Romantic Zona Hotelera is calling! Discover its beaches, oceanfront, entertainment, and more.

From world-class shopping and hotels to watersport adventures and ancient Mayan landmarks, the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera) showcases the many faces of Cancún. The Hotel Zone is a thin strip of land framed by the Caribbean Sea and Nichupté Lagoon. Avenida Kukulkan runs the full length of the peninsula and is the setting for round-the-clock entertainment. Have fun at the many beaches, golf courses, museums, restaurants and wildlife centers.

Hop between the area’s pristine beaches. Las Perlas Beach is the closest to the mainland and then Gaviota Azul Beach, Chac Mool Beach and Playa Delfines are part of around 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) of uninterrupted sand on the Caribbean coastline. Join fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and parasailing excursions at Aquaworld. The 262-feet (80-meter) tall Escenica Tower affords panoramic views of the entire Cancún region.

Interact with dolphins and learn about conservation programs at Delphinus Dreams. MUSA Cancún Underwater Museum is a unique museum of 500 sculptures anchored to the seabed that are visible via diving and snorkeling trips or onboard a glass-bottom boat.

See an exhibition of Mayan excavations at Cancún Maya Museum and San Miguelito Archaeological Site. Nearby El Rey Archaeological Zone shelters the remains of almost 50 Mayan sites, including a pyramid-shaped temple and burial ground.

If you are here to shop be sure to visit La Isla Shopping Village, home to well-known retail chains, restaurants and the Cancun Wax Museum. Find more of the same, plus the Tequila Museum, at Kukulcán Plaza. Play a round of 18 holes at Cancún Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok and Iberostar Cancún Golf Club. Take photos in front of the multicolored Cancún sign, with the brilliant white sand and perfect turquoise sea as a backdrop.

Buses travel 24 hours a day between the Hotel Zone and downtown Cancún. From Cancún International Airport it’s about a 30-minute drive. Wind down after a day of activities in the comfort of an all-inclusive resort hotel. Or, sample vibrant nightlife events ranging from pool parties to sunset dinners aboard a sailboat and swashbuckling pirate shows.

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Top Hotels in Zona Hotelera

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$265
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (7,574 reviews)

"The service was excellent. Roberto at the Italian restaurant and the hostess Marta were extremely nice and helpful.The bathrooms and the pools could have been cleaned better."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan KM.12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$412
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
4.6/5Exceptional! (5,487 reviews)

"The property is beautiful. It is so clean The staff is so attentive and they can’t do enough for you. They are so friendly and treat you with such respect l. Tha food is awesome with several restaurants to choose from. The pools are clean and well maintained"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
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Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$224
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.2/5Excellent! (886 reviews)

"The atmosphere and the location. The seiwas the best"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
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Emporio Cancun
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km.17, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO
$84
per night
Oct 3 - Oct 4
4/5Very Good! (1,939 reviews)

"I was located in the old part of the hotel, but he wants the best place to be at"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Emporio Cancun
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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$174
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.6/5Exceptional! (4,264 reviews)

"Beach view , drink and food , services , pool , balcony view"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
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Hyatt Ziva Cancun - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Manzana 51, Lote 7, Cancun, QROO
$353
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,823 reviews)

"This hotel is amazin, everything is good, the food, the room, the beaches. The services is great, the staff go above and vbove to complecetrte"…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Hyatt Ziva Cancun - All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Zona Hotelera

Delfines Beach
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Delfines Beach

Catch some waves or just escape the crowds at this peaceful beach that's long been a firm favorite with locals.

El Rey Ruins
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El Rey Ruins

Visit the iguanas that now inhabit the spectacular ruins of this ancient Mayan city right in the heart of Cancun’s hotel district.

Aquaworld
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Aquaworld

Swim with wild dolphins, dive Cancun’s best sites or spend the day deep-sea fishing with the people who know the best locations on the coast.

Cancun Interactive Aquarium
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Cancun Interactive Aquarium

Swim with sharks, kiss a sea lion and hand-feed, or dive in with, a pod of dolphins at one of Mexico’s premier aquariums. 

Tortuga Beach
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Tortuga Beach

Cancun’s best all-round beach serves up excellent swimming, diving and local entertainment.

Langosta Beach
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Langosta Beach

Take the kids for a swim or eat the local cuisine while you relax on the sandy shores of this picturesque beach.

Top activities in Zona Hotelera

Chichén Itzá All-Inclusive with Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid
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Chichén Itzá All-Inclusive with Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid

$65

Get an up-close look at the charms and treasures of the Yucatán on this all-inclusive day of exploration. You can learn about the vast archeological site of Chichén Itzá, cool off with a dip in a serene cenote, and snap colorful photos in colonial Valladolid, complete with a tasty buffet lunch and a spacious coach ride between each stop.

Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour
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Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour

$75

Cruise away from Cancun's sun-soaked coast to head to the pristine shores of Isla Mujeres. Enjoy a relaxing ride on a luxurious catamaran with plenty of room to stretch out, do some snorkeling in the island's brilliant blue water, and swing through the charming town to do some leisurely window shopping.

Day Trip to Tulum & Cenote Dos Ojos
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Day Trip to Tulum & Cenote Dos Ojos

$57

Travel back in time during a day trip to the mysterious Maya ruins of Tulum. Uncover the secrets of this ancient civilization as you tour the archeological site with a guide, enjoy some free time to dig your toes into the sand of Tulum's picture-perfect beach and then take a refreshing dip in Cenote Dos Ojos.

Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Xcajum Swim All Inclusive
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Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Xcajum Swim All Inclusive

$60

Fall head over heels for ancient Mayan civilization during a comprehensive guided tour of Chichén Itzá. Absorb fascinating information about the Yucatán Peninsula's past from a local archeologist, and then visit picturesque Cenotewhere you can revel in a refreshing swim.

Chichen Itza Early Morning Tour
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Chichen Itza Early Morning Tour

$48

With this morning access, you will unlock the secrets of the ancient Maya civilization as you explore Chichen Itza with an expert guide. Tucked deep in the Yucatan jungle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with the weathered remains of temples, tombs, and pyramids that date back to the 8th century.

Guided Trip with Lunch Chichen Itza
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Guided Trip with Lunch Chichen Itza

$96

The day starts with the pick up from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel by a luxury tour bus. Enjoy fully reclining seats, air conditioning, and on-board bathrooms during the comfortable 2.5-hour ride through the Yucatan Peninsula.

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