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Popular places to visit, la isla shopping mall.

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit La Isla Shopping Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Avenida Kukulkan. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Iberostar Cancun Golf Course

Enjoy a round of golf in Avenida Kukulkan at Iberostar Cancun Golf Course. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its lively bars.

Delfines Beach

Catch some waves or just escape the crowds at this peaceful beach that's long been a firm favorite with locals.

Cancun Vacations

A rich Mayan history and impressive sandy white beaches make up Cancun, Mexico. Packed with a colorful history and brimming with authentic cuisine, Cancun is a great place to explore a new culture or simply slip away for rest and relaxation. Home to one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, you will feel the pull to get up from your hammock and dive into the brilliant blue water to explore what lies below.

Major Attractions

When you book Cancun vacations, the main attraction is typically the sandy white beaches and blue water. Most hotels in Cancun offer water sports and impressive beach lounging that makes it easy to have a great vacation without venturing much farther than your hotel. To take in more local sights, look into hotel shuttle services or rent a car in Cancun so that you can explore the Mayan ruins, Museo Maya de Cancun, and local markets. The Interactive Aquarium, in the midst of the hotel zone, is easily accessible and allows you to get up close with dolphins, stingrays, sea cucumbers, star fish, and more. Nearby Playa del Carmen is about an hour away if you want to take in more local shopping, dining, and music.

Festivals and Events

Booking Cancun vacation packages is an easy way to plan out your hotel stay and flights all at once. When you are deciding what time of year is best, consider some of the local festivals you may want to attend. Independence Day on September 16 brings fireworks and impressive celebrations. The Mayan Village Show in January provides plenty of historical entertainment and the Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival in March celebrates fine food and drinks with events that span well into the evening.

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Tours and Activities in Cancun

So you've unpacked your luggage and you're starting to feel a little tired after your flight — what's next? Have forty winks? No chance... getaways are all about one-off experiences and remarkable adventures! (Besides, you can always have a rest when you get home.)

Looking forward to some fun adventures in Cancun? We highly recommend trying a few of these experiences:

  • Escape to Isla Mujeres with Deluxe Airport Shuttle
  • Full-Day Bird Watching Tour
  • Private Fishing Charter
  • Nichupté Lagoon Speedboat Ride & Snorkeling
  • Open Water Diver Training
  • Chichén Itzá, Hubiku & Valladolid with Breakfast & Lunch

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Where to stay in cancun: best areas for travelers.

  • Zona Hotelera : Full of character and charm, this is the ideal match if you love being right in the action. Check in to the Tucan Cun Beach Resort & Villas , the Sale! Westin Lagunamar Ocean Villa Resort 1 Bedroom Premium Villa or the Westin Lagunamar 2 Bedroom- Spectacular Oceanfront Resort & spa . Then, you'll be in a great position to explore this area's famous attractions, like Delfines Beach and La Isla Shopping Mall.
  • Avenida Kukulkan : Start your day at the Hotel Imperial Laguna by Faranda and then make tracks to La Isla Shopping Mall. This top attraction is just one reason so many visitors choose to stay in this neighborhood. The Casa Maraf Hotel Boutique - Adults Only and the Grand Royal Lagoon are other fabulous places to rest your head around here.
  • Downtown Cancun : If you need time in nature to catch your breath, pay a visit to Las Palapas Park and Kabah Urban Park. Soak up the calming ambiance by day, and by night, kick back at the Royal Haciendas, MEX . The Luxury 1 Bedroom Unit at Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Beachfront Resort and the Hotel Avenida Cancun are other options to consider.
  • Isla Mujeres : You'll soon discover why art aficionados keep coming back to this neighborhood, with artistic attractions such as Cancun Underwater Museum (Isla Mujeres) to explore. Need some tips on where to spend your evenings? The Velavento Hotel & Beach Club , the Affordable Caribbean Vacation Rentals and the HOTELES BERNY are often on travelers' shortlists.
  • Centro - Supmza 001 : There are plenty of things to see and do in this city, but this place is an attraction in its own right. The Hotel & Restaurant Bucaneros, Isla Mujeres and the Hotel Isla Caracol are a few places from which to discover this buzzing neighborhood.
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Frequently asked questions.

Expedia provides 80 all-inclusive hotels in Cancun so take your pick!

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort is an all-inclusive property featuring 7 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools, and a favorite with Expedia travelers. Other good choices for your stay include Riu Palace Las Americas - Adults Only- All Inclusive and Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive .

This relaxing beach destination has 80 all-inclusive hotels and other accommodations. Once you've made your way to your hotel and settled into your comfortable room, head out to enjoy one of the many activities like snorkeling spots, then stop off at one of the local restaurants in Cancun.

