Cancun

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

Residence Inn by Marriott Cancun Hotel Zone
Residence Inn by Marriott Cancun Hotel Zone
3 out of 5
Blvrd. Kukulcan Lt. 1-02, Zona Hotelera Km. 23.5 MZ60, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is ¥11,320 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (655 reviews)
Clean and safe hotel in Cancun
"Very nice and clean hotel. Breakfast buffet was not good (same thing every morning) and had a chance to improve. Roof bar food was good but ridiculously expensive. Hotel is closest to airport but very far from anything. $20-45 USD each way to get to anything."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Residence Inn by Marriott Cancun Hotel Zone
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 ¥37,140 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
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 our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,466 reviews)
"It was an amazing experience!!!"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
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 ¥29,812 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
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! (3,536 reviews)
"My family felt very respected and appreciated in this property at all times. The entire staff at the resort was always welcoming and was greatly responsive to any concern/question we had since it was our first time in Cancun."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
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 ¥29,812 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
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! (3,536 reviews)
"My family felt very respected and appreciated in this property at all times. The entire staff at the resort was always welcoming and was greatly responsive to any concern/question we had since it was our first time in Cancun."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 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 ¥37,140 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
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 our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,466 reviews)
"It was an amazing experience!!!"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 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 ¥39,591 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,311 reviews)

Reviewed on Aug 14, 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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