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Things to do in Cancún

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nightclub
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“The top nightlife venue with live performances, drinks, confetti and a non-stop party.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Coworking Space
“big covered shoping mall local favorite, sears, chedraui supermarket , cinema complex, as anchor shops, besides many restaurants , foodcourt and 100 brand shops around ”
  • 162 locals recommend
History Museum
“In the heart of Cancun their is a great Museum of the Mayan Culture. It is a great way to spend a morning.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Amazing place to experience authentic Mexican food. You can also shop arts, crafts, and souvenirs from local vendors.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful golden sand beach with surf in hotel zone in Cancun. Lots of hotels behind, so not a tropical wilderness, but beautiful nonetheless”
  • 140 locals recommend
Park
“No charge to workout in nature. Take an 8 minute walk to park. There are exercise equipments, 1.8 kilometer path, and animals and plants from this region.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Shopping mall with all the trend setter stores Pet friendly Cinema Restaurants Starbucks Ocean views to enjoy while having an ice cream”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“nice shopping mall in hotel zone laguna side, lots of restaurants shops, brands, water activities , speed boat tours and more ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“La Isla is the biggest mall in town , besides luxury shoping , restaurants , the acuarium/dolphinarium, is an open mall with water chanels facing the lagoon great sunsets!”
  • 97 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“This is the ADO Bus Central Station, you can take the bus to go to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Valladolid. Fair prices.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bus Station
“To go just about everywhere by Bus (long distance travel)/ Para ir a todos lados en autobús (viajes de larga distancia)”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“ It is a medium mall, not fully covered but with alot of stores like Carters for kids, Sketchers, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Lacoste, Guess, Nike, Puma and Guess just to name a few. Outlet Mall with movie theaters + Starbucks + Sushi and two Italian Restaurants - few blocks from the studio.- (10:00am - 10:00pm) - WALKING DISTANCE”
  • 62 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kukulcan Plaza is located across the street from Villas Marlin. The main attraction for us is the Soriana grocery store. This is where we buy our groceries, liquor and pharmacy items. It is very convenient to have everything in one place. It also has a spot where you can purchase salads, pizza, etc. You can also buy items in the grocery store (steak and corn for example) and they will cook it for you to eat right there. There is also a Santander bank with several ATM machines as well as a few restaurants. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“ you can find shopping stores, grocery store, tickets for tours, pharmacy, restaurants, and an aquarium.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Beach
“It’s a really nice place to enjoy the beach together with a swimming pool and sometimes party. The entrance fee its reimbursable in food and drinks and you can rent towels there. Food is good and a good price! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Comfortable, rustic, hipster bar with electronic music. Great atmosphere and drinks. ”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Flea Market
“Amazing place to experience authentic Mexican food. You can also shop arts, crafts, and souvenirs from local vendors.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Argentinian restaurant, great steaks and seafood, overlooking the lagoon with beautiful sunsets.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
“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
Restaurant
“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
Italian Restaurant
“Best artisan stone oven baked flat bread pizza in Cancun hands down. Lots of great healthy options including vegan options. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you are looking for classic tacos and mexican food this is one of the favorite places for Cancun people. They have multiple restaurants in the city so you can always check which one works better for you. The closest one to the Airbnb is the one at Plaza la roca just by Cumbres gated community.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Churrascaria
“Delicious Churrasco style Brazilian-fusion all you can eat restaurant. A local favorite.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Pioneer of the fine dining concept and the first in Mexico to offer the best cuts of meat. A complete sensory experience framed by an atmosphere that finds the perfect harmony between exclusivity and style. Thorough attention to detail, exceptional service and special attention to the selection of each ingredient is what distinguishes the culinary proposal. In the menu you will find selected dishes which contain the best cuts of meat in the world, as well as the most exotic products of the sea. Our recommendations: Calamari rings à la cajun Crunchy, served with parsley dressing *** Harry's 210g beef medallions Sealed. With cherry tomato, oregano shiitake mushroom, baby arugula and gorgonzola cheese sauce *** Chocolate Bomb Chocolate Bubble - Caramel Mousse - Brownie - Raspberries”
  • 21 locals recommend

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