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CancunMexico

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

Norte Beach which includes a beach, swimming and general coastal views

Isla Mujeres

The stunning beaches and island views are just a few highlights of Isla Mujeres. Make a stop by Dolphin Discovery or Norte Beach while you're exploring the area.

Isla Mujeres
Puerto Morelos which includes a coastal town, tropical scenes and boating

Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is known for its stunning beaches, and you can see some sights area like Puerto Morelos Town Square and Puerto Morelos Reef.

Puerto Morelos

Top hotels in Cancun

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
The price is €192 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 10-minute walk of Aquaworld and Maya Cancun Museum. Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,697 reviews)

"Extremely cautious about Covid... the cleanliness and sanitizing above and beyond... Staff super friendly and helpful... Food and drinks excellent...❤️💯💯💯💯💯💯💯"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan KM.12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is €343 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is just steps away from Tequila Museum and Cancun Interactive Aquarium. La Isla Shopping Mall and Chac Mool Beach ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,118 reviews)

"I don’t know what this hotel would be like if it wasn’t Coronavirus, but on top of being gorgeous the service was amazing! We go to Cancun often and I’ve found my new Cancun home."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
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 €194 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach, Turtle Beach and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Golf Club ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,301 reviews)

"This place is so much fun. Be ready to party with all the amenities and people that like to have fun just like you!!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only

Popular places to visit in Cancun

Delfines Beach
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Delfines Beach

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Catch some waves or just escape the crowds at this peaceful beach that's long been a firm favorite with locals.

Cancun Interactive Aquarium
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Cancun Interactive Aquarium

3.5/5(7 reviews)

Swim with sharks, kiss a sea lion and hand-feed, or dive in with, a pod of dolphins at one of Mexico’s premier aquariums. 

Aquaworld
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Aquaworld

4/5(6 reviews)

Swim with wild dolphins, dive Cancun’s best sites or spend the day deep-sea fishing with the people who know the best locations on the coast.

Top things to do in Cancun

Chichén Itzá All-Inclusive with Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid
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Chichén Itzá All-Inclusive with Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid

€62
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Xcaret Park Tickets
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Xcaret Park Tickets

€98
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Xel-Ha Park Tickets - All Inclusive
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Xel-Ha Park Tickets - All Inclusive

€89
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Open Bar
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Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Open Bar

€31
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
All inclusive Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Buffet & Tequila Tasting
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All inclusive Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Buffet & Tequila Tasting

€50
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Xplor Park Tickets
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Xplor Park Tickets

€116
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Cancun

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 42.857142857142854%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 34.92063492063492%
3 - Okay
21
3 - Okay 16.666666666666668%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 5.555555555555555%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Caleb

30 Mar 2020

Beautiful scenery, friendly locals and lots to do!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Mar 2020

We enjoyed Cancun but found that we were constantly pushed into buying something. From when we arrived, we were being pulled in every direction to get into a cab for ridiculous rates as well as tourist agents trying to sell their tours. Too much.

3/5 - Okay

c.thompson

17 Feb 2020

Cancun will not be for everyone - careful research needed on quality of hotel, access to decent food and location. For us, it was fun for a couple of nights on a beach and to see the nightlife.

3/5 - Okay

Elvira

26 Jan 2020

The centre of the hotel zone is a good place if you want to party and club every night. However, the area does not offer as many restaurants or other options besides disco clubs and is even very small to walk around. Way too loud for us.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Jan 2020

It was a great Christmas vacation, sun, sand, sea and happy people.

5/5 - Excellent

Angela

3 Jan 2020

If you have the opportunity to go there do not miss it because it worths a lot from all points of view. Cancun is an amazing city.

Norte Beach which includes a beach, swimming and general coastal views

Isla Mujeres

Puerto Morelos which includes a coastal town, tropical scenes and boating

Puerto Morelos

Playa del Carmen showing tropical scenes, landscape views and a sandy beach

Playa del Carmen