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Find a perfect tropical retreat at Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is the major gateway to a region rich in the history of the ancient Mayan civilization. It is framed by well-known archaeological sites and white sand beaches, making it an impressive vacation destination. The natural beauty, warm climate and local hospitality provide the ultimate vacation retreat.

Things to do

Cancun beaches

Cancun beaches are divided among north and east locations. The northern beaches surround the water of Mujeres Bay. One of the best choices for families is the Playa Caracol. The water is shallow, and the location is flat. The east side borders the Caribbean Sea and offers windier conditions with big waves. Diving and snorkeling are great ways to experience the northern beaches' beautiful coral reefs. Other water activities include waterskiing and sail boating. It's also common for visitors to enjoy an adventure in the Nichupte Lagoon.

Cancun historical sites

”El Rey” is an archaeological site nestled among the resort areas. Here, you will get an inside look at the ancient Mayan civilization. The ruins represent Mexican history at its most authentic.

Cancun family activities

One of Cancun's most popular family attractions is the interactive aquarium. You will enjoy an open-air facility where it's possible to touch stingrays, conches and sea turtles. Submarine tours are ideal for observing underwater creatures without getting wet. Since the Caribbean water is extremely clear, you can view a variety of tropical fish and other deep-sea wonders. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted to play a round at a first-class course. Some top names in the sport have created challenging courses set against the gorgeous tropical backdrop.

Cancun shopping

Cancun is filled with multiple shopping opportunities. There are designer stores with famous brand names, flea markets and various souvenir shops featuring handcrafted items. Since shopping is duty-free, you will be able to take advantage of some great deals on jewelry as well. La Isla Shopping Village is filled with trendy shops on the banks of the Nichupte Lagoon. The overall theme is a Venetian paradise. Market 28 is a large flea market in the downtown area. It is the perfect place to find souvenirs and handcrafted wares.

Cancun dining

Restaurants at Avenidas Tulan are popular and lively. Fine dining is better on Avenida Bonampak. Budget travelers will enjoy the tacos at El Centro's Avenida Yaxchilan. For fresh seafood, Market 28 offers a wide range of eateries.

Where to stay

Approximately 150 Cancun hotels are located along the Zona Hotelara, or “Hotel Zone.” You will be able to find luxury all-inclusive resorts and smaller inns throughout the area. Live Aqua is an adult-only resort that provides an entire sensory experience. To save money, consider staying in the downtown area. Although you will need to take a taxi to the beach, room rates are cheaper, and the hotels feel more intimate.

Special events

Thanks to the warm climate, Cancun hosts various events throughout the year. Carnival is a national tradition that celebrates the days leading to Ash Wednesday. There are parades and parties all around the area. On April 20, the residents of Cancun celebrate Cancun Day, the day when the city was founded. In November, the annual Festival Internacional del Caribe Mexicano is a one-month food festival that allows visitors to sample some of the finest area dishes.

Best time to visit

Peak travel season to Cancun is December to April. Crowds are thick, but the weather is ideal, and vacation packages are cheap. It is wise to avoid March, the time when spring break travelers are most prevalent. Summer is quite humid, and temperatures approach the 90s. However, room rates are extremely low. Fall is the least busy time in Cancun, as the weather can be stormy.

Recently booked Cancun hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive 2 minutes ago 5 stars $432
Temptation Resort and Spa - All Inclusive Adults Only
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
32 minutes ago 4 stars $356
The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres by Excellence - Luxury Boutique All Inclusive
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
45 minutes ago 5 stars $568
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
50 minutes ago 4 stars $387
Beach Palace - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
50 minutes ago 4 stars $590
NEW! Finest Playa Mujeres by Excellence - Luxury All Inclusive
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
1 hour ago 5 stars $629
GR Caribe by Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
1 hour ago 4 stars $347
Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
1 hour ago 4 stars $392
Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
1 hour ago 4 stars $106
Villa Del Palmar Cancun Luxury Resort & Spa
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
1 hour ago 4 stars $252

Recently Rated Cancun Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Grand Oasis Sens- All Inclusive Adults Only
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3.5 / 5
110 reviews
3 stars $578
Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.2 / 5
581 reviews
4 stars $621
Mia Cancun Resort
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3.9 / 5
70 reviews
3 stars $163
Ambiance Suites Hotel
Downtown Cancun
3.8 / 5
11 reviews
3 stars $64
Flamingo Cancun Resort
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3.2 / 5
464 reviews
3 stars $155
Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.3 / 5
291 reviews
4 stars $359
The Royal Caribbean
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.0 / 5
54 reviews
4 stars $142
Crown Paradise Cancun - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3.6 / 5
279 reviews
3 stars $346
Cancun Bay Resort
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
2.4 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $97
Temptation Resort and Spa - All Inclusive Adults Only
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
4.0 / 5
1180 reviews
4 stars $356

