Spectacular pool with a lounger area
Sensational restaurants and all inclusive service
Nature has created the perfect white sand beaches of Cancun, but it took man’s ingenuity to transform the natural beauty of this place into the idyllic holiday destination that it is today. The hotels in Cancun were built to make the most of the unique geography of the tip of the peninsular of Yucatán, Mexico. Cancun, which started out as a small fishing village, is now a high class tourist destination. The city has two different areas: the city centre and the hotel zone. The city centre is filled with excellent shopping centres, restaurants and local markets. Mercado 28 is one of the most popular markets, the perfect place to find authentic Mexican crafts, food and clothes. Visitors that walk through the city centre can enjoy the many parks that liven up the maze-like streets, such as the enormous Ceviche fountain on Tulum Avenue, created with shells, snails and star fish, lit at night to create a really beautiful sight.
The hotel zone is a long narrow strip of land reaching into the Caribbean Sea, with more than 22 km of white sandy beaches lapped by the crystal-clear sea. The highlights along this strip of land are the modern tourist centres and hotels known for their beauty, comfort and exceptional service. As the hotel zone was planned for tourists, it has a service culture dating back to its beginning more than 20 years ago, and which today is an essential feature of all Cancun tourist centres.
During the Spring holidays, Cancun hotels are favoured by students, who spend their days swimming and sunbathing on the beautiful beaches, and their nights enjoying the hectic nightlife in the numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs. However, this destination is much more than a good tan and delicious cocktails. Cancun has 15 first-class golf courses, designed by the best companies in the world, which allow golfers to play their sport with views of the rain forest, lakes and dunes. Children’s activities include swimming with dolphins and visiting water parks, the zoo and a pirate ship.
Best of all is that Cancun is the gateway to the world of the ancient Mayan people. There are day trips from Cancun that take guests to three important Mayan ruins: Chichen Itzá, Coba and Tulum. Chichen Itza is best known for its great stepped pyramid, El Castillo, although the complex also includes other amazing sights such as the Skull Platform and the Temple of the Warriors. Coba has an intricate system of elevated roads, and Tulum has the remains of a sea port that, in the past, was an important centre for trading two treasured minerals: turquoise and jade. Its Temple of the Frescos has a partially restored mural that gives the visitor an idea of Mayan mythology.
With so many opportunities, a stay in a Cancun hotel offers an unbeatable experience, combining modern comfort, the natural beauty of the landscape and a glimpse of the most interesting ancient civilisation in the world.