If you want to venture outside of your all-inclusive resort, head to Playa Tortugas and Moon Palace Golf Club and see why travelers like the beaches and recreational activities in Cancun. Other attractions include La Isla Shopping Mall, Plaza 28, and Cancun Mall.

There's nothing like an all-inclusive vacation in Cancun to rejuvenate you, especially when you know what to expect from the elements. Here's some info to help you choose when to book: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 76°F. March and February are the driest months while June and September are the rainiest months.

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3, 4 & 7 Day Cancun Itinerary (The Best Things To Do In Cancun!)

By Jessie Festa. My trip to Cancun was sponsored by BeachBound and also contains affiliate links to trusted partners. I only recommend experiences I truly think you’ll love!

Looking for an unforgettable 7 day Cancun itinerary ?

Then you’re in the right place!

Located on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun is a tropical paradise known for its luxurious all-inclusive resorts, energetic nightlife, and stunning Caribbean coastline.

While it’s a top option for those wanting an unforgettable beach vacation, it can be challenging to plan the perfect Cancun trip with so many options available.

Luckily, I’ve done the work for you and created an itinerary for 7 days in Cancun — with additional options for shorter trips — based on my own experience in the destination. Personally, if you can’t swing a week, I recommend opting for 4 days in Cancun to really have time to enjoy all of its offerings, though you can get away with 3 if needed.

Keep reading to learn about what to do in Cancun for 7 days, from the top things to do in Cancun along with important travel tips to recommendations for where to stay, excursions, and the perfect schedule.

🌞  Don’t forget to pack sun protection!  Along with sunscreen and a hat, a few other recommendations include  polarized floating sunglasses  and  rashguard clothing . 🏖️ Other beach essentials include a   waterproof fanny pack , a  quick-dry towel with hidden pocket , and a  waterproof phone case . 😍 And if you’re looking for stylish beach cover-ups, I’m obsessed with  these Kenny Flowers kimonos and sarongs !

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Booking A Cancun Vacation With BeachBound

If you’re planning a trip to Cancun — or really any beach getaway — check out the vacation packages and deals available on BeachBound.

BeachBound is an online travel company focused on selling luxury beach vacations around the world, with over 70 unique beaches in their catalogue. Their brand focuses on six experiences: Rejuvenation, Passion, Togetherness, Discovery, Adventure, and Immersion.

This means you can easily find a beach trip tailored to your interests. Plus, if you’re looking to travel on a budget, you can search their dedicated Deals page .

There are also a number of perks to booking with BeachBound:

  • They price match beat. If you find a desired vacation package for a lower price on another US-based travel site, they’ll match the rate — and then beat it by $25.
  • BeachBound accepts a wide array of payments — and they offer payment plans that allow you to pay off your trip over two years.
  • Travel Protection Plus is included with your booking — which features a number of benefits, like being able to cancel your trip for any reason for a 75% refund or a 100% travel credit.
  • They work directly with  Amstar DMC  on the ground — so there is no need to stress about transportation to and from the airport or excursions

Click here to search trip inspiration and vacation packages on BeachBound .

Also, if you’re looking for a Cancun trip planner on top of this post, check out their free trip planning tool .

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Where Is Cancun? + Map

Cancun is located in Mexico . More specifically, it sits on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, right on the Caribbean Sea.

To help give you a lay of the land, here is a Cancun map:

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You can also click here for a link to the interative Google Map of Cancun.

Getting To Cancun

Getting to cancun by air.

Many people travel to Cancun by plane, arriving into Cancun International Airport — which is conveniently only 14 miles from the Hotel Zone.

To get to and from your hotel, it’s wise to pre-book your transportation. As noted above,  BeachBound  works directly with  Amstar DMC  for this.

In my experience, after clearing customs, it was easy to find my Amstar driver in his bright flower pattern shirt holding a sign with my name. The ride itself was comfortable, with a clean air conditioned car and a cooler filled with refreshments.

Bonus: The driver also gave me loads of interesting local tips — like that Taquería Los Chachalacos within the Hotel Zone is his favorite place to get tacos al pastor.

Getting To Cancun By Land

Additionally, travelers visiting Cancun as part of a larger Mexico itinerary may visit the destination by land. It’s easy to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen , Tulum , and other nearby popular tourist destinations.

To complete the journey, you can rent a car (I recommend DiscoverCars for this) or take public transportation (ADO is the regional bus service).

Getting Around Cancun

There are a number of ways to get around Cancun, including:

Renting a car. Renting a car is generally considered safe in Cancun.

Booking tours. Amstar DMC   offers a number of excursions to add to your itinerary for Cancun, Mexico.

Walking. The Cancun Hotel Zone is very safe to walk around and has sidewalks.

Public bus. Cancun’s local bus system connects the main traveler points of interest like the Hotel Zone, Boulevard Kukulcán (downtown), and Avenida Tulum. Tip: Just make sure you have exact change in Mexican Pesos for the ride, as drivers often can’t break larger bills.

