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Cancun, a specifically built vacation city, is the hub of the Riveria Maya in Mexico. With excellent beaches, great diving opportunities and a multitude of luxury 5 star resorts and hotels overlooking Cancun beach, it is Mexico's premier package vacation destination. Charter flights operate into Cancun and the nightlife can be wild, especially during Spring Break. There are various Mayan ruins that can be visited on a day tour. This vacation city in Mexico is definately not for everyone.
Hotels & Resorts
There are so many hotels in Cancun that we'll only offer a snippet of some that we think are superior to the other hotels. In reality, the range is immense, though all generally provide the same vacation experience: beaches and luxury in Mexico. Most of the more exclusive hotels are not in Cancun town itself, but on the surrounding coastline that has been dubbed the Riveria Maya.
Ambiance Villas at Kin Ha - a low-key resort is located on arguably Cancunís finest powdery white sand beach, 10 minutes drive from the centre of town and near Pok-Ta-Pok golf course.
Avalon Baccara - an attractive hacienda-style hotel is located behind a lovely white sand beach within the main hotel zone of Cancun.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Hotel - Recently refurbished, this modern hotel is located 30 minutess from the centre of town. The Fiesta Americana is set back from the road by lush tropical gardens with waterfalls.
Fiesta Americana Coral Beach - The Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is located on a beautiful, long stretch of white-powder beach. With over 600 rooms, this is one of the larger all inclusive resorts.
Omni Cancun - This resort is located on a long white sand beach, ten minutesí drive from the centre of Cancun. There are 350 rooms, 3 swimming pools, and a lovely terrace restaurant.
Westin Cancun - an elegant hotel resort located in a secluded spot at the southern end of the main hotel strip. Its relative isolation makes it more relaxing than other hotels, though it is also slightly further away from the restaurants and nightlife.
Hyatt Regency - The Hyatt Regency is found in Cancun's principal hotel zone facing the Caribbean. The all inclusive resort has 300 rooms in total.
Dreams Cancun - This all-inclusive (formerly known as the Camino Real) is a pyramid-shaped resort set at the tip of Punta Cancun. Its wonderful location means it is surrounded by the Caribbean sea on three sides, and has a fine white sand beach.
Tours & Excursions available
Cancun is an all inclusive vacation package type place, but there are numerous tours and excursions that visitors can undertake while staying an any of the luxury hotels in the city. Most common is the tour of Chitzen Itza, some of the finest Maya ruins in Central America. There are also ruins at Tulum and Uxmal that can be reached in a day tour. Scuba diving, snorkelling and watersports are popular things to do in Cancun itself.
Cancun is served by an overwhelming number of airlines, most of them offering charter flights. All the major American airlines offer cheap flights to Cancun. From Europe and the UK, the best options for cheap direct flights are with charter airlines - the only European carrier that has direct scheduled (non-charter) flights to Cancun is Iberia. Other flights will be via Mexico City with a connecting flight with Mexicana, Aero Mexico or Aviacsa (normally the cheapest for internal / domestic flights).