Holidays to Cancun

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"See the world's second largest coral reef and enjoy the legendary night scene in buzzing Cancun."

Holidays in Cancun

Nothing short of perfection, Cancun holidays are designed to invigorate the senses, relax the soul and leave you wanting more.

This much loved holiday destination is located along the north-east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and will allow you to experience first-hand the breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea, its wonderful, tropical climate and over 240 days of sunshine a year.

Holidays in Cancun offer you the chance to step through the doors to the ancient and mysterious Mayan civilization. Providing an irresistible combination of exquisite white, sandy beaches, important historic and cultural sites and plenty of bars, restaurants and activities, a getaway to this idyllic location is sure to take your breath away.

Cancun - Couples Holidays

Fun on the Beach

Chances are it won’t be long before you and your partner get your feet in the sand on one of Cancun’s beaches.

While you’re there, check out the water sports on offer in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The clear waters present one of the best places to go snorkelling and diving with expert tuition available for those wanting to get their flippers wet.

If you’d rather be on the water instead of in it, a romantic dinner cruise on Nichupté Lagoon offers its guests a fantastic lobster meal and an experience of a lifetime to share with that special someone

Adventures

Want a thrilling way to see the surrounding jungles?

Hop on an ATV and take a white knuckle ride through the ancient jungle before exploring an underground cave and freshwater sinkhole. The tour finishes up on the shores of Cozumel Island where you can snorkel, sunbathe or simply kick back and revel in one of the most gorgeous locations on earth.

Cuisine

Cancun, like many beach destinations, does its very best to provide food to suit every taste and budget.

For a true taste of the region however, try the fantastically fresh local seafood. If you have money to spare, the lobster, scallops and langoustines are second to none but there’s plenty more excellent eats on offer.

Classic Mexican staples are joined by a range of international cuisines such as Italian and Asian as well as cheap and delicious local delicacies you can find on the street.

Cancun - Spring Break

Party Time

Everything from rowdy resorts, mad contests and non-stop fun in the sun comes as standard and that’s just during the day. When the sun goes down, the clubs start up with pounding music and an unbeatable atmosphere that attracts legions of fellow party-goers to the dance floor.

Hitting the Clubs

When it comes to nightlife, Cancun not only boasts the biggest club in Latin America, but an incredible selection of bars and dance-dens to choose from .

Whether you’re looking for a pool party, a revolving dance floor or live music, you’ll be well looked after. To see some live acts, check out the Bulldog Café which has attracted everyone from rock stars to sports stars.

With laser light shows, great acts and even a private hot tub, this is one venue with party written all over it.

Where to Stay

If you’re partying on a budget and need a convenient, comfy place to leave your suitcase, check out the Celuisma Imperial Laguna.

It offers a freshwater pool, restaurant and Wi-Fi accessibility. The staff there will be more than happy to arrange tickets, travel and passage to the airport.
  • Celuisma Imperial Laguna

A Break from the Break

Explore Mayan ruins, take an open-top Jeep ride through the jungle or go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Partying may be the main activity, especially during Spring Break, but there’s plenty to keep you busy should you fancy a break.

Cancun - Things to do

Water sports

Cancun water sports are one of the main attractions for tourists. Whether you are looking to windsurf, parasail, water ski, or learn to scuba dive, Cancun is the perfect water sports destination.

There are over 25 water sport centres, mainly found on the east side of the resort, combining professional and expert guides, with the latest equipment and technology.

All of these centres are environmentally sensitive, minimising fuel-related contamination to protect the environment.

Beaches

Cancun has two types of beaches - north and east. The north side beaches are where you will find the calm, and paddle-friendly water, ideal for families with children.

Alternatively, the east side beaches are a water sport fanatics dream, with choppier waves. Whichever side you end up on, you will find plenty of waterfront bars, frestaurants and snack bars.

Golf

Keep an eye out for one of the most popular golf course in Cancun, the Pok ta Pok Golf Club, arguably the toughest test of them all.

Fancy Something Different?

If you fancy doing something different for the day, then a boat excursion to the Nichupte Lagoon is the ideal choice.

