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The 3 Best Ways to Cool Off in Cancun

The Caribbean water is calling

Those of us who know Cancun know that the ocean in this beach destination shines with spectacular colors, and the Nichupte Lagoon has so much to discover. In this city, you’ll find a warm climate combined with beautiful bodies of water, creating the ideal place for you to cool off under the sun. Step into the Caribbean Sea or explore the lagoon, and you’ll discover a world of water activities during your upcoming trip.

If you’re dying to cool off during your Cancun vacation, venture beyond your hotel pool and try these thrilling water activities.

The Cancun Underwater Museum

Just off the coast of Cancun lies an art exhibit under the water – the Underwater Art Museum (MUSA). Ever since the year 2009, this site has been attracting tourists in search of a truly unique spot to dive or snorkel. Today, the museum has more than 500 underwater structures that serve as a place where marine life can live and colonize. MUSA is divided into two galleries: Salon Manchones (8 meters deep) for diving and snorkeling, and Salon Nizuc (4 meters deep) for snorkeling only.

Cancun Underwater Museum



This new water sport came to Cancun just a few years ago, but it has quickly become a popular activity for the most adventurous tourists. Flyboarding involves standing on a board that flies with the help of water propulsion jets. On the flyboard, you can fly over the water and even try out some tricks and flips. Cancun has flyboarding options in the Caribbean Sea and in Nichupte Lagoon. Those who have already tried this sport say that even though it looks difficult, it’s actually pretty easy and most beginners can fly successfully on their first try.

Flyboarding at sunset in Cancun

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Also known simply as “SUP”, stand-up paddleboarding is a relatively new water sport here in Cancun. The boards look like surf boards but are longer and heavier, and they offer a way for you to explore the water from a whole new point of view. All you have to do is stand on the board and navigate using a paddle, allowing you to see the crystal clear waters from above. Another trend is yoga lessons with the stand-up paddleboard, although this activity requires a lot more balance. In Cancun, you can try stand-up paddleboarding in the ocean by the Hotel Zone, or among the mangrove islands of Nichupte Lagoon.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Cancun


When staying in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, you’ll love the beautiful and central location right between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon. Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort is situated just a few minutes from any of these water sports, offering you an ideal space where you can enjoy a luxury vacation close to the best attractions in Cancun. At this hotel, you’ll indulge in the Total Gourmet Experience (our upscale version of an all inclusive plan) and a relaxing adults oriented atmosphere. Spend your vacation days relaxing in our stunning pools and on the white sand beach, and take full advantage of your stay to step outside the hotel and experience the most exciting water sports in Cancun.

Click here to begin your adventure and book your stay at Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort today.

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