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Cancun
Travel Guide

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

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is NT$7,537 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
This Puerto Morelos property is on the beach, 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from Cancun Country Club, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Ventura Park Cancun and Puerto Morelos Town ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,318 reviews)
"Awesome place for a long weekend! Enjoyed all amenities and nightlife.."

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive
Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 9.7 Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotel, Cancun, QROO
The price is NT$8,727 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within a 10-minute walk of Chac Mool Beach and Forum Beach. Cancun Convention Center and Gaviota Azul Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (628 reviews)
"Great Food and Lots of things to do....People are Great and hotel is very clean...."

Reviewed on 2021/4/16

Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$11,892 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps from Caracol Beach, Gaviota Azul Beach, and Forum Beach. Cancun ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,631 reviews)
"This place is incredible, it’s my second time here. Everything exceeded expectations and so impressed with the staff and how well trained they were to make customers feel safe."

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - 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.
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 NT$1,533 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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.
4.1/5Very Good! (129 reviews)
"The whole staff is great, specially Luis. Their food is really good. Nice place to stay! Coming back soon!!!"

Reviewed on 2021/4/13

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 NT$657 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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 Hospiten Hospital. ...
3.7/5Good! (254 reviews)
"We booked this property as a transition to our hotel on the strip since we arrived at 12am and didn’t want to pay the strip prices for a few hours of shut eye. We arrived late at night and the area around the hotel was sketchy, but the property was gated. The staff was very helpful and friendly assisting ..."

Reviewed on 2021/3/9

Tulipanes Cancun
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 19.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
The price is NT$1,700 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 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, ...
3.4/5 (575 reviews)
"Liked how close it is to the water. All balcony rooms looked like perfect distance from the beautiful water. Good for the price for sure, right in the hotel zone."

Reviewed on 2021/3/26

Bsea Cancun Plaza 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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Reviews of Cancun

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 29.64097781922334%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.361153666822087%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 30, 2020

Fun location. Hotels are super expensive though and so are the clubs at night. Probably won't be back anytime soon, but was a nice trip overall.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 25, 2020

Will need to revisit for a longer stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 8, 2020

take a couple day trips, eat authentic food

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 6, 2020

Very good city to visit...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 5, 2020

On our last night we were moved to Reflect hotel and we didn’t enjoy it as much as Dreams Sands for different reasons but one of them was that the beach wasn’t safe for our baby as it had big waves.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 5, 2020

Very organized.

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