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

Not Floor Show...Deck Show

Written by El Gallo on 30 Aug, 2001

A special bonus of taking The Boat is the after-dinner show. There are shows in the main salon every night after dinner. Two shows a night, in fact, since there are two sittings of dinner. This is the "cruisiest" event on the…Read More


Water, Water Everywhere...And Some Of It On Deck

Written by El Gallo on 30 Aug, 2001

Ultimately, a cruise has to be viewed from the perspective of being on a boat in the water: otherwise you could do it all in Vegas. Whatever diversions might offer themselves below, you aren't really there until you walk out on deck. That's…Read More


Xelha and Tulum Tour

Written by Ride2Live on 14 Dec, 2007

We enjoyed both but I would recommend splitting them up into different trips.Xelha is a protected reserve offering snorkling, tubing and a dolphin experience. It is an All-Inclusive park that includes your snorkling gear ($20 deposit) and several restaurants where you can just sit,…Read More


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Isla Mujeres - Day Trip

Written by MilwVon on 29 Dec, 2006

Since we did the timeshare presentation with Palace Resorts, we received a complimentary day trip to Isla Mujeres. We met dockside to take their charter boat to their private beach and dock. The day was pleasant, but I do not know that I would pay…Read More


The Specialty Restaurants of Caribbean Village Resort

Written by MilwVon on 29 Dec, 2006

As part of the all-inclusive package at the Caribbean Village resort, guests have access to three exquisite dining options in addition to the expansive buffet. During our 11-day stay, we tried each of the three.Firenze Italian Restaurant: We were greeted with a white wine cherry…Read More


Riding the Bus in Cancun

Written by willowdell on 27 Dec, 2006

We decided to use the bus instead of taxis while in Cancun. The bus stop was a block and a half away from the Vacation Club. Go out the main entrance. Turn right, walk straight, and it's right there! You'll need pesos to pay for…Read More


Wedding Destination

Written by kona on 04 Aug, 2006

My husband and I, along with 50 family members, came to Cancun to be a part of my cousin's wedding. We stayed at the Riu Cancun, an all-inclusive resort, which is where all the guests stayed. Her wedding was to be on the beach oh a…Read More


Chichen-Itza

Written by misskris on 31 Aug, 2005

The ancient Mayan palace and compound of Chichen-Itza dates back to the year 800 AD. The palace is remarkably intact, and an entire day can be spent wandering the grounds. When we were there, they still allowed climbing the pyramid, which was the…Read More


Club Med Cancun

Written by Clubmedawful on 05 Jul, 2005

This February (2005), my husband and I wasted our hard-earned money to vacation at Club Med Cancun! I am an avid traveler, having traveled around the world, and I have never encountered such a dumpy place as I did at Club Med Cancun!…Read More


Sun Palace

Written by mmia2 on 02 Mar, 2005

This was our first trip to Cancun. The Sun Palace has probably the best beach being on the southern end and less crowded than the big resorts towards the north end. The main pool is very small compared to other resorts we stayed at like…Read More


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