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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

Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive
Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 9.7 Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotel, Cancun, QROO
The price is €257 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 10-minute walk of Chac Mool Beach and Forum Beach. Cancun Convention Center and Gaviota Azul Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (625 reviews)
"Great Food and Lots of things to do....People are Great and hotel is very clean...."

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2021

Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is €222 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos resort is within 16 mi (25 km) of Cancun Country Club, Ventura Park Cancun and Puerto Morelos Town Square.
3.9/5Very Good! (1,315 reviews)
"This place is incredible! I have stayed at many all-inclusive resorts over the years and the Royalton Riviera Cancun (Diamond Club swim-out room) is the best of the best! It offered the best room I have every had with my own person swim-out pool, the food and drinks were amazing (Captain Morgan and ..."

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2021

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - 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 €418 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps away from Caracol Beach, Gaviota Azul Beach and Forum Beach. Cancun ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,628 reviews)
"Perfect"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive
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.
Tulipanes Cancun
Tulipanes Cancun
3.5 out of 5
Av. Benito Juarez Esq. Margarita Maza, de Juarez, SM 308 Mz. 5 Lote 5, Cancun, QROO
The price is €27 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Situated near the airport, this villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Parish of the Risen Christ and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ventura Park Cancun and Hospiten Hospital. ...
3.7/5Good! (254 reviews)
"We booked this property as a transition to our hotel on the strip since we arrived at 12am and didn’t want to pay the strip prices for a few hours of shut eye. We arrived late at night and the area around the hotel was sketchy, but the property was gated. The staff was very helpful and friendly assisting ..."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2021

Tulipanes Cancun
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 €55 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Situated in Cancun, this aparthotel is 5.7 mi (9.3 km) from Ventura Park Cancun, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Puerto Morelos Town Square and Aquaworld.
4.1/5Very Good! (129 reviews)
"The whole staff is great, specially Luis. Their food is really good. Nice place to stay! Coming back soon!!!"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 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 €60 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
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, ...
3.4/5 (575 reviews)
"Liked how close it is to the water. All balcony rooms looked like perfect distance from the beautiful water. Good for the price for sure, right in the hotel zone."

Reviewed on 26 Mar 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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