Activities for Fun-Loving Couples in Cancun

Activities for Fun-Loving Couples in Cancun

#Cancun is an exciting city, so exciting that we were encouraged to go beyond chilling in the #beach and actually try new activities. For a rare trip without the kids, we went to an interactive #aquarium, tried #kayaking and #snorkeling among many other things.


Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico was the tropical destination we had been looking forward to visiting for a long time. Given that it was a rare trip without the kids, my husband and I were more determined than ever to get the most out of our journey. While spending five days on the beach sipping mai-tais may be enough for some couples, we wanted to do more than that. We wanted activities to remember when we were back home.

While spending five days on the beach sipping mai-tais may be enough for some couples, we wanted to do more than that

Luckily, we were staying at the Hacienda Cancun, which was in a great location. We chose this hotel because we recognized the name and were a little weary of staying in a hotel we didn’t recognize in a foreign country. We were not disappointed with our choice; it had the perfect mix of Mexican charm and the American amenities we were used to. It had a beautiful pool in a cove in the middle of the rooms. 

It had a beautiful pool in a cove in the middle of the rooms

It was within walking distance to the beach, but also offered a free shuttle service, so we didn’t have to. Your stay at the Hacienda Cancun includes free access to the Mandala Beach Club in Zona Hotelera, plus beach chairs and towels were included, so we didn’t have to carry much. We spent time in the hotel and the beach the first evening and second day, resting from our air travel.

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Hotel La Hacienda Cancun

 Calle Jacaranda 18, Cancun, Mexico
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The first day we traveled away from the hotel, we went kayaking in Garrafon Park. We rented a glass bottom boat and looked through our feet to see a dazzling array of tropical fish below us. 

looked through our feet to see a dazzling array of tropical fish below us

Although we wore bathing suits, we ended up going all day without getting wet. We shared a double kayak and had no problems paddling through the reefs and keeping up with the tour guides, something I was initially worried about. It was a great upper body workout, so we didn’t feel as guilty about spending the evening drinking margaritas and eating authentic Mexican dishes to wind down. The restaurant at the hotel was so good, we ate there almost every night.

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Royal Garrafon Tour

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It was a good thing we got our rest in a comfortable bed, because the next day we went on a seven-hour snorkeling tour. Our snorkeling adventure included three separate locations, all of them along what we were told is the second longest coral reef in the world. The Caribbean waters were crystal clear, so we could see everything around us. We took full advantage of the tour, which included a gourmet buffet lunch and open bar. Another successful, yet tiring, day in Cancun!

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Snorkeling Adventure Tour

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For a slightly less physical activity, we spent our last day visiting the Interactive Aquarium Cancun. It was just a short trip away and allowed us to spend the day in the air conditioning, viewing and touching the animals at our own pace. One of the features unique to this aquarium is its interactive part. Because of how it is setup, it is possible to touch several species of marine animals like stingrays, starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. 

it is possible to touch several species of marine animals like stingrays, starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers

In total, it has 13 tanks- including five tanks with sharks. We had a wonderful time, took plenty of pictures for the kids back home, and it was an excellent way to end our trip.

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As we left our hotel for the airport, we excitedly recapped our trip with each other and picked all of our favorite parts. There were almost too many memories to pick the best. 

We will certainly visit again, and since the destination is so affordable, we will plan to bring our entire family.

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