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6 Reasons Why Cancun Is The Best Vacation Destination

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There’s a dizzying array of destinations to visit in the world. So why do so many of us choose to spend our vacations in Cancun over and over again? There must be something special about a place that attracts so many loyal visitors. 

Here are six reasons why we believe Cancun is the best vacation spot of all.

1. Weather

For those of us who live in less than tropical climes, vacationing where you know the weather’s great all year round (albeit with a possible shower or two) is a powerful incentive to visit. 

With annual temperatures averaging a balmy 80 degrees, whenever you visit Cancun, you’ll be able to hang out at the beach, enjoy your resort’s swim-up bar, and dine outside in your flimsiest summer clothing. 

Cancun also averages between 8 and 11 hours of sun each day – perfect to make the most of those lazy vacation days by the pool.

2. Choice of resorts

There are few places that can compete with Cancun’s impressive selection of resorts. And the fact they’re pretty much all in the same beachfront strip of the peninsula – called the Hotel Zone, or Zona Hotelera – means that whichever resort you choose, you’ll have easy access to bars, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. 

Whatever your budget, there are hotels to suit you in Cancun. If budget is your scene, The Cancun Sun has some suggestions. Or, if you’re looking for the ultimate in pampering, these luxury Cancun resorts may be more up your street.

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3. Nightlife

One thing that’s guaranteed is you won’t be bored in Cancun at night. Cancun stands head and shoulders above other vacation resorts, offering some of the best – and most famous – nightlife in the whole of Mexico. 

Of course, you’ll have heard of Coco Bongo, the most entertainment-packed – and often the craziest – of nights out. But there is so much more than just this mega-club. From crowd-pleasing Mandala Cancun, to cutting-edge HROOF, there’s something for everyone.

And if clubs aren’t your thing, there are plenty more activities to try in Cancun once the sun goes down. 

4. Day Trips

For those of you who want to venture a little further afield than your resort pools, Cancun is ideally situated for a variety of day trips and excursions

From one of the designated Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza, to Tulum’s beautiful beachfront ruins, Quintana Roo is blessed with a staggering amount of history and well-preserved Mayan architecture. 

Other popular day trip options from Cancun include: 

● Visiting the area’s theme parks such as Xplor, or Xel-Há

● Taking a boat tour to nearby islands, such as Isla Mujeres
● Joining a dive tour to explore the underwater world 

5. Beaches

Cancun’s resorts are built along a 14-mile stretch of peninsula and coast, and while the beaches do vary, they all have in common incredible beauty, turquoise ocean, and fine, white sand.

Some of the best are:

● Playa Delfines – a public beach at kilometer 20 of Boulevard Kukulkan.

● Playa Chac Mool – a relaxed beach that’s perfect for sunbathing and enjoying a holiday read.● Playa Maroma – a little outside the Hotel Zone is this breathtaking beach, which features regularly in worldwide ‘Best Beach’ lists.

6. Cuisine

The resorts of Cancun have upped their game when it comes to providing guests with high-quality dining options. Most have a wide variety of cuisines on offer in-resort, but Cancun is also known for having a great – and growing – dining scene to explore. 

Street food is always popular and offers fantastic value for money. Fine dining options are also popping up, and there are ever-increasing numbers of talented homegrown chefs shaking up the food scene in Cancun ready for visitors to enjoy.

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