RESORTS & HOTELS
Planning a vacation can sometimes become overwhelming and expensive. Looking into an all-inclusive option for your next vacation is easy on your budget and may alleviate most of your worries. An all-inclusive family vacation can be a great way to travel. You can enjoy a stress-free vacation because most services are prepaid so you don’t have to make constant decisions on where to eat or what to do. All-inclusive resorts provide a safe environment for the entire family and remove the anxiety some parents associate with traveling with kids. All-inclusive resorts are a good option because they offer a wide range of activities for the whole family. Parents can enjoy a spa treatment or sip a margarita by the pool while the kids are playing volleyball or painting pottery. While all-inclusive programs will vary from one resort to another, the majority provide evening entertainment, exercise classes, dining, games, shows, music and dancing for like professional babysitting, cribs and children’s menus.
Kids' clubs are very popular in all-inclusive resorts. Parents can drop off their children for a few hours or even all day. They can relax while their children are baking cookies, learning Spanish, or playing in the resort water park. Family-friendly hotels and resorts may offer activities for teenagers as well, which can take the pressure off to make sure they are entertained. Take advantage of our special family vacation packages and create unforgettable memories with your family in Cancun.
A couple’s vacation is the perfect time to reconnect and reignite the romance in a relationship. Long days relaxing on the beach or by the pool while sipping on cocktails allow for relaxed conversations that busy daily lives don’t permit. Cancun offers many romantic tours and activities; the Lobster Dinner Cruise is designed especially with couples in mind, and many snorkeling tours offer small boats for two. Attending a tequila tasting is a *hiccup* fun adult-oriented activity. Many resorts offer amenities like in-room Jacuzzis,
couples massages or romantic dinners on the beach. Or consider ordering room service and having breakfast in bed. After a long, leisurely meal at sunset, Cancun’s Hotels Zone offers glittering nightlife where couples can find the perfect environment that best fits their taste, from a laid-back bar atmosphere to huge nightclubs that don’t close until the sun comes up over the Caribbean Sea.
During low season, many resorts in Cancun will lower their rates and offer attractive deals. This typically happens during the months of September, October, November and the first two weeks of December..
Mexican FoodThe regional Mexican food of the Yucatan Peninsula combines the gourmet qualities of European cuisine and distinctive flavors of Mayan cooking. Various culinary masterpieces of Yucatecan (from Yucatan) cuisine have spread nationwide like the flavorful cochinita pibil (slow-cooked pork with a regional spice called achiote). We invite you to sample the best of the Yucatan style Mexican food in its own home. Here are some of the best regional Mexican restaurants in Cancun:
- La Destileria, Cancun Hotel Zone
- La Parrilla, Cancun Centro/Downtown Cancun
- La Placita, Cancun Hotel Zone
- Labna, Cancun Centro/Downtown Cancun
- La Habichuela Sunset, Cancun Hotel Zone
Beach RestaurantsRestaurants in Cancun and the Riviera Maya feature scrumptious cuisine and offer dazzling views of the Caribbean Sea. Most of these magnificent restaurants are located inside hotels and resorts. However, there are many restaurants located on Nichupte Lagoon, which offer a front row seat to Cancun’s sunsets. Cancun also offers dinner cruises and party cruises, like Caribbean Carnaval and Captain Hook’s Pirate cruises. Sail across the Caribbean Sea, enjoying a unique experience complete with live music, stunning shows, delicious food and drink and nonstop fun.
Romantic RestaurantsRomance is inspired every evening at dusk, as the sun sets over unending white sand beaches beside the clear, blue Caribbean Sea. Couples indulge in gourmet delights at restaurants with lovely scenery, exquisite decor, excellent service, and above all, an exceptional menu. These Cancun restaurants offer outstanding cuisine, service and romantic ambiance.
- La Habichuela, Cancun Centro/Downtown Cancun
- Puerto Madero, Cancun Hotel Zone
- Cenacolo, Cancun Hotel Zone
- Thai Lounge, Cancun Hotel Zone
- Elefanta, Cancun Hotel Zone
- Marakame, Cancun Centro/Downtown Cancun
Bar/RestaurantsOne of the main attractions to the area is the exciting Cancun nightlife with its many restaurant bars and great dining alternatives for the whole family. Every evening, the famous festive atmosphere of Cancun begins as the chatter, laughter, and music rise from the inside of these lively restaurant bars. Enjoy the friendly, helpful Mexican hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine at some of the most original and legendary restaurant bars in Cancun like Mexxxtreme, Senor Frog’s and Carlos’n Charlie's in the Hotel Zone. For a more elegant option, the Elefanta restaurant bar combines fine Indian cuisine with popular music near Nichupte Lagoon at La Isla Shopping Village. In downtown Cancun in Plaza Hong Kong, see live jazz at Muliero’s Lounge. Get your dinner and entertainment all in one place.
