Cancun

Travel Guide
Cancun showing a beach, tropical scenes and landscape 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

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 CA $486 per night from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1
CA $486
per night
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,819 reviews)
Great couples getaway
"We stayed in the Junior King Infinity Swim Up room. Wow! It provides a truly stunning view and sunrise. No complaints with the room or the daily room service. Our housekeeper surprised us with beautiful swans and flowers on our bed one of the days. This was my first all inclusive experience. I quickly ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 3, 2023

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 CA $518 per night from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23
CA $518
per night
Feb. 22 - Feb. 23
Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,819 reviews)
"I will never go to another response. Between the awesome staff, friendly, guests, decent food, and activities like water sports and a great gym, I couldn't ask for anything better."

Reviewed on Feb. 4, 2023

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
Paradisus Cancún – All Inclusive
Paradisus Cancún – All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan Km 16.5, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is CA $503 per night from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20
CA $503
per night
Feb. 19 - Feb. 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,948 reviews)
"Great resort! Rooms ocean view fantastic! Beaches are clean. The cabana poolside was wonderful for our 9 month old son ($250/day includes lobster, champagne…) Thank you"

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

Paradisus Cancún – All Inclusive
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