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Cancun Travel Guide – Everything you need to plan your Cancun Vacation

By Preetha Manivelan - August 13, 2020
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is a beautiful resort city in Mexico that is just perfect for a happy vacation and here is why. Cancun, with its well-known beaches, luxurious Cancun hotels, adventures, and exciting nightlife, you will never feel bored in this vibrant city. To make your Cancun trip even easier, you can choose an all-inclusive Cancun resort and just chill on your vacation. Want to know about this city and a lot more about how your Cancun trip will be? Keep reading this Cancun travel guide as I really wanted to put together anything and everything that might need to plan your Cancun vacation from the United States.

Cancun
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Table of contents

Best time to visit Cancun
Things to do in Cancun
Where to stay?
Places to visit in Cancun
How to reach Cancun?
Tips about visiting Cancun

Best time to visit Cancun

Before planning your Cancun vacation, it is important that you know the best time to visit Cancun Mexico.

Though Cancun weather is pleasantly warm all year round, your Cancun trip becomes extra awesome only when you visit it during the ideal time. Winter is said to be the best time to visit Cancun but be aware that the flights to Cancun and other expenses might be on the higher side.

Average Cancun weather (annually): 25-degree Celsius
Average Cancun daylight and sunshine hours: 
12 hours of daylight and 9 hours of sunshine
Best months to visit Cancun Mexico: December to April

Things to do in Cancun

Now that you know the best time to visit Cancun, are you looking for the top things to do there? Keep reading this Cancun travel guide. With all the beautiful beaches, historical remains, great shopping places, and the best tasting cuisines, you will have more than enough of what you want for an exciting Cancun vacation.

  1. Shopping
  2. Adventure
  3. Day trips from Cancun

1. Shopping

Can something excite you more than shopping on a vacation? Sea-visits can be relaxing and adventures can be thrilling but shopping is what brings the real excitement on your vacation. So, how about some shopping in Cancun?

Some of the best shopping places in Cancun that you can head out are La Isla Shopping Village, Malecon Americas, and Plaza Las Americas. And depending on your interests, you can visit the places as Cancun has got everything. If you are looking for boutiques and souvenirs, then visit Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center which also has many cafes and restaurants to chill out.

2. Adventure

Thinking of adding spice to your Cancun Vacation? Go for an adventure.

As we all know that Cancun is quite popular among its visitors for the best beaches that it has, one of the top adventurous things that you can do here is Scuba diving. You can be a first-time diver or already master it, Cancun has something for everyone. There are so many dive spots in Cancun including the very famous MUSA Underwater Museum.

3. Day trips from Cancun

Apart from what Cancun has within, there are many places around Cancun that you can visit on your Cancun vacation. There are several day trips from Cancun that you can take where the tour companies pick you up from the hotel itself. Some of the best options for day trips from Cancun are Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, and many more.

Tulum
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Where to stay?

The city is known for its 5-star all-inclusive resorts with some spectacular views. Not just that but you have some Cancun hotels where you literally feel the buzz of city life. If you are looking for some of the best Cancun hotels with room price per night, here you have it.

Luxury hotels

  • Le Blanc Spa Resort (All inclusive) – 542 US$
  • Nizuc Resort & Spa – 572 US$

Mid-range

  • Live Aqua Beach Resort – 370 US$
  • Fiesta Americana Cancun Villas – 200 US$

Within budget

  • Selina Cancun Lagoon Hotel Zone – 70 US$
  • Ambiance Suites Cancun – 50 US$

Places to visit in Cancun

Wondering where to visit on your Cancun vacation? Check out the three places mentioned below in this Cancun travel guide for an exciting vacation.

  1. The Cancun Underwater Museum
  2. Chichen Itza
  3. El Rey Ruins

1. The Cancun Underwater Museum

If you have been searching for Cancun packages, then you would have surely come across this place. Every Cancun package will have a place reserved for the Cancun Underwater Museum. There are two underwater galleries here that stand as home to more than 500 sculptures. You can explore this place either by diving or taking a tour and watch it from the glass boats.

The Cancun Underwater Museum
Image Credits: Google Images

2. Chichen Itza

If you are visiting Cancun Mexico, then never miss a chance to visit Chichen Itza. It stays as one of the top places to visit in Cancun which attracts a large number of travelers from all over the world, especially from the United States. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is yet another reason to visit this place on your Cancun trip. Get your cameras ready to snap some pictures!

Chichen Itza
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3. El Rey Ruins

El Rey Ruins is an attractive archaeological site that surely deserves a place on your Cancun vacation package. While people rave so much about Chichen Itza, El Rey Ruins has its own charm. If you are a person who is so much into history, then El Rey Ruins is one place you should head out to.

El Rey Ruins
Image Credits: Google Images

How to reach Cancun?

You can reach the city by taking any of the flights to Cancun and reach Cancun International Airport. The airport is well connected to many parts of the world, especially the United States. Find below the details of flights to Cancun.

Flight time from the US to Cancun: 3 hours
The US to Cancun visa: None (For stay no longer than 6 months)

Tips for your Cancun vacation

  • Choose an all-inclusive package as you don’t have to concentrate separately on every single thing and it will look quite affordable too.
  • Pack a good number of beach wears as Cancun is well-known for its beaches.
  • If you are nature enthusiast, then make sure you try some birdwatching tours and shark sightings.

Hope this Cancun travel guide inspired you enough to plan a Cancun vacation. When everything about a city can be so perfect, why not visit and experience these things for real?

Cancun vacation
Image Credits: Google Images

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