No matter where your Mexico cruise may take you, there are several shore excursions and fun activities you don’t want to miss during your adventure. From the Mayan ruins to Paradise Beach, you’ll have plenty of excuses to try something new and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some activities to add to your itinerary on a cruise to Mexico:

Salsa Dancing Classes in Cozumel

You don’t have to be a pro at salsa dancing to experience the joy of this popular dance style. Several venues around Cozumel are known for their salsa dance programs and events. You can take a beginner’s class to learn the basic moves and then join a salsa dance party during your trip to show off what you learned. It’s a great way to learn from experts and join the fun.

Whale Watching Trips

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If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas between mid-December and mid-march, head off on a whale watching tour to see the humpback whales during birthing season. The Pacific Ocean becomes the temporary home of whales making their journey to this region and will give you a chance to see the beautiful whales up close.

Underworld River Excursions

The Mayan Riviera is home to caverns and cenotes ripe for exploring so you’ll get the chance to swim through an underground cave system with a guide. Many of the caves and caverns here are natural works of art and were once a sacred place used for rituals. This is an unforgettable experience and can be a fun excursion for a small group.

Submarine Expedition

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You’ve spent plenty of time above water on your cruise ship to Mexico so it may be time to go deep underwater with a submarine expedition. These adventures can take up to 100 feet under water to discover tropical marine life, coral reefs and the protected park, Chankanaab National Park. This can be a fascinating and exciting journey of discovering the underwater world — without getting wet.

Baja California Wine Tasting

You might not think of Mexico when you want to plan a wine tasting but you can enjoy a trip to some of the best wineries in Baja California when you’re heading to the Mexican Riviera. Discover the wines of the Calafia Valley and regions that have become famous for their wine-making and production.