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12 Ways to Make Your All Inclusive
Cancun Vacation More Memorable

Instead of booking just a hotel, an active all inclusive resort vacation in Cancun is an excellent choice for the young at heart.

However, if you are among the number of travellers who like freedom of choice - combined with the cost-savings of an all-inclusive resort deal - here are 12 ways to "break out" and enjoy the colorful local Cancun scene.

These can range from a fun afternoon to full day trips from your vacation base in Cancun:

1. Isla Mujeres “Island of Women”
It's only a short 15-minute boat ride from the ferry terminal. Upon arrival at the island there is a choice of snorkeling, diving, bike riding, or a trip to Garrafon National Park. Don't miss a side trip to Punta Sur, the site of the ruin dedicated to the Mayan goddess Ixchel surrounding by breathtaking Caribbean scenery.

PUnta Sur, Isla Mujeres
Hiking the south point (Punta Sur) on Isla Mujeres -- a 15-minute ferry ride from Cancun.

2. Caribbean Carnival
The day tour consists of a morning at leisure to enjoy the facilities, go snorkeling, visit the nearby turtle farm or go on a bike ride. The evening tour is all about fun, including a buffet dinner followed by a Caribbean show, party games and music for dancing.

3. Tulum the “Walled City”
Mounted on the edge of a cliff, this abandoned city towers above the deep turquoise of the Caribbean and a beautiful white sandy beach. Tulum reached its peak in the Post-classic period between 1,000 and 1,600 AD.

4. Xel-Ha (pronounced shell-ha)
A large area of protected inlets and lagoons, Xel-ha is a beautiful natural aquarium, home to many varieties of colorful tropical fish.

5. Xcaret “Little inlet”
This so-called ‘sacred paradise' is located 1-hours drive south of Cancun. Xcaret (pronounced eesh-carette) is one of the loveliest and most unusual venues in the area.

6. Chichen Itza “Mouth of the well of the Itzas” The site flourished in the Classic period of the Maya between 300 and 900 AD and then appears to have been abandoned, then re-inhabited around 1000 AD when the Toltecs arrived from central Mexico.

tourists inspect chichan itza ruin
Tourists inspect the ancient Mayan ruins found in Chichan Itza, an easy day trip from Cancun.

7. Jungle Tour
Introduce yourself to the natural side of Cancun with this increasingly popular tourist activity that provides an opportunity to go on an ecotour safari to learn more about the region's flora and fauna.

8. Scuba Diving
The clear waters of the Caribbean and the colorful tropical fish attract divers from all over the world.

9. Deep Sea Fishing
Specially fitted boats are available in Cancun that takes advantage of the Caribbean's variety of game fish. Aspiring anglers can enjoy a day trying to hook some of these impressive big catches they can brag about later!

10. Horseback Riding
A 40-minute drive south of Cancun lies a ranch and horseback riding stables with over 100 horses suitable for all riders – from beginners to experienced - to live the dream of riding a horse through the surf ...

11. Lobster Cruise
Enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on board of an old Spanish ship, dance under the stars, and enjoy a delicious surf and turf dinner with the best night view of the Hotel zone.

12. Swim With the Dolphins
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. Swim with the dolphins in the Caribbean Sea "Parque Nizuc" offers you the chance to do it without ever leaving Cancun!

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