7 day Cancun itinerary inlcuding the beach

When To Visit Cancun

While Cancun is a year-round destination, certain times of year can be more enjoyable than others.

December through April is typically considered the best time to visit Cancun, with clear and warm weather that isn’t oppressively hot like it can be in the summer.

If you’re looking to book the cheapest time to vacation in Cancun, May through November tends to be more budget-friendly with better hotel and flight deals.

July is largely considered the warmest month of the year, though as someone who has personally visited Cancun in July, I’ll say you can still have a fun and memorable trip. Yes, it’s hot, but you’ll likely spend a lot of your time in the water anyway.

Want to avoid the spring break crowds? Book your Cancun trip outside of March or April — especially the last two weeks of March.

How Many Days Are Enough For Cancun?

If you’re wondering how many days in Cancun are enough, I’d say it really depends on your trip goals.

In my opinion, 3 days in Cancun is the minimum I would do. Less than that and you’ll basically be packing to leave before you’ve fully unpacked.

Cancun is a stunning destination full of opportunities to relax, so to really give yourself a chance to unwind, 4 days or more is best.

Now, if you’re planning a trip to Cancun, Mexico that includes a mix of relaxation, adventure, and exploration, a week is the perfect amount of time to really immerse yourself in what the destination has to offer. That is why I’m outlining a 7 day Cancun itinerary in this article.

How Much Is A Trip To Cancun?

Wondering “how much does a trip to Cancun cost?” Well, if you’re staying at an all-inclusive and stick to the food and experiences available onsite, it simply costs the amount you paid for your accommodation, plus flight, airport transfers, and optional (but appreciated) tips.

That being said, exploring Cancun beyond the resort is recommended if you’re looking to dive deeper into the destination. In Cancun and around the Yucatán Peninsula, you’ll find cenotes, Maya ruins, jungle adventures, and more. Most Cancun tours range from about $100-$300 per person.

You can also find flight deals by using these tips for finding cheap airfare , like signing up for alerts with Secret Flying and Airfarewatchdog.

In short, Cancun vacation costs vary, but it’s possible to enjoy the destination on a reasonable budget.

Where To Stay In Cancun

Most travelers to Cancun stay in the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera), a 14-mile strip showcasing over 70 hotels. Because there are so many options, it can be tricky to choose which Cancun resort to book.

I recommend choosing a place that is:

  • On the Caribbean side of the strip (vs the lagoon side)
  • Within Punta Cancun , the commerical heart of the Hotel Zone with loads of beach activities, restaurants, and nightlife

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

One property that fits both of those requirements — and more — is the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, a stunning 5-star all-inclusive resort full of incredible experiences.

Here is a quick gallery snapshot of the resort:

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach on a trip to Cancun, Mexico

Featuring nine restaurants, a sports bar with game room, a sumptuous 40,000-square-foot spa, an oceanfront fitness center, multiple pools and swim up bars, nightly entertainment, direct beach access, and an array of onsite activities from water polo to kayaking to tequila tasting, you’ll truly never be bored.

I’ve been to many all-inclusives over the years, and can say the service and attention to detail at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is outstanding.

Additionally, the dining and entertainment is next level. Not only do they host outstanding nightly entertainment like fire and aquatic shows, but almost every meal had an interactive element — from ballet dancers at Le Basilic to a mariachi band at La Joya to immersive 360-degree digital art at The Table.

The resort is also conveniently located adjecent to the ferry dock for trips to Isla Mujeres as well as next to Cancun’s famous nightlife-filled Party Zone. And if you’re traveling as a family, there is an onsite Coral KidZ Club to entertain the little ones.

In terms of accommodation, the property features 602 spacious and clean suites — all with ocean views and private terraces.

Looking to uplevel your Cancun trip? Opt for the resort’s Infinite Club, which features upgraded accommodation, access to exclusive areas of the resort, and special perks like hydrotherapy spa treatments, premium beverage selection, and special personlized resort experiences.

Click here for full information and to book your stay .

7 Day Cancun Itinerary

Now it’s time to dive into our Cancun 7 day itinerary .

This Cancun trip guide is based on my own experience in the destination, and is completely customizable. Feel free to move days around or swap out excursions to fit your interests.

There are some options for alternative Cancun experiences below, too. As stated above, your tours can be booked right through  BeachBound .

Additionally, I’ve included Cancun trip itinerary ideas for shorter trips toward the bottom of this guide. You’ll find options for 3 days in Cancun as well as 4 days in Cancun.

Remember, too, that the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach hosts a wide array of daily activities, like pool games, bingo, kayaking, beach volleyball, tequila tasting, circus-style shows, and more.

