The Stunning Waters of Cancun, Mexico

A storm approaching at the beach in Cancun, Mexico.

A storm approaching at the beach in Cancun, Mexico.

My favorite thing about Cancun is the water, the perfectly warm, turquoise water.

Cancun is full of stunning beaches, revitalizing cenotes, alluring natural sea aquariums, and refreshing pools.

See some of the ways you can experience the waters in Cancun:

The Beaches

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The Caribbean seas are the best. The temperature is always perfect, the sand is white and soft, and the water is a beautiful array of blues and greens.

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The Cenotes

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A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. The word cenote comes from the Yucatec Maya “ts’onot” meaning “well” or any location with accessible groundwater.

Cenote water is usually really clear and fresh as it comes from rain water that has been filtered through the ground.

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The fresh dolphin pools and snorkel sea beds at Xel Ha

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Xel Ha is an aquatic experience theme park within the Riviera Maya. It is a bit of a ways from Cancun (76 mi or 122 km) but a day trip was worth it. The park is named after a Mayan archeological site.

Activities include: swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, scubadiving, zipbike and more.

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Snorkel and scuba site in Xel Ha.

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Infinity Pool

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How would you like to soak in your hotel pool and enjoy the view of the beautiful ocean and the horizon at the same time?

Cancun definitely has its charm in spite its touristy aspect.

34 Comments

  1. I was there last March–you certainly have captured the color, the warmth, the draw of the water! Beautiful photos, and I so appreciated your corresponding descriptions. Great post!

    Reply
  2. I was there last March–you certainly have captured the color, the warmth, the draw of the water! Beautiful photos, and I so appreciated your corresponding descriptions. Great post!

    Reply

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