Cancun

Travel Guide
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 €245 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (3,494 reviews)
"Pool was small,building paint durty in many areas"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 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 €346 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,449 reviews)
"First timers and definitely an eye opener! We def had a lot of fun just watching the chaos around us lol. The hotel was nice and the staff was great. I recommend the restaurant dinner show at “she” it’s very sensual. Def will go here again. It wasn’t boring, the staff keeps it lively"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Haven Riviera Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Haven Riviera Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Ctra. Federal 307, Chetumal - Pto, Juarez, KM 335, Puerto Morelos, Cancun, QROO, 77569
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,685 reviews)
"There is not many things to do at night other then eating and drinking. After midnight nothing at all . It needs more night activities"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Haven Riviera Cancun - 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.
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 €245 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (3,494 reviews)
"Pool was small,building paint durty in many areas"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 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 €346 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,449 reviews)
"First timers and definitely an eye opener! We def had a lot of fun just watching the chaos around us lol. The hotel was nice and the staff was great. I recommend the restaurant dinner show at “she” it’s very sensual. Def will go here again. It wasn’t boring, the staff keeps it lively"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 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, QROO, 77500
The price is €383 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
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! (1,304 reviews)
"Excellent all inclusive Hotel!! the property was amazing, a lot of restaurants, amazing service, definitely will come back"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 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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