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City Guide Cancun, Mexico

Visiting Cancun

Known for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, Cancun is located on the Caribbean Coast, and is part of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Outdoor activities aplenty, top class dining opportunities and a vibrant nightlife are just some of the things that make this such a popular destination.

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Cancun City Reviews

  • 60%

    sofrajean5178

    Mexico or the United States of America?

    The whole of Cancun is geared up for american tourists, they dont expect you to know any Spanish or have any respect for Mexican culture. Consequently everything is very expensive compared to the rest of Mexico. I found in many cases when I started speaking in Spanish and saying I lived in Mexico and wanted to pay in pesos often prices dropped remarkably. That was the other thing I didn`t like all the prices were in Dollars and its really hard to find anything authentically Mexican.

    Insider Tip:Head downtown away from the hotel zone to experience a little of true Mexico.

  • 60%

    earthcubed

    Cancun

    I wasn't there for long and saw next to nothing of it. The airport has flights and you can catch a bus to other places from here

    Insider Tip:Move on.. Haha

  • 100%

    mormon552720

    Cancun

    Cancun reminded me of orange county and los angeles. There is a lot more to do there than other beach cities in the area and trips to chitzen itza were very affordable from there at about 50 bucks for the whole trip. I especially liked the lush green vegetation in the area which was also a change from other beach cities.

    Insider Tip:Because there is so much in the area to do, its helpful to make a schedule before you go of the places you want to see based on recommendations from others in travel books.

  • 70%

    randallml7973

    Cancun

    First things first, I'm not a big party animal and I'm travelling solo so the beaches get a little dull, ergo, Cancun was never going to greatly appeal to me. That said, the beaches really are quite beautiful and I hear the party scene is impressive so its likelyideal for those with the beach/party holiday in mind. The good thing about Cancun for me is its accessibility to other destinations, notably Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itza, Playa Del Carmen & Tulum. As a hub, its in the perfect location.

    Insider Tip:Take a ferry across to Isla Mujeres and stay @ Poc na hostel for a great beach party followed by far more chilled beaches across the island to ease the hangover. Alternatively, catch a collectivo to Playa del Carmen which is still a party town but a little more quaint. Wherever you are, take a tour to swim with the whale sharks, these huge, gentle creatures are a sight to behold, let alone swim alongside...well worth the $1,000 (Pesos, approx.).

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Theres a lot more to cancun than you think.

    Ruins very close by, surrounded by cenotes, smaller beach towns 1h away, diving with whale sharks, amazing reef diving, snorkelling..... the list goes on. Come to cancun!

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