As far as beach resorts in Mexico go, Cancún is always a crowd pleaser. Lively restaurants and a high-octane nightlife scene are obvious draws, but this 14-mile coastal strip is also a favorite for travelers seeking powdery white beaches. It’s become so popular, more than 3 million visitors head to Cancún every year.
Compared to other cities in Mexico, which date back hundreds or even thousands of years, Cancún is a relative newcomer. It was only established in 1967, when the local government discovered how its beauty could transform Mexico’s tourism industry.
Cancún is one of the most convenient destinations to visit in Mexico—and it’s also the entrance to the incredible Mayan ruins. Here, you’re within easy reach of historic sites like Chichen Itza and burgeoning beach towns like Tulum. Adventure enthusiasts will delight in Cancún’s outdoor activities, which range from golfing and zip-lining to snorkeling and scuba diving.
Of course, with so many visitors, Cancún is home to a dizzying number of hotels, which seem to proliferate every year. From the ultra upscale Ritz-Carlton to more budget-friendly options, Cancún’s hotel scene has something for everyone—though it can be overwhelming to decide where to spend your Cancún vacation.
For a totally worry-free getaway, reserve a stay at one of Cancún’s best all-inclusive resorts. It’ll take all the guesswork out of your vacation, and ensure you don’t experience any receipt shock upon check-out.