Mexico & Cancun Holidays

Holidays to Mexico - a beach lovers paradise

Mexico & Cancun Holidays

Cancun is one of Mexico’s top destinations and one of the most popular holiday spots in North America. Downtown Cancun is a vibrant Mexican city with plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping malls. Cancun has a thriving party scene as it’s also a place of wonderful natural beauty, rich historical culture, beautiful white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Cancun Beaches

Cancun’s beaches live up to their world-renowned reputation, with sparkling white sands and clear blue-green coral filled waters which offer the perfect setting ultimate relaxation to all sorts of water sports including sailing, surfing, and paragliding. And for when you’re ready for something especially exciting, why not explore Punta Nizuc, the world’s second largest coral reef and home to over 300 different species of marine animals.

Cancun holidays certainly are the perfect blend of fun and sun.

All-Inclusive Resorts

Let’s hear it for the all-inclusive hotel resort. No wallet, no cash, no stress. And nowhere does all-inclusive quite like Cancun, where you can expect nothing less than fun, fiesta and flamboyance. Cancun is a lively resort and the perfect destination for sun worshipers throughout the year. If you can drag yourself away from the luxury facilities, sports, spas and beaches Cancun downtown, is a vibrant Mexican city with restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls and markets. Our hand selected all-inclusive resort hotels offer the highest quality luxury, so you get to relax and start enjoying your holiday the moment you arrive. With hotels to suit all tastes we’ll help you choose the right resort, so you get the Cancun Holiday you’ve always dreamed of.

Things to do in Cancun

There are lots of things to do in Cancun. Nearby islands like Isla Mujeres and Cozumel offer quiet paradise getaways. For a real sense of Mexico’s history, the Mayan archaeological at Tulum, the pyramids at Uxmal, and the famous temple of Chichen Itza are not to be missed. So much more than beautiful beaches, holidays to Cancun are a unique combination of luxury resorts, historical attractions, and glorious cuisine.

Located where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is an excellent location to see all kinds of Sealife in their natural habitat, and one of its most famous residents is the world’s biggest fish; the whale shark. Despite its enormous size (some specimens are more than 40 feet in length), this gentle giant is totally harmless and feeds only on plankton.

Other famous native species include the huge manta ray (another harmless plankton feeder), bottlenose dolphins and green sea turtles. Not to be outdone, many species of exotic looking birds call the area home and of these, the most flamboyant and colourful, is the great pink flamingo.

While there are ancient Mayan relics scattered all across the country of Mexico, some of this mysterious and ancient civilization’s most awe-inspiring structures can be found near Cancun, with many day trips to the more spectacular historical sights operating out of the area. Perhaps the best known archaeological site in all of Mexico is Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the official Seven Wonders of the World. Chichen Itza was once the capital city of the mighty Mayan Empire and home to the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the terrible feathered Mayan serpent god and his Temple of Warriors.

Other amazing Mayan historical structures in the region include the pyramids of Uxmal and the city of Izamal, which contains over one million cubic metres of ancient Mayan ruins. Both of these extraordinary historical locations can be explored as part of the 2 Day Yucatan Adventure Tour.

We recommend you plan a day trip to the beautiful Isla Mujeres, located only a short ferry ride from Cancun. This island paradise’s tranquil atmosphere is the perfect antidote to the Cancun beach and party scene. Complimenting the island’s white sand beaches and turquoise waters are quaint, traditional fishing villages where you can dine on the freshest seafood caught by the local fishermen.

Explore Isla Mujeres’ Hidaldo Street, known as as El Centro, home to the island’s many restaurants, museums, and local markets. It is also possible to take a snorkelling or scuba diving trip so you can experience the beautiful crystal-clear waters surrounding the island. For an even more unique dive, check out MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte/Underwater Museum of Art). This unique museum is reached by scuba diving and features over 400 detailed clay sculptures. The museum, in collaboration with marine biologists and other experts, exhibit sculptures designed to counteract the effects of climate change on oceans and reef systems.

Staff Tips

  • Sarah McCormick

    Cancun - Make sure your snorkel or dive tour includes a visit to The Silent Evolution near Isla Mujeres. Mine only included a stop at The Gardener of Hope near Punta Nizuc, and while as nifty and as uplifting an experience that may sound, it's not quite as impressive as the 400+ statues you'll see near Isla Mujeres.

    Sarah McCormickPersonal Travel Planner
  • Denise Walsh

    Cancun - Tequila is to Mexico vacations as deep-dish pizza is to Chicago - it's just one of those things you have to experience on its native soil. If you want to find out more, head over to the Tequila Herradura Sensory Museum.

    Denise WalshPersonal Travel Planner
  • Kristin Skinner

    Cancun - The Chac Mool Beach is a secret beach, it is almost in front of Señor Frogs there is a secret hallway where at the end you will find the beach!

    Kristin SkinnerPersonal Travel Planner
  • Sarah McCormick

    When travelling to Mexico or the Caribbean, remember to only use the tap water for brushing your teeth and showering – don’t drink it!

    Sarah McCormickPersonal Travel Planner

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