About Cancun

Serene and breathtaking is how one would describe Cancun. Situated on the east coast of Mexico on the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is home to ancient Mayan ruins, pristine white beaches, and some truly magnificent wonders of nature. If you often dream about swimming in clear blue waters with fluffy white clouds above you and a waterfall gently tinkering nearby, you can now fulfill your dream by booking a ticket to Cancun. Cenotes or sinkholes are a natural wonder and are found in abundance in Cancun. Swimming in these cenotes is a truly memorable experience you wouldn’t want to miss. If ancient history interests you, then a visit to Cancun should be on your list. It is home to ancient Mayan Ruins which are as interesting as they are beautiful. Walking around these ruins takes you back in time and you can’t help imagining how life would have been a thousand years ago. Visit Cancun to spend some time by yourself or with family amidst mesmerizing ancient ruins, lazy waves, and nature’s bounty.

Public Transport System

The main public transports are public buses and taxis.
The buses start from the hotel zone area and go to the downtown area where shops and restaurants are located and to the bus station from where other buses go to different towns in Mexico.
There are three bus routes that start from the hotel zone, namely, Ruta 1", "Ruta 2" and "Ruta 15".
The bus "Ruta 1 " go to a bus station and buses "Ruta 2" and "Ruta 15" goes to the downtown area.
Taxis are available at taxi spots in front of all the hotels and malls in the hotel zone.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Public Buses: Cleanliness: Moderate; Efficiency:High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Public buses:  One-way fare: 8.50; Schedule: Every 20 minutes. 

Taxis: Ride within the downtown area: 25.00; Within zone area: 70.00 to 110.00; Ride from hotel zone to downtown area: 180.00 (Note: all rates are per cab)


Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.89
Cup of Coffee USD 2.22
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.85
Rice/Kg USD 0.68
White Bread USD 1.31
Eggs (12) USD 1.14
Combo Meal USD 4.28
Fine Dining USD 5.70
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.73
Domestic Beer USD 1.43
Imported Beer USD 2.26
Bottle of Wine USD 6.42
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 2.47
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.43
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.50
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 327.97

•Pesos, as well as US dollars, are accepted here. It is ideal to exchange money before arriving

•Do not use electronic credit cards as the transaction fees will be very high

•Use buses instead of a taxi. Buses are cheaper compared to a taxi. Many hotels provide buses free of fares

•Use sunscreen and protect yourself from the heat

•It is a good idea to develop a friendship with the employees at the resort. You will get many upgrades

•Give big tips. These tips do not go unnoticed, you will get good service

•Cancun has clubs, bars, and restaurants for all age groups. So go out to have fun

•While buying, negotiate well, you will get a good deal

Night Life

Before 1970 Cancun hadn't ever been considered a holiday destination, let alone a destination for its nightlife. The young adventurers from America, wanting an economical getaway found the pristine white sand. The word spread and people from all over the world started arriving in droves and now it is the best beach nightlife destination in the world. Cancun has nightclubs, bars, and live music for everyone to unwind and rock. 

Punta Cancun is the party zone of Cancun. The difference in the city of Cancun during day and night is amazing. Daytime is about long white sand beaches, and during the night, it becomes one big extreme nightlife-loving city. The night in the city sees one party after another, and all the clubs and bars fight against each other to woo the visitors into their web.

This city offers a nightlife of fun, entertainment, music, and dance for everyone according to their desires but one should know where to find it as each club have their own entertainment menu to spice up the nightlife.

Must See

•Enjoy the beaches: Cancun is best known for its picturesque beaches. The popular beaches are situated along the main boulevard and in the Hotel Zone. Some of the best beaches in Cancun are: Playa Delfines, Playa Tortuga, Xcacel Beach, Forum Beach Cancun, Playa Caracol.

•Great Mayan Reef. The best place for snorkeling near Cancun is at Punta Nizuc. You can go snorkeling even in Xcaret and Xel-Ha.

•ScubaCaribe, a private enterprise that offers its customers scuba diving lessons and excursions to destinations that include underwater sculptures, shipwrecks, natural reefs, and cenotes. 

•Delphinus Punta Cancun, located within the Hyatt Ziva, right in the centre of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. For more dolphin experiences, you can also visit Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, about a 20-minute boat ride from Cancun.

•Admire the wildlife at Isla Contoy: Isla Contoy is a national park and is one of the most important bird nesting sites in Mexico. It is home to some 150  bird species and nesting place for sea turtles. You can also swim with whale sharks off its coast from June to September. It is located about 19 miles north of Isla Mujeres. 

•Cancun Wax Museum: Visitors will see realistic wax models of over 100 characters and have fun photo ops with wax replicas of popular characters/celebrities from movies, television, politics, and Hollywood. Blvd. Kukulcan, La Isla, Zona Hotelera, 77500, Cancún.

•Planetario De Cancun KaYokon: This small planetarium in Cancun offers visitors a chance to watch constellations, galaxies, and other planets in amazing detail while sitting in comfortable auditorium seats and also visit the science museum attached to the planetarium. Av. Palenque s/n, M05, Lt 1, SM21, 77505 Cancún.

•Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment: Treat yourself with a luxurious and soothing spa treatment in any of the premier spa Cancun resorts with spa treatments that combine native ancient Mayan healing therapies with modern stress-relieving techniques. Also, you can invigorate yourself in any of Cancun’s yoga studios. 

•Take a temazcal at a Mexican spa: Temazcal is an ancient ceremony, involving medicinal plants and hot volcanic rocks, performed for both physical and spiritual healing. You sweat it all out while the ceremony takes place and then take a steam bath. Temazcal Cancún, located in the Hotel Zone.

•Swim in an underground river: Cancun is surrounded by networks of underground rivers. Most significantly in the Yucatan Peninsula, you will find the longest network of underground rivers and caves in the world, particularly in the tourist spot Xcaret Park. Check out their website.

•Taco tour: Find out about authentic Mexican food with a Taco Tour. Visitors can learn everything about the best taco joints in Cancun from an experienced taco guide in a 2.5-hour tour. Meeting Point: Chedraui Super Market, Av. Coba 9, Cancun, Quintana Roo

•The Tequila Museum: Know everything about Mexico’s famous drink in the Tequila Herradura Sensory Museum. The 1.5-hour tour takes you through the history of the Herradura tequila-making process from how tequila is distilled to proper tequila drinking etiquette. It is located on the second floor of La Europea Liquor Store in the Hotel Zone.

Experiences

•Go snorkeling: One of the most popular activity to do in Cancun is Snorkeling as it is home to the Great Mayan Reef. Best place for Snorkeling near Cancun is at Punta Nizuc. You can go snorkeling even in Xcaret and Xel-Ha.

•Go scuba diving: You can try scuba diving at ScubaCaribe, a private enterprise that offers its customers scuba diving lessons and excursions to destinations that include underwater sculptures, shipwrecks, natural reefs, and cenotes. 

•Go jetpack skiing: Jetpack Adventures, also a private enterprise that offers its customers the thrill of flying in the air over the sea water with their water jetpacks, jetovators, and fly boards which use water pressure to shoot the riders up out of the water into the air and do gravity-defying flips and maneuvers with the help of an instructor. They are located at La Isla Shopping Mall Blvd. Kukulcán Km 12.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún.

•Go parasailing: At Parasailcenter in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, visitors can enjoy a thrilling ride in the sky after learning the proper techniques and safety regulations. Conditions apply. Parasailcenter is located Kukulcan, La Isla, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún.

•Go zip-lining: Zip-lining is one of the favourite activities in Cancun. There are a total of 10 different zip line circuits where you’ll zipline over Sea and splash into the water from great heights, soar above the jungles and splash into cenotes. Check out the websites for the best thrills and prices.

•Go ATVing: There are different companies offering ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) activities in Cancun, most of which take you through the jungle providing thrills as well as nature trails. Xplor is a great place to go ATVing. Check out their website. 

•Swim with dolphins: Avail yourself of the opportunity to swim, play, and learn about the dolphins in Delphinus Punta Cancun, located within the Hyatt Ziva, right in the centre of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. For more dolphin experiences, you can also visit Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, about a 20-minute boat ride from Cancun.

•Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment: Treat yourself with a luxurious and soothing spa treatment in any of the premier spa Cancun resorts, with spa treatments that combine native ancient Mayan healing therapies with modern stress-relieving techniques. Also, you can invigorate yourself in any of the Cancun’s yoga studios. 

•Take a temazcal at a Mexican spa: Temazcal is an ancient ceremony, involving medicinal plants and hot volcanic rocks, is performed for both physical and spiritual healing. You have to sweat it all out while the ceremony takes place and take a steam bath. Temazcal Cancún, located in the Hotel Zone.

•Swim in an underground river: Cancun is surrounded by networks of underground rivers. Most significantly in the Yucatan Peninsula, you will find the longest network of underground rivers and caves in the world, particularly in Xcaret Park. Check out their website.

•Taco Tour: Find out about authentic Mexican food Taco with Taco Tour. Visitors can learn everything about the best taco joints in Cancun from an experienced taco guide in a 2.5-hour tour. Meeting Point: Chedraui Super Market, Av. Coba 9, Cancun, Quintana Roo

•The Tequila Museum: Know everything about Mexico’s famous drink in the Tequila Herradura Sensory Museum. The 1.5-hour tour takes you through the history of the Herradura tequila-making process from how tequila is distilled to proper tequila drinking etiquette. It is located on the second floor of La Europea Liquor Store in the Hotel Zone.