You will have the chance to get up close and personal with the likes of crocodiles, leopard frogs and white turtles to name a few.

You can also take a trip in the evening, which is a must if you are looking for a romantic time with that someone special.

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More on Cancun

Cancun has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the excellent sights, weather and beaches it offers its visitors.

Along with the wealth of historical sites in the area, it’s become a mecca for students looking for a unique hotspot to party away their spring break. Helped by the warm seas, the temperatures maintain a yearly average of around 26°C, making it an ideal destination to visit at any time of year.

Whether you’re looking for a party, a tropical holiday or an incredible archaeological heritage, Cancun’s the place to be.

Nightlife

If fantastic nights out rank high on your holiday agenda, you’ll find yourself right at home in Cancun.

Along with a huge variety of clubs and bars, it boasts one of the largest clubs in Latin America, The City, which attracts big name stars and hordes of party animals looking for that one perfect night out.

Why not join the fun and take a Cancun Spring Break in 2014. Your idea of a great night out will be changed forever!

History

Looking for something more historical or just fancy a break from the parties?

Cancun is home to some incredible sights and ruins. See if you get the opportunity to visit the Yamil Lu’um, otherwise known as the Temple of the Scorpion. The site is free to visit and consists of two small temples that are thought to have been used as watchtowers or navigational aids.

The ruins are a real piece of history and can be seen from the beach. This is an excellent starting point if you decide you’d like to explore more Mayan history.

On the Beach

The Playa Linda has something aside from soft sand and warm water however. From the beach you can take a submarine ride to Isla Mujeres, a buzzing little town ideal for shopping and sightseeing.
  • Isla Mujeres

Things to do in Cancun

Top Attractions

With sun-kissed beaches, warm turquoise waters, and a pulsing nightlife, Cancun is an exciting holiday destination along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Many of the top things to do in Cancun are based around its natural splendours, including the barrier reef with its exotic fish and brilliantly coloured corals. Reclining on Cancun's powdery white sandy beaches can provide a fulfilling getaway, and many hotels in the city's Hotel Zone offer privacy. Haggle for jewellery in the city's markets, explore marine life in the Interactive Aquarium, or view the spectacular remains of the mighty Mayan Empire in nearby sites including Chichen Itza and Tulum.

Wine and Dine

You don't have to leave the Hotel Zone to experience authentic Mexican cuisine in Cancun. Typical Yucatan cuisine sizzles with fiery habanero chilies and freshly caught seafood, with lobster being a popular local delicacy. Away from the visitor-oriented Hotel Zone, you can find a wealth of restaurants frequented by sightseers and locals alike in downtown Cancun. Be serenaded by a Mariachi band as you dine in one of the family-owned cafes and restaurants located on the Calle Yaxchilan or Avenida Tulum. In addition to Mexican food, you'll find steak houses, Chinese restaurants, and Italian fare to make your mouth water.

Action and Adventure

There are a number of things to do in Cancun that will make your holiday a true adventure, whether it's taking a speedboat tour across the Nichupte Lagoon or tackling the largest zip line circuit in North America. Explore the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a day tour to Chichen Itza, which is one of Mexico's most important archaeological sites and an area of intrigue for visitors. Snorkelling and diving beneath the crystalline waters are another action-packed activity for Cancun visitors. Visit the Museo Subacuatico de Arte for a truly unique undersea tour of over 400 life-size sculptures lurking below the waves.

Couples Holiday

Cancun is a popular wedding destination, and with the wealth of romantic things to do in Cancun to choose from it's easy to see why. Sail away from it all on a boat trip to Isla Mujeres, a breath-taking island just a few kilometres off Cancun's coast. You'll find secluded beaches, sea turtles, and the opportunity to swim with dolphins and whale sharks in this island paradise. To get even more off the beaten path, pack a gourmet picnic and plan a day trip to Isla Contoy or Isla Blanca. Isla Contoy places a limit to the number of daily visitors, ensuring that you'll find a quiet corner to enjoy the views. Adventurous couples can also explore Cancun's subterranean caves and mysterious caverns together, before indulging in a traditional steam bath in one of the city's abundant spas. Enjoy a luxurious Lobster Dinner Cruise around the lagoon at sunset, or dance the night away with your partner in one of Cancun's sizzling discotheques.

