Cancun

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Cancun showing a sandy beach, general coastal views and landscape views

Relax by the pool, dive through subaquatic caves and learn about the region’s fascinating past through museums and archeological sites.

Cancún is located on the Yucatán peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico. Just off the coast is a huge coral reef with some of the best dive sites in all of Mexico. Head to the beach in Playa Tortugas for a little snorkelling and explore amongst the colourful fish and underwater plant life. Take a boat out from one of the many dive centres to swim with dolphins at Playa Delfines, an activity that still tops the majority of bucket lists. The Gulf is a paradise for fishermen too.

The area around Cancún was of great importance to the Mayans, the original inhabitants of the region. You will find several archaeological sites of great historical importance, such as the El Rey ruins in the heart of the hotel zone of Cancún. Visit the Museo Maya de Cancun to learn more about the rich history of the area and to discover why the Mayans thought the world would end in 2012 (hint: they didn’t really).

Take the ferry from the beach in the city to the nearby Isla Mujeres, a charming island that’s not as touristy as Cancún. Wander through the pristine jungle in the Garrafon Natural Reef Park or relax on one of the island’s quiet beaches.

It’s location makes Cancún hot all year round, being pleasantly warm in the winter months. The most popular months to visit are December through April. In the summer months it can be very hot there and in early autumn begins the rainy season, so these periods are less suited for a vacation. Cancún has excellent public transport links and most people speak English, so you shouldn’t get lost. The city is considered one of the safest in Mexico for tourists.

So what are you waiting for? Book your holiday to Cancún today!

Where to stay in Cancun

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 £268 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,954 reviews)
"The service was top notch. The food was amazing. You never know with all inclusive how good the food will be, but i will tell you after being at a lot of different resorts across the world that this resort has amazing food!"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
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 £283 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,254 reviews)
"Everything was perfect"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is £393 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,118 reviews)
"Great resort great people. Great rooms"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

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.
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
3 out of 5
Súper Manzana 311, MZ-26 LT. 18, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is £56 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (258 reviews)
"Personal amable, buen lugar y limpio. Es solo qu esta detras de centro comercial y locales, aislado y obscuro. Atraz como en bodegas :( Iba sola con mi sobrino, asi q, se me hizo muy solo..."

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2022

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, 77506
The price is £71 per night from 3 Jun to 4 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property ...
3.7/5 Good! (317 reviews)
"They offer free transfers from/to airport, breakfast ok and rates. Don't like, quality in deep cleaning on the shower box. No good the fact that they use the same people in two front desks, so we wait for more than 30 minutes until the receptionist appear, due to they are checking in other group ..."

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

City Suites Cancun Aeropuerto Riviera
Cancun Plaza - Best Beach
Cancun Plaza - Best Beach
3 out of 5
km 19.5 Blvd. Kukulcan Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is £98 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Delfines Beach and La Isla Shopping Mall ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Let me tell you I came here cause it had one good review and cause it was not expensive and I’m glad I stayed at this hotel It was way better then CASA MAYA HOTEL it seems like older construction but it was so nice AC WAS EXCELLENT and the view and beach was just beautiful I even got a massage in ..."

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Cancun Plaza - Best Beach
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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