Holidays to Cancun
Why Holiday in Cancun?
Located on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a Mexican city known for breathtaking beaches, relaxing resorts and a colourful nightlife that is sure to warm the heart into the early hours of the morning.
Cancun is composed of two main areas: Zona Hotelera, a lively beachfront row of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops, and El Centro, which is the more traditional downtown area of the city. While Cancun is popular with tourists from all around the world. It’s also a hotspot for American ‘Spring Break’ events, in which thousands of teenagers flock to the city to party in between college terms!
Beach Holidays in Cancun
Cancun offers an ideal climate and setting for those in need of a first-class beach holiday experience. The clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea paired with the incredible climate and sandy beaches of the Mexican coastline create a trifecta of beach holiday perfection.
With a great range of sea-facing hotels available in the Zona Hotelera region of Cancun, an idyllic beach setting can be a mere 2-minute stroll from your hotel, perfect for those who love to enjoy multiple visits to the beach each day at their leisure!
Food and drink in Cancun
Cancun’s food and drink scene are extremely varied and attractive. From delicious comfort food dishes and trendy taco joints to Michelin star restaurants producing world-class fine dining dishes, every taste is catered for on the colourful streets of Cancun.
For a true local classic, be sure to hunt down a serving of ‘panuchos’ (a fried tortilla packed with a tasty bean filling) or ‘cochinita pibil’ (slow-roasted pork prepared with a delicious achiote and orange juice). For an incredible dining experience, visitors and locals alike rave about the Michelin star-winning Peter's Restaurante, serving a mouth-watering mix of roast meats, seafood dishes and delightful desserts!
Tips for Holidays to Cancun
The local currency in Cancun is the Mexican peso, and while many vendors and establishments are willing to accept US dollars as payment on occasion, this isn’t the case with sterling (GBP). Should you find yourself in need of exchanging money, many banks in Cancun offer to exchange GBP for Mexican pesos.
Visitors to Cancun are advised not to drink tap water, as is it is known to cause illness, especially to non-locals who are more easily susceptible to non-filtered water. To avoid any risk of getting ill due to drinking water, stick to bottled water, which is free at many of the main resorts in this wonderful city!
Taxis are known to be quite expensive in Cancun and aren’t metered; most drivers work off a fixed price, for example, 900 pesos (£35) from Playa del Carmen to Cancun's Hotel Zone. For this reason, many tourists in Cancun opt to take the bus instead, which is a far cheaper yet still very reliable service.
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