Cancun

Travel Guide
Cancun showing landscape views, tropical scenes and a sandy beach

This city on the Caribbean Sea on the southeastcoast of Mexico is popular with all kinds of travellers, from scuba divers tofishing fanatics, history buffs to thrill seekers. Cancúnhas been a popular destination since the 1980’s thanks to the extensive watersports, as well history and culture of the ancient Mayan civilisations, as wellas the more recent Mexico and the Caribbean inhabitants. With so much going on,Cancún is perfect for all types of holidaymakers.Enjoy the ancient Mayan temples, the second longest barrier reef in the world,the endless beaches and the glorious nightlife.

Cancún is located onthe Yucatán peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico. Just off the coast is a huge coralreef with some of the best dive sites in all of Mexico. Head to the beach inPlaya Tortugas for a little snorkelling and explore amongst the colourful fishand underwater plant life. Take a boat out from one of the many dive centres toswim with dolphins at Playa Delfines, an activity that still tops the majorityof bucket lists. The Gulf is a paradise for fishermen too.

The area around Cancúnwas of great importance to the Mayans, the original inhabitants of the region.You will find several archaeological sites of great historical importance, suchas the El Rey ruins in the heart of the hotel zone of Cancún.Visit the Museo Maya de Cancun to learn more about the rich history of the areaand to discover why the Mayans thought the world would end in 2012 (hint: theydidn’t really).

Take the ferry from the beach in the city to thenearby Isla Mujeres, a charming island that’s not as touristy as Cancún.Wander through the pristine jungle in the Garrafon Natural Reef Park or relaxon one of the island’s quiet beaches.

It’s location makes Cancún hotall year round, being pleasantly warm in the winter months. The most popularmonths to visit are December through April. In the summer months it can be veryhot there and in early autumn begins the rainy season, so these periods are lesssuited for a vacation. Cancún has excellent publictransport links and most people speak English, so you shouldn’t get lost. Thecity is considered one of the safest in Mexico for tourists.

So what are you waiting for? Book your holiday toCancún today!

Where to stay in Cancun

Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, KM 340 Chetumal - Cancun, Cancun, QROO
The price is €318 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Cancun resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Xoximilco. Playa Coral ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (966 reviews)
"Amazing staff. Everyone is very nice. Room was always clean."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is €487 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps away from Caracol Beach, Forum Beach and Gaviota Azul Beach. Chac ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,916 reviews)
"Excellent Covid precautions, good food and beautiful ocean front property, staff provided excellent service throughout the stay"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive
Temptation Cancun Resort  -All inclusive - Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is €345 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 10-minute walk of Turtle Beach, Las Perlas Beach and Museum of Popular Mexican Art. Langosta Beach ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,058 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
3 out of 5
Súper Manzana 311, MZ-26 LT. 18, Cancun, QROO
The price is €47 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Malecon Americas Shopping Mall, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (169 reviews)
"My room floor was a little dirty, I like walking barefoot and my feet were very dirty after a few minutes walking in the room. Also there was a bad odor coming from the shower floor drain. I covered it with a piece of carton during the night so I could avoid the bad smell. I like to stay at this ..."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
City Suites Cancun Aeropuerto Riviera
City Suites Cancun Aeropuerto Riviera
3.5 out of 5
SM-47 M-01 L-1-22 U.P.E. UC-05, Carr. Federal Cancun-Puerto Morelos, Cancun, QROO
The price is €63 per night from 6 Nov to 6 Nov
Situated in Cancun, this aparthotel is 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Ventura Park Cancun, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Puerto Morelos Town Square and Aquaworld.
3.9/5 Good! (236 reviews)
"Very good location close to airport, good food!! Great amenities such as pool, laundry, gym, ice machine and a decent bar. Room was very comfortable and well furnished. Free shuttle service to airport with 24hr advance notice. 10/10 would recommend"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

City Suites Cancun Aeropuerto Riviera
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 19.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
The price is €77 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront aparthotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, ...
3.3/5 (651 reviews)
"You cannot beat the ocean view and price for this place. It was clean, the people were kind, the food was good, the pool was beautiful. I could not get over how beautiful the ocean view was."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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