Bordering the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a one-stop beach destination for an all inclusive holiday with excellent nightlife and gorgeous white sandy beaches. Situated on the Yuncatan Peninsula, Cancun offers you a holiday of fun-filled memories, whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a couple’s break. With a myriad of glamorous hotels and resorts to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice on deciding where to stay, with a range of family-friendly and adults-only resorts. Why not include Cancun as part of a multi-centre holiday package, with the USA including destinations such as New York, Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
Rich with Mayan history, Tulum, just a 90-minute drive away, is an ideal destination to visit on a day trip from Cancun where you can discover preserved costal sites and ruins. Don’t miss the El Castillo, the Temple of the Descending God and the Temple of the Frescoes. Don’t miss the chance to see Chichen Itza, a visit to Mexico wouldn’t be complete without visiting this archaeological site with ruins of the large Mayan city and the iconic pyramid.
Cancun is a paradise for those that love spending time in the water. Not only will you have a white sandy beach to relax and enjoy a range of incredible water sports, but also you’ll get to explore stunning cenotes – a natural pit or sinkhole that exposes groundwater from the result of limestone bedrock collapsing. Riviera Maya has 10 cenotes to explore, where you can swim in the open-air cenote, go cliff jumping and snorkelling on a tour. If you love spending time underwater, it’s also worth a visit to the Cancun Underwater Museum for a truly spectacular sighting.
A day trip to Xcaret Park should be on the list for every traveller. This eco-archaeological park is also a theme and waterpark with underground rivers, cenotes, a beach and lagoon, and a Coral Reef Aquarium where you can visit the sea turtle centre, learn about the flora and fauna and even see land animals such as jaguars, manatees, flamingos, spider monkeys and bats.
If you’re travelling to Cancun for a special occasion, such as an anniversary, proposal holiday or honeymoon, you’ll be in for a treat when it comes to the vibrant nightlife. Head to the lively Zona Hotelera area – also known as the Hotel Zone, home to international restaurants, shopping malls, bars and sala clubs. One of Cancun’s most famous nightclubs is Coco Bongo, which is ideally located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, offering wild shows of circus and acrobatic demonstrations.
Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead on November 2nd and is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. The day involves family and friends gathering to pray to remember friends and family that have died, to support their spiritual journey.
What is the currency in Cancun?
How long does it take to fly to Cancun?
A non-stop flight from the UK to Cancun takes 8 hours and 10 minutes.
What is the time difference in Cancun?
The UK is 6 hours ahead of Cancun.
When is the best time to visit Cancun?
Cancun is an ideal holiday destination with year-round sunshine. Wet season is from May to October, with September being the wettest month. December to April is wonderful time of the year to visit Cancun, with April being the driest month.
What language is spoken in Cancun?
Spanish and English.
Do I need a visa to visit Cancun?
Tourists don’t need to get a visa to visit Mexico, although you will need to complete an immigration form as you enter and leave Mexico. For up to date travel advice visit the FCO website here.