun grows, so do the cultural offerings in this beautiful destination. Right next to the Grand Oasis Cancun you have the Mayan museum, or for the star gazers out there you have the Planetarium in the city centre, or how about the world’s only underwater museum. There you definitely won’t have to worry about getting wet!
5. Time to eat
One of the great benefits of holidaying with Cancun’s largest hotel group is that you have an incomparable choice of cuisines on offer. At the time of writing, our hotels have the first and second best restaurants in Cancun according to Trip Advisor and one more in the top ten. So make the most of our Runaway programme and visit them all, your palate will thank you!
6. Fun and games with the family
As kids, me and my siblings used to go on holiday with our cousins, aunties, and uncles and we always used to bring a pack of cards and games like scrabble. Now that I look back, those moments together provided some of the best memories of my childhood holidays and of my life. So gather your relatives around the table and get out the board games and let the fun commence. Just don’t let your dad be the bank in Monopoly!
7. Go with the flow
Remember when you were a kid playing out in the street with your friends, rain never stopped play, if anything it made things more exciting. So why not bring out your inner child and jump in the hotel pool, or race your kids into the sea when it’s raining. Hey, what’s the worst that can happen?
We hope that we have given you a few ideas of what you can do if rain clouds grace you with their presence during your stay. Embrace the change in weather and use it to your advantage and remember; rain in the Mexican Caribbean is normally fleeting so it needn’t dampen your spirits!