Amazing beaches, snorkeling, and popular sights from Tortuga Beach to La Isla Shopping Mall—explore Cancun, a relaxing destination also known for its entertainment.

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Beaches, Entertainment and Relaxing

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Where to stay in Cancun

Zona Hotelera
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Zona Hotelera

Beaches, Sea, Relaxing

Relax on white-sand beaches or poolside at luxury hotels, dive at an underwater museum, swim with dolphins and visit archaeological ruins. 

Downtown Cancun
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Downtown Cancun

Beaches, Culture, Shopping

The Downtown Cancun neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its rich culture. Other highlights include the local art scene and shopping, as well as the natural splendor of the beaches.

Punta Cancun
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Punta Cancun

Punta Cancun is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

La Isla
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La Isla

La Isla is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Salinas
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Salinas

Salinas is a welcoming neighborhood.

Colonia Meteorologica
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Colonia Meteorologica

Colonia Meteorologica is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Top Hotels in Cancun

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, Cancun
$316/night
Aug 15 - Aug 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (7,264 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast was also very good"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Cancun
$263/night
Jul 17 - Jul 18
4.6/5Exceptional! (4,130 reviews)

"We have been coming regularly to this hotel since 2005. My family loves it. Best service, clean, and beautiful location."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cancun Airport
3.5 out of 5
Blvd Luis Donaldo Colosio SM 305 MZA 01, Cancun
$63/night
Jul 23 - Jul 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (153 reviews)

"Everything was great and lovely, nice staff and it’s a wonderful place!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cancun Airport

Popular things to do in Cancun

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. 

Norte Beach
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Norte Beach

While away a day at Isla Mujeres’ best beach, a paradise of powdery white sand, shallow transparent water and sublime sunsets. 

Tortuga Beach
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Tortuga Beach

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

Top activities in Cancun

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

$35

The natural wonders, archeological treasures, and cultural charms of the Yucatán are at your fingertips on this all inclusive day of exploration.

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

$32

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.

Xcaret Park Tickets
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Xcaret Park Tickets

$110

Spend a day soaking up the sun and celebrating the natural beauty and rich culture of Mexico at Xcaret Park. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, this nature-based park features more than 40 attractions and activities surrounded by a lush jungle, underground rivers, and the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

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

$29

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.

Isla Mujeres Catamaran Trip
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Isla Mujeres Catamaran Trip

$38

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.

Chichen Itza Deluxe with Exclusive Entrance & Cenote Ik-kil
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Chichen Itza Deluxe with Exclusive Entrance & Cenote Ik-kil

$79

This small group 2-hour guided tour of the iconic Maya ruins of Chichen Itza will give you an incredible experience. Do not worry about waiting in line, thanks to our privileged entrance that gives you quick and convenient access to this majestic historic site.

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Honeymooning through the years

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Escape to Tulum
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Escape to Tulum

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Visit majestic Chichen Itza
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Visit majestic Chichen Itza

Exploring the Mayan ruins near Cancun

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