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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

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 NT$9,891 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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! (2,097 reviews)

"Stayed here during Covid and hurricane delta. Nice staff, but mediocre food. Buffet was closed. No activities at this resort (so kinda boring) I don’t like how they use the same elevator for guests and employees. We had to shared the same elevator as employees collecting garbage (unpleasant smell) ..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/17

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is NT$11,292 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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! (1,583 reviews)

"The Grand Fiesta was amazing. This was our first time choosing an all inclusive and we were concerned that it wouldn't live up to expectations. It didn't live up to our expectations-it exceeded them. The Grand Fiesta is on par with The Ritz Carlton or St. Regis. Wonderful accommodations, huge room, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/16

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - 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$7,062 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (449 reviews)

"Clean and good staff except at reception where they just dont care or are just lazy.I asked to print something and Marisol was very lazy and unhelpful. After pushing her to do her job she finally did it but overall great resort and clean."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/12

Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa Adults Only - 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.

Vacation Rentals in 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 NT$1,090 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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 2021/1/7

Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
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$1,419 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

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! (97 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 2021/1/12

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$650 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

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! (235 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 2020/12/9

Tulipanes Cancun
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.

Popular places to visit in Cancun

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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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