Cancun Vacation Travel Guide

One of Mexico’s premier resort cities, Cancun lays on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Millions come each year to enjoy the sun, warm waters and night life, and to explore the area’s incredible Mayan ruins and history.


  • Cancun’s modern sun-temples line a 15 mile-long stretch of beach known as the Zona Hotelera. Here, you can swim with dolphins at the Acuario Interactivo, and immerse yourself in Mayan history at the Mayan Cancun Museum and the temple ruins of El Rey.
  • Hop on a ferry to the nearby island of Mujeres and discover the area’s pirate-past at Capitan Dulche’s Maritime Museum. For a museum with a difference, pull on a mask and dive into the Museo Subacuatico de Arte. This underwater gallery consists of hundreds of life-sized eco-sculptures, many of which are based on Yucatan locals.
  • A day trip not to miss are the incredible ruins of Chichen Itza. This vast temple complex reached its peak around the 10th century and today is listed as one of the World’s Seven Modern Wonders.
  • After sunset, head back to town and explore Cancun’s 21st century dance temples. Join revelers from all over the globe as they join together to seek out the spirit of the night.