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Cancun is located on the Yucatán Peninsula just off the Caribbean Sea. It has a tropical climate, with a hot, rainy season from May to October; and a cooler, drier season from November to April. Cancun is known for its long stretches of white sand beaches, turquoise water, and legendary nightlife.
Hostels in Cancun are highly rated, beautifully decorated and perfectly located for you to enjoy a true piece of paradise. Most of the hostels offer both private and dorm rooms, pools, and immaculate indoor and outdoor lounge space. Many of the Cancun hostels also offer hostel activities like BBQs and parties, as well as bookings for tours, snorkelling, and other great events!
There are hostel options fro backpackpackers in Cancun’s downtown district, as well as the Zona Hotelera which is a long strip of large hotels, nightclubs, shops, and restaurants. Staying in the downtown district will be a more traditional Mexican experience with markets, local bars and restaurants, and other local hotspots are only a couple minutes away. Hostels in the Zona Hotelera are a short walk from the white sand beaches, famous nightlife, and various restaurants and bars along the beachfront strip!
There is a lot to do in Cancun once you’ve had your fill of the sun (or you skimped on the sunscreen and are walking around looking like a lobster). Mercado 28 is an open-air market that will give you an exciting, authentic Cancun experience. The Ka’Yok’ Cancun Planetarium has shows that will broaden your mind and give you a break from the sun, and afterwards you can visit Parque De Las Palapas to experience local culture and delicious street food.
Backpacking around Cancun is made easy by the multiple bus routes that run frequently and consistently. Depending on where you choose to stay, many attractions and necessities will be within walking distance as well. Taxis are also frequently used in Cancun, keep in mind that they are not metered so the fare should be negotiated before starting the trip.