Featured Cancun Hotels

From $387

1 Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 527 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan Kilometer 16.5 Map

Special Offer for Limited Time

Family friendly, all-inclusive Cancun beach resort with many amenitiesPosh yet family-friendly, this 502-room beachfront property spans three eight-story wings awash in peach, yellow and earth... More

Great Experience. Awesome Staff
The Staff Was Great, very friendly. Food was really good and drinks where awesome. Location was the key to a great,relaxing vacation. Very Satisfied!!
Feb 19, 2015
From $329

2 Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5 268 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan Kilometer 9.5 Map

Grand Cancun resort in unparalleled location with top-tier amenitiesThe majestic Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels® & Resorts.The... More

Customer Service is the worse ever
I have travel a lot around the world and this is the worst experience Ive ever had. The wifi does not work, a lot of time to check in, customer service horrible. They do not care at all about the...
Mar 2, 2015
From $585

Romantic beachfront resort with exclusive amenities near Cancun The contemporary Excellence Playa Mujeres is perched amid seven swimming pools on a picturesque white sand beach. The adults-only... More

We Go Here Every Year
I have had 5 trips now to this resort and it doesn't get old. It's a lot of value for the money.. you just can't get this level of resort for the price anywhere else. We bring another couple with...
Feb 24, 2015
From $432

4 Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 498 reviews

Carretera Cancun-Chetumal KM 340 Map

Canadian Savings 2015 - Up to 42%Off

Posh Cancun resort along the Caribbean with Jacuzzi-outfitted roomsThe hotel is five miles from the airport and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. This luxurious property is punctuated by tropical... More

Ok Family Trip
Resort was crowded. Couldn't get into the best two restaurants as we didn't know to get reservations. If planning to stay at this resort, I would reserve your dining a month or two in advance. Plan...
Feb 25, 2015
From $356

5 Temptation Resort and Spa - All Inclusive Adults Only

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1180 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 3.5 Zona Hotelera Map

Dare to go topless at Cancun resort for guests with ages 21 and overTemptation Resort and Spa lives up to its name at this adults-only getaway (guests must be at least 21 years old to check-in),... More

Couple Getaway
Oh my god! The funnest trip ever. The staff are great and the activities will keep you busy. No need to leave the resort. Every night we went to the Buffett we always say Jonas's section. Such a...
Mar 2, 2015

6 Riu Caribe All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 303 reviews

Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 5.5 Hotel Zone Map

$35 Spa Credit & 20% Golf Special

Oceanfront all-inclusive Cancun resort between a lagoon and the seaThe RIU Caribe is situated on a tranquil beach along the Caribbean Sea. The nine-story, all-inclusive resort has three a la carte... More

Good food at the buffet. Offers a variety of restaurants on site. Spa on site is great. Good for couples and family.
Feb 11, 2015
From $557

7 Live Aqua Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only

5 stars
4.5 / 5 441 reviews

Blvd. Kukulkan 12.5 km Map

Special offer for limited time

Celeb-chef restaurants at exclusive beachfront getaway in Cancun The Live Aqua Cancun is a 371-room, nine-floor oasis on the Yucatan Peninsula. The resort has Mayan-inspired architecture... More

Perfect getaway!!!
We have been many time and plan to go back on 2015!! Best every!!
Feb 24, 2015
From $600

8 Secrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 211 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.5 Retorno del Rey Lote 38 + 38b Map

Unlimited Calls, Wi Fi, Green Fee & Sunset Cruise

All-inclusive property with luxurious accommodations and eye-catching sea viewsSecrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive is a beachfront resort that caters to adults-only... More

awesome trip
nice room, beach, and food. it is really good. highly recommend for couples.
Feb 28, 2015
From $106

9 Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun

4 stars
4.1 / 5 94 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan km. 8.5 Lote 3, Zona Hotelera Map

Book Early and Save 25% off per night in 2015!!

Hotel in a perfect location, great for a family vacationA vacation at Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun is almost like staying in an authentic Mexican village, but with the added benefit of great... More

Nice week in the warmth
The Fiesta Americana is on the northern tip of the strip of hotels in the Zona Hotelera. It is convenient to nearby shops, bars and restaurants.
Feb 28, 2015
From $302

10 The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 162 reviews

Kukulcan Blvd , Lote 32 Map

Great Deal- 35% OFF

Self-serviced suites in the Cancun Hotel ZoneTravellers looking to enjoy a Caribbean holiday vacation in Cancun retreat to the well-appointed spaces and leisure activities at Royal Sands Resort... More

Short winter break
The property is located in the Zona Hotelera, which means that you will only see other tourists, and people working in the tourism sector. If you want to explore the local scene or culture, this is...
Feb 21, 2015
From $78

11 NEW! Real Inn Cancun by Camino Real

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews


24 Hours Sale!

Real Inn Cancun welcomes all business travelers International and National, this place is definitely the holiday destination and business more important in Latin America. Today, we are happy to... More

