Cancun

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Cancun which includes a sandy beach, landscape views and general coastal views

Explore ancient Mayan pyramids, the world's second-longest coral reef, endless beaches and even longer nights in this party-friendly city on the Yucatan peninsula.

The Caribbean resort town on Mexico’s southeast coast is a magnet for divers, fishermen, history buffs and pleasure-seekers. A popular destination since the tourism boom of the 1980s, Cancun’s charms extend far beyond its raucous “Spring Break’ reputation. A wide range of aquatic activities, and centuries of Mayan, Mexican and Caribbean history and culture make Cancun a destination for all kinds of travelers.

Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Just offshore runs a huge coral reef, providing Cancun visitors with some of the best diving spots in Mexico. Snorkel straight from the shore at Playa Tortugas to discover colorful species of local fish and marine plant life. Team up with one of Cancun’s many dive charter companies for a scuba experience or to swim with dolphins at Playa Delfines. The Gulf is an angler’s paradise, and charter fishing trips are easily booked from Aquaworld, right on the foreshore.

The area surrounding Cancun is of great significance to the Mayans, the traditional owners of the land. You’ll find a number of historic archaeological sites in the area, including the El Rey Ruins in the heart of Cancun’s hotel precinct. Visit the state-of-the-art Maya Cancun Museum to learn about the region’s rich cultural history, and to discover why the Mayans believed the world would end in 2012.

From a downtown beach, hop on a ferry to nearby Isla Mujeres, an island getaway that remains less touched by modern tourism than Cancun. Here, you can climb through the jungle at Garrafon Natural Reef Park or relax on one of the island’s tranquil beaches.

Cancun’s location means it remains warm throughout the winter months, and is most popular from December through to April. The summer months can be incredibly hot, and early autumn sees the start of the wet season, making it a less-than-ideal time to visit. Cancun features efficient public transport, English is spoken widely and the city is considered one of the safest parts of Mexico for tourists to visit. Serviced by its own international airport, Cancun is easily accessible by long-distance bus and ferry services.

Where to stay in Cancun

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 ¥28,659 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within a 10-minute walk of Aquaworld and Maya Cancun Museum. Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (3,089 reviews)
"We had a wonderful time! The food and drinks were wonderful!"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
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 ¥35,612 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach and Playa Tortugas. Langosta Beach and Puerto Cancun Marina Town ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,175 reviews)
"Great service and events, need better liquors for vip"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
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 ¥52,733 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is just steps from Tequila Museum and Cancun Interactive Aquarium. La Isla Shopping Mall and Chac Mool Beach ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,988 reviews)
"Second visit to live aqua and this for our babymoon. My husband and I enjoy this resort a ton because of the amazing pool and the comfy cabana’s. Breakfast buffet is amazing (5/5) and dinner at the hidden garden (Asian flavors) is our fav. We also used the $50 resort credit per day to get massages ..."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - 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.
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 ¥8,061 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Situated in Cancun, this aparthotel is 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Ventura Park Cancun and within 12 mi (20 km) of Puerto Morelos Town Square and Aquaworld.
3.8/5 Good! (271 reviews)
"Everything was super clean. Staff was great. Very pretty hotel"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

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 ¥12,334 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
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, ...
3.3/5 (688 reviews)
"The room was clean & roomy, had a king zise bed. Nice view to the pool and ocean. Had a small balcony with 2 chairs. Disappointed witb description of room, when booking it estated room had a small kitchen. However, there was not much of a kitchen. No countertop, no sink and no caninets. Just a small ..."

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2021

Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
Cancun Plaza Condo Hotel
Cancun Plaza Condo Hotel
3 out of 5
Lt65 Blvd. Kukulcan Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is ¥9,439 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, Delfines Beach, and El Rey Ruins. ...
3/5 (60 reviews)
"We had a great stay at Cancun Plaza. It was quiet, very clean, and the beds and pillows were comfortable. We loved having both a restaurant/bar and a small grocery right on site. The tourist buses that pass by every 5 minutes are also super convenient. The only drawbacks were that the internet on ..."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

Cancun Plaza Condo 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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