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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.

Theatre
“The only theater in Cancun where you can see plays, unfortunately there are no subtitles, hehe.”
25 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“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
Aquarium
“ In 2009 a monumental underwater contemporary museum of art called MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) was formed in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc. MUSA consists of over 500 permanent life-sized and monumental sculptures and is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world. visit www.musamexico.org for more info ”
27 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The locals that try to sell you things buy their supplies here. T-Shirts, souvenirs, hammocks, pottery, clothes, all kinds of strange Mexican goods.”
27 locals recommend
Food Stand
“A wonderful selection of tacos and beer with night live music with mobile musicians. This is a nice place to enjoy Cancun as a local.”
34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Lobster is their speciality. Very romantic, place on the lagoon, great service, candlelight and outdoor sitting. One of the iconic places of Cancun. Lobster is always delicious!”
26 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Right next door. Includes a gourmet food court, Hard Rock Cafe, Chili's, several pharmacies, ice cream shop, clothing store and souvenir stores. ”
25 locals recommend
Food Stand
“Plaza comercial con gran variedad de tiendas y entretenimiento. Huge mall with many sotres and entertainment.”
22 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Authentic street tacos joint just across the street - Great Mexican food options at this place. Prices are great and service is quick. You have to eat there once to try real Mexican flavors... Good for breakfast, lunch and late dinner - (7:00am - 2:00 am) - WALKING DISTANCE”
26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Navíos is a somewhat upscale restaurant located right on the lagoon. And when I say on the lagoon I mean on it! Like literally, the whole restaurant is set on a set of beautiful palapas which sit out on the water and are interconnected with wooden bridges. The views are spectacular (at sunset in particular) and the food is nothing short of amazing!”
22 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Five minutes by cab, large supermarket, you will find almost everything you need for your vacation, they even have a drugstore.”
18 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Very nice beach Playa Tortuga (Turtle Beach) if everywhere wavy here is quite. ”
28 locals recommend
Beach
“Playa Delfines is one of the few spots where you can access to the Caribbean at the Zona Hotelera. a 15 minute drive will take you there. ”
25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is one of my favorite places to eat some food and have some beers or margaritas! This is a good all around surf and turf kind of place that has everything from shrimp tacos, to burgers with excellent guacamole. The most budget friendly and tasty menu item here is definitely the Tuna Tostadas coming in hot at only $39 pesos each. Beers are $35 pesos each. You can use a credit card or cash but the servers can sometimes be pushy about tips. Standard tip for restaurants here is usually 10-15% if the service was good. ”
20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the oldest restaurants in Cancun and a local favorite for pastas, seafood and pizzas. ”
31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“best yucantan mexican style dishes, you will love it, mexico its not just tacos”
28 locals recommend