Here is a sample schedule. Keep in mind, this isn’t even the full roster of events:

7 days in Cancun itinerary

Day #1: Explore The Resort

Whether you’re staying for a week or only have one day in Cancun, you’ll definitely want to enjoy the resort.

The beauty of staying at an all-inclusive in Cancun is everything is taken care of, from the activities to the food to the drinks to the stunning scenery.

Since today is a travel day, it’s smart not to schedule too much for yourself. Spend time exploring the resort, swimming the Caribbean Sea, sipping cocktails at the swim up bar, and taking part in one of the many resort activities.

7 day Cancun itinerary including a pool day at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

For dinner, immerse yourself in Mexican history and culture at The Table , an interactive 9-course dining and pairing experience. Each dish tells the story of Mexican history and Maya culture, from prehistoric times through colonization to modern day.

For instance, a king crab chilpachole cooked with lava rock in a dish made to resemble a volcano is served to represent how after the land was first created from cooling lava, crustacean-like creatures were the first life to emerge.

On top of that, digital art, live music, actors, and narration help to bring it all to life.

This will cerainly be a memorable meal, as The Table is one of the most unique restaurants in Cancun. Just note that seatings are limited and are only at 6:30pm on Fridays and Sundays.

Day #2: Enjoy Cancun’s Beaches

When researching what to do in Cancun , the beach will likely be at the top of your list. You could spend every day of your 7 day Cancun itinerary exploring the sand and be totally happy.

And for good reason: the Mexican Caribbean coastline is dreamy, with soft white sand and inviting turquoise waters.

Spend the morning swapping between swimming in the sea and lounging in the comfortable lounge chairs provided by the resort.

woman walking the beach during a 7 day Cancun itinerary

Then, after a lunch of fresh catch and conch ceviche at the al fresco Isla Contoy , get active with some kayaking, snorkeling, or stand up paddle boarding. You can also go jet skiing right from the resort!

Before heading back to your room to shower for dinner, enjoy a cocktail in the sand as you watch a beautiful Cancun sunset.

For dinner, opt for a AAA Five Diamond meal at Le Basilic , a fine dining French restaurant with a multi-course food pairing menu that features local ingredients and Mexican wines. Not only is the food delicious, but the eatery is decorated with abstract paintings created by local artist León Alva.

Live piano music and ballet dancing provide entertainment while you dine.

Afterward, check the resort’s nightly entertainment schedule, which ranges from circus shows in the Grand Coral Theater to live music in the Lobby Lounge to dancing in the Havannah Club and beyond.

Day #3: Day Trip From Cancun To Isla Mujeres

One great thing about planning a Cancun itinerary for 7 days is you have the chance to schedule in day trips — like to Isla Mujeres , a 4.3-mile-long island known for its beautiful beaches and abundant shopping.

The ferry departs from right next to the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach , and it takes about 30 minutes to reach Isla Mujeres.

Once you exit the ferry terminal, you’ll be bombarded with street vendors trying to sell you their wares and taxi drivers offering tours of the island.

My suggestion: walk away from the main drag to the quieter side streets to enjoy the shops in a more peaceful setting. A few items you’ll see a lot of include macrame clothing, Cuban cigars, and Talavera Pottery .

You can also walk to the stunning Playa Norte (North Beach), which has soft white sand and translucent blue water.

day trip to Isla Mujeres during a 7 day Cancun itinerary

On the beach are also restaurants and bars, some of which are really cute and offer beautiful ocean views.

To reach Playa Norte, you can walk El Malecon , a scenic seaside walking path between Calle Mateos and Calle Allende where you can enjoy a photo opp with the Isla Mujeres sign and potentially spot dolphins in the water

If you’d like to explore more of Isla Mujeres, you can rent a golf cart, which is about $50 for a half-day. A few experiences of interest on the island include:

  • Seeing the waterfront sculptures at Punta Sur
  • Visiting pretty churches like Capilla de Guadalupe and Iglesia de Concepcion Immaculada
  • Purchasing handmade jewelry at the Women’s Beading Cooperative

Once back in Cancun, freshen up for a delicious dinner at La Joya , the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach’s upscale Mexican restaurant. As you enjoy dishes like fresh fish in creamy tequila corn sauce and beef barbacoa cooked in maguey and avocado leaves, you’ll be entertained by an 8-piece mariachi band.

Pro tip: this eatery is known for its margaritas, which are delicious. I tried both a spicy margarita on the rocks and a frozen tamarind margarita. Yum!

Afterward, check out the nightly entertainment or play a round of air hockey or foosball in the Sports Lounge .

Day #4: Have A Cancun Jungle Adventure

Ready for an adventure? Today on your Cancun travel itinerary we’ve got another day trip, this time in the form of a jungle adventure.

