Cancun

82°
81° - January
82° - February
84° - March
85° - April
88° - May
89° - June
90° - July
90° - August
89° - September
87° - October
84° - November
82° - December
Dec avg
$128
Avg Hotel
$383
Est. Airfare

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With it's perfect weather, world-class nightclubs, bargain all-inclusive resorts, a fabulous exchange rate against the dollar, and a drinking age set at 18, Cancun is a city packed full of hot beaches, tan skin, and pina coladas. If that's not enough to keep you busy, Cancun is also rich in adventure and culture. You can snorkel, tour the jungle, swim with dolphins, go horseback riding along the beach, tour ancient ruins and even watch bull fights. And when that wears you out, you can grab a bite at one of the many delicious restaurants. If you're looking to be a bit more pampered, golfing, spas, and five-star resorts and dining also abound in Mexico's top travel destination.
Photo Credit: Tom Wilson
Photo Credit: CPTM Ricardo Espinosa
Photo Credit: CPTM Ricardo Espinosa
Photo Credit: CPTM Ricardo Espinosa
Photo Credit: CPTM Ricardo Espinosa
Photo Credit: CPTM Ricardo Espinosa
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    I got my toes in the water...

    09/30/13
    Butt in the sand! Cancun is a beautiful part of Mexico! If the beach is calling your name, Cancun, Mexico should be on your radar!
    I traveled to Cancun for the typical Spring Break adventure. An all-inclusive resort was right up our alley and proved to be the best decision. The food was great, had a nice local flair, with a comforting familiarity. Drinks are available by poolside, by beachside, by bedside... The most important thing to remember while in Mexico is to stay hydrated. It is very important to remember that to do so, the hotel will usually recommend bottled water, which is normally available at a cantina on the resort. This added, necessary, expense can cut in to your spending cash so be prepared.
    Venture out of your resort. See the beach. Go snorkeling and climb the ruins. Hotel staff are very helpful in planning an adventure outside of the resort, so take the time to plan it out, it'll go a lot smoother.
    Enjoy the beach, and don't forget your sunscreen!
    Best part about Cancun is that you can pack extra light!! A carry on should do it... All you'll be wearing is a swimsuit!
    Jillene

    Cancun is everything!!

    09/23/13
    Whether you are looking to relax, adventure, or party, Cancun has it all! The Caribbean Sea is the most beautiful shades of blue I have ever seen. The shopping in Playa Del Carmen was also very good. The Main Street is fifth ave. High end shops available and local vendors as well, a mix of both worlds. Lots to see and do. Took the ferry to Cozumel where I rented scooters to tour the island. Beautiful!!!!! Loved the nightlife there, always lots to do. Great shopping and restaurants as well. The peoplle are so nice, cant wait to go back!

    Ketty

    Another vacation paradise

    09/23/13
    Please don't be fooled by the clouds! I thought nothing would happen on this cloudy day and I was wrong. Very bad sun burn but luckily it was on my last day there.

    If you feel like going places but don't want to take a cab, walk or rent a car a very cheap way of doing so is taking the local bus. I was able to go almost everywhere and it was an adventure in itself. The bus took me to all parts of town. However, to visit Tulum I rented a car and that too was an interesting experience. Driving in Cancun is quite an adventure and one I recommend you forget about all together.

    Mexican food is one of my favorites. Spicy, tasty and with all kinds of sauces. I enjoyed eating and the food was excellent every where I ate: from the little place outside Tulum to the most fancy restaurants in downtown.
    Ana

    HOME SWEET HOME

    09/21/13
    I've lived in Mexico, I've worked there for 4 years, in Playa del Carmen. And each year I have to come back for a while.
    I was a guide in Sian Kaan biosphere, in Rio Lagartos, Ek Balaam ruins, and for tour beetwen yucatan peninsula and chiapas.
    In the last 2 years I was travelling all around Mexico, visiting pacific coast from San Blas-Nayarit, to Zipolite-Oaxaca.
    I've been in Mexico City, in San luis Potosi, Real de Catorce, Xilitla, Guanajuato, San miguel Allende, Zacatecas, Oaxaca.
    I visit a lot of mayan ruins, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Uxmal and puuk road, Tonina, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, Monte Alban, Mitla and Teohtiuacan.
    I love Mexico, It's my home and I like to bring my family and friends with me to visit the country, to show them places that in the guide books don't exist. I know the country, waterfalls, lakes, jungles, forest, I've been everywhere and I love Mexican people.
    Antonella

    A nightlife spot - not the real Mexico

    09/20/13
    Cancun got nice beaches and pretty surroundings. But it is not a cultural highlight of Mexico. If you really want to explore the real Mexico - there are other places to go to (Merida, Oaxacha, etc.). For a fun 2 weeks vacation with all inclusive Cancun is perfect. Lot of party, drinking and relaxing at the beach. From there you can visit some other beautiful spots within a day (Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres)
    Nicolas
    Cancun is so far the best trip that I have ever been on! I went when I was 13. I went down there with my grandma and cousins. It is the best place to go to for yet a calm and relaxing but yet exciting fun trip! I stayed at The Iberostar. Most of the hotels down there are all inclusive, and have the best service. When you feel like just laying out and getting a nice sun tan, the beach is the best place to be. When you need to let loose, just walk down to the pool where there are so many people down there, with fun pool games to play. We decided to go to the city down there and i loved it. People are very good at bargaining for things! So if you see something you want always bargain and get it for cheap!! If you're looking for a nice calm relaxing time, this is the best place to travel!!
    Aspen
    Mexico is my favorite vacation spot.
    kathi
    Ther is alot to do and see here. Pretty safe area if you stick to the tourist areas. You have to go on atleast one excursion to see some Myan ruins and enjoy their culture.
    Garen
    Although Cancun is a lot of fun, one of my favorite aspects of the town is its proximity to other great Mexican experiences. Head south down the Tulum Corridor and visit the ancient ruins of Tulum, lay on the beaches of the less-crowded Playa del Carmen, and be sure to visit Xcaret, where you jump into holes in the ground called cenotes, and land in a river that flows out to the sea. I love Mexico!
    Pamela
    Cancun has alot going for it...beautiful hotels, amazing beaches, hot night life .....but my favorite thing was going to Chicheniza because of the amazing history and architecture.
    Karen

    Swim with Whale Sharks

    Swim with whale sharks...uh, yes please.
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    Mayan Ruins

    Tulum and Chichen Itza are two of the most notable Mayan ruins around, and they are both near Cancun!
    Cost: Varies (Can Include Tour)

    Isla Contoy National Park

    Get away from the masses of tourist at this remote national park island known for its beaches and birds, and for limited number of people that can visit there at any give time!
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    Xplor Park

    Xplor is an underground world in Riviera Maya for the whole family. Exciting adventure circuits take visitors to amazing natural settings such as grottoes and Stalactite Rivers while having fun with the best ecotourism activities in Riviera Maya – Cancun.
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    Language

    Spanish

    Currency

    [MXN] Mexican Peso

    Airports

    Cancun Airport [CUN]