Electric Zoo Adventures: Cancun Edition 2022

Discover Cancún

Electric Zoo Adventures: Cancún

Isla Mujeres

This small and tranquil island is famed for its breathtaking beaches, water sports and Mayan ruins.

Just a 20-minute ferry trip from Cancún, the pristine Isla Mujeres offers a relaxing escape from the round-the-clock revelry associated with the mainland. An ideal spot for a post-party chill day, the island boasts a tiny, shop-lined town, Mayan ruins, and the stunning Playa Norte with its sugar-white sands. Snorkelling is big here thanks to nearby coral reefs, and you can even explore an underwater museum.

Chichen Itza

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the famous ruins of this ancient Mayan city are a Mexico must-see.

One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the archeological remains of this ancient Mayan city are one of Mexico’s most popular attractions and well worth the drive (or bus ride) from Cancún. Stand in awe of El Castillo—the iconic, 98-foot pyramid that dominates the site—and explore temples, marketplaces and even a pre-Columbian ball court. Go early to take in the magnificent ruins without the crowds.

Chichen Itza’s iconic pyramid
Chichen Itza’s iconic pyramid
The ruins are a Mexico must-see.
The ruins are a Mexico must-see.

Tequila Tasting

Learn about the tequila-making process and sample different varieties of the country’s iconic liquor.

Take a voyage through the history and production process of Mexico’s favorite libation. While the largest distilleries are located on the other side of the country in Jalisco, you can still get a glimpse of the process at spots like Cancún’s quirky Hotel Tequila. For diehards, it may be worth the two-hour drive to Mayapán—an artisan distillery with tours that include visits to their on-site agave fields.

Tequila samples are a tour highlight.

In addition to learning about the history and manufacturing process of the county’s beloved liquor, you’ll also get to try different varieties.

Take a day trip to visit agave fields.

For a more in-depth experience, make the two-hour drive to Agave Mayapán. Tours of the artisan distillery include visits to their on-site agave fields.

Getting to and around Cancún

Most airports in major North American and Latin American cities offer nonstop flights to Cancún.

Getting to Cancún is easy, as most airports in major North American and Latin American cities offer nonstop flights to Cancún International Airport. From the airport, it takes about 30 minutes to get downtown via taxi, shared minivan or bus. Taxis and Uber are a popular means of getting around the city, but not the most budget friendly. If you’re going to be sticking around the Zona Hotelera and downtown areas, the buses and shuttles serving those regions are inexpensive, reliable and safe. If you’re planning on taking a day trip, renting a car is probably your best bet although some guided tours also offer transport services to and from the destination.