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

Shopping where to buy souvenirs?

Written by samer_k on 21 Mar, 2005

Now, for some of you, the constant barrage of sales pitches--"Hello, Amigo, come to my store!", "Where you from?", etc., is agressive, but take it in stride; they are looking to make a buck, sell you a tour, sell you souvenirs, etc. I have said this…Read More


Public transportation

Written by JesusW on 30 Apr, 2005

In Cancun, you really don't need a car. Of course, it's more convenient to have your own car so you can set your own times and schedules, but to enjoy this city, a car is not mandatory. Distances are long, and if you are in the…Read More


Going into Cancun

Written by chasindaylight on 02 Jan, 2005

We were feeling adventurous, so we ventured out into Cancun on your own. We took the free shuttle to Cancun Palace and ate lunch there. From there we explored the Hotel Zone. We took a ride on a city bus and learned that…Read More


Chapter one

Written by trekkin treena on 15 Nov, 2004

So far so good-we arrived in Mexico without a hitch, apart from having a 5-hour wait in the dismal surroundings of Miami International Airport. It seems the whole place is tinged with a dull shade of yellow, even the people. Oh, and the nutter that…Read More


Last-Minute Vacation Planning

Written by C.Kowalczik on 26 May, 2005

I have done a lot of traveling and have been to many wonderful places, some of which I get to write journals about. I have had okay trips, really good trips, and "I can’t wait to do it again" trips. However, if there is…Read More


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One of our Favorite Vacation Spots

Written by worldwind on 29 Feb, 2004

Cancun has it all! That’s what makes it one of our favorite vacations spots. It’s very easy to get to from any city in the U.S. and, from our experience, very inexpensive for airfare and hotel accommodations. Cancun has everything going for…Read More


Tips on staying at a Palace resort

Written by Gerdgal on 30 Jan, 2004

When you're in Cancun use the bus! At 6 pesos, it's one of the few bargains to be found. One evening we spent $7 to visit the Hyatt Caribe by taxi. Silly me! I didn't realize it was only 5 properties away. We walked back…Read More


Our Tours

Written by bmoore1109 on 12 Oct, 2005

RCI reps at Hotel Y Villas Solaris helped greatly with plans for the tours we had planned before we left home. Loreena, our RCI rep, helped so much and made sure we were invited to special activities and dinners. The four tours we did were…Read More


El Dorado Resort and Spa, Akumal

Written by EagleFlier on 12 Feb, 2004

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable week at the Eldorado Resort and Spa (ER&S) in October 2003. This was our third time to visit there. We have taken other trips to Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, and other Caribbean locations over the last few…Read More


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Stay and Play

Written by melallen on 21 Sep, 2003

While at the Moon Palace, we spent most of our time by the pool. We knew that in order to get a palapa we had to reserve our seats fairly early. Every morning between seven and eight I would go out and put…Read More


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