Cancun

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A unique blend of Mayan temples, Yucatan cuisine and cocktail bars, with dolphins swimming just offshore…Cancun is calling!

Located in Southeast Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun has been a resort town since the tourism industry boomed here in the 1980s. However, Cancun is more than just a party town. The rich cultural heritage of the region, with crumbling Mayan citadels and temples to explore, as well as the host of water activities and opportunities to interact with wildlife draw in a very varied range of visitors.

For those interested in snorkelling and diving, Cancun has a lot to offer. Not far off the coast of Playa Tortugas runs the Great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which presents a vibrant underwater display of living colours. There are plenty of places around to organise diving trips to deeper waters too. At Playa Delfines you can also arrange to go on an organised dolphin swim where you'll get to glide through the water alongside these wonderful creatures. Anglers won't be disappointed either, and at Aquaworld you can organise trips on chartered fishing boats.

Cancun is an important centre for those interested in the Mayan world. There are a number of archaeological sites in and around the city, such as El Meco, and the El Rey Ruins, the latter of which is in the heart of Cancun’s hotel district. These are reminders of the great civilisation that once lived in this part of the world, and you can find out more about the Mayans at the new Maya Cancun Museum.

From Cancun you'll be able to take a ferry to Isla Mujeres which has been less affected by the development of tourism in the region. You'll be able to see something of a more traditional way of life, while also enjoying some of the attractions the island has to offer. One of these is the Garrafon Natural Reef Park where you can get involved with a variety of water activities or take a hike up through the jungle to an ancient Mayan temple.

With intensely hot summers and very wet autumns, the most popular (and sensible) time to visit Cancun is between December and April. On the whole, it's easy to get around the city by bus and taxi, and many people here speak English. Cancun also happens to be one of the safest places to visit in Mexico. The city is served by an international airport and long-distance bus terminals, and you can get here by ferry too.

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
The price is AU$382 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach, Turtle Beach and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Golf Club ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,028 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2021

Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$676 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Caracol Beach, Tortuga Beach and Cancun Golf Club ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,868 reviews)
"I loved the many swimming pools, view of the ocean, great food, and most of all terrific helpful staff. Thanks."

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - 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 AU$470 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Cancun resort 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! (963 reviews)
"Good customer service, very friendly staff members. Needs more day, evening, and night entertainment and needs some fun stuff."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
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Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
3 out of 5
Súper Manzana 311, MZ-26 LT. 18, Cancun, QROO
The price is AU$70 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Malecon Americas Shopping Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (164 reviews)
"helpful in answering me, very clean and quiet"

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2021

Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 19.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
The price is AU$118 per night from 9 Oct. to 9 Oct.
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront aparthotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park ...
3.4/5 (638 reviews)
"Nice place ⭐️"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
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 AU$100 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
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.
3.9/5Good! (221 reviews)
"Very good location close to airport, good food!! Great amenities such as pool, laundry, gym, ice machine and a decent bar. Room was very comfortable and well furnished. Free shuttle service to airport with 24hr advance notice. 10/10 would recommend"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2021

City Suites Cancun Aeropuerto Riviera
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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