My family spent two weeks exploring Cancun and area. We rented a car and drove to Chichen Itza. My son loved it. The ball court was very interesting. We also did the ziplining with Selvetica (highly recommend) and we went to Xplor park. Lots of fun for the kids.
My family loved this place! We spent the day exploring this ecopark. My son loved the underwater river. There are floating inner tubes for the beach. There are animals and Mayan exhibits through out.
A beautiful island, close to Cancun but more orientated for those who wish to enjoy a nice relaxed atmosphere as supposed to Cancun's tackified hotel zone. The island is only about 12km long so getting around is fairly easy with plenty of taxi's or if you prefer you can hire bicycles, mopeds and even golf buggies. Lots of nice relaxing bars and restaurants on the beach and some amazing snorkelling and dive sites nearby. I stayed in the PocNa hostel geared for the backpackers out there. At only 100 pesos a night (around £5) including breakfast it is a price that cannot be beaten. With a beach bar and all the islands eateries within walking distance this is a perfect place for those on a very tight budget.
Isla Mujeres can be reached by ferry costing about 70 pesos from Puerta Juarez just north of Cancun. There are plenty of regular buses from the centre of Cancun costing around 5 pesos. Once on the isle of Mujeres the PocNa hostel is just a short walk from the docks and all the locals will be able to direct you.
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