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Hotel Zone

Most hotels in the Hotel Zone are located directly on Cancún´s beautiful beach. The Hotel Zone itself is divided into kilometer long sections which makes it easy to navigate. The heart of the area is undoubtedly Cancún´s famous buzzing party zone (km 8) where the bars and night clubs draws both young and old crowds until early morning hours. The party also attracts performing and visiting celebrities so you´ll never know who you might be rubbing shoulders with.
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Down Town

Downtown (El Centró) is the actual backbone of Cancún. What it lacks in history it makes up for through being a true melting pot - an exciting mix of the old traditional Mexico and an ultra modern urban sprawl. Avenida Tulum, the main street, passing through the heart of the city, is easy to reach by public transport. The street is lined with shops, banks, internet cafes, bars and restaurants. Don’t miss out on a weekend visit to Parque Las Palapas, on the market square, where locals come to chat and watch the entertainment provided by various local groups. The lively, happy atmosphere and the sound of the Mexican music is infectious and any worries will quickly be postponed to ‘mañana’. Browse around the artisan stalls and try some of the local sweet delicacies or visit the ‘hippie market’ around the corner. In the evenings, the place to be is Avenida Yaxchillan with its lively restaurants and bars, popular with locals and tourists alike.
Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins

A visit to Cancún is not complete without a trip to the famous Mayan ruins. Many of them have not yet been excavated and are waiting to be explored. Chichen Itzá, one of the new seven wonders of the world, is an absolute must. Whilst you are there, don’t miss out on the stunning light show that transports you back in time in a spectacular atmosphere. Equally stunning is Cobá, currently the only ruin that can still be climbed, offering a breathtaking view over the jungle and Tulúm, with its spectacular backdrop of the clear turquoise water of the ocean.
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Cenotes

These magnificent cenotés (sinkholes) are unique to the Yucatán peninsula and many still remain undiscovered and unexplored to this day. Witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the large clusters of stalactites and stalagmites being mirrored in the crystal clear cool waters is a unique experience. Every cenoté has its own particular beauty and putting on a swimsuit and snorkel the pool is an absolutely unforgettable experience. Some tour operators also offer cave diving excursions for very experienced divers.
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

A 20 minute boat ride from Cancún lies the small island of Isla Mujeres with its laid back Caribbean ambiance, tiny streets lined with stalls and street cafés in pastel colored houses. Golf carts and mopeds dominate the streets. Although only 5 miles long and half a mile wide, the island offers everything from a beautiful palm fringed white beach on the north coast to a dramatic rocky shoreline on the eastern side. Visit the turtle farm, try one of the local fish restaurants on the beach or visit Garrafón Park at the south of the island with its spectacular view over Cancún’s sky line. A must for nature and wildlife lovers is a tour to Isla Contoy, a nature reserve only inhabited by a few biologists and restricted to 200 visitors per day.
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Eco Parks and Tours

If you are looking for a great family day out don’t forget to visit the eco parks of Xel Há or Xcarét. With shows and adventures set in stunning lush tropical vegetation with exotic wildlife, these parks offer a truly wonderful entertaining, educational and fun day out for young and old alike. For the slightly more energetic and adventurous, try one of the exciting eco tours which will make you feel like a true explorer.
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Parque Las Palapas

The lively, friendly atmosphere of Parque Las Palapas is worth a visit, especially in the weekend evenings. Watch a local performance or just observe and soak in the atmosphere, browse around the artisan stalls or visit one of the bars and cafés dotted all around the Parque. Just across the adjacent car park, next to the church, you find the so-called ‘Hippie Park’ offering hand-made jewelery, lamps and tie-dyed clothing.
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Puerto Cancún

One of the newest developments in Cancún, Puerto Cancún is a mixture of residential, commercial and tourist area. Featuring a large marina, golf course, waterside promenade with a luxurious outdoor shopping complex and cafes, it will be another impressive landmark of Cancún.
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