DESTINATION GUIDE: CANCUN, MEXICO
Cancun is a vibrant city surrounded by the beautiful crystal clear waters of the warm Caribbean seas. Once a small fishing town along the northern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the city has now bloomed into a thriving holiday resort destination.
Due to the long stretches of golden sandy beaches, luxury hotels and electric nightlife the resort now attracts over four million visitors every year. Split between downtown markets and the Hotel Zone a visit to Cancun synthesises the best of local cultural attractions and luxury beach high life.
Long white beaches
A stretch of 22-kilometre golden beach weaves around the Cancun coastlines. Gently lapping against these shores are the warm Caribbean seas where you will find an array of both secluded beaches and vibrant resorts to enjoy your holiday in style and in comfort.
Across the beaches, there are opportunities to go diving, snorkelling sailing or even swimming with dolphins at the interactive aquarium.
Cancun is rich with Mayan history and the resorts regularly run day trips to the town of Tulum and its ancient archaeological sites. Here you can visit the Pyramid El Castillo, The Great Palace, Windows in the Castillo and Temple of the Frescos.
The well-preserved sites are a throwback to the 15th-century Mayan era. Tulum is a town brimming with ancient history and romance, set amidst a backdrop of breathtaking scenery. Visitors often stay to indulge in the range of luxurious massage treatments from the local resorts.
After absorbing the local beach life and ancient history why not try out some of Cancun’s night time entertainment. The Hotel Zone clubs have state of the art light shows, DJs, acrobats and impersonators to provide an exhilarating clubbing experience.
If you’re feeling more adventurous then travel to downtown Cancun where you can even enjoy an evening of flamenco dancing, cabaret and dancing performances from one of the many local bars.