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Cancun Holidays 2020
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.
What type of holiday does Cancun offer?
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.
In Cancun's Hotel Zone you will be treated like royalty. Standard amenities include gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and bars so it’s ideal if you’re looking for a luxury holiday.
Cancun is great for:
- All inclusive holidays - The El Centro district 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.
- Family holidays - 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.
- Cheap holidays - Cancun offers great weather pretty much all year round, so even if it’s the last minute, it’s a great option for a cheap beach holiday or if you’re looking for some winter sun. You can find some great package holidays where food and drink are included so you can sit back and relax!
Cancun at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Enjoy countless white-sand beaches, turquoise waters & large coral reefs to explore
Amazing all inclusive resorts
You'll find some of the best all inclusive resorts here
Top attractions to visit
Do not miss out on a day trip exploring mystical Mayan ruins
Perfect for watersports
Kayaking, kiteboarding, top diving and snorkelling opportunities
Sea Adventure and Ventura Park, plenty of child-friendly resorts
Lush natural wonders
Explore the famous cenotes & take a boat trip to Isla Mujeres
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Things to do in Cancun
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.
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.
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.
Great things to do in Cancun include:
- Cancun Underwater Museum
- Xcaret Park
- Isla Contoy
- El Rey Archaeological Zone
- Interactive Aquarium
- Parque Garrafon
- Ventura Park Cancun
- Playa Delfines
Top Cancun beaches
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.
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'.
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Cancun’s Hotel Zone is the perfect place to stay. That’s where you’ll find most travellers, thanks to the countless all inclusive resorts in the area and, of course, the beautiful white sand beaches.
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