Best Things to Do in Mexico & the Caribbean

Worried you won’t find anything to do on your Mexican or Caribbean vacation than lie on the beach and enjoy the sun and sand? If you’re up for more than just laid back relaxation, these tropical destinations offer a nearly unlimited variety of activities. What is the best thing to do in Mexico? What are the most popular things to do in the Caribbean? Look no further than our List of Top Things To Do!

1. Swim with Whale Sharks – Cancun, Mexico

Swimming alongside whale sharks is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Remember to keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants and follow all the rules! Recommended Hotel: Hyatt Ziva Cancun

2. Visit Mayan Ruins – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Take a step back in time and explore the awe-inspiring Mayan empire, one of the most advanced and sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of European explorers. Several archaeological sites to visit include Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, and Uxmal. Recommended Hotel: Dreams Tulum

3. San José del Cabo Art Walk – Los Cabos, Mexico

On Thursday evenings in high season (November to June), San José shows off its creative side with an art walk. Local art galleries take part in the event by organizing lecture, wine evenings, meet and greets and live music for visitors to enjoy. Recommended Hotel: Secrets Puerto Los Cabos

4. See, Dive and Swim in the Luminous Lagoon – Jamaica

The Luminous Lagoon is one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets. The ‘glow in the dark’ effect of the lagoon comes from the microorganisms that fill the waters, giving off a luminous effect. Recommended Hotel: Excellence Oyster Bay

5. World Class Golf – Punta Cana

Play a Round of Golf at a Championship Course Designed by a Famous Architect – Punta Cana: Enjoy the spectacular scenery while golfing, and world-class courses designed by golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, and others. Recommended Hotel: Hard Rock Punta Cana

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6. Swim with Stingrays – Cayman Islands

Stingray City is Grand Cayman’s most popular attraction for snorkelers and non-swimmers. Enjoy this unique experience of touching and feeding a stingray, together with snorkeling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colorful tropical fish.

7. Island Hopping – Puerto Rico

From Fajardo to Icacos to Palomintos, you’ll discover a wonderful experience getting between the islands and seeing them in their unaffected beauty.

8. Explore Bahamian Culinary Scene – Nassau, Bahamas

Escape the crowds and venture into some of the city’s hidden spots where you can enjoy the beautiful Old Nassau, soak up the city’s rich culture, and savor some of its best cuisine. Recommended Hotel: Riu Palace Paradise Island

9. Take an Instagram-worthy shot with the Divi-Divi Tree – Aruba

A journey wouldn’t be complete without some amazing photograph to share with the world – and one of the most recognizable photographs of the Bahamas is Divi-Divi Tree at Eagle Beach. Doesn’t it look a little like a giant bonsai set in the Caribbean? Recommended Hotel: Bucuti & Tara Beach

Travel insights from Cee Reyes, public relations & communications manager for Apple Leisure Group

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