Overview Cancun

Visiting Cancun

Once an obscure fisherman’s island surrounded by virgin forest, Cancun is now the most well-known Mexican resort in the world, and with its beautiful setting, prime beaches and tropical climate, it’s not hard to see why. Everything in Cancun caters to the tourist trade, including the large number of eco-tours and adventure tours popular among tourists. The AquaWorld tour company specializes in parasailing, snorkeling and fishing, while outfits like SCUBA Cancun and Nautilus Diving and Training Center help tourists plumb the Caribbean depths. Adventure tours like Hummer Jungle Tours and the Selvatic Canopy Expedition and Adventure are exciting and popular options, and they’ll usually pick up tourists at their hotel. Whatever its reputation for nightlife (and with hotspots like Coco Bongo, it’s... Read More Once an obscure fisherman’s island surrounded by virgin forest, Cancun is now the most well-known Mexican resort in the world, and with its beautiful setting, prime beaches and tropical climate, it’s not hard to see why. Everything in Cancun caters to the tourist trade, including the large number of eco-tours and adventure tours popular among tourists. The AquaWorld tour company specializes in parasailing, snorkeling and fishing, while outfits like SCUBA Cancun and Nautilus Diving and Training Center help tourists plumb the Caribbean depths. Adventure tours like Hummer Jungle Tours and the Selvatic Canopy Expedition and Adventure are exciting and popular options, and they’ll usually pick up tourists at their hotel. Whatever its reputation for nightlife (and with hotspots like Coco Bongo, it’s generally good), Cancun makes for a great family vacation. Kid-friendly aquatic hotspots like Xel Ha EcoPark, the Interactive Aquarium and the Dolphinarium on Isla Mujeres even let you swim with dolphins (for an additional fee). Being a resort city, of course Cancun’s major highlights are its beaches – massive stretches of powdery white sand and gleaming turquoise water. Be sure to pack plenty of sun tan lotion and a few good books, because whether or not you’re staying in a beach front hotel, you’ll be spending a lot of your vacation in the sand and surf. Once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve buried their feet in the white Cancun sands.    Close

Stories and Tips Cancun

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"The Seven"

Written by Princess00 on 31 Aug, 2010

Over the years, the authenticity of Cancun has been replaced with a very Americanized city which caters to their northern border neighbors. If you are seeking a more authentic Mexican experience, it is better found in the downtown Cancun area or farther south or…Read More


Xcaret, Ecologically Best!

Written by BlueJay21 on 13 Dec, 2009

XcaretI had high expectations when booking this all day excursion, especially with price of admission being equal or close to Disney land, all and all at the end of the day it was completely worth it. My first time at an eco-park it was probably…Read More


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Isla Mujeres, Finding Lady Lost

Written by BlueJay21 on 13 Dec, 2009

After recovering from our plane rides we decided to take a day trip to the majestic island Isla Meurejes, we flirted with the idea of getting a professional tour but decided against it and just ventured out to the ports. The departure times were not…Read More


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Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum

Written by MilwVon on 29 Dec, 2006

Some would say that if you see one Mayan ruins area you don't need to see others, but we would disagree with that. We chose to do both Chichen Itza AND Tulum during our 11 day vacation to Cancun. We used Brandt’s 2x1 Entertainment Card…Read More


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Isla De Mujeres (Island of women)

Written by britgirl7 on 25 Apr, 2005

The Isla Mujeres translates to the Island of Women, and not surprisingly, it is just across the Bahai de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun. Some people arrive on a day trip from Cancun, like a booze-cruise party boat, but it’s very easy to take…Read More


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El Garrafon National Park, Isla Mujeres

Written by Suzanne715 on 10 Apr, 2005

Thorpe, my husband, and I sip coffee on an open-air deck of the Norwegian Dream, admiring the glorious, clouded sunrise. The ship anchors outside of the port of Cancun, where an enormous Mexican flag waves over the skyline of resorts, casinos, and shops. In…Read More


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Tulum,

Written by txredhead on 13 Sep, 2002

Tulum, "the City of Dawn", built in honor of the Sun. The Mayas believed the heat of the sun gave them strength. Tulum is considered the most beautiful of the Mayan sites. It is small but exquisitely poised on 50 foot high…Read More


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Swim With the Dolphins

Written by funandsun on 15 Jul, 2003

Discovery Cove is the name of the dolphin swim company, and they have programs in Cozumel, Cancun and Puerto Aventuras. We partook in the dolphin swim on Isla Mujeres. For US$110 for each person, we were able to swim with the dolphins in a confined area…Read More


Going Ashore: Fares, Fees, and Fines

Written by El Gallo on 30 Aug, 2001

There are several possible itineraries for the Cancun Havana cruise. At present the three day itinerary leaves Friday morning, allows passengers ashore in Havana from around 11:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, and returns Sunday evening. The four day trip leaves at midday…Read More


Kids And Pirates

Written by El Gallo on 30 Aug, 2001

Although I have a long-standing and deep-seated aversion to those exotic and obnoxious pets people call "kids", I have noticed that many people seem to enjoy them and haul them around wherever they go and allowing them to invest public venues. If I felt…Read More


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