Surrounded on three sides by lagoon, bay, and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Cancun boasts 14 miles of pristine white-sand beaches shaped like the number 7. Cancun's wide selection of hotels, all-inclusive resorts, golf courses, and spas are truly world-class. Downtown Cancun is a shopper's paradise, with everything from lively street markets to the world's most exclusive boutiques within walking distance of fantastic resorts. Cancun's array of dining choices will entice every palate, ranging from local specialties to five star restaurants. The glittering nightlife still reigns downtown, with all-night discos, live music, piano bars, and even jazz clubs open year round. Enjoy water sports and amazing underwater life with the Great Mayan Reef just offshore. This high-energy hot spot is the gateway to the ancient Mayan world.
Located eight miles north of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only five miles long with a charming small downtown area. Discover the magic of this old fishing village couples with the relaxing atmosphere of a spectacular beach destination. For a truly luxurious all-inclusive vacation, visit Riviera Maya at the south end of Cancun, the home of endless white-sand beaches, world-class resorts, spas, golf, and ancient Mayan ruins. Enjoy trendy shopping, wining, and dining on Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, and amazing water sports in the quaint towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal.
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LUXURY SAILING TO ISLA MUJERES
Explore the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean by snorkeling in its crystal clear waters and enthralling coral reef. Then, lose yourself in the streets of the island town of Isla Mujeres. Learn More >
CHICHEN ITZA DELUXE
Live a VIP experience at the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. View awe-inspiring pyramids and then refresh at the 85-foot-deep Ik Kil cenote (freshwater sinkhole) before enjoying lunch. Learn More >
Discover four different cenotes (freshwater sinkholes) in Cancun's beautiful natural surroundings. Immerse yourself into this setting with a different activity at each spot—zip lining, rappelling, snorkeling and kayaking. Learn More >
Where To Stay in Cancun
LUXURY RESORT & SPA SCENE
The freedom to say “yes” to any and all amenities helps you achieve your ultimate vacation goal: relaxation! Cancun is home to famed white sand beaches and haute cuisine, as well as the perfect luxury, all-inclusive resort just for you. Your Riviera Maya Cancun beach experience is elevated to VIP levels of pampered service in breathtaking surroundings.
FAMILY BEACH SCENE
When the rest of the family is entertained, you can relax and soak up the sun, too! Enjoy a virtually endless array of entertainment options in a compact setting. From the kids who want to see and do everything all day long, to your parents, who want to take in the ocean breeze by the sea, the Hotel Zone in Cancun has something to cater to each and every member of your family
We hear you! Sometimes you just want to be with other adults. With an array of all-inclusive resorts that cater to young adult couples, singles, groups of friends, and parents traveling without kids, you’ll be sure to find a venue that fits your vacation dreams—whether that means relaxing quietly under an umbrella in the sun, dancing at a hip club, or socializing at a beach bonfire with newfound friends.
What To Do In Cancun
In Cancun, you're never more than a short drive from exploring excavated Mayan ruins, temples, and pyramids. See the Mayan calendar up close at Chichen Itza, climb the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan at Coba, or enjoy the inspiring cliffside views at the ancient city of Tulum. It’s all at your fingertips!
DIVING & SNORKELING
Cancun is at the center of some of the world's best warm-water diving. With a wide variety of sea life, venues for all ages and abilities, the MUSA underwater museum, and even local PADI certification courses, Cancun is a great place for veteran and first-time divers alike. Venture to nearby Cozumel for world-class diving—try the night dives if you're feeling really adventurous—or hop to Isla Mujeres for snorkeling so exciting that you’ll forget all about air tanks the moment you dive in.
With so many amazing qualities, it can be easy to overlook the most obvious draw of Cancun: the beach itself. Riviera Maya sports some of the most beautiful stretches of pure white sand and jewel-toned surf. And that beach is a gateway to horseback riding, parasailing, jet skiing, even swimming with sharks, turtles, and dolphins. Of course, one of the best things to do at the beach is simply stick your feet in the warm sand, close your eyes, and listen to the waves.
Cancun Family Activities
Before you take a dip in the sea, learn all about the creatures that inhabit the tropical waters of the Caribbean. The aquarium represents over 140 species, complete with touch tanks for a truly hands-on experience, so you and the kiddos can learn all about the marine life swimming just beyond your hotel room. If you're feeling really adventurous, sign up for a dolphin swim or aquarium trek, where you can get in the aquarium with the fish and even feed them!
Just a short ferry ride from the Hotel Zone, Isla Mujeres is home to amazing fun! There you can find shallow garden-spot snorkeling—perfect for the beginner snorkeler to gain confidence and experience the joys of interacting with marine life. Additionally, the island is home to a sea turtle sanctuary and is one of the best and safest places to rent a bike and explore at your own pace.
PIRATESHey, it is the Caribbean, after all! Cancun’s multiple pirate-themed excursions, dinner cruises immerse you and your little scallywags in the maritime history of the pirate life. Navigate between exploring the Jolly Roger, Captain Hook, or the Black Pearl—each one offers a unique take on the pirate life that your kids will surely love.
Cancun Nightlife & Entertainment
FINE DININGCancun has a restaurant for every taste and adventure level, from the Ritz-Carlton's two AAA Five Diamond restaurants—Fantino and The Club Grill—to unconventional culinary experiences like the Black Hole (a blind dining experience). In addition, the area boasts several well-known outlets that will satisfy your craving for something a bit more familiar. Relax after a long day at the beach or fuel a festive night out on the town.
CLUB/DANCINGDaytime is for sleeping under a beach umbrella, resting up for the night ahead (or from the night before—no judgment!). With so many social venues to choose from, the question isn’t whether you’ll enjoy the Cancun nightlife, but which spot you’ll hit up next. Grand Mambo Cafe offers all things Latin, Daddy-O, Coco Bongo, and The City bring world-renown DJs to the music scene, and of course, Carlos N' Charlie's and Señor Frog's are ready to give you those Spring Break party vibes, all year long!
SHOWSWhat happens when you combine Cirque du Soleil with Mexican history and culture? JOYA is the answer. But that’s not all! Enjoy the traditional history and culture of the Yucatan as expressed through song and dance at Xcaret. Or if you’re into people watching, head to Coco Bongo, find a perfect spot to sit, grab a drink, and enjoy the vibrant view!