There are a number of jungle tours that involve ziplining, ATVing, and swimming in Mexico’s famous cenotes — which are natural deep-water sinkholes.

The Yucatán Peninsula is home to at least 6,000 cenotes, so you certainly have plenty of options.

The closest cenotes to Cancun are along the Ruta de Los Cenotes Puerto Morelos , which is about an hour drive — either via tour or your own car — from the hotel. Many of the cenotes also have ziplines and high jumps that offer an adventurous way to enter the water.

visiting Ruta de Los Cenotes Puerto Morelos on a 7 day Cancun itinerary

Another option is Valladolid , which is about two hours away by car. While I personally haven’t visited this city, I’ve read that because Valladolid has a higher elevation than the coast, the cenotes feature more dramatic drops and scenery.

If you love adventure travel , this will likely be your best day in Cancun.

Afterward, come back to the resort to enjoy a delicious dinner at the Tuscany Trattoria & Terrace . Transport yourself from Mexico to Italy through plates of homemade pasta, creamy risotto, and bistecca alla fiorentina before enjoying some evening entertainment. Check the daily schedule to see the array of options.

Day #5: Visit Maya Ruins From Cancun

No Cancun travel blog would be complete without mentioning Maya ruins. If you plan to stay a week in Cancun, you definitely need to add this activity to your list.

The Maya are an Indigenous people of Mexico and Central America, who built remarkable cities featuring temples, palaces, and pyramids from the Mayan Preclassical Period (2000 B.C. to A.D. 250).

Today, these ancient cities sit in ruins, though are still incredibly impressive.

In fact, when researching what to do around Cancun, you’ll see numerous options for ruins to visit. A few of these include:

Chichen Itza. No travel guide to Cancun would be complete without mentioning this popular UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was one of the largest Maya cities. Known for its large central pyramid, It was founded by the Itza in the 5th century AD and is believed to have had over 50,000 inhabitants.

As it’s one of the New 7 Wonders Of The World, you’ll certainly want to add this to your 7 day Cancun itinerary.

visiting Chichen Itza during a trip to Cancun

Tulum Ruins. If you’re planning a Cancun Tulum itinerary, the Tulum Ruins are a must. These ruins are known for many things — like the site’s stunning location right on the Caribbean Sea. In fact, the Tulum Ruins are one of the few enclosed cities built by the Mayas, featuring walls on three sides and an open fourth side facing the water.

Coba. Coba is another popular Cancun Mexico itinerary addition. Located about 29 miles northwest of Tulum, Coba is known for having the highest pyramid in the northern Yucatan, called Nohoch Mul.

Ek Balam. While the previously mentioned Maya sites are mentioned in almost every Cancun information guide, Ek Balam is less touristy — though still very important, especially as the site was the region’s main political center for many centuries. A few highlights of a visit are seeing the uniquely shaped pyramid and getting to climb to the highest point of the ruins at 95 feet.

If you’d like to book a tour, Amstar DMC  offers a number of options.

For dinner, opt for a spot along the Hotel Zone or have an Italian meal at Viña Del Mar at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach. While gazing out over the Caribbean Sea, you’ll be entertained by a soprano and tenor show.

Since you don’t have to be up early tomorrow, consider leaving the resort to enjoy the nightlife in Cancun’s Party Zone .

walking the Party Zone during 7 days in Cancun

Yes, it’s touristy, but you’ll find some epic dance parties at places like Coco Bongo and The City Discotheque , both of which also include acrobatic performances.

These clubs are surrounded by loads of other nightlife options, as well, and the streets in this area have a loud and festive feel.

If you’d prefer to enjoy Cancun’s nightlife away from the craziness of the Party Zone, another option of many is Distrito Gourmet , which is a kind of open-air food hall-meets-nightclub concept. The icing on top is that you also get beautiful water views.

Day #6: Explore Cancun Beaches & Hotel Zone & Spa Day

Whether you’re backpacking Cancun, traveling solo , creating a Cancun family itinerary, or planning a trip for two to Cancun, the beach will likely be a main point of interest.

In all honesty, you could visit the beach every day of your 7 day Cancun itinerary and still have an incredible trip.

