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About Cancun

From the unabashed party capital of the world with its spring break clientele at one end and its glitzy hotel zone with famous, white sandy beaches at the other to the quieter, local charm of the city itself, Cancun is a rare gem.

When you tire of the pubs, clubs, bars and beach parties, escape downtown to a smokey salsa club or grab a bite at a local taco joint. Lounge around the pool or swim in the tranquil waters of its Caribbean coast.

Feeling adventurous, join the craze thats sweeping this city and head under the water to swim, snorkle or scuba dive with whale sharks, dolphins and if you're lucky (or unlucky!) bull sharks! Just keep your whits about you.

Nearby there's a wealth of day trips beckoning from the Quintana Roo or further south into Playa del Carmen or the island of Cozumel. Check our Xcaret park or the Cancun underwater museum to discover more about this incredible place and what treasures hide beneath its sapphire waters. Alternatively, head for the pyramids for a taste of local culture and to discover more about these Aztec ruins and its forgotten past.

Minor temperature fluctuations throughout the year but with both rainy and dry seasons, the city is warm all year-round with temperatures around 27°C. Hottest from May to September, due to its proximity to the humidity of the Caribbean, but still very pleasant year-round with rain tending to come in short sharp, heavy bursts.

I honeymooned in Playa del Carmen (just down the coast) in November, and though it rained on a handful of days, the rain tended to last an hour or so, then everything was dry again an hour later. When the humidity picks up, it can be very pleasant to have the rains clear the air, making for a much fresher environment.

When it comes to their cuisine, Mexico is famed for its tacos, and the fish tacos in particular, are superb. Also enjoy, quesadillas, pambazos, tamales, huaraches, alambres and al pastor among other things.

So much to do from the spring break party scene, the tranquil waters and high end hotels to the history and culture of its Aztec past and local delicacies, you really need to book your next trip now.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Cancun, our top picks for the best time to travel would be January and April

January

Now is peak season so there'll be more visitors but the weather is near-perfect and the flights and room rates are at their cheapest. Ideal for a beach escape.

April

Tropical and hot with perfect opportunities for swimming and diving in Cozumel, it's also an ideal month for nature lovers and sun-worshippers. Witness the wondrous Descent of Kukulcán at Chichén Itzá

Cancun Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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29th March 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

10 best things to do in Cancun

Cancun is a city in Mexico situated on the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders the Caribbean Sea and is popularly known for its beaches, parties, nightlife, and resorts. It has 2 specific areas; El Centro, which is the more traditional part, and Zona Hotelera (or Hotel Zone) which is composed of high-end hotels, shops, restaurants, and clubs. If you want to spend your summer holiday at the beach, Cancun is one of the best options since it offers a lot of beaches for its tourists. To know more about...

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16th February 2021 by Andy

Affordable beach holidays during winter

We’re in the peak of winter and have been stuck at home for a long time, so we can’t help but dream of destinations currently enjoying some of the warmest days of the year. Trade-in your winter scarf and gloves next year for a beach towel and flipflops somewhere warm. It doesn't have to break the bank either - there are many lovely beach destinations that are perfectly affordable and will allow you to enjoy a relaxing sunny holiday right in the middle of winter. Let’s take a look at...

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27th January 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

10 best things to do in Tulum, Mexico

A town located on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Tulum is one of the best places to visit in the country. Its beaches, cenotes, and the well-preserved ruins of the Mayan Port City can prove how wonderful this place is. To get to know more about this place, we listed down the 10 best things to do in Tulum. So prepare your pen and paper as you will surely have a magnificent time here!...

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in December

December kicks off the global festive season, so it’s the perfect time to pack up and go on an adventure. You get the best of weather extremes, with Christmas markets shimmering beneath first snow falls on one side of the world and the hot, summer sun hitting the beach on the other. Prices do rise for flights and accommodation, however, the team at Travelscoop is always on the lookout for fantastic deals, so your Christmas holidays won’t break the bank.Let’s take a look at some of our...

27th November 2018 by John

Cancun travel guide

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Cancun, famous for having colourful nightlife and flashy all-inclusive hotels. But there is another side to this region and we're going to show you why it’s worth exploring. Take a couple of hours drive from the city and witness Mayan culture, historical ruins, stripped back beaches, and nature in all its beauty....

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