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  • Art Kramer | September 7, 2016 4:45 PM ET

    What Are Cancun’s Best Water Activities?

    What Are Cancun’s Best Water Activities?

    Photo courtesy of Oasis Hotels & Resorts

    Taking a dip in Cancun’s luminous turquoise waters is just one way to experience the region’s aquatic beauty. Adrenaline junkies, as well as appreciators of natural beauty, will find much to enjoy during a visit. Book these activities with Caribe Maya, sister company to Oasis Hotels & Resorts.

    Aqua Twister, a nimble 20-person speedboat, will definitely get hearts pumping. The watercraft does power brake stops, fishtails and 270-degree spins as passengers hang on tight. Jet skis are also available if you’d like to take the reins for your own adventures.

    READ MORE: 20 Activities to Do On Your Yucatan Vacation

    Local flora and fauna can be appreciated with a two-person speedboat excursion to Cancun’s Nichupte lagoon. Native animals to see in the area include leopard frogs, iguanas, river turtles and blue crabs. Beyond the lagoon is the Mesoamerican reef, the world’s second-largest coral reef — a perfect place to snorkel.

    Whale sharks (don’t be scared, they’re harmless!) call the Mexican Caribbean home from May to September and tours are conducted for a close encounter with the gentle creatures near the islands of Isla Mujeres and Holbox.

    Cancun also contains one of the world’s most unique museums — MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte) an underwater art museum. Located in Punta Nizuc at the southernmost point of the hotel zone, these submerged sculptures, viewable by snorkeling, have aesthetic beauty, but at the same time play a role in regenerating local coral reefs.

    TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CANCUN’S AQUATIC ACTIVITIES, visit the Oasis Hotels & Resorts blog.


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Art Kramer Oasis Loves U

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