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This city on the Caribbean Sea on the southeast coast of Mexico is popular with all kinds of travellers, from scuba divers to fishing fanatics, history buffs to thrill seekers. Cancún has been a popular destination since the 1980’s thanks to the extensive water sports, as well history and culture of the ancient Mayan civilisations, as well as the more recent Mexico and the Caribbean inhabitants. With so much going on, Cancún is perfect for all types of holidaymakers. Enjoy the ancient Mayan temples, the second longest barrier reef in the world, the endless beaches and the glorious nightlife.

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

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 £306 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is just steps away from Tequila Museum and Cancun Interactive Aquarium. La Isla Shopping Mall and Chac Mool Beach ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,099 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 17 Jan 2021

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £310 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps away from Caracol Beach, Gaviota Azul Beach and Forum Beach. Cancun ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,588 reviews)

"We had a short trip and would recommend this hotel. The food, rooms, amenities all worked well for us and the staff were wonderful. We would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

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
Free cancellation
The price is £185 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 10-minute walk of Chac Mool Beach and Forum Beach. Cancun Convention Center and Gaviota Azul Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (452 reviews)

"Love this place so much! Food, staff and property were top notch!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Cancun

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 £42 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

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 12 Jan 2021

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 £21 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated near the airport, this villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Parish of the Risen Christ and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ventura Park Cancun and Xoximilco. Dubai ...

3.7/5Good! (236 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 9 Dec 2020

Tulipanes 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 £35 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

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 7 Jan 2021

Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
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

Top things to do in Cancun

Reviews of Cancun

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 42.857142857142854%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 34.92063492063492%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 16.666666666666668%
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5/5 - Excellent

Caleb

30 Mar 2020

Beautiful scenery, friendly locals and lots to do!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Mar 2020

We enjoyed Cancun but found that we were constantly pushed into buying something. From when we arrived, we were being pulled in every direction to get into a cab for ridiculous rates as well as tourist agents trying to sell their tours. Too much.

3/5 - Okay

c.thompson

17 Feb 2020

Cancun will not be for everyone - careful research needed on quality of hotel, access to decent food and location. For us, it was fun for a couple of nights on a beach and to see the nightlife.

3/5 - Okay

Elvira

26 Jan 2020

The centre of the hotel zone is a good place if you want to party and club every night. However, the area does not offer as many restaurants or other options besides disco clubs and is even very small to walk around. Way too loud for us.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Jan 2020

It was a great Christmas vacation, sun, sand, sea and happy people.

5/5 - Excellent

Angela

3 Jan 2020

If you have the opportunity to go there do not miss it because it worths a lot from all points of view. Cancun is an amazing city.

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