Cancun Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 93%Luxury Travelers
- 84%Nightlife Lovers
- 83%Budget Travelers
- 69%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 68%Local Culture
- 61%Green Travelers
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- CancunMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 12, 2014
A perfect fit for the "typical" college spring break. Lots of nightlife, lots of drinking, lots of tourists. From a cultural experience perspecive, it is very limited. The small native city of Cancun is accessible by bus and offers a wonderful weekend market, but other than that the main hotel zone if devoid of Mexican culture. If you're looking for a vacation to party and have fun on beautiful beaches though, Cancun is for you!Recommended for:
- CancunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Jun 30, 2014
just came from cancun.stayed in RIU Cancun all inclusive resort. Very beautiful place.everything is in sidethe resort.No need to go anywhere.beaches pools entertainment unlimited drinks you name it.Recommended for:
- CancunMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersAdventure TravelersJul 14, 2014
If you go to cancun you must spend some time on the beach. get up early and watch the sun rise over the caribean sea. The water is nice and warm and the sand is ivory white. There is so much to do.Recommended for:
- CancunMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 17, 2014
The Cancun trip exceeded expectations on just about every front, food, location, beach, drinks, pool, staff, cleanliness, and weather. We ALL had a great time. It was wonderful, and we all talked about going back, maybe even next winter.Recommended for:
- CancunAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 18, 2014
For someone who is more active, enjoys good food (not whatever the inclusive resort cooks up) and isn't much of a partier, Cancun's downtown and resorts don't hold much appeal. But I loved my trip to Cancun's nearby island of Isla Mujeres!
- CancunJul 14, 2014
Cancun is a wonderful city full of exciting things to do. If you are staying at one of the Palace or Hard Rock resorts in Cancun, a bus ride to the main square downtown is a nice way to start your journey. In 2013, the cost was $1.00 each way. Historic churches, shops, cafes await you if you decide to leave the resort which we often do not.
- CancunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsJul 06, 2014
I was so apprehensive coming here, thinking it would be Vegas by the sea. The view from above on the arriving flight seemed to confirm my worst fears. But that was before I swam in its beautiful sea - as clear as it gets and like being in a warm bath. Don't even think about swimming inland, it's croc infested. Some super places to eat too. At the end of the day it's a resort and attracts people who like resorts. If, like me, you loathe that, make sure you come off season.
- CancunJul 23, 2014
Cancun is incredibly safe, day or night. I travel there and the surrounding region a lot, many times solo, and have never had any problems with crime in over a decade's time. (I co-author a guidebook to the region.) The only caveat: though I'm not aware of any cartel activity it's best to stay away from drugs. Buying/selling/using them not only puts you in a potentially dangerous situation but if you're caught by authorities, you're pretty much guaranteed a stay in jail with very little the U.S.,or any foreign, government can do to help you.Recommended for:
- CancunMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Jul 06, 2014
There is a hotel for every budget in Cancun. The good hotels are modern and world class and the budget hotels are exactly that. What attracts the masses are the white sand beaches that go on for days. The crystal clear waters and more activities than you could do in a lifetime.Recommended for:
- CancunJul 27, 2014
I'm not raving about Cancun for its wet T-shirt contests and its open-bar deals. Or its humongo resorts. But it gets five stars for truly amazing beaches, for hidden-away taco stands, and for really lovely Mexican nightlife downtown. The trick is to hop on the bus and explore, break out of your hotel, and definitely go to a public beach on a Sunday, when all the locals are out and about.Recommended for:
- CancunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersApr 24, 2014
Packed with tourists almost year-round, Cancun has earned its reputation as America's Caribbean playground. The stereotypical all-inclusive resorts that you're imagining are concentrated on the city's best real estate, along a narrow strip of land with open ocean on one side and a lagoon on the other. The beaches are fantastic, and you're never far from a bar or restaurant. Further inland, the city of Cancun feels more like Mexico - with good taquerias, cheap artisan markets, and much, much cheaper accommodations. If you stay in the city to save some money, cheap public buses run to and from the beaches all day. (Bring water bottles with you, because it'll cost a ton once you're at the beach.)
- CancunMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 04, 2014
The best vacation I have had so far. Perfect for relaxing and soaking up some sun. Several tours are available, my favorite was Chichen Itza and the Mayan ruins. The resort staff were very nice and helpful. They did a great job of creating a friendly and welcoming environment. The food was great too. Everything was freshly cooked right in front of you and there wasn't a single thing that didn't taste great.Recommended for:
- CancunAug 08, 2013
Cancun is the place for every type of traveler. There are many white sand beaches to enjoy the turquoise water and different water sports. Swim with dolphins, snorkel or scuba dive, ferry to the island or visit cenotes or historic towns. Lots of good restaurants and bars, shopping malls and mercados, tours and ruins to visit. The locals are incredibly pleasant and helpful and there is lots of fresh fish to be had.
- CancunNov 09, 2013
You want fun in the sun and lots of drinking. Well Cancun is one of those places. We did an all inclusive, and so we went crazy drinking and didn't have to worry we would have to pay on top.
Mexico is probably one of the only places where beer is cheaper than water. I remember going Downtown and beer was 2 for a $1. Now why wouldn't you drink at that price.
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