Spend the morning swimming, snorkeling and paddling. Also, if you haven’t done so yet, take a short 15-minute walk along the beach to Punta Cancun Lighthouse . You can’t climb it, but it’s a scenic walk along — and sometimes in — the water that offers beautiful views looking back toward the resort.

visiting Punta Cancun Lighthouse on a Cancun travel itinerary

After lunch at the poolside Bikini Bar or inside at the bistro-style Coral Cafe , take a walk along the Hotel Zone. There are a number of points of interest, like:

  • Party Zone , a club area that is wild at night but still interesting to see during the day
  • La Isla Shopping Village , a mall with a wide variety of shops, eateries, and attractions like Ripley’s Mirror Maze and the Tequila Museum
  • Mercado Coral Negro , a flea market with souvenirs — though note it’s quite pricey
  • Playa Delfines , a public beach where you can also take a photo with the Cancun sign
  • El Sol de Cancun , a ferris wheel offering beautiful views of Cancun
  • El Rey , Maya ruins named after “the King” statue on site that also has a botanical garden
  • Museo Maya de Cancún y Zona Arqueológica de San Miguelito , a Maya museum and archeological site
  • Mayan Market , which sells Maya-inspired jewelry and handicrafts as well as artisanal tequila
  • Restaurante Lorenzillos , a great spot for fresh seafood meals right on the water
  • Taquería Los Chachalacos , a taquería known for its delicious tacos al pastor

After exploring Cancun, head back to the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach for a treatment at their Gem Spa .

Their signature treatment is the 80-minute Seventh Wonder Luxury Massage, which involves an essential oil massage where seven quartz stones are placed on the seven corresponding chakras of the body for a transformative experience.

When visiting, I personally did the Hydrotherapy Treatment, a 10-step circuit that involves a mix of hot and cold rituals.

Starting with a soothing eucalyptus steam, you’ll then cool down in a multi-jet shower before getting a clay body mask followed by closing the pores with cool ice crystals. From there, you’ll relax in a dry sauna followed by a rain shower. Up next is a series of pools: a hot whirlpool, a cool plunge pool, a colder plunge pool, and then a reflexology-focused underwater pebble walkway. The experience culminates with a swim in the “pool of sensations” with massaging neck jets, bubbles, floor geysers, and other therapeutic elements.

Afterward, you’ll be nice and relaxed for dinner on the beach at Nah K´aax , which means “Jungle House” in the Mayan language. Listen to the waves lapping up onto the coast as you dig into Mexican-Asian eats in a boho chic space.

You’ll also have live entertainment, either from a DJ spinning right on the beach or their twice-weekly fire show.

Day #7: Enjoy A Cancun Sunrise

Last on my one week in Cancun itinerary is catching the sunrise!

While I personally woke up for sunrise every day of my Cancun trip, I realize getting out of bed before 5:30am isn’t for everyone.

If you haven’t seen a Cancun sunrise yet by the last day of your trip, make sure you take this final opportunity to do so.

woman on the beach at sunrise during a 7 day Cancun itinerary

If possible, skip going back to bed and instead and enjoy the resort amenities one last time before you have to leave for your flight. Savor an al fresco breakfast, swim in the pool, and dip your toes in the Caribbean Sea one last time before heading back home to reality.

Alternative: 4 Day Cancun Itinerary

Can’t swing a 7 day Cancun itinerary? You can still have an epic trip! Here is my 4 days in Cancun itinerary:

  • Day 1: Explore the resort, relax by the pool, and partake in some included activities
  • Day 2: Relax on the beach, do some water sports, and book a spa treatment
  • Day 3: Do a Cancun day trip like exploring Maya ruins or having a jungle adventure
  • Day 4: Wake up to see a Cancun sunrise and enjoy the pool or beach before your flight home

Alternative: 3 Day Cancun Itinerary

Only have time for a weekend in Cancun ? Here is how I would spend 3 days in Cancun:

  • If you want to get away from the resort, do a quick nearby day trip like visiting the El Rey Ruins right in the Hotel Zone for an hour or two
  • Day 3: Wake up to see a Cancun sunrise and enjoy the pool or beach before your flight home

Tips For First Time Travelers To Cancun

Wondering how to plan a trip to Cancun, Mexico ? To help make your beach vacation as amazing as possible, here are a few tips for visiting Cancun:

Check the latest entry and exit rules for travel in Cancun. This goes for general passport, visa, and vaccination requirements, as well as necessary steps due to the pandemic.

Don’t schedule too much on your first day. Traveling is exhausting — especially when you factor in early wake up times and time zone changes — so don’t schedule too much for yourself on your arrival day. The good thing is all-inclusive resorts like the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach have daily activity schedules, so if you’re feeling energetic there will be plenty to do.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach  Cancun All-Inclusive Resort on a trip to Cancun, Mexico

Bring cash for tips and extras.  While tipping at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun is not mandatory, it is a nice gesture. The local currency is the Mexican Peso, though you can also tip in US dollars (just make sure to leave only bills and not coins).

Note that paying in Mexican Pesos off the resort can get you better rates. For instance, we paid US dollars for our ferry tickets to Isla Mujeres — and paid about $6 more per ticket than we would have if we used pesos.

Note that many all inclusive resorts bake tips and taxes into the room rate, though leaving a little extra for your servers and bartenders is a kind way to show your appreciation. You should also tip bag handlers, spa workers, and housekeeping.

