Cancun Vacations

As one of the first planned tourist cities in the world, Cancun is wholly dedicated to the pleasures of a sun and sand vacation. On the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, Cancun boasts fine white sand beaches and warm turquoise water. The Hotel Zone is just what it sounds -- hotels, dining and shopping, geared towards international ... Read more
tourists, cruise ship passengers and all-inclusive vacation resorts. To add a bit of adventure to your vacation, venture out from the city to go on a Jeep safari, visit Mayan ruins, swim with dolphins at an adventure park or explore offshore on a boat trip. While chain restaurants abound, Cancun's dining options have expanded into the gourmet side featuring Yucatecan cuisine like poc chuc (shredded pork marinated in sour orange juice) or succulent lobster. For night owls, Cancun has a vibrant nightlife, with a multitude of bars and clubs for all ages. These are especially packed during Cancun's busiest week with the under-25 set: spring break, which can run anywhere from mid-March to mid-April.

Cancun places to stay and top hotels

Cancun things to do and experiences




Cancun’s tropical temperatures hardly fluctuate below 80F (27C) or above 95F (35C) all year round, but there are a number of factors that might affect when to plan your vacation. The first is hurricane season, ... Read more
which lasts from June through November. Flights and hotels are often cheaper then, but you run the obvious risk of getting rained out. Spring Break season from mid-February through mid-April is probably something you’ll want to either plan for or avoid, depending on your age and propensity to appreciate drunken ruckus. December and late April are good times to go to avoid big crowds and stormy weather.

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Cancun reviews & trip reports

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    Adventure Travelers
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are I loved it... we went singles no kids but now we are planning one with the kids definitely have to love the experience. super safe city beautiful experience to swim in a cenote people are super friendly sweet and helpful.. tip.. try to use public transportation such as buses instead if cabs you will save lots of money

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

If I'm honest I prefer Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Cancun is a bit too 'Vegas' for me, plus it is super expensive. But if you are looking to party and don't mind splashing the cash you can have an amazing time here.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The city if filled with beautiful beaches and great food with so many activities for the whole family to do. The big downside here is the draw it "party" goers. So beware to be around rowdy people day and night.

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Rialto, California, USA

Omg I want to go back to Vacation. I miss this place. This is a great vacation.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

I absolutely loved Cancun! The people were so warm and welcoming and there are lots of clubs, restaurants, and outdoor/water activities available. I will be coming back!

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Zamora de Hidalgo, Mexico

I'm not a beach lover but the white sand and the colors of the sea are beautiful

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

The white sandy beaches and warm winds suck you in. Skip the busy nightlife and enjoy the more local aspects. Rent a chair by the ocean and relax all day!

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Lake Jackson, Texas

Xcaret was my favorite place! Full of culture and fun! You can't go to Cancun without visit Xcaret and watch the show at the end of the night! It was definitely the best of my trip of course besides the beautiful cristal clear beach

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Los Angeles, California, USA

everyine needs to go to Cancun at least once. It is cheap and beautiful. $1000 per person for a week all inclusive. Flight, hotel, food and alcohol is included. Nothing can't beat that!

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Evans, Georgia

There are a number of things to do within a small and large area from the city center and the hotel area. There are also many options for hotels and dining. Cancun is safe, but as anywhere you should be cautious and observant and stay within recommended areas.
Those renting cars will have a run in with local police and are charged $100 dollars to keep their tags. Scam!
Locals working for the bus, tourist parks, and historical sites are not always friendly to Americans.
Off season ( after January) is the best time to visit. The weather and water are very warm and the beach is less crowded.

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