Cancun, Mexico

The busy resort of Cancun is a hugely commercial resort that boasts miles of beautiful sand, many large shops, bars, restaurants and discos. There are many watersports on offer and a few archaeological sites that are worth visiting. With so much to see and do, Cancun is certainly geared towards the family market.

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Cancun

As Mexico's most popular resort, Cancun offers some fantastic hotels, bars and shopping malls. For those who simply want to relax in the sun there are some beautiful white, sandy beaches to enjoy. A visit to Downtown Cancun is well worth it as there is a greater variety of shops and bars and is geared towards the family market.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Cancun Reviews

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Cancun Hotels (?)

Iberostar Cancun Resort Photograph of Iberostar Cancun Resort
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The Iberostar Cancun Resort Hotel is a tropical paradise set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking natural beauty. This AAA Four Diamond Award winner offers 426 luxurious ocean-view guest rooms, including...

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Hyatt Ziva Hotel Cancun Photograph of Hyatt Ziva Hotel Cancun
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This all inclusive luxury resort has traditional Mayan and contemporary Mexican architecture. Located on Punta Cancun, the hotel is surrounded on three sides by the lovely turquoise waters of the Mex...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Paradisus Cancun Resort Photograph of Paradisus Cancun Resort
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Paradisus Cancun Resort provides luxury accommodation and services with areas for adults only and ample facilities and entertainment for keeping all ages of the family entertained....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Park Royal Cancun Hotel Photograph of Park Royal Cancun Hotel
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This all inclusive hotel offers a central location and a glorious beach front setting....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Crown Paradise Club Hotel Photograph of Crown Paradise Club Hotel
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Beautifully located on the beachfront, the Crown Paradise Club Hotel is a perfect choice for those who want a superb stay with family in Cancun....

4.6 / 5 from 7 reviews

Sotavento Hotel Photograph of Sotavento Hotel
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Situated in the busy entertainment area, Sotavento Hotel is on the shore of the beautiful Nichupte Lagoon....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun Hotel Photograph of Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun Hotel
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Shielded from the street by a garden, this luxury ocean-front resort has a modern Mexican feel, with lagoon and Caribbean views, a towering palapa and a swimmer's paradise of pools and waterfalls....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Grand Oasis Palm Hotel Photograph of Grand Oasis Palm Hotel
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The Grand Oasis Palm is the ideal family resort situated in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Guests can enjoy a fun-filled, All Inclusive holiday in popular Cancun. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Royal Solaris Cancun Hotel Photograph of Royal Solaris Cancun Hotel
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This elegant hotel comprises of 500 rooms and offers a wide range of facilities for the whole family....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Hyatt Zilara Hotel Photograph of Hyatt Zilara Hotel
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The Hyatt Zilara Hotel has created an intimate atmosphere and combines impeccable service with traditional Mexican warmth and hospitality. Please note it is an adults only resort (16 and over only)....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Le Blanc Spa Resort Hotel Photograph of Le Blanc Spa Resort Hotel
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This adults only hotel has contemporary style decor that is touched with tropical and Mexican elements, creating a stylish yet exotic atmosphere. From the finest cuisine to a lavish first-class spa, ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Occidental Tucancun Hotel Photograph of Occidental Tucancun Hotel
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This All Inclusive hotel is located in the hotel zone of Cancun and offers a choice of restaurants, and a wide range of facilities and services for all ages to enjoy....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Cancun Reviews

Holiday Date:4th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Golden Parnassus and Spa Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Staff and food amazing.

Holiday Date:3rd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Ocean View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Luxury.

Holiday Date:16th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Hyatt Ziva Hotel Cancun
Room:Double Or Twin - Ocean View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Great

Holiday Date:15th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Dos Playas Beach House by Faranda Hotels
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(2 suns)

I wouldn't return to Cancun as again I was disappointed with the city - very dirty and we got hassled everywhere we went.

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Beaches

Cancun is a beach lovers paradise and offers some of the best beaches in the world. There is mile upon mile of beautiful white sand and clear blue seas to enjoy.

Beaches on the north side tend to be better for children, with shallow waters and gentle waves. They are also great for adults as there are plenty of bars, restaurants and water sports to participate in.

Shuttle buses to Isla Mujeres are available from some of the beaches and Playa Langosta is the departure point for submarine and dive tours.

The east side borders the Caribbean Sea and offers breezier conditions, therefore, higher waves which makes the beaches here perfect for sailboarding, parasailing and lots of other water sports. Due to the many activities taking place here, the beaches can get busy but are great for people watching. Not only are the beaches here great for watersports, some of them also offer some fantastic views.

Things to Do

Although there are some fantastic beaches in Cancun, there is so much more on offer. There are plenty of Mayan ruins to explore if you fancy getting away from the beach for the day.

If golf is your thing then look no further, Cancun is a golfers paradise. There are several first class golf courses, many of which have been designed by experts such as Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. Not only are the courses fantastic but the surroundings are fantastic too.

Why not have a trip to dolphinaris, where you can swim with dolphins or even be a trainer for the day. It's great fun and such a great experience.

As one of the premier spa destinations in the world, Cancun has more than thirty spa resorts so you will be spoilt for choice if you choose to relax and rejuvenate in a spa for the day.

There is plenty of entertainment here but one place you must visit is Coco Bongo. Not only will you find live bands and DJs but there are impersonators and flying acrobats so definitely a night out with a difference.

Out and About

The shopping in Cancun is fantastic, there are great shopping malls, designer shops and markets so whatever you are looking for, you are bound to find it here. Remember Cancun shopping is duty free so there are some great bargains to be found.

Another of Cancun's attractions is the nightlife, with some of the best nightclubs in the world in Cancun. The Hotel Zone is full of nightclubs and there really is something to suit all ages and tastes.

There are also loads of bars and restaurants, so whatever your taste in food, you will find something to your liking in Cancun.

In between all that shopping and eating, you may want to take part in some of the water and land sports that are available in Cancun.

Nearby Attractions

There are many historical sites to see in the area such as the cliff top ruins in Tulum, the Mayan pyramids in the middle of the jungle at Coba and the temples and Great Ball Court at Chichen Itza.

For those of you who are feeling a little adventurous, why not take a trip to one of the X- named natural theme parks, Xcaret, Xplor or Xel-Ha. The theme parks are great fun for all the family and feature activities such as snorkelling in the rivers, underground caves, sliding down zip lines, riding in amphibious vehicles, Mexican music, folk dances and much much more. The theme parks all offer a range of family friendly activities.

For another family day out, visit Wet and Wild, the Riviera Maya's only waterpark. With a selection of rides and slides, this is the perfect way to have fun and keep cool at the same time.

Cozumel is ranked among one of the top five dive destinations in the world so if you enjoy diving then Cozumel is a worthwhile trip for you to make whilst staying in Cancun.

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