As an initial guideline, consider tipping about $5 for breakfast and lunch and $10 for dinner.

Allow yourself to relax. If you’re lucky enough to have planned a 7 day Cancun itinerary, you’ll have plenty of time to just enjoy the all-inclusive resort and partake in all of the included food, drink, activities, and entertainment — not to mention the gorgeous scenery and beach. Dedicate a good chunk of your itinerary to enjoying these amenities.

Take at least one day trip. While your Cancun all-inclusive resort will certainly be a trip highlight, there is more to the destination. Spend some time getting to know the local history, culture, and landscape. Even if you only have a weekend trip to Cancun planned, you can still see Maya ruins right within the Hotel Zone. And if you have a week to spare, a 7 day Cancun itinerary gives you plenty of time to enjoy the resort and beyond.

Wear (reef-safe) sunscreen & sunglasses.  Cancun is a sunny Caribbean destination, so you’ll definitely want to pack sunscreen and sunglasses. To help protect the environment, consider a high SPF reef-safe sunscreen.

Wake up for at least one sunrise. The sunrise in Cancun is gorgeous and absolutely worth waking up early for. There is also something truly special about wandering the resort on your own.

seeing on the sunrise during a trip to Cancun at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Is Cancun Safe?

Yes, Cancun is a safe travel destination — as long as you know where to go and where to avoid.

The Cancun Hotel Zone, for instance, is very safe, and you’ll see many local police helping to keep it that way. My Amstar driver explained that because tourism is so vital to Cancun’s economy, the destination really works hard to keep it safe for visitors.

If you plan to leave the Hotel Zone, check with your hotel to see where is and isn’t safe to explore in Cancun.

Mexico Travel Insurance

When visiting Mexico—or anywhere else in the world—it’s wise to get travel insurance.

For this, I have two recommendations:

SafetyWing . If you’re looking for something straightforward and budget-friendly, you can’t beat SafetyWing. They offer one global policy that you can cancel at any time or continue paying for long-term coverage (making it the perfect option for digital nomads!).

Their plan includes medical coverage, trip interruptions, personal liability, unplanned overnight stays, lost luggage, and more.

World Nomads . For something more comprehensive, World Nomads is a great option. While you’ll pay a bit more, you’ll typically get higher coverage maximums as well as additional inclusions—like trip cancellation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Traveling To Cancun

Q) how many days do you need in cancun.

You need a minimum of three days in Cancun to explore what it has to offer!

Q) Is 7 days in Cancun too much?

No, there are plenty of memorable activities to do in Cancun in a week. You can also visit other places along the Yucatán Peninsula. For instance, there are many fun things to do in Holbox , Tulum, and Playa del Carmen.

Q) Is Cancun an expensive holiday?

It depends on your travel style; however, you will find many free and cheap things to do in Cancun as well as a range of pricing for accommodation.

What would you add to this 7 day Cancun itinerary? Save this Cancun blog for later!

Bonus  mexico travel guides :.

Whether you follow my Cancun 4 day itinerary or spend a week, here are more travel guides that will help you plan your trip!

6 Best Beaches In Holbox, Mexico (Stunning!)

15 Best Beach Clubs In Holbox Island, Mexico

23 Best Things To Do In Holbox Island, Mexico (+ Sample Itinerary!)

14 Travel Tips For Puerto Vallarta For A Fun & Safe Trip (In-Depth Guide!)

Solo Travel In Puerto Vallarta: The Ultimate Guide

5 Active Ways To Explore Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

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Solo Travel In Mexico City: The Ultimate Guide

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Wow, thank you so much for all of the great info and pictures as well. I’m definitely staying at the Grand Fiesta Americana next time and hopefully planning some of these recommendations as well. I’m completely sold and can’t wait 🙂

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Day 1: most popular attractions, day 2: west side of town, day 3: proximity is everything, day 4: keep it simple.

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It depends on when you visit! We've compiled data from NASA on what the weather is like in Cancun for each month of the year: see the links below for more information.

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All road trips from Cancun

  • Cancun to Tulum drive
  • Cancun to Chichen Itza drive
  • Cancun to Mexico City drive
  • Cancun to Merida drive
  • Cancun to Coba drive
  • Cancun to San Antonio drive
  • Cancun to Akumal drive
  • Cancun to Panama City drive
  • Cancun to Houston drive
  • Cancun to Ek Balam Village drive
  • Cancun to Mahahual drive
  • Cancun to Puerto Vallarta drive
  • Cancun to Austin drive
  • Cancun to Arenal Volcano National Park drive
  • Cancun to Oaxaca drive
  • Cancun to Antigua drive
  • Cancun to Puebla drive
  • Cancun to Palenque drive
  • Cancun to Uxmal drive
  • Cancun to Bacalar drive
  • Cancun to Guanajuato drive
  • Cancun to Guadalajara drive
  • Cancun to Campeche drive
  • Cancun to Galveston drive
  • Cancun to San Jose drive
  • Cancun to San Miguel de Allende drive
  • Cancun to Manuel Antonio drive
  • Cancun to Belize City drive
  • Cancun to Monterrey drive
  • Cancun to San Ignacio drive

