Your Cancun holiday
It's true that tourists fill Cancun and its happening Hotel Zone, but for good reason. Flights are cheap, the beaches are the best this close to U.S. soil and there is plenty of outdoor action. While partying is synonymous with this spring break hot-spot, plenty of quiet, couples-only resorts claim a strip of sand. Families take to the Mayan ruins, water parks and dolphin swims.
With the comforts and commercial temptations of home, Cancun is a good place to get your international feet wet, and between sunning all day and dancing all night, you can sleep on the plane back home.
ebookers reveals the best of Cancun travel with the best time to go, top 10 attractions and insider gems.
If you find a great deal and can snag a few days off, pack a carry-on and boogie down to Cancun any time. Weather-wise, Cancun has a monopoly on warm sunshine year round. June through November is hurricane season, which peaks in September and October.
You'll find flocks of sun-worshippers at Christmas and Easter, and spring break crowds each March. It's wet and hot from May to November, but prices dip and crowds are few. Cancun regulars swear by January and February for ideal weather.
Cancun is hot and sunny throughout the year, especially in August when temperatures reach 33Â°C during the day and rarely go below 23Â°C even at night. Even in the coldest months of December, January and February, temperatures range from lows of 18Â°C to highs of 28Â°C. Late August is a great time to visit Cancun if you love the sun but don't care for crowds, and other off-peak seasons include the rainy months of September and October. No matter when you want to visit Cancun, check ebookers for great prices on your hotel rooms and air tickets.
Mayan ruins in the city
Kids love to climb the remains of a small Mayan settlement at the El Rey ruins, oblivious to its age, dating back to 10th century A.D. Bring fruit and feed the hundreds of sunning iguanas. El Meco is quiet, naturally shaded and tranquil enough for a picnic among the 14 structures or at nearby Isla Blanca, a local beach. Both are a reasonable drive from the Hotel Zone.
Local journalists relax over breakfast or lunch on the simple terrace at this hideout behind city hall. The coffee is good and strong and the dinner menu is authentic.
Practice your Spanish … and your haggling skills. Pottery, blankets, hats, jewelry, clothing and local crafts mix with fresh meat, fish shops and fruit stands at this very local market. Bring cash, preferably pesos.
Grab a taxi for a taste of Paris in residential Cancun. The small, family-owned restaurant in a converted house oozes romance over an array of French classics. A tri-lingual staff provides formal service. Dress to the nines and reserve a seat on the terrace.
Neighborhood watering holes with live music
Slip into Roots Jazz Club for late-night beats or El Capucino for live local reggae on Margaritas near Azucenas. Despite its location in Hotel Plaza Kokai, Bar Bohemio El Camarote is a cozy haunt that feels lesser-known with its small stage and decent bands.
Market 28 - Mercado Ventiocho
Buy local crafts the way the natives do at this traditional Mexican market that features paintings as well as jewellery and pottery. Have fun bargaining to get the best deals.
Underwater Art Museum
Over 450 original sculptures await you as you put on your snorkelling gear to explore this unique museum, created by the sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor in the waters off Cancun and nearby Isla Mujeres.
Cancun Tianguis (Mercado)
This is another authentic Mexican market frequented by locals. This one offers great street food, as well as souvenirs and handicrafts. Bargaining is the name of the game at Cancun Tianguis.
El Rey Ruins
This quiet archaeological site gives an authentic glimpse of the Mayan culture that predated the arrival of the Spanish settlers in Mexico. It also features giant iguanas that make their homes amidst the ancient ruins.
Cancun Holiday Packages
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 3.5 Zona Hotelera
Enjoy a Sunset Cruise Tour & Lapis Jewerly Gift
For adults looking to play both day and night, the Temptation Resort and Spa All Inclusive Adults Only in Cancun is a great place to kick back and enjoy the white sand beaches of Mexico. Located...
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 21 + 260, Lote 1 -01, Mza 59,
Bay Cruise,WiFi&Lapis Jewerly Gift
The beachfront Nizuc Luxury Resort and Spa showcases the beauty of Mexico in a secluded location. The design on 29 acres of beachfront combines Mayan themes with modernity, allowing travelers to...
Boulevard Kukulkan km 14, Manzana 53, Lote 37-1, Zona Hotelera
Free Bay Cruise, WiFi & Lapis Jewerly Gift
Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort is an all-inclusive, adults-oriented resort that features modern rooms with high-end details, like finely woven sheets and marble bath fixtures. The decor...
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.5 Retorno del Rey Lote 38 + 38b
Unlimited Calls, Wi Fi, Green Fee & Sunset Cruise
Make your trip to the Yucatan Peninsula memorable by staying at Secrets The Vine in Cancun. At this adults-only, all-inclusive resort, you can enjoy exquisite accommodations, featuring Italian...
Save 10% off per night
Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive in Cancun is an all-inclusive, intimate seaside resort that features stunning ocean views, gourmet dining, and an exclusive 2...
Vialidad Paseo Mujeres Mz 1 Zona Continental Lt 10 Sm 3
Free Wi Fi, Lobster Dinner & Free Int. Calls
Take a break and travel away to Finest Playa Mujeres by Excellence - Luxury All Inclusive, a beachfront retreat in Cancun offering a host of recreation and leisure facilities for all ages....
Boulevard Kukulcan KM 10
25% Off + FREE WIFI!
The five-acre Le Blanc Spa Resort is located along the Caribbean Sea within a 10-minute walk of Cancun shopping and entertainment. The adults-only resort woos couples with its all-suite...
Blvd. Kukulkan 12.5 km
Special offer for limited time
A beach vacation should be carefree and the Live Aqua Cancun All Inclusive Adults Only Cancun strives to provide an easy going ambiance for their guests. If you like hotels exploding with color and...
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal KM 340
2 Kids Free, Resort Credit up to $2,500&Free WiFi
When you arrive at the elegant and modern Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive in Cancun, Mexico, prepare to relax and be entertained. Enjoy the ocean breezes from your own private...
KM 18.5 - Hotel Zone
If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort for your next trip to Mexico, look no further than Crown Paradise Cancun - All Inclusive in Cancun. With four swimming pools, mini-golf, nightly...
Av. Nader No. 5 SM 5 Col. Centro
FREE WI FI & FREE PARKING
The Hotel & Suites Nader offers a calm and peaceful atmosphere which is ideal for people visiting Canun, either for business or pleasure, as well as for families visiting a relative or friend...
Boulevard Kukulcan, km 16.5 Cancun 77500
30% off per night
Paradisus signature Royal Service Suites offer unparalleled all-inclusive luxury in an exclusive and private environment for adults only. Discreet, effective assistance of personal Butlers...
Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km. 17, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Hotelera
42% off per night
Inspired by the greatness of contemporary Mexican architecture, the hotel is located in a peaceful tropical oasis of exceptional natural beauty making this the ideal resort for the whole...
Kukulcan Blvd. Kilometer 17
35% off per night
The Royal Caribbean is a beachside resort with fully furnished villas that caters to summer travelers, beach lovers and vacationers seeking for a vibrant retreat in this side of Mexico. Set on...
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 11.5
FREE Bay Cruise,WiFi,Unlimited calls
Corporate and leisure travelers in the scenic Cancun book a stay at the stylish all-suites retreat of Hyatt Zilara Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive. This plush beachfront hotel provides various...