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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

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
Fully refundable
The price is NT$5,987 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,961 reviews)
"Overall good experience"

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
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$9,432 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos property is within 16 mi (25 km) of Cancun Country Club, Ventura Park Cancun, and Puerto Morelos Town Square.
3.9/5Very Good! (1,628 reviews)
"property was awesome with daily and nightly entertainment. Food was great. Sometime hard to get reservations for certain restaurants. Unable to use beach because of seaweed and decay."

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, KM 340 Chetumal - Cancun, Cancun, QROO
The price is NT$8,049 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Nestled on the beach, this Cancun property is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Xoximilco. Playa Coral ...
4.1/5Very Good! (971 reviews)
"Bare beach with practically no place to lay and no trees. Beach had too much seaweed. But besides that wonderful place."

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

Moon Palace Cancún - 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.
Los Amigos Tulum
Los Amigos Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Calle 14 Sur, Lote 16, Tulum, QROO
The price is NT$1,430 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Located in La Veleta, this beach aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dos Aguas Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Tulum Beach. Cenote Crystal ...
4.1/5Very Good! (40 reviews)
"I liked the concierge service"

Reviewed on 2021/7/10

Los Amigos Tulum
Acinté by Endémico
Acinté by Endémico
3.5 out of 5
Av. 16 Sur esquina con Poniente 3, Región 15, Tulum, QROO
The price is NT$1,715 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
Situated in Tulum, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Dos Aguas Park and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Tulum National Park. Cenote Crystal is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) ...
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Front desk was very helpful ."

Reviewed on 2021/7/20

Acinté by Endémico
Capital O Mimi del Mar
Capital O Mimi del Mar
3 out of 5
1a. Norte Zona Federal Maritima, Lote 1-A, Mz. 2, Centro, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Playa del Carmen aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Quinta Avenida. Playa del Carmen ...
4/5Very Good! (110 reviews)
"Closest rooms to the beach in Playa. Our room had a wonderful ocean view. A/C was quiet and worked well."

Reviewed on 2021/5/28

Capital O Mimi del Mar
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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