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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

Top Hotels 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 ¥27,141 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,721 reviews)

"The food, price, view from ocean front room and constant COVID hazmat suit cleaning of rooms and grounds was great! We were put into an ocean view for two days to start and had paid for an ocean front, which was irritating. Also, the bars open at 11am and close at 11pm due to COVID"…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

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 ¥34,796 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,103 reviews)

"Very friendly staff! Loved the room and the food was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

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 ¥24,876 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,535 reviews)

"First couple days the room wasn’t clean and the sheets wasn’t change, after I complained everything was ok."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Temptation Cancun Resort - 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.

Vacation Rentals in Cancun

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 ¥4,738 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Situated in Cancun, this aparthotel is 5.7 mi (9.3 km) from Ventura Park Cancun and within 12 mi (20 km) of Puerto Morelos Town Square and Aquaworld.

4.2/5Very Good! (98 reviews)

"Lack of amenities with kitchen - no dish clothes or soap, no cutting boards. Our microwave AND coffee maker did not work and bother had to be replaced. Nice property, seems it needs better maintenance."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

City Suites Cancun Aeropuerto Riviera
Tulipanes Cancun
Tulipanes Cancun
3.5 out of 5
Av. Benito Juarez Esq. Margarita Maza, de Juarez, SM 308 Mz. 5 Lote 5, Cancun, QROO
The price is ¥2,402 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated near the airport, this villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Parish of the Risen Christ and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ventura Park Cancun and Xoximilco. Dubai Palace ...

3.7/5Good! (238 reviews)

"You can tell that they care about the property. Very clean everywhere. I didn’t expect the two free bottles of water, but what a nice surprise!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Tulipanes Cancun
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
3 out of 5
Súper Manzana 311, MZ-26 LT. 18, Cancun, QROO
The price is ¥3,117 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Malecon Americas Shopping Mall and within 12 mi (20 km) of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (95 reviews)

"I booked for two days to see how it’s and I love it I extended for more 12 days coz it’s was very clear , quiet , safe place, very convenient for everything , highly recommended , for couples , solo and family ."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
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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