Introducing Cancún & Around
Unlike many cities in the world, Cancún just isn’t afraid. It’s unabashed and unapologetic, and in that lies its high-gloss charm. So send in the Maya dancers, swashbuckling pirates and beer-chugging US Spring Breakers. Cancún can take it. But can you?
Like Las Vegas, Ibiza or Dubai, Cancún is a party city that just won’t give up. Top that off with a pretty good beach and you have one of the Western Hemisphere’s biggest tourist draws, bringing in as many as 4 million visitors (mostly from the US) each year.
It’s hard to believe this little fishing town would become a worldwide phenomenon. In the 1970s Mexico’s ambitious planners decided to outdo Acapulco with a brand-new, world-class resort located on the Yucatán Peninsula, and Cancún was born. Although it isn’t for everyone – and this type of mass-tourism certainly won’t interest all travelers – if you’re here, you might as well dig into the kitsch and crap that make this city unique.
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Best places to stay in Cancún
Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan travel guide
Few destinations in Mexico can dazzle you with ancient Maya ruins, azure Caribbean waters and colonial-era cities all in one fell swoop. Actually, there's only one – the Yucatán Peninsula.
The Riviera Maya on a shoestring
It may seem like the resort-studded tropical coastline of Mexico's Riviera Maya might be out of reach for the budget traveler. Think again.
Cancun & the Yucatan Encounter guide
What will your encounter Cancun & the Yucatan be...Diving into the coral-reef gardens oﬀ the coast of Cozumel, playing Indiana Jones for a day in the jungle ruins of Cobá, partying with Maya dancers, swashbuckling pirates and college kids in Cancún or enjoying a picnic and swim at a cool, underground cenote?
Cancún & Around destination guides
Cancún and the Riviera Maya
Yearning for sun, sand and eye-popping natural beauty? A trip to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula – and its crowning resort developments in Cancún and the Riviera Maya – offers something for just about everyone. For bacchanalians and beach lovers, there are the devilish nightclubs and angelic sands of Cancún and Playa del Carmen.
Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun
Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle.
Cancun Airport Roundtrip Transfer
To make the most of your vacation, be sure to book round trip airport transfers and save both time and money! Get to and from your hotel comfortably and with the minimum of fuss and stress. Skip those long airport lines and head straight to your greater Cancun area hotel! You will be met at the airport and be taken directly to your hotel in the Cancun area.
Top 10 sights in Cancún and Yucatán
It's no great secret why Cancún, and to a larger extent the Yucatán Peninsula, has become Mexico's top tourist destination. Some people are lured by the simple pleasures of a white-sand beach, turquoise waters and perhaps a little partying here and there.