There are quite a few things to see around Cancun. One must see is chichen Itza which is around 3-4 hours away but one of the most interesting historical sites in Mexico and has an amazing pyramid. Also Tulum is a must combining ruins with beautiful beaches. Lastly I would reccommend some snorkelling at Xel-Ha which has amazing caves, centoes (natural water caves) and great marine life.
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Here is an Article of the top 10 things do in Playa del Carmen you might find some ideas here http://www.quintanaroomexico.biz/articles/top-10-reasons-to-visit-playa-del-carmen it's close to Cancun! about 5 years ago
First- get the hell out of cancun. Its just resorts and, to me, boring. Hop the ferry and go to isla mujeres. Get on a collectivo (shared taxi) and go 45 min south to bustling playa del Carmen, hands down best place in the riviera Maya. Take the ferry from there to Cozumel for world class diving (where Jacques Cousteau did his diving). Spend the day on the beach under Mayan temples in tulum. And yes, see Chitchenitza, stopping along the way in Valladolid. about 5 years ago