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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

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 €217 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,947 reviews)
"My husband I have visited this resort 3 times and definitely plan to go back. The daytime pool entertainment is so much fun! They play great music from all genres. We have been places similar, but it is all techno and they play the music so loud you can’t have a conversation. Temptations plays the ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
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 €285 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
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! (1,619 reviews)
"The hotel was amazing, very large and many amenities. The dinner reservation process was a bit tedious as you can only book one location but you have to do it before 3pm. The hotel was very populated so places were extremely busy. The staff was very amazing and always available."

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
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 €291 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
"I wish the sea weed issue gets resolve soon. Couldn't enjoy the beach because of it."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

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.
Villa Picon is a Private Home With the Caribbean Ocean at Your Feet
Villa Picon is a Private Home With the Caribbean Ocean at Your Feet
307 carretera cancun tulum, villa 1, Playa del Carmen, ROO
This Playa del Carmen villa is on the beach, 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from El Manglar Golf Course, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Maroma Beach and Sanctuary of Hope and Time ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Exceeds expectations!
"I have stayed in the Playa del Carmen area many times, and this house was my favorite so far. It’s so roomy and gorgeous. The private pool is wonderful, and we were all very comfortable during our stay. Ana and Nico took SUCH great care of us, from cooking and cleaning to grocery shopping and helping ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

Villa Picon is a Private Home With the Caribbean Ocean at Your Feet
Grand Luxxe - Suite Royal - Vidanta
Grand Luxxe - Suite Royal - Vidanta
KM 48 Carretera Cancun-Playa del Carmen, Grand Luxxe, Playa del Carmen, ROO
Situated in Playa del Carmen, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from El Manglar Golf Course and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Maroma Beach. Puerto Morelos Town Square ...
Grand Luxxe - Suite Royal - Vidanta
Acacia Condos
Acacia Condos
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Playa Paraiso Lote 002, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Situated in Playa del Carmen, this golf condo is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from El Manglar Golf Course and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Maroma Beach. Tres Rios Ecopark and El ...
4.3/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
Seclusion
"Well where do i begin?! The condo itself is very nice. I had a 2bedrm, living rn, full kitchen and 2 1/2 baths and each rm had a balcony. I arrived on a Sunday bout 5pm and the rm key was left 4 me in a key lock. Now the location.....the location was horrible 4 me. If u have a car or don’t have a ..."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2018

Acacia Condos
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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