Cancun Travel Guide and Advisor

This Cancun Travel Guide will provide info and advise you need to select Cancun as your next vacation destination.

Cancun Travel Guide - About

Cancun is the most important touristic destination in Mexico. It is best known for its wonderful fine white sand beaches, turquoise water, and active nightlife. Cancun is the result of a Mexican government initiative to develop tourism some 30 years ago. The city has modern infrastructure, world class amenities and the best location.

Its climate is semi-tropical with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit), and sunny days most of the year.

Cancun has an impressive hotel area of more than 23 Km (14 miles) long with shopping centers and world class restaurants and bars. The main avenue through the island is Kukulkan Avenue. The hotel area in Cancun is a thin island in the shape of a number 7. On one side you have the Caribbean Sea and in the other you have the Nichupte lagoon which is fed by underground rivers and at the same time connected to the sea.

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Cancun Things to Do

There are many things to do in Cancun and around. Here are some of the most popular activities and places close to Cancun:

Mayan archeological ruins :

  • Tulum
  • Chichen Itza
  • Coba
  • Mayapan
  • Uxmal

Ecological Parks

  • XelHa
  • Xcaret

Sports activities and adventures :

You can find a tour for :

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sport Fishing

You can enjoy one of Cancun Mexico beaches, and find along the beach the following activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skies

Click in this link for more details on things to do in Cancun.

Click in this link for what to do in Spring Break in Cancun.

Cancun Travel Nightlife

Nightlife in Cancun is phenomenal... you can go out for dinner and then head to one of the world famous bars and discos. There are places for everyone, from classy style lounges to discos with funky music or bikini contests.

There is also the town or downtown which will give you the typical Mexico atmosphere where you can find salsa and Latin music venues.

The "Party Zone" is close to the center of the long island, and here is where you can find the most popular nightlife destinations and some of the top restaurants.

Nightlife in discos and bars does not really start until about 11:00PM and goes on until early morning with some places closing around 6:00AM.

In Cancun there is something for everyone!

Cancun Travel and How to Move Around!

Cancun travel is easy because its international airport receives regularly scheduled flights from all major cities in the US and major hubs in Europe. Additionally there are charter flights in the high season.

Another way to get there is to arrive in a cruise to one of the ports near by since there are no cruises to cancun Mexico. The Mexican Riviera Maya is one of the most popular destinations when you take a Western Caribbean Cruise.

Bus travel to Mexico is yet another choice you have, is extremely convinient, and luxury classes are at another level from anything you have seen. Visit our bus travel to Mexico info page for more details.

Once you are in Cancun, the best way to get to the hotel is by Taxi or shuttle. The shuttle can be booked in advanced and is more economical than a taxi because you will be sharing a van and you may have to wait for others to be dropped off and/or picked up before you reach your destination.

In Cancun you can move around by Taxi or bus when going to beaches, shopping, other hotels, restaurants and bars. If you take a tour they will usually provide transportation in the package. The only reason to rent a car is if you want to explore places on your own time without the limits that the tour operators impose.


Here is a map of the Yucatan Peninsula for location reference. The map is a Google interactive map which allows you to zoom in and move around.

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Click in this Yucatan Peninsula Map for places of interest near-by.

Click on this link for a map Cancun Mexico and Cancun hotel zone map.

Where to Stay

You have a ton of options when it comes to accommodation. You can find the convenience of all inclusive resorts, the sophistication of luxury hotels, the relaxed atmosphere of adults-only resorts, and also villas, and budget friendly hotels.

Find here our all inclusive hotel guide.

Cancun is the ultimate destination in Mexico for its variety of activities, atmosphere and location, location, location!

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