Cancun

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Cancun showing landscape views, tropical scenes and a sandy beach
Relax by the pool, dive through subaquatic caves and learn about the region’s fascinating past through museums and archeological sites.

Cancún is an intriguing city with three distinct faces. It is at once a world-renowned vacation resort, an adventure base for exploring lagoons and caves and an open-air museum showcasing the ruined temples of the Mayans. Draw up an action-packed itinerary for your vacation in this dynamic region.

Choose from the range of lodgings in the Hotel Zone. The area comprises a narrow strip between the Nichupté lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, made up of beaches and luxury hotels. Bring your kids to the Acuario Interactivo for interaction tanks and opportunities to swim with the fish.

Lay down a blanket for a picnic on Playa Delfines, a short taxi ride south from the aquarium. Snap photos of your family in front of the colorful Cancún sign and swim in the clear water. A little north is Playa Tortugas, which is fairly busy, with restaurants serving seafood and Mexican cuisine.

Remaining in the Hotel Zone, visit the Maya Cancun Museum for its captivating historic sights and exhibition spaces. Nearby is the El Rey Ruins, which consists of a small Maya village with a temple dating back to around A.D. 250. Take a trip to the El Meco Archaeological Site in the northern outskirts of the city.

The city is also an ideal base for excursions. Embark on a boat trip from the Gran Puerto Cancún to Isla Mujeres. The island contains the Garrafon Natural Reef Park, which has excellent water visibility for snorkeling. Go with tour operators to the cenote lagoons and underwater caves of Xcaret Park on the mainland.

Find the city on the Yucatán Peninsula in the southeastern part of Mexico. Fly to the Cancún International Airport and get a taxi or bus northeast for around 30 minutes to reach the heart of the Hotel Zone. The city is about 1 hour north of Playa del Carmen and about an hour and 45 minutes north of Tulum by car.

Cancún is the ultimate vacation destination, with a blend of serenity and entertainment.

Where to stay in Cancun

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
4 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan, Km. 11.5, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is €212 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
€212
per night
29 Nov - 30 Nov
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,585 reviews)
"Just finished up 5 nights at the resort. It was a great place to unplug and relax. My 5 year old daughter was a huge fan of the Kids Club and spent most of the day there. The childcare workers were friendly, professional and attentive. We feel lucky to have stayed here. The resort was a good place ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
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, 77500
The price is €281 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
€281
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,681 reviews)
"It was amazing… a very unique experience"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is €369 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
€369
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,541 reviews)
"Second time coming here and it was better than the first. The entertainment team was amazing. Genaro and José were just as great as the first time we came. Great service all around the hotel. Every single night we went to the lobby bar Cesie was by far the best waitress we could ask for. My kids ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

Fiesta Americana Condesa 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.
Hotel Casa Maya
Hotel Casa Maya
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard kukulcan km 5.5 zona hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,212 reviews)
"Even thou is not a new hotel, installations were well kept, clean, comfortable and nice staff"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Hotel Casa Maya
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, 77500
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,681 reviews)
"It was amazing… a very unique experience"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340, Cancun, 77500
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,483 reviews)
"Great location, amazing staff, amazing service. Beach walk is great but has the seaweed problem due to change in global ocean currents. Lots of food with different choices but taste wise, there is a lot of room to improve especially with international cuisines"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

Moon Palace Cancún - 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.

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