Hotels in Cancun
Hotels in the centre of CancunSee all
Boutique Casa Mallorca
Cancun 447 yd from city centre
Situated in a new Cancun commercial district near malls and just 10 minutes drive from main white sand beaches and a blue...
Hostel Kaaná 4 You
Cancun 956 yd from city centre
Conveniently set in the Downtown Cancun district of Cancún, Hostel Kaaná 4 you is located 1.7 km from Beto Avila Stadium,...
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Located in the southeast of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a city that is built for tourism and luxury holidays. The beautiful sandy beaches that stretch across the coast of Cancun are some of the best in the world, and for this reason and many more, the city is an incredibly important feature in the tourist business of Mexico. It has also become a hotspot for US Spring Break in recent years.
The sensational climate that Cancun enjoys all year round makes it a first choice destination no matter what season you are planning on travelling.
With so many different resorts and hotels to choose from, visitors are guaranteed to find a cheap and affordable option that suits their budget and needs.
Neighbourhoods of Cancun
Cancun consists of a number of districts:
- Zona Hotelera: A short drive from the centre of the city, this is a perfect area for first timers to choose, with a number of amazing seafood restaurants, the shimmering waters of Playa Delfines and great views out to the ocean
- El Centro: This is the lively centre of Cancun, and the vibrant downtown where you will find local shops, amazing bars and restaurants, and an array of interesting local sights that start to give you an idea of traditional Cancun culture.
- Punta Cancun: If you are looking for a slightly slower pace of life during your vacation, then consider Punta Cancun. This is a smaller neighbourhood on the north end of Zona Hotelera that offers some quieter beaches with equally stunning views.
What to see and do in Cancun
There is a long list of sights and attractions to enjoy when visiting Cancun. Some of the most interesting and popular places to tick off your list when on holiday include the Cancun Underwater Museum that showcases some amazing underwater sculptures, the huge Ventura Water Park for water based fun, and the El Meco Archeological Site where you can experience hordes of iguanas and lay your eyes on ancient Mayan ruins. A popular trip from Cancun is to Isla Mujeres, a small island paradise eight miles away where there are no cars and stunning beaches.
What to eat in Cancun
Cancun might be a famous multicultural holiday resort, but it still boasts a number of delicious local dishes for tourists to sample. Some of the dishes that you should make every effort to seek out include papadzules which is soft, creamy dish made with chicken, pork, or eggs, huevos motulenos which is fried eggs served with black beans, and panuchos yucatecos which is refried beans topped with chicken, onion, lettuce, avocado, and cheese.
Typical events and festivals in Cancun
Cancun is a party region that hosts a large number of different celebrations and festivals over the course of the year. Some of the most famous and most anticipated every year include the traditional Carnival in March, the amazing Cinco de Mayo celebrations every May which is also a national holiday, and the Feast Of Our Lady Carmen that takes place every July.
How to move around in Cancun
All across the Cancun hotel zone, there is a bus system that runs for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a completely safe service that hotel guests and tourists alike can feel at ease using. There are also private taxi companies that offer services to those who wish to make more personal and immediate travel arrangements from place to place.
The climate in Cancun
Cancun is classed as having a tropical climate, specifically tropical ‘wet and dry’. This means that weather can vary greatly between the seasons. Temperatures are high all year round with an annual average of 27 degrees, but something to keep in mind is that rainy seasons occur from May to October. Dry season, and therefore the most recommended time to visit, is from December to April.