Cancun is by far the most popular beach vacation destination in Mexico among foreign tourists, and there are many reasons to love it.
Beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and great food are just a few of the perks you get when you visit Cancun.
But there are three reasons in particular why Americans visit Cancun more than anyone else.
American travelers, especially during winter, love Cancun’s tropical weather.
Typical average temperatures for December through April are in the low 80s during the day and in the high 60s at night.
Due to the consistently warm temperatures during the winter in Cancun, the water temperatures are warm enough for swimming too.
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Another thing American travelers love about Cancun is the huge selection of fantastic hotels to choose from, which come in all shapes and sizes.
Luxury all-inclusives, family-friendly hotels, adult-only resorts, well-known chain hotels, affordable hostels, boutique hotels, and vacation rentals are all plentiful in the vacation destination.
There are accommodations for literally every preference and budget.
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While many vacation destinations are themselves the singular focus, Cancun is not only an extremely popular vacation destination itself but surrounded by others as well.
Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, and other amazing cities line the coast, and each offers plenty of things to do.
From taking archaeological tours to swimming in cenotes, between Cancun and all of the other nearby destinations, there are endless activities to enjoy.
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Why Getting To Cancun Is Easier Than Ever For Americans
Over the last several years airport connectivity between Cancun and the United States has increased significantly.
Nearly every major airline and numerous budget airlines fly to the vacation destination, some offering multiple flights every week from U.S. airports.
Nonstop flights are available from a total of 40 U.S. cities to Cancun right now too, making Cancun Airport one of the most internationally connected airports in Mexico.
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Getting From The Airport To The Hotel
There are a few different choices for getting from Cancun Airport to your hotel, but some are better than others.
Taxis are commonly used but they have been known to overcharge, quoting tourists as much as $65 or more just to go the short distance from the airport to the Hotel Zone, which is likely where your hotel will be.
There is Uber in Cancun, but there are rules and taxi drivers that keep them from operating at the airport and some hotels.
The most ideal way to get to your hotel from the airport is by booking private transportation in advance, which you can find for as little as $30 each way.
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Spending Money In Cancun
Cancun is a modern tourist city with modern banking technology, so you’ll be able to use your credit and debit cards at most places during your vacation.
Cash is also accepted in many places, both U.S. currency and pesos, so it’s good to carry a little bit of both.
For safety reasons, though, it’s always a good idea to limit the amount of cash you keep on your person, no matter where you’re visiting.
Best Area To Stay In Cancun
The most popular area to stay in Cancun is the Hotel Zone because it’s filled with amazing beaches, restaurants, activities, shops, bars, and more.
But there is another area of Cancun that’s becoming popular among those looking for a quieter corner of Cancun: the Costa Mujeres area.
Which area you choose depends on the kind of vacation you want to have in Cancun.
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