Things to do in Cancun and Riviera Maya for Baby Boomers

There are endless things to do for seniors in Cancun, Mexico, making it the ideal vacation destination for baby boomers.

From tours that take you through Mexico’s ancient ruins and highlight the rich culture to relaxing beaches and seaside resorts, there’s nothing you’ll love more than experiencing Cancun. This article will go over some of the most popular things to do for seniors in Cancun on vacation. 

Let’s dive in!

Visit Ancient Mayan Ruins

There’s no better time to adventure through Mexico’s cultural ruins than when you’re older. Not only might you have more time to do so, but you may also better appreciate the cultural aspect, making your adventure that much more special. 

When deciding on what ruins to visit, Cancun Adventures offers excursions to the following iconic ruins: 

Chichen Itza 

Chichen Itza, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in Mexico, is a testament to the advanced civilization of the Maya. Located 2 ½ from Cancun, it's a journey worth the trip for those staying in the area. 

Visitors will be awe-struck by the grandeur of the Kukulkan Pyramid, a colossal step pyramid that stands at the center of Chichen Itza. 

The Chichen Itza Tour from Cancun Adventures lists the tour as “easy”, making it a perfect adventure for baby boomers and seniors looking for excitement.

Ek Balam

Ek Balam offers a captivating journey through the culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. 

This journey will take you through the hidden gem of the Mayan world, Ek Balam, where well-preserved ancient ruins immerse you in nature's beauty and rich history. 

Afterward, discover Valladolid's colonial charm, stroll past pastel-colored buildings, and soak in the local culture. A relaxing dip in a stunning cenote makes the perfect end for the tour.

The Ek Balam Adventure Tour is a more moderate adventure, but perfect for the adventurous baby boomer who wants to soak up the sun and culture. The experience comes with round transportation with amenities, a professional guide, and exquisite regional food. 

Coba Ruins

Another easy tour, the Coba Ruins, is a great exploration option for baby boomers. 

Even more convenient, you can uncover the mysteries of the ancient Mayans with an express day tour of the Coba archaeological site. Coba, one of the Yucatan Peninsula's most important Mayan ruins, boasts engraved and sculpted stelae that document the ceremonial life and key events of Mayan civilization. 

The site is also home to awe-inspiring ancient temple pyramids, with the tallest, Nohoch Mul, soaring to 138 feet in height. This Coba Tour provides a comprehensive experience in just a few hours, guided by our experts who share fascinating stories and historical facts about the Mayan civilization.

Tulum Ruins 

When it comes to things to do for seniors in Cancun, the Tulum Ruins Tour is a must. Despite Tulum's daily influx of visitors, this easy adventure tour ensures premier access to the ruins, bypassing long lines and allowing you to fully appreciate Cancun's historical beauty. 

After your visit, we'll chauffeur you back to your hotel in a temperature-controlled van. This half-day trip not only offers a deep dive into the rich history and culture of the Mayan civilization but also allows ample time to return to your resort, where you can relax by the pool or enjoy the beach, making it a perfect addition to your Cancun itinerary.

Holbox Island: The Ultimate Relaxation

For seniors seeking a serene escape, Holbox Island, nestled in the Yum Balam ecological reserve off the Mexican Caribbean's northern coast, is the ideal destination. 

Known for its exquisite beaches and abundant wildlife, Holbox Island is an oasis of tranquility. With no cars or paved roads, just sandy streets, it offers the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Miles of unspoiled sandy beaches and crystal-clear, shallow turquoise waters create a setting that's both serene and invigorating — it's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Seniors visiting Holbox Island will be pleased to find virtually no restrictions on swimming or water activities. The calm, shallow waters make it an ideal location for water enthusiasts. 

Whether you prefer swimming or leisurely floating, you can savor a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Snorkeling is also a popular activity for those eager to observe local marine life. 

The Holbox Island Adventure is one of the best things to do for seniors in Cancun.

Experience The Cancun’s Sunset at Sea


The Luxury Sunset Catamaran Cruise is an absolute must for baby boomers.


Cancun’s tranquil waters and picturesque skies are the perfect destination for a sunset cruise, ensuring a luxurious and stress-free journey as you glide along the Caribbean Sea, bearing witness to a stunning sunset from the comfort of our catamaran. 

Cancun Adventures provides an open bar, snacks, and convenient round-trip transportation to and from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. 

Indulge in Playa Del Carmen’s Finest Foods

No list of things to do for seniors in Cancun is complete without the culinary delights found in one of Mexico’s most beloved adventure destinations, Playa Del Carmen. Two of Cancun Adventure’s most popular tours for seniors, The Traveler’s Table and The Taco Tour, bring flavor to your vacation. 

The first tour is the perfect way for seniors to experience the flavors of the ancient Mayan empire at the exclusive beach club outside Playa del Carmen. Share a 5-course meal with travelers from all over the world and enjoy the relaxation you’ve been chasing with a tequila and mezcal tasting. 

If you opt for the Taco Tour, you can experience the highest quality meats in Mexico as you adventure through the backroads, take part in handmaking traditional tortilla and salsa, and sample some of Mexico’s oldest Pulque. 

There’s no easier way for baby boomers to experience Cancun and Riviera Maya than through a food-filled adventure.  

Book Your Tours With Cancun Adventures

Enjoy the time off you’ve been working toward for years and book one of these easy-to-enjoy tours with Cancun Adventures! Whether you want to explore the ancient Mayan culture or relax beachside while you enjoy authentic cuisine, there are plenty of things to do for seniors in Cancun that will have you wishing you had visited sooner!


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