With summer slowly fading into fall and the temperatures inevitable starting to drop, you might find yourself wishing for warmth, sunny skies and tropical weather. If so, planning a holiday to Cancun can help stave off the cold weather blues.
Cancun is located in southeastern Mexico along the Yucatan Peninsula and is one of the country’s most popular destinations for travellers. Situated on the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is the perfect location for a beach vacation where you can let the sand and surf melt away all of your stress.
The city was originally part of the ancient Mayan civilization and is still considered today to be the gateway to the Mayan world. Cancun is rich with history and culture which can be explored all throughout the city.
Cancun seamlessly brings together the ancient and the modern, creating a unique location that appeals to a variety of travellers and is sure to have something for everyone with stunning natural scenery, plenty of culture and plethora of activities.
When to visit Cancun
Cancun is known for its tropical climate with not much temperature differences between seasons. The city stays warm year round so it’s probably best to visit during traditionally cooler months - from October through April.
Travelling to a tropical locale is the perfect antidote to dealing with cold weather, snow and all that comes along with it. Instead, take yourself to Cancun and ditch the winter coat for a bathing suit while you enjoy the heat outdoors.
What to Do in Cancun
Snorkeling and scuba diving is a great way to experience the marine and aquatic life in Cancun. An average dive takes you about 40 feet underwater. Float by coral reefs or swim with a variety of fish and other sea creatures - they often swim so close you can reach out and touch them. You can even experience the Cancun underwater museum, which features more than 400 sculptures nine to 20 feet underwater.
Chichen Itza is one of the best known and most restored Yucatan Mayan archaeological sites. It’s a World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world. The south archaeological zone dates back to the seventh century and the central zone dates back to the tenth. Take a guided tour led by a local and hear detailed information about the location. If you’re there during the spring of fall equinox, you can see the illusion of a serpant on the steps of the Pyramid of Kukulkan made by the sun.
Playa Tortugas is known as a locals beach and visitors will appreciate its clean, sparkling white sands and laid back atmosphere. It’s an ideal location to enjoy a relaxing day splashing in the surf, building sandcastles or simply laying out under the warmth of the sun.
Staying in Cancun
Consider staying in a vacation rental when you visit Cancun. Villas, apartments, homes, condos, estates and other residences provide multi-room locations to stay in while you’re on holiday. No matter how many people you’re with, rentals can accommodate you and/or your group comfortably while providing plenty of privacy.
Vacation rentals also come equipped with full kitchens and other amenities like air conditioning, private pools, pet friendly options and private parking, among others, to make you stay the best it can be.
Vacation rentals are located near all the best action. Cancun features five outstanding golf courses and if you can’t wait to tee off, renting an apartment nearby ensures you can be first one on the course.
If you’re more looking forward the beach, staying in a home puts the beach in your backyard and lulls you to sleep with the sounds of the water. There are also rentals available downtown so you’re just minutes from all the best museums, shops and restaurants.