Cancun is internationally recognized for its nightlife, which is one of the key attractions that draw many visitors to this beautiful city. A premiere destination for spectacular nightclubs, discos, bars and lounges, Cancun nightclubs are some of the best on the planet. Cancun nightclubs, discos, and bars commonly feature live music and spectacular shows, regularly spotlighting famous DJs, musicians, and celebrities who present top quality performances. Every night, the Hotel Zone becomes a fiesta of lights and sounds with rhythms to suit all tastes, whether you prefer a romantic bar by the lagoon or a hot nightclub where you can dance the night away, Cancun has something for everyone.
Some of the most popular Cancun nightclubs:
- CoCo Bongo
- The City
- Senor Frog's
- Carlos’n Charlie's
Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in Cancun. You can find all types of unique items, from high-quality Mexican arts and crafts and Talavera pottery to the latest fashions from internationally renowned designer brands. Cancun is a duty free zone, which makes it perfect for discount shopping, especially if you’re looking for bargains on perfume, liquor and fine jewelry. Cancun offers traditional markets, colorful bazaars and modern shopping malls. Kukulcan Plaza/ Luxury Avenue: This is an indoor shopping mall located in Cancun’s Hotel Zone; home to luxury boutiques, shops, pharmacies, restaurants and a food court. La Isla Shopping Village: Located in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. This is a large
outdoor shopping mall on Nichupte Lagoon with water canals, fountains and Venetian-style bridges; features international shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, a movie theater and an interactive aquarium. Plaza Forum: This indoor/outdoor mall is located in the Party Center in Cancun’s Hotel Zone and features shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques. Plaza Las Americas/Malecon Americas: This is Cancun’s largest mall. It is located in downtown Cancun and offers shops, department stores, salons, a movie theater, a large supermarket and family activities. Las Plazas Outlet: This is Cancun’s only outlet mall. There are also restaurants, cafes and a movie theater here; located in downtown Cancun.
Mercado 28 is located in Cancun Centro (downtown Cancun). This sprawling outdoor market is known for its large selection of stalls with Mexican arts and crafts, pottery, traditional handmade clothing, souvenirs, authentic restaurants, fresh fruit and vegetables and more. Plaza Bonita, with its colorful facades and beautiful balconies, can be found at one corner Mercado 28 and offers lovely gift shops, fashion jewelry, boutiques, ice cream shops, souvenirs and more.
Another great place to shop for Mexican arts and crafts is Coral Negro Marketplace, conveniently located in the Hotel Zone. This small outdoor bazaar, located adjacent to the Party Center, is a convenient place to shop for souvenirs.
TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Since there is such a wide range of enjoyable activities in Cancun, your vacation can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you like. From cultural attractions to aquatic activities, visit ancient Mayan ruins, swim with the whale sharks, or simply relax on the beautiful white sand beaches. Tours are a terrific way to enjoy the best of Cancun and surrounding area, and are a safe and affordable option for visiting some of the most spectacular attractions in the area. Your concierge will help you choose the perfect tours, from swimming with dolphins to visiting ecological parks such as Xcaret and Xel-Ha. The Riviera Maya offers activities the whole family can enjoy and many all-inclusive packages offer special rates for guests on car rentals, exclusive hotel services and tours and attractions.
Just a few of the activities available in Cancun:
- Scuba Dive & Snorkel Tours
- Jungle Tours
- Championship Golf Courses
- Mayan Ruins Tours to Chichen Itza, Tulum, & Coba
- Eco Adventure Parks
- Day Trips to Isla Mujeres (Island of Women)
- Pirate, Party & Dinner Cruises
- Swim with Whale Sharks (mid-May through mid-September)
THE CANCUN AREA
In addition to the heavenly resort city of Cancun, the Yucatan Peninsula is home to natural wonders like cenotes, white sand beaches and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and manmade wonders like ancient Mayan ruins, bustling beach towns and sleepy villages. We suggest adding the following places near Cancun to your travel plans. Riviera Maya: The Riviera Maya is the coastal area between Cancun and Tulum. Endless white sand beaches surrounded by lush green rainforests which house mysterious cenotes and underground caves and rivers are distinctive features of the region. The Riviera Maya mostly offers large all inclusive resorts like Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park. Playa del Carmen: This upbeat, trendy beach town with a European flair is just 50 minutes south of Cancun. Relax at exclusive, glamorous beach clubs, or
stroll, shop and and dine along the popular La Quinta Avenida, 5th Avenue, the main pedestrian boulevard in town. Cozumel: Recognized as one of the best diving destinations in the world, this delightful island is frequented by scuba divers and snorkelers because of its plentiful and colorful marine life. It was also revered by the ancient Mayan civilization as sacred. Discover the aquatic life and cultural heritage of this charming Caribbean island. Isla Mujeres: This small tropical isla ndis just twenty minutes from Cancun by ferry. A tranquil break from the busy Cancun Hotel Zone, Isla Mujeres provides a peaceful retreat with its delightful downtown area, the spectacular cliffs at Punta Sur, dazzling white sand beaches and refreshing turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea.