The 5 best aquatic activities in Cancun


Cancun is well known as a place to have fun, among the many activities on offer the aquatic ones are second to none. That’s why we have compiled for you our five favourite water based activities. We’re sure that whichever ones you choose to do you won’t regret it!


One of the world’s most unusual museums can be found within walking distance of the Grand Oasis Sens. Cancun’s underwater museum or MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) as it is known locally consists of several groups of sculptures that have been placed on the seabed at the southernmost point of Cancun’s hotel zone, Punta Nizuc. These sculptures can be seen by snorkelling and have the double purpose of being works of art and regenerating the coral reefs. Two more sites can be found at Punta Sam just north of Cancun and off the coast of Isla Mujeres.

2. Aqua Twister

If you’re an adrenaline junkie then Aqua Twister is for you. Hold on tight as this speedboat makes power brake stops, fishtails in the waves and 270 degree spins to leave your heart pumping and your body wanting more. The speedboat has a capacity for 20 people making it the perfect aquatic activity if you’re visiting us as a group.

3. Jungle Tour

Cancun’s Nichupte lagoon is home to many different animals including leopard frogs, iguanas, river turtles and blue crabs. Its mangroves also provide respite for several species of bird. Discover the wonders of the natural world in a two person speedboat making your way through the waterways of the lagoon all the way to the Mesoamerican reef – the world’s second largest coral reef – where you can snorkel and see the colourful flora and fauna of the Caribbean Sea.

4. Whale Sharks

The idea of sharing the water with the world’s largest specie of shark might sound a bit extreme, however these massive creatures are actually harmless. From May to September these sharks migrate to the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean and can be found swimming near the islands of Isla Mujeres and Holbox where you can take a tour to swim with these tranquil animals for a truly unforgettable experience.

5. Wave Runners

Hire a jet-ski and hit the waves; go for a fun filled ride with your partner or hire two jet-skis and race your friend through the turquoise blue Cancun sea. This aquatic classic is a surefire way to have a good time.

If you would like to do any of these then get in contact with our sister company Caribe Maya for more information

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