Every year, up to 12 million people pass through the hangars of Cancun's international airport, many of them during the month of April. What is the reason for the high flow of passengers during this month? April is one of the final months of Spring Break, or American college vacation, so Cancun is visited by a large number of travelers from around the world, especially those departing from U.S. air terminals.
As a result, although throughout the year in Cancun is possible to find a variety of unique activities, these exhibit their full potential in the month of April Are you ready to experience the best that the region has to offer? Here are 10 activities you can't miss on your trip to Cancun.
1 Amusement parks in Cancun: options available for all tastes
In Cancun you can visit more than 10 theme parks, ready to offer an unforgettable experience for the whole family. In the area you will find the XPlor Multiaventura Park in Cancun, which is none other than the most visited zip line park in the world, very close to Playa del Carmen; and Xenses, another park based on visual effects and optical illusions that will stimulate all your senses.
Of course, during periods of heavy rain it is not possible to fully enjoy the attractions, let alone parks like Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, based precisely on water canals and subway rivers. However, for those who go in April this will not be a problem. Likewise, it is possible to find unique discounts as a result of the closing of the high season.
2 Parasailing in April: The best views from over 80 meters above sea level
For the more adventurous, it is also possible to access various options to see the city from the air. Given that Cancun's maximum height is only 16 meters above sea level, it is clear that it is not possible to access certain activities such as paragliding. But as a substitute for this, April is the ideal month for Parasailing. Users will be able to soar up to 80 meters, and see over the high ceilings of the hotels in the area.
Although it is clearly possible to do these activities at any time (as long as it does not rain), the truth is that April is the best time for it. In this type of sports, there is a phenomenon known as thermal ascension, where the presence of warm air, such as the one that occurs in Cancun during the month, produces a tendency of elevation in the parachute, so you enjoy the experience much more.
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3 ATV tour through Cancun's landscapes
Cancun is a perfect place for lovers of activities such as motocross and ATV tours. Farther away from the coast, inside the jungle, there are several rental services for these vehicles, a great variety of routes, which without changing their height in a very deep way, offer unforgettable tropical landscapes, as well as higher levels of difficulty, both for young people without any experience, as well as for those more experienced.
The advantage of doing it in April is that for safety reasons, most routes are available to the public when the gravel is dry. Although mud is clearly one of the great charms of these activities, the most adverse conditions are left only for those who already have experience in the sport.
For lovers of 4-wheelers, you also have these off-road tours in Cancun.
4 Visit the mythical Isla Mujeres and enjoy all the activities it has to offer
When planning an excursion to Isla Mujeres, it is best to go during the month of April, all for one main reason: the weather. From May onwards, the region presents rainfall, and during the months of August to October, it is hit by certain storms as a consequence of the peak of the hurricane season in more northern regions of the Caribbean, reason why access could be limited. That is why this month offers the last chance to visit and experience the full potential of Isla Mujeres.
The island is home to Playa Norte, one of the best beaches in the world, where you can snorkel and dive in the second largest coral reef system in the world. In addition, the island has numerous hotels, national parks, an underwater museum where you must dive to enjoy up to 500 works of art, all this and much more!
5 Enjoy children's day with the little ones in Cancun
Likewise, it is also a great opportunity if you are traveling with the little ones of the house. Unlike other countries in the continent where Children's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July, in Mexico this holiday is set on April 30. Thus, during this date, it is possible to find the realization of various events, as well as significant discounts at theme parks such as Xoximilco Cancun.
During this day, the City Council is responsible for creating spaces and special events for children on beaches and public spaces. Likewise, places such as Jungle Kids offer special promotions, as well as the realization of particular events, and the conditioning of spaces so that both adults and children can enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with the family.
6 Enjoy and soak up the history of Cancun through the celebration of the city's founding
One factor that often goes unnoticed is that, although in official terms the founding of the city was announced on August 10, 1971, given that construction work began on April 24, 1970, this is the date that is taken into account for the celebration of what is now the youngest and most planned city in Mexico.
In response to this, the city is filled with festivities and special events from April 17 to 24. Even so, there are dance events during the last days in the public squares, special concerts in places like La Playa del Niño, traditional food festivals, and tours of the most iconic areas of the city, such as the construction sites that began the city's rise during the 1970s. Of course, during this week, the mariachis are not to be missed.
7 Great parties and alternatives for local anniversaries for all tastes and ages!
For those visiting Cancun in April, you can have a particularly special opportunity to soak up the culture of the entire country. It is important to remember that Mexico has a long Catholic tradition, so Holy Week is usually a time when the Church of the Risen Christ welcomes believers in special events, always seeking to honor the solemnity of the dates.
During these dates, the streets of Cancun are filled with processions, urban theatrical plays, as well as the so symbolic reception of Jesus on Palm Sunday, where the avenues of Cancun are filled with palms in honor of the messiah.
8 A visit to the cenotes: A walk through nature and history
Perhaps the most interesting natural phenomenon of the entire Yucatan Peninsula are the cenotes, deep water wells responsible for the liquid supply of the Mayas during pre-Columbian times. Some of them are accompanied by spectacular cavernous bodies, while others present figures so delineated that they appear to be man-made.
There are numerous organized excursions to the cenotes throughout the region since, without a doubt, it is one of the star experiences on your trip to Cancun.
As you can imagine, April is the perfect month to visit these formations, given that, depending on the rainfall in the region, some have a tendency to flood; causing them to become submerged without any possibility of observation, or they may not even be accessible.
9 Coco Bongo: A must for those looking for the best of Cancun's nightlife
Coco Bongo is perhaps the most popular night spot in all of Cancun. The venue is emblematic of all that Cancun has to offer. The options range from great themed shows, to spaces to dance and enjoy all night long. No two experiences at Coco Bongo may be the same!
The advantage of visiting the venue during the month of April is the prices. The venue's VIP options can reach upwards of $150 during high season. However, as April marks precisely the end of Spring Break, users will be able to find special promotions and important discounts, which will surely make your visit a better experience. Likewise, as the rate of tourists is usually lower until November, the venue offers some unique shows during these dates.
10 Enjoy the internationally renowned beaches that Cancun's Caribbean waters offer
The main attraction for travelers to Cancun is, of course, to enjoy some of its beautiful beaches. Cancun has more than 20 kilometers of coastline, and at least 10 beaches with Blue flag certification, so there are certainly plenty of options.
Perhaps the most popular of all is precisely Delfines beach, although tourists also tend to visit many others such as Playa Chac Mool, Playa Linda and Playa Tortugas, which are located closer to the hotel complexes, and where nightlife activities converge in a great way.
Cancun's weather during the month of April
April is one of the best times to travel to Cancun, as it is hard to imagine a milder climate than the one in the region at this time of the year. For those who want to make a complete planning, you should know that the dry season goes from December to April, the latter being the driest, presenting only an average of 3 days of rain during the whole month. Taking into account that it is a tropical climate, it certainly presents the best scenario.
Temperatures fluctuate between 26 and 30 degrees, an extremely comfortable average when compared to June, which presents the highest temperatures, fluctuating around 33 degrees, with a thermal sensation of up to 36 degrees Celsius. If you are looking for lower temperatures, travelers will have to go in January, when the average ranges from 22 to 27 degrees Celsius.