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Mayan Jungles in Cancun

Snorkelling, ziplining, horseback riding, boating, and other fun in the jungle—an action-packed weekend​ is guaranteed

Mayan Jungles
Mayan Jungles
Mayan Jungles

The Mayan jungle is like an amusement park, yet better, for this park is nestled in a vibrant natural environment. Cancun's forest and coastal jungles promise lots of fun in virtually at one place. Here one can observe tropical wildlife, explore jungle trails on a bicycle or a horse, go caving, snorkel in limestone sinkholes named cenotes, or snorkel in an underground river. Ancient Mayan sightseeing, jet boating, ziplining, and sky cycling are also included in Cancun jungle tours—​one just has to organise​ their time well to try everything within a weekend. It would be better to avoid the rainy season, so the best months to explore tropical lands is between December and May.​

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What are some of the most popular activities to do in the Mayan jungle in Cancun?

The Mayan jungle in Cancun is abundant with exciting activities, such as snorkelling in cenotes, ziplining through the jungle, exploring Mayan ruins, horseback and ATV riding and swimming in underground rivers. A boat tour is an alternative way to take in the Cancun coastline and Mayan jungle. There is plentiful choice for everyone and every taste to enjoy. Show more

When is the best time to visit the Mayan jungle in Cancun?

December to May is the ideal time to visit Cancun's Mayan jungle, with its mild weather and dry season. Bear in mind, it's the peak time for tourism. To avoid crowds and high prices, traveling during the off-season, from September to November or June to August, would be a good choice. Rainfall can be heavy from June to November, so it's best to avoid this season. Show more

Where can I find limestone sinkholes named cenotes in the jungle?

Limestone sinkholes, cenotes, can be found throughout Cancun's Mayan jungle. Many are accessible by car, and there are others which require hiking or guided tours. The most renowned include Cenote Azul, Gran Cenote, Dos Ojos, and Ik Kil. Each cenote boasts unique terrain and features, making it worth visiting several of them. Snorkelling or diving in the cenotes provides an amazing experience, allowing you to see a variety of underwater creatures. Show more

What is the best way to explore the jungle trails?

Exploring the jungle trails in Cancun can be done in several ways, from hiking or cycling to guided walking tours and ATV or horseback riding. The best option depends on the individual's preferences. For those interested in flora and fauna, a guided walking tour is ideal, whereas adrenaline enthusiasts might prefer ziplining or ATV tours. Alternatively, a boat tour provides a relaxing, scenic experience, or travellers can ride a horse down the jungle trails to take in the views. Show more

Are there any ancient Mayan ruins that can be seen in the Cancun jungle?

Cancun's Mayan jungle is host to several ancient Mayan ruins. Among these, the Tulum Mayan ruins, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and the Coba Mayan ruins, with the highest pyramid in Yucatan, are the most famous. Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site with mesmerizing architecture and history, is another must-see attraction. For an unconventional tour, one can explore the lesser-known ruins, such as Ek Balam ruins, characterized by unique carvings and intricate tzompantli. Show more

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