Sun, sand, beaches, swaying palms, and pure bliss—that is what Cancun is all about. Arguably Mexico’s best and most popular vacation destination, Cancun brings the best aspects of your dream Caribbean vacation and presents them to you in one perfect retreat. With plenty of five-star resorts, world-famous cuisine, exciting excursions, and all the R&R you crave on your trip.
THINGS TO DO
Cancun is home to some of Mexico's best zoos, aquariums, golf courses, and more. Be sure to check out Delphinus Swim With Dolphins, the Croco Cun Zoo, and the Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok for amazing land-based attractions.
Cancun is the very definition of a beach destination, offering plenty of spots like Playa Delfines and North Beach to soak up the sun. Scuba diving and snorkeling lessons are also widely available for the more adventurous types!
Ancient Mayan ruins dot the Cancun area all throughout the Yucatan. El Rey is a little-known cultural attraction located close by, while more popular attractions like Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba are also just minutes away!
Cancun's nightlife scene is one of the best in Mexico. With many locations famous for their spring break parties, it isn't difficult to find great bars and clubs to socialize in. Congo Bar, Karamba, and Coco Bongo are all places to check out after dark!
Cancun may be noted for its beaches, but there are plenty of places to shop as well! La Isla Shopping Village is complete with 150 seaside shops, while Kukulcan Plaza boasts a number of luxury, high-end brands that are guaranteed to excite any serious shop-a-holic!
You can't pass up Cancun without trying the food! Foodies will love the authentic Mexican cuisine served at popular establishments like Du Mexique and La Dolce Vita. Live entertainment is ever-present around Cancun, so it won't be hard to catch an after-dinner show!
Cancun is a thrilling destination that is an ideal spot for families, couples, and groups alike. The busiest time of year in Cancun is undoubtedly winter and spring, especially during Spring Break when millions of people flock to the seaside destination. Nearby destinations like Riviera Maya (which includes Playa del Carmen and Tulum), are not far from Cancun and easily accessible. Many visitors will find that the Hotel Zone (see below) offers everything they need to craft an amazing trip, including excursions into Mayan ruins and Yucatan jungles.
- The rainy season in Cancun runs from May to December, with October being the wettest month.
- The Hotel Zone is an area of Cancun in which most resorts, attractions, and sights are located.
- Not far offshore, Isla Mujeres offers more beaches and excursion possibilities in Cancun.
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