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Plan Your Trip to Cancun: Best of Cancun Tourism

About Cancun
Cancun’s a pretty well-known spot for spring breakers (and spring breakers at heart)—but its fun-loving spirit, miles of resorts, and nonstop nightlife is only one small part of the story. The city is one of Mexico’s all-around gems—literally made for holiday-making. Its velvety beaches are some of the best the Caribbean has to offer, while scuba divers and snorkelling buffs will find plenty of action in the surf—including the Museo Subacuático de Arte, with its more than 500 underwater sculptures. On the outskirts of the city, sites like the pyramids of Chichen Itza give a deep-dive on the area’s sacred Maya heritage.

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Essential Cancun

Explore Cancun by interest

Bring the children

Where to find fun for all ages

All about the Maya

Ancient ruins and history with local guides

Cancun on a dime

Eats and activities that won’t break the bank

If you're feeling fancy-ish

Luxury experiences that are totally worth it

Get off the beaten path

Hidden gems and spots locals love

Doable day trips

Take a detour to these nearby and noteworthy stops

Spring break forever

The party starts (and never ends) here

Drinks with a view

Take it in: Rooftop bars and beachfront faves

Hit the waves

Party boats, underwater excursions, and more

Take a dip

Rooftop pools, swim-up bars, and poolside hangs