Cheap Vacations To Cancun, Mexico


The tropical paradise of Cancun remains one of the world’s top vacation destinations. Cancun has so much to offer traveler that it’s no surprise that millions visit every year to lay on its white sandy beaches. Cancun is also home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, making for some amazing snorkeling and diving excursions. There is also plenty more to do such as golfing, fishing, tennis, shopping, sightseeing and dining.

Weather: 15 C – 35 C ; rainy season runs May through October
Language: Spanish, English is moderately spoken in tourist areas.
Currency: Mexican Peso; $1CD = 13.02 pesos (as of December 3, 2012)

Getting There & Getting Around

The Cancun International Airport (CUN) is only 20kms from the Resort Zone and 12kms from downtown Cancun making it an easy place to travel to.

Walking: The Cancun Resort Zone is easily accessible on foot. Downtown Cancun city is also walkable for shopping or visiting popular hangouts.

Buses: Buses run from the Resort Zone to Cancun City from 6am to Midnight and cost 7 pesos ($0.55). This is a good way to travel as buses run frequently, approximately 5 minutes apart.

Taxis: Only certain taxis have the authority to pick up travelers from the airport and these are the most expensive. Remember to negotiate a price with the driver before you leave. Your hotel can provide you with typical rates for your destination.

Car Rentals: This is a good way to see the Mayan Ruins and certain  places that are more off the beaten track. Companies are similar to those in North America and have rates a low as $40 a day. Watch out for police offers as they tend to pull tourists over without reason then demand a small bribe.

Ferries: Ferries leave every half hour from Puerto Juarez to the Isla Mujeres for 35 pesos ($2.75) or you can take a boat from Cancun for about 190 pesos ($15) round trip.


Barceló Costa Cancun            ★★★★☆

Oasis Cancun          ★★★★☆

Oasis Palm          ★★★★☆

Riu Cancun         ★★★★★


Aquaworld provides numerous adventures from diving, fishing, snorkeling, parasailing and swimming with dolphins.

Cozumel Island
This is Mexico’s largest island and home to the world’s second largest coral reef. This destination is a tourist favourite.

Chichén Itzá
This archaeological wonder, founded in 495 AD, has been restored and features a large visitor’s center and museum where you can view sculptures and artifacts.

Horseback Tours
Explore Cancun’s jungles on horseback and then take a leisurely ride along the beach. This includes drinks and snacks.

Isla Mujeres
This quaint island is world famous for visitors who are looking for adventure. This island was one inhabited by pirates and offers many excursion activities.

Kukulcán Plaza
This major indoor mall has over 300 stores and has everything from cinemas and restaurants to bowling.

Plaza Fiesta
This shopping mall is truly a shopping fiesta and includes everything from gold, silver and miscellaneous handmade crafts that make perfect souvenirs.

This is the only ocean front city built by the Mayans and also the only city they built with a wall around it. While it’s small it offers great insight into the life of the Mayans.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Bulldog Café
This café has live music performances, DJs and even bikini contests.

Coco Bongo
This giant club packs in over 3,000 people and is perhaps one of the most popular clubs in Cuba.

Dady O’s
Here you can enjoy world famous light and laser shows, live music and more.

Du Mexique
Av. Bonampak 109, esq. calle Pargo, Sm 3 | Mz. 17, Sm. 3, Centro, Cancun, Mexico
Chef Alain is serving up a fresh French cuisine with a dash Mayan flavour.

La Dolce Vita
Av. Coba N. 87 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico
This restaurant is located on the lagoon and serves an Italian menu complemented by an extensive wine list.

Peter’s Restaurante
Av. Bonampak 71 – 72 | Between Sierra & Robalo only 200′ from Hotel Zone entrance, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Don’t be fooled by its unassuming location, this charming bistro serves a Mexican menu. Make sure you save room for some homemade ice cream and key lime pie!

Pik Nik
Av. Tulipanes, Cancun 77500, Mexico
This small restaurant is serving up Mexican favourites for a great price along with 2 for 1 drinks, how can you beat that?

Senor Frogs
Senior Frogs is a restaurant, bar and souvenir shop that is fun for the family during the day and turns into a party at night with live entertainment.

The Surfing Burrito
Kukulcan Blvd. Km 9.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Across from Senor Frogs this hole in the wall is surfing up some tasty burritos and giant margaritas 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They also deliver to the hotels!

The City
This is the definition of a super club with 9 bars, light shows, VIP areas, the latest music and famous DJs.

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