Great Value
I stayed here after staying at the Ritz Carlton at 10 times the price. It is a brand new place and the staff does an amazing job doing what they can to make everything perfect. No beach but the...
Jan 26, 2015
From $392

12 Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 641 reviews

Bkvd. Kukulcan Lote 4 Hotel Zone KM 10 Map

$35 Spa Credit & 20% Golf Special

Sun-soaked Cancun all-inclusive with luxury amenities, two poolsThe Riu Palace Las Americas is situated on Cancun's Yucatan peninsula and offers endless ocean views. The property is dotted with... More

Great trip
The hotel is great,very good food,a lot of varieties,perfect location
Mar 2, 2015
From $283

13 Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa All Inclusive

3 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 11.5 Hotel Zone Map

Free Bay Cruise, Free acces Sauna, Jacuzzi & Wi Fi

The upscale & vibrant All-Inclusive Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa stretches along a quarter mile of Cancuns ecologically recognized white sandy beach. It is an awe-inspiring resort, where... More

Great hotel but horrible food
Food needs to be fixed, other then that all good. Great employees, they will do anything to please you. Food and Beverage assistant manager was great.
Feb 11, 2015
From $322

14 GR Solaris Cancun Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 929 reviews

Blvd. Kukulan Lote 59-2 ETAPA Map

All-inclusive, cost-conscious comfort in Cancun, along the CaribbeanThe GR Solaris Cancun Resort & Spa is a budget-minded beachfront property in the hotel zone featuring nightly entertainment,... More

the trip was good hotel was great the staff was friendly the room was a little small only thing I change could be the food. Would have been nice to be able to eat a good taco while in Mexico.
Mar 2, 2015
From $576

15 Sun Palace Couples Only - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.5 / 5 348 reviews

Blvd. Kukulkan KM 20 Map

Resort Credit from $500 to $2,500 based on stay

Luxe romantic beachfront resort with in-room hot tubsThe Sun Palace in Cancun, Mexico, is a beach-front hotel designed exclusively for couples. The hotel has an indoor pool and three outdoor... More

Great anniversary
Everything could not have been more perfect. The staff at the hotel made us feel we were not a job but a pleasure. Edwardo on the 8 th floor was the BEST. Should be proud to have him for an...
Feb 17, 2015
From $417

16 RIU Palace Peninsula All Inclusive

5 stars
4.5 / 5 272 reviews

Blvd Kukulcan KM 5.5 lte 6-C Map

FREE Bay Tour,WiFi,RIU exchange&Lapis Jewerly Gift

All-inclusive beachfront resort in CancunFeaturing deluxe beachfront accommodations amid tropical vegetation, RIU Palace Peninsula All Inclusive makes for an ideal haven for vacationers in the... More

I just can't say enough about the service and the cleanliness of this resort. The staff was so friendly and attentive, Cruz and Leon who we're serving drinks on the beach also had a smile on there...
Mar 2, 2015
From $158

17 The Royal Islander - All Suites Resort

4 stars
4.1 / 5 70 reviews

Boulevard Kukulkan Km 17.,5 Map

40% off per night

Deluxe Cancun resort with free Wi-Fi accessThe Royal Islander - All Suites Resort welcomes travelers to self-catering accommodations set close to Playa Delfines. Located in Cancun Hotel Zone, this... More

paradise for the whole family
we love this hotel, directly on beach, staff very nice, hotel very clean and restaurants were great. We went swimming with dolphins which was quite fun. Traveled with my four kids , they met kids...
Mar 2, 2015
From $359

18 Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 291 reviews

Blvd Kukulcan KM 16.5 Hotel Zone Map

Sophisticated, beachfront resort in CancunEscape the daily grind of city life and retreat to a tropical paradise destination at Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive. This deluxe resort... More

Awesome Family Trip
This was one of the best hotels ever. Awesome food.. great location and lovely staff.
Mar 2, 2015
From $128

19 The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

4 stars
4.0 / 5 458 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 20 Zona Hotelera P. O. Box 1808 Map

Save 10% on your stay

The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun rests peacefully at a quiet end of Cancuns Hotel Zone. Enjoy the serenity of private white-sand beaches with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte... More

Nice value
Overall a nice value hotel, right on the beach, and near the airport. Area is very safe and the beach is outstanding. Bottom line is the can get a better hotel but not for the money....
Feb 24, 2015
From $92

20 Aloft Cancun

3 stars
3.9 / 5 33 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan KM 9 Map

Save 10% on your stay

Celebrate your style at Aloft Cancun, a hip new hotel where youll be steps away from the convention center. We offer easy-breezy access to the beach, upscale shopping, sizzling entertainment,... More

very pleasant experience
clean, comfy, convenient, totally worth the money. and the staff was helpful and friendly!
Feb 9, 2015