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Once a small fishing town, Cancun has now transformed itself into an exciting, vibrant Mexican city on the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s split into two parts; the more traditional centre full of markets and cantinas, and the Hotel Zone made up of modern restaurants, nightclubs, and a long stretch of beach. This diversity has made the resort a popular destination among tourists, from families to partygoers.
One of Cancun’s biggest attractions is its 22 kilometre stretch of beach. The pristine white sands and clear warm water are bound to take your breath away. Snorkelling in Cancun is unlike anywhere else, with reefs, whale sharks, and an underwater museum to visit! If you’re looking to discover Cancun’s past, you’re in luck! The city has a rich Mayan history with the town of Tulum nearby, home to incredible and well-preserved ruins.
You can’t go wrong with a couples getaway to Cancun, with beautiful scenery and adults only hotels creating a perfect romantic atmosphere. For families there are many all-inclusive resorts that children will love. Kids clubs, water parks and great evening entertainment will keep them occupied!
Flights go from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to Cancun with just one stop over. From the airport, a transfer can get you to the Centre or the Hotel Zone within 25-40 minutes.
To learn more about things to do in Cancun, the best time to go and local info see here.
Cancun has a thriving nightlife, and is known as a hub for students on spring break! The Hotel Zone has an array of buzzing clubs which offer an unforgettable night out. Many of the popular spots offer a variety of music, neon lights, and even acrobats!
From the Hotel Zone to the Centre, Cancun has a range of eateries suiting all budgets and tastes. Head to a local cantina where you can eat delicious local seafood dishes like lobster or red snapper with the music of a Mariachi band in the background!
There are plenty of ways to entertain children in Cancun. The beaches are fantastic, offering a range of activities including snorkelling and giant inflatables. Piston Pueblo is a motorsports theme park which is very popular for a day trip.
The Hotel Zone is home to modern shopping centres with many establishments to suit your needs. La Isla Shopping Village is incredible. There are plenty of stores, restaurants and even a canal running through it!
Every year Cancun hosts the Inception Music Festival. This is the world’s biggest Spring Break event, with 30 days and 30 nights of musical performances across the resorts and clubs!
March is when the Inception Music Festival is held so it’s the best time to go for those wanting to experience Cancun’s wild nightlife. If you want to avoid the influx of spring-breakers, the best time to go is between May and June. These months see the hottest temperatures with highs in the mid 30s – perfect for a beach holiday!
Cancun uses the Peso.
Cancun is 6 hours behind Ireland.
The main tourist areas are easily travelled around by foot, but if you’re planning on going further afield then buses and taxis are available.