Cancun is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations worldwide. Although we all know that coming to Cancun involves a considerable investment, here we tell you about the best budget-friendly tours to make your visit to Cancun an unforgettable experience.
Snorkeling Tour in Puerto Morelos
22 miles from Cancun, you will find Puerto Morelos, famous for its beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters. This town has many attractions; you can practice various activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing. You can take many tours, including the cenotes, ecotourism, visit ecological parks, and the botanical garden, among others.
If you love animals, a few miles from Puerto Morelos, there is a crocodile zoo farm, where you will have the opportunity to observe and interact with several reptile species and other species too. The tours range from 900 pesos ($45) to 1,800 pesos ($90) per person.
Isla Mujeres is one of the many islands of the Mexican Caribbean that has numerous attractions where you’ll have an exceptional time. If you want to enjoy a relaxing and quiet atmosphere, you’ll find the most beautiful beaches here. You can get to the island with your own vehicle – using one of the ferries that depart from Punta Sam – or take the boat that leaves from the Calinda Bridge. The ticket has an approximate cost of 250 pesos ($12).
If you want to enjoy a great day at the beach, you can do it in Playa Norte, where there are no waves. If you are a little more adventurous, you can snorkel in its incredible coral reefs or visit its Turtle Rescue park, where you can admire its incredible marine biodiversity. Explore Punta Sur, where you can see its lighthouse and admire a fantastic view of the island. Some companies offer tour packages to the island for all budgets. They have an approximate cost of 600 pesos (30 $) per person.
It’s one of the most popular tours in Cancun; if you like an adrenaline-filled adventure, this is the tour for you. Explore Cancun’s mangroves and the Nichupté lagoon. On this tour, you can navigate the lagoon through its channels, enter the jungle and observe firsthand the natural wonders that this ecosystem has to offer.
The tours offered usually have an experienced guide, who directs you all the way while you drive your own boat. Along the route, you can admire the natural beauties of the environment, the typical flora, and the fauna of the place. This tour offers a wonderful experience at one of the best prices in Cancun. The cost is approximately 1224 pesos (69 $). Treat yourself to this out-of-this-world experience!
Diving is not the only way to appreciate the underwater wonders of the Riviera Maya. If you want to observe the immense natural wealth that lies under the sea in Cancun, but without getting wet, you can do it from a submarine. Onboard the Sub See Explorer, you will ride in comfort, with air-conditioning, and listen to the explanations provided by an expert guide.
As you descend, you enter the second largest reef in the world, observing the different fish, corals, manta rays, and starfish. You may even see dolphins. You can also appreciate another of the underwater attractions in the area, the Underwater Museum of Art of Cancun. The art pieces, which mainly represent people, are full-size and quite impressive. This tour has an approximate cost of 907 pesos (45 $) per person.
Explore the Cenotes
The cenotes are natural formations very characteristic of the Cancun area and its surroundings. They are one of the most famous tourist attractions of the Riviera Maya. If you want to explore nature in Cancun thoroughly, the tour to the cenotes is something you should not miss. There are many cenotes throughout the area, but some are more representative and highly requested by tourists; among these are the Chac Mool, Xkekén, Tajma-Hál, Suytun, Ik Kil, and Dos Ojos.
The prices of the tours may vary; it depends on what they include. Some take you to follow the Route of the Cenotes, others show you several cenotes, and some make combinations between the cenotes and other tourist sites of Cancun such as Tulum, Chichen Itza, or Yalku. The average price is from 900 pesos (45 $).
Ventura Park is a theme park where you will have the opportunity to do numerous activities, enjoying a day of total relaxation and fun. This park offers you a wide variety of activities. Here you can explore an amusement and water park that gives you a day of unlimited fun. You can do everything from sliding down exciting water slides on a tube to leisurely navigating the river’s winding path while enjoying the surrounding scenery. The cost of admission varies according to the activities you want to do and the attractions you want to enjoy. Prices start at 699 pesos ($34) for adults and 599 pesos ($29) for children.
These are some of the best budget-friendly tours you will find in Cancun, with incredible attractions and natural beauty that you shouldn’t miss. Book your next adventure when you’re traveling to this beautiful part of Mexico.
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