Holidays to Cancun take you to one of Mexico’s biggest personalities. The beach, the nightlife, the eating options – everything’s larger than life.
A huge hit
Cancun is a huge personality on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, taking four million visitors comfortably in its stride. The place is packed out with bars, restaurants and mega-clubs, but it’s not just a magnet for the 24-hour party crowd. Wrapped all the way around the Hotel Zone, you’ve got a whopping 22-kilometre stretch of sand.
On an All Inclusive holiday to Cancun, you’re never going to run out of white, sandy beach. The long stretch is a bit of a two-sided affair – northwards is where you’ll get the calm, paddle-friendly places, while over on the east side watersports fans cruise the choppier waves. Whichever direction you’re heading in, you’ll find plenty of waterfront bars, restaurants and snack joints.
Big nights out
Cancun really cranks up a gear at night. The first-rate restaurants get things going, then it’s a free-for-all depending on what you fancy. Downtown, it’s show time with flamenco dancing and cabaret while over at Boulevard Kukulcan, in the Hotel Zone, the super-clubs pick up the pace. Either way, an early night seems pretty unlikely.
A 15-minute ferry ride from the Hotel Zone’s Gran Puerto gets you to Isla Mujeres. The coral reefs around here are prime snorkelling territory – and you’ve got a sort of underwater museum to see, too. Or if you don’t want to miss out on Mayan ruins, head for the high-up city of Tulum with its duo of temples and impressive pyramid. You can get there in about 90 minutes by car.
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