Famous for its golden beaches and lively nightlife, Cancun is Mexico’s top coastal destination. And if you’re looking for more than a tan and a party, you’ll find plenty to excite you on a holiday in Cancun. Plus, if you book an all-inclusive holiday with lastminute.com you’ll find the very best deals on flights and hotels.
Located on the sunny Yucatan peninsula, and lapped by the warm Caribbean, Cancun is also the gateway to the amazing ruins of Chichén Itzá. So, you can mix culture and action with out-and-out relaxation.
One of the must-see sights in Cancun has to be Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, a modern Catholic Church on Blvd. Kukulkan. In fact, around here is a good place to choose a hotel as you’re right at the heart of things. This beautiful, airy church has big doors, which let in the ocean breeze. There’s also a statue of the Resurrection, which looks as if it’s floating above the altar.
If you fancy some Mayan culture then check out the Museo Maya de Cancun. Many of the hotels offer tours to here, which lead you along a pathway through the jungle, past Mayan ruins to the museum itself. Inside, you’ll find a collection of Mayan artifacts including bowls, eating utensils and jewellery.
One of the most popular day trips from Cancun is to Chichén Itzá, the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan, home to the vast Temple of the Warriors. The ancient capital of the Mayan Empire, it’s designated one of the modern wonders of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. There’s the chance to swim in a cenote – a natural sinkhole filled with clear water and once a place of pilgrimage for ancient Maya people.
Playa Delfines is one of Cancun’s most famous beaches and it’s not hard to see why. A vast stretch of sand, warm turquoise waters and amazing views make it a magnet for sun worshippers and watersports lovers alike. Playa Langosta and Playa Tortugas are where most of the bars and restaurants are situated and is also where many of the scuba diving and snorkel tours leave from. Playa Chac Mool and Playa Ballenas are other popular beaches, good for swimming and water sports, while Playa Caracol is a great beach for children. Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to swim with dolphins, then don’t miss Dolphin Discovery – an unforgettable holiday experience.
With the money you save by booking a Cancun holiday with lastminute.com you’ll have plenty left over for souvenir shopping. Avenida Kukulkan is a good place to splash the cash - and remember it’s fine to barter. One side of the avenue is lined with hotels - here’s a good place to stay as you’re also close to great beaches - while the other side is given over to shops and restaurants.
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