"Boasting powder-soft sands, blissful Caribbean seas and pounding nightlife, Cancun will thrill anyone anyone who loves beaches, fun … and life."
Beach, party, beach, party… sums up Cancun holidays. Blessed with endless snow-white sands kissed by turquoise seas, and piling amazing nightlife, shopping and eating-out options on top, Cancun is utopia if you like to lounge and play hard. Located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula between a lagoon and the Caribbean, this magnificent stretch of coastline boasts countless high-quality hotels - many all-inclusive - and all poised beside the blinding white beach. If you’re here for the sun and sea – and who isn’t? – it’s the stuff of dreams. One step on the coral sands will confirm you’re in prime beach-steak territory. The sands’ aquatic origins mean they stay relatively cool even in scorching heat, so you can traipse happily to and from the transparent seas without burning your soles. Adrenalin junkies can celebrate too - watersports are thick on the ground. In the more sheltered north, the Caribbean ocean is perfect for windsurfing, fishing and snorkelling, whilst facing inland, the vast lagoon waters are a playground for water-skiers. Away from the beach, you’ll hardly be twiddling your thumbs. Although Cancun has no real centre, it bristles with American-style shopping malls and Mexican markets, all ideal hunting grounds for handicrafts, duty-free goodies and designer products. Plus, your tastebuds will be teased every-which-way by an endless variety of restaurants. Whether it’s US fast food, Chinese, European or platters of Mexican fajitas, it’s all here. After dark, Cancun shifts from chilled-out to action-packed. Just choose your venue. Whether it’s the live entertainments at most hotels, sampling the Mexican vibe at a traditional bar, or partying like there’s no tomorrow at a disco or nightclub, there’s no escaping the fun.
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75km northeast of Playacar
Approximately 30 - 45 minutes