Boasting a large hotel zone, Cancun is with no doubt a resort destination offering all-inclusive Cancun vacations. With miles of white sandy beaches and turquoise Caribbean waters, Cancun vacations present some of the finest beach experiences. Also a lively destination for nightlife, you can recover from your sins at your chosen resort in complete luxury with 5 star Cancun vacation packages. The Cancun hotel map shows the wide array of places to stay in this popular beach destination.
With all inclusive Cancun vacations, your total package ensures that your well looked after. Cancun vacation packages invariably offers a variety of traditional Mexican and international cuisine from a la carte dining, buffets and snack bars. Unlimited meals and drinks are usually included giving great value Cancun vacation deals. All inclusive resorts will also provide live music and nightly entertainment in the form of themed parties and cabaret shows. Facilities are generally top rate with swimming pools, fitness centers and kid’s water parks included. If you’re looking for a romantic, family orientated or spring break party, Cancun vacations offer all of this in one accessible Mexican destination.
All inclusive cancun vacations also involve relaxing spa packages and a range of free sporting activities. For water sports enthusiasts, activities like ocean fishing, snorkeling and kayaking make Cancun a perfect destination. With abundant marine life around Cancun, scuba diving excursions are a popular past time for many tourists. Most operators run trips to the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum and to the hub of Xcaret, which boasts endless water sports and an ecological centre. Sailing down the coastline from Cancun lends itself to plenty of opportunities for exploring stunning bays, outlying coral reef and local fishing communities.
From Cancun, there are unlimited opportunities for excursions to Isla Mujeres lying just off the northern coastline. Further south of Cancun to can cruise along the stunning Mayan Riviera. Isla Mujeres was an island traditionally built around the fishing industry, but now serves as a major port of call for people seeking an interesting day trip.
No Cancun vacation is quite complete without experiencing the nightlife of downtown Cancun. Bustling bars and clubs throw out just about any beat you can imagine from salsa to strobe happy dance. Most Cancun bars and clubs have all you can drink cover charges and an endless supply of tequila shots it would seem. There a far too many bars and clubs in Cancun to list. The most popular are however, Senor Frogs, Basic, Bulldog Cafe, Daddy O and Daddy Rock. With the last one, don’t be put off with the name...it’s far from a rock bar for the over 40’s. It’s wild. With various bar crawls on offer such as the Party Hopper, you can usually take in several of these nightspots in one go. The bar scene is buzzing most of the year round and hits fever pitch during Spring Break. For a less drink infested nightlife, there are cabaret shows and floating restaurants offering sunset dinner cruises. A dinner cruise is a great way to dine on seafood while seeing the sun dip over Cancun before the shoreline comes alive glistening with lights as the evening draws on. You can even experience this aboard Captain Hook, a custom designed pirate ship.
However, the real draw for many visitors is relaxing in Mexico’s tropical climate on endless miles of immaculate white sand. Cancun beaches are divided into northern and eastern stretches serving visitors at either side of a central lagoon. Both Playa Langosta and Playa Tortugas on the northern stretches of beach is a hub of activity where you will find many of Cancun’s hotels. The majority of bars and restaurants are situated here. Scuba diving and snorkel tours also depart from these clean buzzing beaches with shuttles departing to Isla Mujeres. On the eastern stretches, Playa Chac Mool and Playa Ballenas serve as Cancun’s most popular beaches.
The best time to visit Cancun varies for many. Peak season runs between December to March. The busiest times in particular are at Easter and Spring break when scores of North American students descend on Cancun to party, making use of the 18 year old legal drinking age. Look out for good Cancun vacation deals to either side of these peak periods.
Cheap All Inclusive Vacations
Cheap all inclusive vacations in Cancun are relatively easy to arrange these days. Part of the reason why is the recent economic downturn that has basically affected the entire world. While the more luxurious all inclusive resorts are struggling a bit to attract guests, the more affordable all inclusive establishments have more or less seen a rise in their guest numbers. Other things to keep in mind when trying to secure cheap all inclusive lodging in Cancun are the low season deals and the enticing vacation packages that are offered by various travel companies throughout the year.
The majority of the cheap Cancun hotels are found in Cancun City. That being said, the majority of these aren’t all inclusive. They also don’t sit on the famous Cancun beaches, and most foreign travelers prefer staying right on the sand. While many of the beachfront all inclusive resorts in the renowned Hotel Zone are of the upscale variety and charge elevated rates, others are more affordable on the whole and can be good alternatives for the budget-conscious. Examples of more affordable beachfront properties include the Sea Adventure Resort & Waterpark, the Hotel Flamingo Cancun, the Oasis Cancun, and the Crown Paradise Club (pictured above). Guests of these relatively cheap all inclusive lodging establishments don’t sacrifice a lot in the way of comfort and amenities.
Travelers who are interested in cheap all inclusive vacations in Cancun might also keep the Imperial Las Perlas and the Hotel Dos Playas in mind, as they offer some of the most affordable all inclusive plans and are rather comfortable and well-equipped. Also worth keeping in mind when trying to plan cheap all inclusive vacations in Cancun are the discounts that many all inclusive resorts offer during the low season, which basically begins after Easter and extends until mid-December. Finally, it can be a good idea to see what travel companies are offering in relation to Cancun all inclusive lodging deals. Even during the peak season, it is relatively easy to find good package deals that can even include a stay at one of the area’s more luxurious all inclusive resorts.
As a side note, the Hotel Zone, or the Cancun Strip, if you will, has different areas to select from. The main party zone is in the center of the strip, for example, and is more ideal for party animals and the younger spring break crowd. The ends of the strip tend to be more ideal for families and those who seek more in the way of solitude. The north side in particular has calmer waters that families with younger kids might prefer in the long run, though the relatively wide beaches in the south can be tempting as well.