Cancun is not known for being a very walkable city. Most of the massive resorts are spread very far apart and for some of them, it almost feels like you are trapped in the resort. For travelers who don’t plan on moving further than the hotel pool, beach or buffet, it doesn’t really matter where you pick as there are gorgeous resorts all over Cancun that cater to every need.
For travelers who like to get off the resort property and hit the beach clubs, bars, shows and restaurants in the hotel zone, you may want to stay a little closer to all the action. Here are the resorts that are walkable within 8 minutes to the main tourist and party area of Cancun.
The list below covers just a few of the restaurants, shops and bars that are within walking distance to the resorts featured on our list:
- Coco Bongo
- Wings Army
- Monkey Business
- Mandala Night Club
- Mandala Beach Club
- Congo Bar
- Hard Rock Café (temporarily closed)
- 7 -Eleven
- La Vaquita Cancun (club)
- City Bar
- Señor Frog’s
Hyatt Ziva $$$$ – 7 minute walk
The Hyatt Ziva is a stunning all-inclusive beachfront resort on the most beautiful strip of Punta Cancun, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Hyatt Ziva Cancun is an amazing family escape and has something to do for everyone.
The property features 8 unique restaurants and 3 lounges, featuring local and international cuisines. While the resort offers great dining options, visitors can also choose to visit nearby restaurants and clubs.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun $$$$ – 8 Minute Walk
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún All Inclusive Spa Resort caters to all forms of luxury travelers. The property which is decorated in an authentic Mexican style features 10 cafes, bars and restaurants. The 40,000 square-foot gem-inspired “Gem Spa” offers awe-inspiring spa treatments utilizing chakra-balancing gems, a unique ten-step hydrotherapy ritual, sophisticated design elements and luxurious spa amenities.
Krystal Resort & Krystal Grand Resort $$$ – 6 Minute Walk
Krystal resort sits on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cancun where you fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves. The all-inclusive property is more geared to travelers on a mid-range budget. They also have an option for room only pricing. The rooms are basic but nice and most have stunning views of the brilliant blue ocean waters. The property features multiple restaurants, bars and a spa with an expansive outdoor infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The hotel is the closest to the action and sits next door to Mandala Beach Club.
Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone $$ – 6 Minute Walk
Situated right at the center of the action, Selina Cancun Laguna features a comfortable cowork space, yoga deck, outdoor pool, library, flower garden, cocktail bar, and a wellness center that offers luxurious massage treatments. This is the best budget option for the area and features mixed dorms and private rooms. If you’re looking for a young crowd of backpackers and budget travelers in the Cancun hotel zone, this is the place to stay.
If you like perfect beaches, people watching, dining out, partying, clubbing or just being in the middle of all the action, this is the perfect area of the Cancun hotel zone to be in. Be aware of spring break around this area as the noise can be a bit hard to take. I stayed at Krystal Cancun Resort at the end of April and enjoyed it for the price. The nights were quiet and I slept to the sound of the waves.
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