If you are not sure if you want to spend the holidays in Cancun, check out these top 10 reasons why you should do it. No long stories, just pictures and a few words.
1. The wonderful beaches for diving and surfing
Cancun has the most beautiful beaches from Caribe with fine white silicate sand and light blue sea. There are several public access points from Boulevard Kukulcan to the beach. The north side of the 7 shape of the map is best for swimming; the eastern beaches have more crashing waves. If you are a surfer,
check out Playa Delfines also known as Playa el Mirador which is in the middle of the Hotel Zone. Divers can enjoy many different coral reefs that are full of marine life, incredible nightdives, various shipwrecks and recently have the option of visiting the underwater sculpture museum created by Jason de Caires Taylor.
2. Best resorts and hotels
The resorts and hotels from Cancun are absolutely fabulous! All of them have great ocean views, and almost all are on the beach. You can choose from hundreds of restaurants and bars, or if you purchase the ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN you’ll get
unlimited access to food and beverages, sports, entertainment events and you’ll have access to spas, nightclubs and bars from the resort you’re staying.
3. Chichen Itza
Well, this is something you have to visit while spending the holidays in Cancun.
Built to a scale that seems from another world, Chichen Itza has some of the biggest buildings of the ancient Mayan cities.
With a population of over 40 000, it became the most powerful city in the whole of the Yucatan in the last centuries of the Classic Mayan era (AD 750–950).
4. Great places for kids
Cancun is a wonderful place to come with your children. A lot of resorts have spaces specially for them ( Crown Paradise Club, Dreams Resort & Spa, Club Med etc) with family-friendly activities. Besides that you can take them to fun places where they can snorkel, swim with the dolphins, or bring them to theme parks like: Xplor Adventure Park, Xel Ha or Xcaret.
5. Mexican food
Many Cancun restaurants serve traditional dishes of the real Mexican cuisine known for its original flavors of sweet and hot. So, don’t hesitate to try Sopa de Lima, Pescado tikik-chik, Pibil, Tamales or Panuchos. Check out these traditional restaurants: Peter’s Restaurante, The Surfin Burrito, Pik Nik, Hacienda Sisal.
6. Diving reefs
Every diver’s dream holiday will come alive in Cancun. Really! It is the home to the world’s second largest barrier reef and it has a variety of diving locations for beginners or advanced divers. You can even participate in some magnificent night dives in the area.
7. Cancun nightlife
Cancun’s vibrant nightlife is most concentrated in the Hotel Zone but extends all the way to Downtown. A nonstop party atmosphere is maintained in clubs varying from Mexican traditional to modern cool. Check out: Coco Bongo, Bulldog Cafe or Dady O.
8. Wildlife reserves
Neon pink flamingos, howler monkeys, brilliant toucans and mysterious sea turtles are just a few of the locals you can meet by trading la vida loca for a more nature-friendly trip. Only a few hours away from Cancun you can get to several natural parks and reserves. All you have to do is buy tickets on a tour for wildlife viewing.
Created around a natural lagoon 6 km south of Playa del Carmen, Xcaret is a huge, imaginatively landscaped “ecopark”, bursting with flora, fauna, and sea life. There you can find a underground snorkeling river, dolphin and turtle pools, a Mayan Village and Ball Court, a zoo and a lot of other surprises.
10. Puerto Morelos
Despite its location between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos has avoided big-scale development. An undisturbed gem of the Mexican Caribbean, which has kept its mellow, fishing-village feel despite close proximity to the town. It has no real nightlife, but lovely beaches, and many small hotels and apartments offer long-term rates, which makes it a perfect getaway for Cancun holidays.