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Secrets The Vine Cancun All Inclusive

Super safe guard gaited inclusive and no need to leave. Reviews who complain about the food almost got us not to book, but went with the good reviews. I am a world traveler and live in Las Vegas. We eat out at fine dining five nights a week. Trust me, the food is top notch at every restaurant here. Order all you like and try it all. I did not have one bad meal in our eight night stay. I honestly usually go off site a few nights when at all inclusive places for a change, did not one meal here. The meats were quality, the sushi was super and the service was great, never a long wait. The complaints about water down drinks on here must be people who mix their own at home an heavy pour. The alcohol is normal for a bar. And I just loved the little Corona bottles and little coke bottles in the mini bar in your room. So great to sit in a chair with the pool over your shoulder just a step away and look at the beach just steps away. I just heard Vegas is getting direct flights into Cancun next week and this is going to be our new weekend last minute get away spot. And no, we did not pay extra for one thing, just a nice ocean view room was booked.

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Royal Solaris Cancun Resort Marina & Spa - All Inclusive

The hotel staff was excellent. They are well trained to truly treat you as their guest. Very impressed.

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Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive

Beautiful beach and great service. My favorite restaurant was the beach front taco and seafood. I highly recommend the ceviche.

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2 days ago


Privilege Aluxes Isla Mujeres Hotel

The staff is very nice and helpful. Beach area is beautiful and clean. Pool area is very nice, Lots of chairs to relax in and not crowded. We did the all inclusive and it is worth it. This was my second time staying at privilege Alexis and I will be back again in March. Best place to stay on the island in my opinion.

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Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Cancun

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.