Your Gateway To The Best Of Cancun
Cancun is one of the most popular Mexican Caribbean resort destinations and from your exclusive hideaway at Casa Turquesa, we can make arrangements for you to enjoy the myriad of activities available in and around Cancun.
Here are some local attractions and things to do which you can enjoy while staying with us:
Water Sports and Outdoor Activities:
Swim With Dolphins: Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience, various packages available including swim with dolphins, transporation and drinks.
Scuba Diving: Cancun and the Mayan Riviera are reputed to have the second largest coral reef in the world. Whether you're certified through a resort course or you have more advanced levels of certification, there is a wide range of diving options.
Underground River Expedition: Dare to experience this unique natural treasure, located in one of the most fascinating corners of the Riviera Maya. This protected natural reserve is filled with a kaleidoscope of awe-inspiring rock formations, including thousands of stalactites and stalagmites that you can walk around on a simple route. This ancient subterranean world remained unexplored for millions of years, which makes it all the more pristine and impressive.
Isla Mujeres Snorkel Tour: The island lies eight miles across the bay from Cancun, is only five miles long, and is just over a half-mile at its widest point. The west and north sides of the island have several white-sand beaches; the east side faces the open sea and is rocky and windswept. The island has around 14,000 inhabitants, most living in the town at the northern end. Isla Mujeres offers a relaxing, fun tour from Cancun.
Deep Sea Fishing: Gear up and get ready to hook the best catch of the day. Trips are available in a fully-equipped boat with professional crews. Whether you choose to have the crew clean your catch or to catch and release, you'll have experienced a fishing trip like no other.
Xcaret: Known as ''nature's sacred paradise'', Xcaret is one of the world's most famous eco-archaeological parks. Here, you will find archaeological ruins, a dolphin show, horses, and a farm with tropical birds, butterflies, bat caves, and a stunning beach. Snorkel in the caves and underground river. This ecological park was once one of the most important Mayan ports.
Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza is the capital of ancient Maya empire, its majestic building dates back to 435 and 455, and it is geographically located in the middle of spectacular natural environs in the Yucatan Peninsula. At this site declared as one of the 7 World Wonders, you can visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and the Ball Game Court. The Castle or Pyramid of Kukulcan is the most impressive temple in Chichen Itza renowned for the number of tombs found there and its endless 91 steps, as well as the impeccable architecture that stands out by a stone feathered serpent. If you happen to visit Chichen Itza on March 21st or September 21st you can admire a unique spectacle: The Equinox.
Tulum & Xel-Ha: Discover one of the most beautiful archaeological sites of the Riviera Maya, the only one overlooking the Caribbean Sea and its turquoise waters as a walled fortress. It is believed that Tulum was once one of the main ports of the Maya civilization. Let yourself be taken into the temple of the frescoes, the one of the descending God and "El Castillo" an amazing temple built on a cliff with splendid views of the coast.
From here you will be taken to Xel-Ha a spectacular water theme park, unique to the Riviera Maya, where you will spend a day of adventure enjoying natural, ecological, and aquatic attractions. You will explore inlets, coves, underground rivers called cenotes, mangroves, and sail along the lazy river on inner tubes. This is a true paradise for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving in unique natural spots.
Shopping in Cancun
Cancun offers excellent shopping and most stores are conveniently concentrated in several ultra modern and attractive shopping centers located in the Hotel Zone. Imported goods such as perfumes, and gold and silver jewelry are among Cancun's best buys thanks to low import taxes and a sales tax exemption, which lead to prices that can be up to 40% lower than in the United States. Shops generally open at 9 or 10 a .m. and stay open until 9 or 10 p.m. A few close during the lunch hour, from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Sundays. Numerous Shopping Centers can be found minutes away from the hotel.
Some of the golf courses in Cancun are members of the Mexican Caribbean Golf Course Association. Among the most well-known is Robert Trent Jones Jr., who has designed more than 700 golf courses, including the Cancun Golf Club (also known as Pok Ta Pok).
Jack Nicklaus, with more than 200 golf courses worldwide, signs and endorses The Golf Club at Moon Palace as Nicklaus Signature, and his company, Nicklaus Design, takes the honors for the Mayan Resorts Golf Riviera Maya golf course and the Cozumel Country Club. The Gran Meliá Cancún and Grand Oasis executive golf courses are worthy of mention due to their beauty.
The Golf Club at Playacar, designed by Robert Von Hagge and Puerto Aventuras, designed by Tom Lehman, complete the interesting golf circuit of the Mexican Caribbean.
Clubs and bars in Cancun are hopping all year round. You can't visit Cancun and not experience the excitement at its clubs that start pumping around 10:30 pm. There are many bars and clubs to visit in the "Party Zone" easily accessible from the hotel.
For assistance in arranging any activity in Cancun, do not hesitate to ask our Concierge. Email: [email protected]