Cancun is full of things to do, but just a short distance away there are many fun and beautiful side trips.
Plan some time to visit one or more of the ruins as well as the beautiful islands and parks.
You must remember you are in the land of the Maya and also the Caribbean.
Side Trips from Cancun to Mayan Ruins
A new four lane highway now stretches almost all the way to Tulum, making for easy day trips to Tulum and even Coba. Chichen Itza is a little further away (2 1/2 hours by car).
Side Trips from Cancun to Islands
Cozumel can be reached by way of ferry from Playa del Carmen or plane from Cancun and Isla Mujeres is just a short boat ride from Cancun.
Side Trips from Cancun to Parks and Eco-Reserves
Take a side trip to one of Cancun’s great eco-parks such as Xcaret or Xel Ha. These are easily reached by car down Cancun’s new four lane highway.