When people talk about Cancun, people often think wild spring break parties, beach concerts and glitzy resorts. But there is so much more to do besides fiesta in and around this Yucatan destination. With fourteen miles of white sand beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, water sports and eco-theme parks to explore, Cancun is ripe for a variety of scenic adventures both above and below the ocean. Whether you are looking for relaxation, cultural experiences, pristine nature or thrilling escapades, this region of Mexico has all of the above. Sure, there’s always some lively party action going on if you want it, but here are 10 things to do in Cancun besides party.

1. Underwater Museum: MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte)

This unique underwater museum offers the opportunity for beginner through advanced divers to discover over 400 life-sized submerged statues. Designed in response to the vulnerability of local reef habitats, this aquatic gallery provides a safe haven for coral growth in which marine life can live and breed safely. Swim around the famous “Man on Fire” sculpture, a figurine that is becoming covered with fire coral. Float by the “Collector of Dreams” sculpture with its bottled messages about peace and environmental stewardship. You can’t help but be moved by this haunting underwater museum.

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