Nightlife

Cancun's nightlife is a major draw for young partiers on Spring Break as well as those in search of spectacular Vegas-style entertainment. The Hotel Zone is one of the prime spots for nightlife, drawing world-famous DJs and pop music acts. Coco Bongo is a famously decadent club where you'll find circus acts and celebrity impersonators. Within the Hotel Zone, you can choose from chic lounges like O'Ultra or nightclubs overlooking the lagoon like Basic Discotheque and Dady'O. Another hip and happening area for nightlife is Yaxchilan Avenue, in downtown Cancun. Here you'll find a blend of sports bars, live music clubs, and colourful cantinas popular with the locals. If you're looking for a more relaxing evening in Cancun, take in the latest Hollywood blockbuster at Cinemark or El Cine. Romantics can choose to watch the sunset over a platter of ceviche at a charming beachside bar like Raices Beach Club and Marina.

Recharge and Relax

It's hard not to feel relaxed in Cancun as you spend your days lounging by the hotel swimming pool or gazing at the crystal-clear waters from the beaches. Yet Cancun is also a premier spa destination, with dozens of Spa Resorts to choose from. Many spas offer treatments that combine modern beauty therapy with ancient Mayan healing traditions. Enjoy a steam bath or body wrap crafted from local botanical ingredients. There are a number of yoga studios in Cancun as well, offering styles including Ashtanga and Bikram. Start your day with a yoga practice overlooking the turquoise waters surrounding Cancun and end with a candlelit massage.

The Great Mayan Barrier Reef

Cancun holidays offer many interesting visitor attractions to help fill your days with ease. A visit to the Great Mayan Barrier Reef is a must for divers and sea lovers alike. As one of Cancun's most-loved visitor attractions, it's the second largest coral reef in the world. Here you can gaze at dozens of beautiful corals and tropical fish, offering up a kaleidoscope of exotic colours. Cancun is a paradise for water-sport enthusiasts with swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling and diving just some of the activities on offer in the lagoon area of this stunning location.

For a truly unforgettable experience, a visit to Cancun Underwater Museum is a must. It is one of the largest man-made underwater attractions in the world and was created to both protect and promote the growth of the coral reef. Gaze at over 400 life-size human sculptures including the 'The Dream Collector' and the 'The Silent Evolution'.

The Gateway to the Mayan World

If you want to travel further afield, take a tour of some of the amazing Mayan ruins, ancient pyramids and ceremonial sites that surround Cancun or enjoy what the wider Yucatan Peninsula has to offer.

There are many day trips available to visit the main archaeological sites of Coba Maya, Tulum and Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The site was at the heart of the Mayan empire and is home to the breathtaking El Castillo pyramid.

Take a boat trip to Isla Mujeres, known as the 'Island of Women' in Spanish, and delight in the true beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula. Isla Mujeres is a sun kissed island just a few kilometres off the coast of Cancun. The island has much to offer including beautiful beaches, organised nature tours, the chance to swim with dolphins, come face to face with whale sharks or even meet endangered sea turtles at the state-sponsored Turtle Farm.

A Beach Paradise

Cancun offers a simply dizzying array of accommodation options to suit the needs of individuals, couples and families alike. Choose from a wide range of convenient and centrally located 3-star hotels, or bag yourself the ultimate in luxury with a 5-star hotel that sits right on the soft sand of the Mexican Caribbean Coast.

In Cancun's Hotel Zone you will be treated like royalty. Standard amenities include gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and bars. All the hotels in this area come equipped with their very own private beaches, making it the ideal choice for couples and families looking for some quality time together.

The El Centro district, meanwhile, has many comfortable hotels that are conveniently located close to shops, bars, casinos, restaurants, cafes and sites of historical and cultural interest, perfect for those who like to get out and experience the joys of the local area.