Aerial View of Cancun
30 years ago Cancun was little more than a deserted sand bar inhabited by a few dozen workers tending banana plantations.
Today Cancun is home to a million inhabitants and is Mexico's jewel of the Caribbean, offering perfect white sand beaches, world class hotels, fantastic restaurants and legendary nightlife in a climate that boasts 350 days a year of sunshine!
Cancun offers hotels for all budgets and tastes. From small $20 per night family owned hotels in downtown Cancun to the splendour of the Hilton Cancun and the Ritza Carlton and everything in between.
If you're looking for a booze fuelled party hotel or a quiet and peaceful romantic break, a kid friendly place or an adult only spicy environment Cancun has it all.
It's absolutely impossible to visit every tour and atrraction in Cancun and it's surrounding area on just one visit - there is simply so much to see and do. Here's a quick rundown on a few of the most popular tours in Cancun:
Recently named one of the new 7 wonders of the world Chichen Itza is a truly memorable sight to see. The Ancient Mayan ruins dominated by the famous pyramid El Castillo nestle in the heart of the Yucatan jungle some 2-3 hours by road from Cancun.
Xcaret is a fabulous ecopark great for kids of all ages. A beautiful beach and an underground freshwater river provde the aquatic attractions. A butterfly house, an aquarium with huge turtles and fish and a vast array of Yucatan wildlife provides a different ggasp of excitement at every teist and turn of the myraid of paths. Make sure you stay into the night for the famous Xcaret nightshow which celebrates the rich history of Mexico.
Cancun Party Hopper
If nightlife is your thing then you can't beat the Cancun Party Hopper. You get to visit 3 of Cancun's most famous bars and clubs for one price. It's open bar all the way from 8:30pm until 4am if you can last the pace.
Drive a speedboat James Bond style across the lagoon weaving your way through the lush mangroves and out into the Ocean where there is time to snorkel the famous reef.
Isla Mujeres Day Trip:
Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran and sail your way over to the small sunspoilt island of Isla Mujeres. A snorkel stop is included, lunch too and yes, it's open bar all the way - this is Cancun remember!
Captain Hook Cancun:
Spend an evening aboard the Captain Hook Pirate Ship. Two authentic replicas of Spanish Galleons complete with pirates sail out into the Caribbean. Hilarious entertainment, fun and games with your pirates and then a great dinner of steak, lobster or both. The two ships finally meet and a huge sword fight ensues between the respective crews. This tour is great for kids.
Isla Mujeres Booze Cruise
- Cancun Tours
More detail on all the above tours