When planning your Cancun vacation is important to remember that, along with other destinations within the Yucatan Peninsula, room rates vary considerably according to the season. While price fluctuations affect almost all accommodations, it is particularly noticeable within the mid-range to top end section of the accommodation spectrum. Peak season in Cancun runs from mid-December through to the middle of April. In addition, the months of July and August are also very busy.
In order to make sure that you are getting your Cancun accommodation for the very best prices, it is a good idea to book your hotel online and in advance.
Due to its popularity Cancun accommodation in Cancun tends to be more expensive than accommodation in other Mexican tourist resorts. Nevertheless, there is a good selection of accommodation to choose from. If you are looking for cheap accommodation, you should check out the budget hotels in downtown Cancun and the guesthouses which are distributed throughout the city.
Many of Cancun’s best hotels are situated in the Hotel Zona which is a short bus ride from the coast. Here you will find a good selection of mid-range hotels boasting their own bars and eateries as well as luxury international chains such as Hyatt, Sheraton and Ritz Carlton.
Most people heading to Cancun opt for an all-inclusive resort. The major attraction of an all-inclusive resort is that the cost (almost) all of your onsite food and drinks are included in the price of the holiday. This is not only convenient, but it also makes budgeting a breeze! If you choose to stay in an all-inclusive resort, make sure you are aware of the deal does and does not include. Common exclusions include imported drinks and food from a la carte restaurants.
Top Things to Do in Cancun
Of course, the lovely beaches here are not to be missed. There are literally hundreds to choose from but it is still worth mentioning a few of the top spots. Playa Mujeres is quite private and for adults only. Not only are the waters here quite calm, but there are a number of unique attractions such as restaurants, a spa and even outdoor pools. Other top beaches include Maroma Beach (voted as one of the ten best in the entire world), Paraiso Beach and a small strip of sand found adjacent to the sleepy town of Akumal.
For those who enjoy a bit of partying, the Cancun nightlife is certainly not to be missed. The city center is known to be open until the wee hours of the morning and from food to discos and bars, there are many options to choose from. Famous for its selection of “superclubs”, venues such as Coco Bongo, Dady Rock and The City attract thousands of patrons every day. For those who wish to enjoy a more quiet experience or sip on a martini, the lounges located in the Hotel Zone are perfect alternatives. There are also a number of quality restaurants found in this location.
Cancun is also a popular spot for nature lovers. It is common to take day trips to observe the pristine beauty of this region. One location that is of immense interest is the Sian Ka’an Nature Preserve. Visitors are able to kayak through miles of wetlands or take a hike along many of the inland trails to catch a glimpse of jungles that have not yet been touched by man. The flora and fauna here are incredible and there are numerous guided tours for those who are interested.