Cancun

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Cancun
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

Courtyard By Marriott Cancun Airport
Courtyard By Marriott Cancun Airport
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio, Km. 12.5, Lot 1, SMZA. 301, Cancun, QROO, 77560
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,207 reviews)
"Comfortable room and attractive grounds with excellent staff. Breakfast was good as well and shuttle service to the airport provided every half hour"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2022

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 $335 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 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 Wonderful! (3,432 reviews)
"Food and drinks were great. Service was excellent. Beach was great, soft sand, clean blue water. Only complaints would be that there arent enough palapas/umbrellas at the beach so you end up getting crowded quickly... not a big deal unless there is drunk annoying loud bachelor party like there was ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2022

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 $338 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
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! (2,549 reviews)
"I like the people working there the food was Really good"

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2022

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.
The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13.5, No. 32, Seccion A, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO, 77500
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,946 reviews)
"Friendly staff that work hard. Tips are welcome and encouraged based on the level of effort. I went in September and it was slow, I would hate to see the craziness in the summer...but I'm old."

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2022

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
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! (2,549 reviews)
"I like the people working there the food was Really good"

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2022

Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340, Cancun, 77500
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,384 reviews)
"Fantastic family trip . Will be back ."

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2022

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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