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Cancun - Mexico

Cancun (Hotel Zone) Travel Tips

 

Best Time To Visit Cancun

Cancún, Mexico, enjoys year-round sunshine with temperatures in the mid to high 80's. The best time to visit Cancun is any time of the year. But if you are traveling between June-November, keep a close eye on the weather channel because this is also hurricane season.

 

 

Why go to Cancun

With daily service from most major airports in the U.S., Cancún is one of the easiest vacation destinations to get to in the Western Hemisphere. Cancun's Hotel Zone is perfect for anyone looking for a budget-friendly vacation and has an abundance of great resorts, restaurants, excursions, activities, and beaches. 

 

Best Beaches in Cancun (Hotel Zone):

Cancun boasts miles of white sand beaches and clear blue waters. However, not all beaches are created equal, so make sure you're experiencing the best of what this coastal paradise has to offer. Here's our guide to Cancun's best beaches.

 

  • Playa Delfines (dolphin beach) - this is a public beach that has excellent views & vibes. It's filled with locals and great food and drink vendors. Want to snap a selfie in front of the large colorful Cancun banner?

 

  • Playa Chac Mool - the perfect spot for beach lovers, it's located further away from the crowds and has the calmer turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.  

 

  • Tulum Beach is not too far from the Hotel Zone, known for its white sands, palm trees, clear waters, and dining options located at local cabanas. 

 

  • Playa Forum - Located in the heart of the hotel zone, Playa Forum is vibrant, beautiful, and full of life. Away from the hustle and bustle of town, this beach offers the best of Cancun's white sands and crystal water. An added plus is, there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, or entertainment. 

 

  • Playa Tortugas - Playa Tortugas is located in the northern part of the Hotel Zone. It's known for its relaxed atmosphere and clean sands. Several open-air restaurants make for a great evening dining experience. 

 

 

Adults Experiences (Hotels & Resorts):

  • Temptation Cancun Resort

  • Le Blanc Spa Resort

  • Grand Oasis Sens

  • Hyatt Zilara Cancun

  • Secrets The Vine Cancun

 

Best Resorts for a Wellness Experiences:

  • Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

  • Le Blanc Spa Resort

  • Nizuc Resort & Spa

 

Best Resorts for a Family-Friendly Experiences:

  • Moon Palace Cancun

  • RIU Cancun

  • Panama Jack Resorts Cancun

  • Hyatt Ziva 

  • Paradisus Cancun

  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

 

 

 

Best Way to Get Around Cancun:

Exploring Cancun is very easy and offers multiple methods of getting around.

 

By car: You can drive in Cancún, but we wouldn't advise it. Speeding and tailgating are common, and the police have been known to pull over tourists at a high frequency. If having a car is your preference, you can rent one at the airport. Keep in mind, you'll also be asked to purchase a Collision Damage Waiver.

 

By taxi: taxis are a great way to get around but can be a little expensive. You should be able to see taxi rates posted at your hotel, but you should also be sure to negotiate the price with the driver before entering the cab. Uber also operates in Cancun.  

 

By ferry: You should visit Isla Mujeres at least one day of your trip. To do so, you can hop on a ferry. Routes between Cancun and Isla Mujeres run every half hour. Times vary by departure point, but generally, service is provided from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fares from the Hotel Zone to the island cost $19 round-trip for adults and $14 round-trip for children. 

 

By foot: Walking is also an option, especially if you are on Boulevard Kukulcán.

 

 

Best Places To Eat in Cancun:

 

Top 5 Excursions in Cancun:

  • Xplor Park/ Xcaret Parks

  • Catamaran Cruise

  • Day Tour to Isla Mujeres

  • Tulum Day Trip

  • Underwater Museum Tour

 

 

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