Activities

Jet Sports Cancún
Ski
Kukulkan Kilómetro 16.261, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
17.3 Km
Tulum Beach
Beach
It is a beach town about 80 miles south of Cancun's Hotel Zone
Distance From City Center
135 km
Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve
Beach
It is about 90 miles from Cancun's hotel zone
Distance From City Center
190 Km
Dubai Palace Casino (Cancún, Quintana Roo)
Casino
Avenida Tulum Mz.1 Lote2 Sm8, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Golf
Cancun - Chetumal Km. 36.5, Riviera Maya, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
15 km
Interactive Aquarium
Zoo
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12.5 Zona | Zona Hotelera, La Isla Shopping Mall, Cancun 77504, Mexico
Distance From City Center
13.1 Km
Playa Delfines
Beach
It is located at km. 20 in the Cancun's Hotel Zone.
Distance From City Center
20 km
Casinos De Fantasia Cancun
Casino
CIRICOTE M46 L2 M14 JARDINES DEL SUR III, 77536 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
15.5 km
Casino Palace Bingo & Sport Bets Cancun
Casino
Av Tulum Esq Jabali con SM20 MZ 09, Av. Labná, Colonia Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
2.7 km
Golf Puerto Cancun
Golf
Av. Bonampak Lote 10, int. 1 Smza.2. Calle Puerto Acapulco S/N, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
17 km
Bioparque y Albergue Animal Chan Tamam
Zoo
Carretera Federal a Merida-Puerto Juarez Km. 301. 500 Mts., Cancun 77504, Mexico
Distance From City Center
19.8 Km
Playa Norte Isla Mujeres
Beach
It is located just off the coast of Cancun
Distance From City Center
17.9 Km
Casino Paseo Cancun
Casino
Centro comercial paseo cancun super manzana 39 manzana 10 lote 01 loca SA-2, Predio Cancun Benito Jauarez, 77500 Cancún, Mexico
Distance From City Center
2.6 kms
Playa Mujeres Golf Club
Golf
Prol. Bonampak s/n, Punta Sam, 77400 Islam Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
20 Km
Playacar beach
Beach
It is a beach town located an hour south of Cancun
Distance From City Center
73.8 Km
Jungle Tour Adventure - Speed Boat & Snorkeling
Safari
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 14.6, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexic
Distance From City Center
15 km
Campo de golf riviera cancun
Golf
Blvd. Kukulcan km 26, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
20 km
Iberostar Cancun Golf Club
Golf
Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Distance From City Center
15.1 km
Red Casino
Casino
Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
17 km
Operadora Aqua Safari
Safari
Postal 41, 11, 77600 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Distance From City Center
4.1 Km
Jetski of cancun
Ski
Avenida Fonatur 75, Sm.313 M.2 Lt37, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
15.7 Km

Shopping

Mercado 23
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Ciricote 15, 23, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
3.7 Km
Mercado Coral Negro
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Boulevard Kukulkan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
10 Km
Nómade Bazart Alternativo Mexicano
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Calle Punta Petempich 1, 24, 77509 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Plaza 28
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Av. Tankah MZA 16 Lote 10, 12, 14 y 18, SMZ 25, 77509 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
15.8 Km
Better price than Fleamarket
Handicrafts and Souviners
Km 8.5 MZA 49, Boulevard Kukulkan, Plaza Terramar Local 22, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
15.8 Km
Crafts Flea Market 28 Ambar
Handicrafts and Souviners
Avenida Tankah Mz 19 Lot 25-26, 25, 77509 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
2.6 km
La Isla Shopping Village Cancun
Shopping Malls
Blvd. Kukulcan km 12.5, La Isla, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
13.1 Km
Las Plazas Outlet Cancun
Shopping Malls
Avenida Andrés Quintana Roo, 39, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
4.7 Km
Plaza La Fiesta
Shopping Malls
Boulevard Kukulcan km 9, no. 30, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
9.7 Km
Plaza Las Americas
Shopping Malls
Dialogo Norte-Sur, Av. Tulum Sur, 7, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Distance From City Center
3.1 km
Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center
Shopping Malls
Boulevard Kukulcán Km 1.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Me
Distance From City Center
2.5 km

•Mexican sombrero (traditional Mexican hat)

•Silverware Mayan jewelry

•Hand-painted margarita glasses

•Hammocks

•Serape (blanket-like shawl)

•Weaved baskets

•Olinalá wooden boxes

•Tequila (Mexico's national drink)

•Huipiles (traditional Mexican clothes)

•Mexican/Zapotec

•Rugs

•Maracas (native percussion instruments)

•Leather goods

•Mexican marionettes (clay figures)

•Huaraches (hand-woven leather sandals)

•Xtabentún liqueur

•Onyx sculptures

Official Language

Spanish

Other Language

Mayan, English, German, French... Read more

Spoken Language

Although the official language... Read more

Currency

Mexican Peso (MXN)

Population

1.6 (Millions)

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Weather

Moderate Rain 25°C

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TimeZone

01:01 AM (GMT -05:00)

 

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Ambulance

1616

 

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Police

060

 

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Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Cancún - CUN

Best time to visit

November, December, January, February, March: Weather is perfect and you will find some of the cheapest flight and room rates for a winter getaway at the beach.

Moderate time to visit

April, May. Cancun's weather is more humid this time of year and temperatures go low.

Worst time to visit

June, July, August, September, October. You will experience the wettest conditions and the worst threat from hurricanes

Taxi

Start Tariff: MXN 30.00

1 Km. Tariff: MXN 32.50

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: MXN 210.00

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