Cancún Travel Guide

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Plan Your Cancún Vacation

Cancún is a great place to experience 21st-century Mexico, since 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 to Cancún

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

  • Cancún's Best Beaches

    Offering 22½ km (14 miles) of accessible coastline, Cancún abounds with postcard-worthy beaches that beckon outdoor enthusiasts of every... 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

  • Safety First

    Overall, the beaches facing the Bahía de Mujeres are best for swimming. Farther out, the undertow can be tricky. Some beaches facing the... Read more

  • Favorite Beaches

    Playa Langosta (Lobster Beach) The calm waters and designated swimming area make this Cancún's most child-friendly beach.... Read more

  • Just Desserts

    Locally grown fruits like mango, mamey, cherimoya, pomegranate, tuna (cactus apple), and strawberries are delicious alone or served with a... Read more

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