Fantastic beaches and great weather
Cancun, located on the north coast of the Riviera Maya, offers the complete package in terms of an action-packed Caribbean beach holiday, and attracts almost 3 million visitors annually with its’ fabulous beaches, warm crystal-clear waters and extensive tourist facilities. Developed in the 1970’s, Cancun has evolved into a truly polished and hugely commercial resort, offering something for everyone - young or old, rich or budget-conscious – retaining its’ position as the top tourist resort in the whole of Mexico.
A bustling international resort
Cancun is divided into two distinct areas – Cancun City, the residential area, and Cancun Island, also known as the Tourist Zone. The island of Cancun is connected to the mainland by two bridges, with the main tourist district located on a 12 km peninsula which juts out into the Caribbean Sea. A series of pristine beaches lie along the coastline, all with fantastic soft powdery sand, with the best located in the north of Cancun. Although Cancun is an incredibly busy resort, the miles of coastline means it is still possible to find a quiet stretch. The waters facing the open Caribbean Sea are perfect for watersports, snorkelling and fishing, whilst the calmer waters of the vast sheltered lagoon, Laguna Nichupte, create perfect conditions for water-skiing, for example. Facilities on the beach in Cancun are extensive and a huge array of hotels, many right on the front, offer a wide choice of accommodation.
The number one tourist resort in Mexico
Cancun has the reputation of a non-stop party town, and the town offers a varied assortment of entertainment, ranging from huge clubs and discos, to quieter piano bars and traditional Mexican bars playing Mariachi music. The choice of restaurants in Cancun is endless, offering everything from fast-food to Yucatan specialities, and the town has developed into a ‘shoppers’ paradise’, with no less than twenty American-style malls and plenty of traditional Mexican markets, selling everything from designer clothing and duty-free perfumes to locally made handicrafts. There are a few small archaeological sites in Cancun, but the best in the Riviera Maya are at least an hour away, including the ancient civilization of Tulum, set in a jungle along the coast, and the most famous Mayan site of all - the pyramid at Chichen Itza.
Cancun all inclusive holidays
Holidaymakers should consider booking Cancun holidays on an all-inclusive basis. This means that meals, drinks, entertainment and pre-booked excursions can be included in the price. This does make financial sense and will help to beat the fluctuating currency exchange rates. Great deals can be found when booking Cancun holidays in advance with large discounts on the advertised brochure prices. Sports activities such as golf, diving, deep sea fishing and surfing can all be prearranged and included in the price. All-inclusive Cancun holidays will mean holidaymakers do not have to worry about hidden fees while on holiday.
Cancun has a Caribbean style climate that ensures a healthy proportion of fine hot sunny weather throughout the year with little variation between seasonal temperatures. This near tropical weather guarantees its popularity with visitors escaping the cold winter especially from Europe and North America and although it does have a rainy period it is relatively short lived. Summers are fine with bright sunshine displaying temperatures that are seldom excessive and the chance of some rain is possible. Winters are cooler and drier and altogether more comfortable for a large majority of people.
Cheap holiday deals to Cancun
The Barcelo Costa is a spacious all-inclusive hotel, with a host of great facilities. An excellent location right on the edge of the popular Hotel Zone in Cancun, close to all the nightlife. The giant freeform pool is one of the main attractions and, with a kids club and large rooms, it’s a good option for groups or families.
With its own stretch of Caribbean beach, excellent entertainment programme and convenient location in the heart of the Hotel Zone, the Barcelo Tucancun Hotel is a consistently popular Cancun holiday choice.
Offering all-inclusive accommodation with a distinctly adult theme, this modern resort boasts a young and vibrant ambiance for party-lovers, with plenty going on both day and night. Temptation Resort is definitely for the over-21s, and presents a unique and innovative environment where the emphasis is on fun, relaxation and entertainment in an intimate and topless-optional setting.
A large and impressive Spanish-style resort, the Grand Palladium is positioned right on a long stretch of white sandy beach. Scenic eco-friendly paths meander through the lush tropical gardens. This spacious hotel offers convenient all-inclusive accommodation, with a host of extensive features for guests, including a huge 3,000 square metre lagoon pool, well-equipped spa, and a full programme of entertainment.
A separate section of the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, the Moon Palace Grand is even more upscale than the main hotel. It provides a quieter, more relaxed option for an all-inclusive holiday. Just 600m from the main reception, guests can enjoy the facilities of both hotels, but completely switch off in a truly peaceful ambience.