Almost everyone’s heard of Cancun, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the scoop: It’s a resort town at the outermost tip of the Yucatán Peninsula, in western Mexico. With Cancun holiday packages, you can embrace miles of white sand beaches lapped by gentle, clear blue waters or seek out more urban destinations that draw you in with history, shopping, and dining. Besides the luxurious scenery, you can experience fantastic cuisine, laid-back bars and energetic clubs.
Cancun juts into the warm Caribbean Sea with sensational spots for diving and snorkelling, many of them right off the beach. If you’re an adventurous traveller, get your heart racing on a tandem skydive that lands you right on the sand, experience an exploration of the reefs by canoe or spend your time on the waves, carving the surf on a jet ski. If your prefer your travels to be a bit more leisurely, you can lounge by your hotel’s pool with your favourite book or relax on the beach with a drink on a chaise.
Making friends with room service is great, but you can explore some of the best locations in Mexico when you book one of Wotif’s Cancun car hire options. Cruise 60 km south to the hipster beach town of Playa del Carmen—it’s the perfect home base to explore ancient Mayan ruins (and a worthy holiday destination in its own right thanks to Playa Del Carmen packages).
Bring an empty suitcase to fill with bargains, because Cancun is a duty-free (not to mention judgement-free) zone, and is filled with perfumes, liquor and jewellery. The beachfront Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone) houses super-modern shopping centres with designer clothes, gifts and other assorted goodies from all over Mexico and the world. Head downtown, where the locals live and shop, for regional arts and handicrafts at Market 28—yes, this is where you pick up souvenirs for your co-workers.
Cancun holidays are bursting with the best of Mexican and world cuisine. Explore eateries in the Zona Hotelera for mouthwatering takes on the traditional taco and delicious renditions of your Western favourites. Downtown is packed with affordable and authentic Mexican restaurants. It’s your spot for ceviche, a delicious local favourite: fish cured in citrus and spiced with chilli.
Planning your getaway is so easy, the toughest decision you'll face is how much to party. Cancun's bars serve good food and lashings of cheap tequila. Good, fun daggy dancing is compulsory. Want to take it up a notch? The city's superclubs are among the best in the world, drawing a mix of American spring breakers, adventurous travellers and switched-on singles. Most are concentrated in the Party Centre area of Zona Hotelera.
Ready for a holiday in Mexico that gets everything right? Bundle your airfare and accommodation with Wotif’s Cancun packages and save serious cash. Whether you want to unwind with family and friends or are part of a honeymooning couple looking to max out the romance, we've got you covered.
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