Cancun is one of the hottest party destinations in the world, and situated on the southern eastern coast of Mexico, it is undoubtedly a world-renowned tourist destination. Located just of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun was originally known to its original inhabitants as ‘Nizuc’, which translates to ‘point of grass’. Having begun its tourist project in 1974, Cancun has undergone an extensive development and transformation from a typical fisherman’s island to one of the world’s best known resorts. In 2007, the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Cancun presented the mayor with the Best of the Best award for outstanding governance and excellence.
When it comes to holidaying in Cancun, there’s no better way to spend your time than to try out the local water sports! Not only are the water sports the main attractions for tourists, but Cancun itself is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Golden shores and crystal blue waters line the coast, and with more than 14 miles of white surf to experience, surfers can experience the waves over the second largest reef in the world! Let’s take a look at some of the best water sports available in this great summer resort.
Cancun Water Sports Centres
Run by professionals with many years’ experience, the large variety of marinas and water centres offer expert guidance and all the latest equipment with every sport you undertake. In Cancun there are over 25 different centres that offer amazing water sports, and they all minimise their effect on the sea environment byusing sensitive technology to reduce the effect of their water sport transportation.
Cancun Scuba Diving
Cancun is one of the most beautiful places in the world, mostly because the shoreline offers an unimaginable landscape of beauty and underwater wonder unrivalled by no other. This Mexican hotspot is certainly one of the best places for scuba diving in South America, and from the Great Mesoamerican Reef to the Great Mesoamerican Reef, divers will experience dazzling colours and spectacular sea life.
Cenote or Cave Diving?
These types of diving are a speciality in Cancun, and with a variety of scuba school offering lessons and tutorials, tourists will have a range of activities to undertake on their luxury Mexican holiday. There are two types of cenote diving – cave and cavern. Cave diving takes you beyond the reach of the natural sunlight, and cavern diving keeps you within touching distance of natural sunlight. If you’re the more adventurous type, then cavern diving is the one for you, however if you’re just looking for a ‘sea bed tour’, then cave diving is a great choice.
Snorkelling is also a great activity to try when you’re visiting Cancun, and if you want your kids to experience the wonders of the sea in the safest environment possible, then the Cancun Snorkelling School is a great place to try out. From Punta Cancun to El Garrafon National Park, there are a number of places along the coastline that offer free introductory lessons for your children, so sit back and relax while you’re children have the best holiday ever!