15 Famous Landmarks in Cancun, Mexico to Visit Story

By Andrew Sayles

Introduction

15 Famous Landmarks in Cancun, Mexico to Visit Story

There's no shortage of famous landmarks in Cancun, Mexico. The Yucatan Peninsula was once home...

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Landmark 1

Cancun Scenic Tower

The Scenic Tower in Xcaret Park, also known as Torre Escenica in Spanish, gives breathtaking...

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Landmark 2

Cancun Underwater Museum

The floor of the Caribbean Sea has been transformed into a canvas for the fascinating...

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Landmark 3

Archaeological Zone of Kohunlich

A visit to Centro Ceremonial Kohunlich in southern Quintana Roo makes an excellent overnight trip...

Landmark 4

El Meco Archaeological Site

The El Meco ruins just outside the Hotel Zone contain the tallest temple in this...

Landmark 5

El Rey Archaeological Zone

Head to El Rey Archaeological Zone if you're looking for Mayan cultural heritage or historical...

Landmark 6

Iglesia de Cristo Rey

Constructed in 1971, Christ the King Church in Cancun was the first Catholic Church built...

Landmark 7

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

The Church of Our Lady of Carmen is in Playa del Carmen, about an hour...

Landmark 8

Isla Mujeres

Just across Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun lies Isla Mujeres (Island of...

Landmark 9

Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy is uninhabited by humans and has been protected by the Mexican government since...

Landmark 10

Mayan Museum of Cancun

The Mayan Museum of Cancun, or Museo Maya de Cancun, opened its doors in 2012...

Landmark 11

San Miguelito Archeological Site

The San Miguelito Ruins are located right next to the Mayan Museum of Cancun. The...

Landmark 12

Punta Cancun Lighthouse

Cancun, Mexico landmarks are famously photogenic, but this favorite of locals and tourists is especially...

Landmark 13

Cozumel

Cozumel Island is one of the most visited ports for Caribbean cruise ships. As a...

Landmark 14

Tulum Archaeological Zone

Perhaps the most famous of the historical landmarks in Cancun and Quintana Roo is the...

Landmark 15

Xplor Park

Another attraction in nearby Playa del Carmen is Xplor Park. Xcaret runs Xplor, but the...

Conclusion

Conclusion

Cancun is a popular destination for a good reason, with lots to see and do...