The world of All-Inclusive Cancun hotels can be expensive, but not everyone visiting Cancun has endless dollars to splash. Contrary to popular belief, All-Inclusive resorts aren’t only for the wealthy, and Cancun has some great budget options that may just surprise you.
Although there are plenty of reasons to visit downtown Cancun, most visitors understandably head straight for the beach. The following wallet-friendly Hotel Zone beach resorts each offer competitive pricing and all the facilities you need to make the most of your precious vacation time in the Mexican Caribbean.
GR Caribe by Solaris
Notable for its European-style architecture, the white-walled and red-roofed GR Caribe by Solaris is a feast for the eyes. And guests won’t be disappointed when they step inside, with carved-wood furniture in the lobby and classically elegant decor in the 200 rooms and suites.
The hotel is located near the southern end of the Hotel Zone, making getting to and from Cancun International Airport a breeze. It’s situated on an attractive stretch of beach where guests can just relax, or enjoy the outdoor spa, pools, and jacuzzis. Alternatively, there’s also a nearby dock where guests can enjoy kayaking, pedal boats, and windsurfing.
Price: Rooms start from $158 per night.
Panama Jack Resorts Cancun
Not the cheapest option on this list, but offering fantastic bang for your buck, is Panama Jack Resorts Cancun. Located just over a mile south of Punta Cancun and benefitting from a gorgeous beachfront outlook, this entertainment-heavy resort will keep guests of all ages occupied day and night.
Light and bright suites, each with a balcony, will make sure you’re comfortable and enjoy a perfect night’s sleep. But while awake, you’ll want to take advantage of the wide range of activities, including yoga, wine and tequila tastings, and live music. Or you can enjoy a plethora of cuisines in the 13 restaurants, bars, and lounges.
Price: Standard rooms cost upwards of $176 per night.
Hotel NYX Cancun
You’ll find NYX Cancun in a prime beachfront location, only a short cab ride away from Punta Cancun, and within easy walking distance of Cancun’s awesome La Gran Rueda big wheel, and La Isla Shopping Village.
This is a casual hotel with a welcoming air about it. And with four restaurants – an Italian eatery, a live-cooking Asian-style restaurant, a casual beach dining option, and a buffet – you’ll be spoiled for choice. There are two bars, two pools, a gym and you can also enjoy a range of on-site massages.
Price: Standard rooms are available from $109 per night.
Another option within easy striking distance of La Isla Shopping Village is Occidental Tucancún by Barceló hotels. Located in the mid-section of the Hotel Zone, this dream resort has 339 beautiful rooms and suites to choose from.
With restaurants specializing in seafood, Mexican cuisine, and an Italian trattoria, as well as a buffet and 3 bars, there is plenty here to keep your tastebuds entertained. And for the rest of you, there’s a full program of sports and activities during the day, and professional dance shows in the evening, plus a kids club to make sure little ones have fun too.
Price: A standard room will set you back from $175 per night.
A classic All-Inclusive, this 400-room hotel is located towards the southern end of Cancun’s Hotel Zone on a wide stretch of the white sand beach. Recently undergoing extensive refurbishment, Emporio Cancun offers the full gamut of facilities without the hefty price tag.
When it comes to All-Inclusive services, guests can expect a great range of water and racquet sports, a kids club, three swimming pools, a fitness center, and a small but ample selection of restaurants. Fans of Mexican culture will also enjoy the Mayan Museum of Cancun, which is located right outside the hotel.
Price: A standard room comes in at $200+ per night.
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