Staying in Cancun

Revel and relax in downtown Cancun

Cancun is a global party city up there with the best and was born to play the role. Purposefully developed into a dedicated tourism hub due to its immaculate beaches and shimmering turquoise seas, Cancun is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations along the Riviera Maya, if not the world.

Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine, shopping and entertainment in Downtown Cancun, which is spared slightly from the tourist gimmicks found in the Hotel Zone. Accommodation in the city's Zona Urbana can be a little more budget-friendly than rooms right on the beach. The Radisson Hacienda, B2B Malecon Plaza and Ramada are among the top choices in Cancun city.

Cancun's comprehensive Hotel Zone

It may be shaped like the number seven, but you don't have to be lucky to find a slice of luxury in the Zona Hotelera. The outlying stretch of land bordering the Nichupte Lagoon is more commonly known as the "Hotel Zone", so called for the resorts that abound along the Kukulcan Boulevard.

With beachfront villas, spa resorts and luxury casas galore, the wide range of Cancun accommodation available in the Hotel Zone is sure to please even the most selective traveller. Jump between leisure and lively water sports at the Westin Resort and Spa, enjoy the all-inclusive offerings of the Crown Paradise Club or treat the whole family to a stay at the CasaMagna Marriott.

A side order of culture and history

Being the gateway to the Maya World, there is more to Cancun than boisterous beach parties and free-flowing tequila. When you can't possibly go another round scouring the reef or partying until dawn, explore Cancun's jungle-covered interior where ancient Maya temples lie.

Many hotels have tour guides on hand to take you to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza or the equally captivating cenotes for a leisurely dip. However, you might also choose to stay offshore on the Isla Mujeres or Holbox Island, which are beautiful in their own right.

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