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Top 4 Tools & Apps To Help You Plan The Perfect Cancun Vacation 

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Planning a vacation is fun and exciting, but it can also be pretty complicated and time-consuming.  This is especially true if the place you’re visiting is somewhere you have never been before.  Coordinating flights and transportation, choosing the best hotel in relation to where you’ll be spending most of your time, and deciding which activities are the most important, all while staying within a specific budget, isn’t easy by any means, but worth the effort for sure.   

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Tools For Vacation Planning 

Fortunately, there are tools that you can utilize that will make the process simpler.  There are apps and websites dedicated to making travel planning easier and the experience even better.  And we’ll share the top four tools and apps to help you plan the perfect Cancun vacation.   

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The Decision Is Made, What’s Next? 

So you’ve made the decision to take the vacation of a lifetime in Cancun, and you have never been before, so what’s next?  Assuming you already have your passport in order and have cleared your work and obligations calendar, the logical next steps would be to book your flight and find accommodations.  But as you’re completing those tasks, it’s also a good time to start planning your itinerary, and the following tools and apps will make it a lot easier. 

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Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council Trip Builder 

One of the best resources for everything to do with Cancun is the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council. And their free trip builder tool makes it even easier to utilize all the information they provide.  All you have to do is explore the site, and as you’re looking at the different restaurants, nightlife venues, activities, and tours that are available, you can click to add them to your itinerary.  At any time, you can click “view trip” to see what you have planned and can edit and even share your itinerary too. 

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TripAdvisor Reco App 

The TripAdvisor Reco app will take all of the guesswork out of planning your Cancun vacation by having someone plan it for you, and not just anyone but an expert on the location.  There is a flat rate fee of $200, but the only work you have to do is answer a few questions about your preferences and budget, and the rest is done for you.  Once you have answered the questions, you will be matched with expert trip planners that will work to make your Cancun vacation epic.   

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The kimkim website is a travel planning tool that connects you with local travel specialists that know Cancun and the Riviera Maya region inside and out.  In addition to activities and tours, your local kimkim Cancun expert can also help with booking accommodations as well.  You simply answer a few questions about your travel plans, leisure preferences, and budget and schedule a quick call with the kimkim support team.  You’ll then be connected with someone who can help you make all of your vacation dreams come true.  

Empty Cancun beach with umbrellas everywhere and Caribbean the sea in the background.


Wanderlog is a trip planning app that has both a free version and a pro plan with added features like offline access and access to flight deals.  The free version is all you need to plan an amazing itinerary, though, and it is simple to use and has some great features.  In addition to being able to upload your flight and lodging confirmation emails into the itinerary, you can also explore hotels and book them through third-party apps.  Additionally, you can explore activities, restaurants, and attractions and add them directly to your itinerary.   

Tourists on a beach in Cancun, with hotels in the background.

Planning a vacation should be fun, not stressful, but sometimes it is.  Using tools and apps like these can take a little bit of that stress away and, at the same time, help you plan an unforgettable Cancun vacation.

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