Cancun Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 97%Budget Travelers
- 83%Luxury Travelers
- 82%Nightlife Lovers
- 67%Green Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 56%Local Culture
Member Reviews (212)
- CancunMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersAdventure TravelersMar 13, 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.
- CancunMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Mar 02, 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.
- CancunAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jan 30, 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!
- CancunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Jan 03, 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.
- CancunMar 02, 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.
- CancunMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
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.
- CancunOct 23, 2013
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.
- CancunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersSep 02, 2013
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+ 4Jan 12, 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.
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