Cancún Travel Guide

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Photo of Cancún Photo: Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau

Plan Your Cancún Vacation

Cancún is a great place to experience 21st-century Mexico, because it has everything you’d want in a vacation: shopping, sports, spas, and beaches. Here you’ll find five-star resorts, exceptional food, Mexican culture, and natural beauty within minutes of the world-famous Mayan ruins. That said, there isn’t much that’s quaint or historic in this distinctively modern city, many of whose residents have embraced the accoutrements of urban middle-class life—cell phones, Internet, cable TV—that are found all over the world.

Hotels

Cancún Hotels

You might find it bewildering to choose among Cancún's many hotels, not least because brochures and websites make them... read more

Restaurants

Cancún Restaurants

Be aware that restaurants that line Avenidas Tulum and Yaxchilán are often noisy and crowded, and gas fumes make it hard to... read more

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Cancún Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Dancing the night away: Salsa, cumbia, reggae, mariachi, hip-hop, and electronic music dizzy the air of the Zona Hotelera's many... Read more

  • Mexican Food Primer

    The varied culinary characteristics of each region make it difficult to define "Mexican food" as a whole. Its complexity and diversity... Read more

  • Cancún's History

    The Maya, Cancún’s original inhabitants, arrived centuries ago, and their descendants remain in the area to this day. During the golden... Read more

  • Water Sports in Cancún

    With the Caribbean on one side and the still waters of Laguna Nichupté on the other, it's no wonder that Cancún is one of the... Read more

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