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Cancun Holidays 

Sitting on the edge of the Caribbean sea in the Yucatan Peninsula, the region of Cancún in Mexico is a great place for your Mexican holiday. With exciting things to do, exotic natural beauty, tropical beaches and brilliant weather, Cancún holidays give you the opportunity to make everlasting memories. Whether you’re going for a romantic getaway, flying solo, a fun packed trip with the kids or even a break away to party with your closest buddies, this is a region of Mexico you’ll fall in love with.

35 °C

It hits the high temperatures of mid 30°C during the summer months. During the winter the temperatures drop slightly but remain balmy with plenty of sunshine.

10.5 hours

Cancún International Airport is a stone’s throw away from the main holiday resort.

Book a cheap holiday to Cancún with Airtours and enjoy a sunny break in an amazing destination. With such excellent deals on cheap All Inclusive holidays, there’s no better time to go. 

Featured holidays in Cancun

Crown Paradise Club

Cancun, Cancun Area

4 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Four outdoor swimming pools and kids' waterpark
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Stunning ocean view rooms available

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 7014 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£608

Barceló Tucancun Beach

Cancun, Cancun Area

4 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 24hr all inclusive
  • On the beach
  • Central location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 4146 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£622

Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe

Cancun, Cancun Area

4 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Central location in Cancún
  • 24hr All Inclusive
  • On 400m of exclusive beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 5522 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£658

After spending all year waiting for your holiday, you deserve something amazing. With all of the relaxation of a great beach holiday but with the added bonus of amazing places to swim, lots of culture and a great nightlife, the areas of Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras are perfect. 

If we were to list all of the things to do in the Yucatan Peninsula then we would be here a very long time.This region is absolutely packed to the gills with exciting things to see and do.  

Mexico has a deep appreciation for its past. Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Coba are all well worth stopping at. As one of the great wonders of the world, the Kukulkan pyramid at Chichén Itzá is unforgettable. This amazing skull and serpent covered pyramid was the site of much Mayan spirituality as well as being the place where the calendar of 365 days was invented.  

There are some fantastic museums in the region. Cancún Underwater Museum is an art installation made up of 500 life size sculptures attached to the sea floor and co-existing with the coral reef. Take one of the glass bottom boats out and it’ll have you imagining you’ve come across the ancient city of Atlantis. If you’ve a taste for Mexico’s finest export, tequila, then the Museo Sensorial Tequila, will show you just how this famous drink is made starting with the agave plant, all the way to bottling.

There are lots of amazing natural areas in this region. The eco parks of Xcaret, Xel-Há and Kantun-chi are great visits. Go for a swim in the underground rivers, take a dip in the Mayan Cave cenote in Xel-Há, swim alongside dolphins or in the lagoons that sit next to the jungle near the beaches.

Cancun is best for

Mayan histories: The many Mayan ruins in the Cancún region are brilliant reminders of an entire civilisation before colonialism. Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Coba are popular choices to visit. 

Snorkelling: Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a wild sea turtle? Or even a manatee? Along with the clearest Caribbean seas and coral reefs, there are many theme parks where you can swim with some of the planet’s most beautiful sea creatures. 

Nightlife: Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras are famous for their nightlife. From the hustle and bustle of the main resort nightclubs, bars and restaurants to quiet night cruises out at sea there is something for every kind of traveller.


Fast facts

Language: Mexicans speak Spanish, one of the most spoken languages in the world. 

Currency: Pesos.

Local time: The region of Cancún run their clocks five hours after GMT(UK Time) . At midday in the UK it'll be 7am in Cancún. 

Fly to: Cancún International Airport is in the city of Cancún, approximately 50km to the resorts of Playa del Carmen, 71km from Puerto Aventuras and a mere 20km to the hotel district in Cancún.

Flight time from UK: approximately 10.5 hours from the UK. 

Tourist information: The official website of Cancún is really useful for information before you visit. See here.

Visa and health: You don't need any specific Visas to visit Mexico as a tourist but you’ll be required to carry a Tourist Card to enter and leave the country. These are obtained at the airport when you arrive. Health-wise, it's recommended that you're up-to-date with your vaccinations but this is just a guide and not mandatory. See the governments websites here and here for more information.


Weather and climate

Temperatures: In the summer months, the temperatures can reach as high as 35°C but these drop slightly to an average of 21°C during winter. 

Best time to visit: Mexico has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons and some temperamental hurricane weather between the hot summer months of June and October. The wet season is the hottest with temperatures of around 35°C but often the heavy rain is short lived and can bring some relief from the scorching heat. The dry season, between November and March, has refreshing temperatures of around 21°C. The hurricane season sounds scary but these storms are rare and the resorts are well prepared for them.


Getting Around

Buses: There is a cheap and cheerful bus service in all of the resorts and to the main attractions. There is also the first class ADO bus service that has air conditioning and bathrooms. 

Taxis: Like all tourist destinations, there are many reliable and cost effective taxis. Some taxis even charge a standard fare so you know exactly what you’re getting beforehand.

Bicycle: A refreshing and exhilarating way to take in the sights and sounds of Cancún could by bicycle. There are many companies that offer cycling tours and bike hire in the region.


Events

Wine and Food Festival: Visit Cancún for the annual International Food and Wine festival. Top chefs, hoteliers and restaurants gather together in the resort to give cooking lessons and offer tasters. Check it out for incredible examples of Mexican food. 

Revolution Day: Revolution Day is a national holiday taking place on the 20th November. A day where Mexicans commemorate the 1920 revolution that ended the dictatorship of José de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori. Look out for street parties and general patriotic merriment. 

Day of the Dead: A deeply holy and spiritual festival, Day of the Dead takes place in the last week of October and into November. Locals get together and offer food, sweets and flowers to loved ones who've passed away. A beautiful festival to appreciate and enjoy.


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