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Cancun Holidays

Beautiful beach in Cancun, aerial view. Zona Hoteliera. Caribbean coast, Yucatan, Mexico

Destination highlights

  • Over 9,000km of sandy beaches

  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites to choose from

  • Festive fun all year round

  • Home to the iconic Hotel Zone strip

What are the best beaches in Cancun?

  • Playa Delfines – with powdery white sands stretching for miles on either side, this spot is Cancun’s most popular beach destination – and justifiably so!

  • Puerto Morelos – featuring the Mesoamerican reef just off the coast, this relaxing beach is popular with snorkellers

  • Playa Chac Mool – perfect for the adventurous traveller, with a range of watersports to make holidays to Cancun something to remember

  • Playa Tortugas – if the kids are looking for a splash, this is a great beach for a fun-filled family holiday in Cancun

  • Playa Forum – located within easy reach of bars and restaurants, there’s always something to do at this local favourite – day or night

  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve – protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, there’s every excuse to experience the beach ‘where heaven began’

What are the top hotels in Cancun?

Cancun holidays will normally see sunseekers staying in the Hotel Zone in Riviera Maya - a long stretch of land that surrounds the mesmerising Nichupte Lagoon. Can't decide where to stay? Here are some of our favourite Cancun hotels:

  • Sun Palace - overlooking the Caribbean, this romantic adults-only spot is the perfect hotel if you fancy whisking your special someone away for a couples' holiday

  • Beach Palace - With easy access to the beach, pools and playgrounds, this hotel is a great choice for family holidays to Cancun

  • Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Riviera Maya - Adults Only - a slice of paradise, this hotel offers guests a beautiful pool scene surrounded by pretty gardens

  • Iberostar Selection Cancun - you can't go wrong with Iberostar, and this one opens up right onto the beach. Heaven

  • Omni Cancun & Villas - a five-star hotel with a variety of pools, Jacuzzis and a range of activities to make your 2023 holiday one to remember

Weather in Cancun

























In Cancun, the temperature is hotter than the salsa dance, and twice as inviting! Throughout the year, the mercury struts its stuff between a balmy 25-35°C, perfect for beach bumming, pyramid exploring, or just chilling with a margarita in hand. Sounds tempting, doesn't it?

The best part about the weather in Cancun? It's always ready to party, even when it cools down. The winter months (December to February) sees temperatures mellow to a comfortable 25-28°C. Talk about the perfect weather for exploring the vibrant city or snorkelling in those crystal-clear waters!

Just remember, Cancun likes to shake things up a bit with a tropical rainy season from June to November. But hey, it's the perfect excuse to indulge in some indoor spa treatments or tequila tasting!

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How long does it take to fly to Cancun?

It takes about 10.5 hours to fly to Cancun from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Cancun?

Cancun is six hours behind the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Cancun?

The official currency of Cancun is the Peso.

What language do they speak in Cancun?

The official language spoken in Cancun is Spanish.