Skip to content

Best things to do in Cancún

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Comfortable, rustic, hipster bar with electronic music. Great atmosphere and drinks. ”
42 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Mexican Food, weekends mexican food and sea food buffet and Mariachi every day”
35 locals recommend
“All of the Cheester's are so consistent and the food is really delicious. The meal sizes are huge and would recommend 1 meal between 2. Located at Parque Las Palapas (1:30pm - 11:00pm )”
40 locals recommend
“The Hotel Zone is a long street of 40KM. Filled with Cancun's best restaurants, hotels, beaches and activities. It is the safest neighbourhood in Cancun. ”
48 locals recommend
“Great local palapa restaurant downtown. Excellent choices, international menu. Great food and ambiance. Live music at least one night a week. A true secret of Cancun. Also offer buffet.”
48 locals recommend
Historic Site
“El Rey ruins, beautiful place to visit, in the lagoon side and in front of one of Cancún´s most beautiful beach”
32 locals recommend
“This park is located in the heart of the city, every afternoon you can enjoy of shows, dances, performances, live music, walk around, enjoy some typical mexican snacks. Local experience is highly recommended.”
48 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Ok, so I cheated a little on this one. I selected this particular restaurant because it highlights the location well, but really this post is about La Ruta Náder, which is a downtown street that is super busy with lots and lots of trendy bars and restaurants. The street is Av. Carlos Náder, and you'll want to start walking from Av. Uxmal down towards Av. Coba. That's where most of the cool places are!”
31 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Plaza Malecón Americas is probably the most popular shopping center in Cancún. And it also features our favorite cinema branch, Cinépolis VIP, where you'll find reasonable prices for a remarkably high-end movie experience featuring large leather recliners, waiter service, drinks, and a wide selection of foods including sushi.”
32 locals recommend
“The best Steakhouse in Cancun! Gorgeous place great friendly service, valet parking available. Make reservations as it can be difficult to get a table, specially during weekends. Amazing menu, difficult to make up your mind!”
21 locals recommend
“Delicious Churrasco style Brazilian-fusion all you can eat restaurant. A local favorite.”
44 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“About a 1000 years ago this site was used by the Mayan people. In fact this temple complex was part of hundreds in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. All of the Mayan sites were linked by trade and some were pilgrimage sites of worship. The ruins are mostly in the sun and you might want to bring a sun hat or umbrella. You can walk (40 min) or taxi (7 min)”
24 locals recommend
“Playa Langosta is known for its tranquil sea; ideal for a quick swim, boogie boarding, and other fun activities with the family.”
32 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fancy mexican restaurant in front of the lagoon. Great food and live mariachi.”
25 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Good Tacos, seafood, Micheladas and more. Nice atmosphere and close to other bars so you can hop around for some cocktails if youd like. ”
24 locals recommend
“One of the most iconic discotheques, You can get a bundle ticket for 3 different discotheques with open Bar included.- DadyO- Mandala & Mandala Beach (beach club)”
12 locals recommend