Explore nearby places

  • Playa Mujeres
  • Benito Juarez Municipality
  • Isla Blanca
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Playa del Secreto
  • Leona Vicario
  • Playa Paraiso
  • Playa Maroma
  • Playa del Carmen
  • San Miguel de Cozumel
  • Solidaridad
  • Puerto Aventuras
  • Soliman Bay
  • Ek Balam Village
  • Rio Lagartos

All related maps of Cancun

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  • Map of Benito Juarez Municipality
  • Map of Isla Blanca
  • Map of Puerto Morelos
  • Map of Playa del Secreto
  • Map of Leona Vicario
  • Map of Playa Paraiso
  • Map of Playa Maroma
  • Map of Chiquila
  • Map of Playa del Carmen
  • Map of Solferino
  • Map of Xcaret
  • Map of San Miguel de Cozumel
  • Map of Solidaridad
  • Map of Paamul
  • Map of Xpu-Ha
  • Map of Puerto Aventuras
  • Map of Akumal
  • Map of El Cuyo
  • Map of Chemuyil
  • Map of Soliman Bay
  • Map of Coba
  • Map of Tulum
  • Map of Chemax
  • Map of Tizimin
  • Map of Ek Balam Village
  • Map of Rio Lagartos
  • Map of Temozon
  • Map of Valladolid
  • Map of Chunyaxche

Cancun throughout the year

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Day itineraries for nearby cities

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  • 4-Day Puerto Aventuras Itinerary
  • 4-Day Akumal Itinerary
  • 4-Day Valladolid Itinerary
  • 4-Day Coba Itinerary
  • 4-Day Xpu-Ha Itinerary
  • 4-Day Rio Lagartos Itinerary
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4-day itinerary in Cancun

by Gabriel Lorenzi

See how to do a 4-day itinerary in Cancun. Find out which are the most unmissable tours and attractions for your 4-day schedule in this Mexican city. We are sure that with the tips that we will give below, you will be able to elaborate an excellent planning for this period of your trip. Enjoy!

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Is it possible to make a good 4-day itinerary in Cancun?

The first question any reader is asking themselves, right away, with this article is: But, is it really possible to do a nice 4-day itinerary in Cancun. Well, let’s go. Four days is certainly not enough for you to explore Cancun in its entirety, nor visit, for sure, many tours and sights there. However, this short period of time is enough for you to get to know a little of the city, enjoy one or two of its beaches, enjoy an all-inclusive hotel and its services, take several photos amidst an inexplicable scenery and still feel the immersive atmosphere it presents. So, it’s extremely worth it and the chances of you wanting to go there with more time are very, very likely. Enjoy!

Beach in Cancun

First day of a 4-day itinerary in Cancun

To start your 4-day itinerary in Cancun well, our tip is that you go to Riviera Maya. For those who do not know, this is one of the most tourist regions of the city, and responsible for most of the tours and cinematic attractions that we see in photos and websites there. The cool thing about enjoying an entire morning in this area is that the options of places to visit there are many.

Beach in Riviera Maya

Beaches such as Carmen Beach and Akumal Beach, for example, can be ideal for you to sunbath, enjoy the crystal clear sea water, take lots of photos and even relax with the people you love. Another incredible tour in the region is the visit to the ruins of Tulum, in which the site is an archaeological space that houses ruins built by the Mayan people, which reserves very interesting and appreciative cultural and historical contexts.

Tulum ruins

Continuing your 4-day tour of the beautiful Cancun, the suggestion is that you spend the afternoon in the splendid and best known archeological park in the world, called Xcaret Park. This place has many activities for tourists and you can choose which ones best fit your profile and itinerary.

Xcaret Park in Cancun

A really cool suggestion, for example, is to enjoy the view from the rotating panoramic tower located there. Another nice tip is also to make the dives in the underground rivers of the locality and to have a greater contact with the fauna and flora present in the area. This is a unique experience, so don’t miss this chance and have fun.

Snorkeling at Xcaret Park in Cancun

To close this first day in Cancun with a flourish, be sure to enjoy a delicious night stroll through the streets and downtown. Also, take the opportunity to stop at one of the delicious restaurants that it has and try the most authentic local cuisine accompanied by a good drink or tequila. Also read our article about the  best restaurants in Cancun .

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Second day of a 4-day itinerary in Cancun

On your second day of travel in Cancun, our first tip is: go to one of the seven wonders of the world, called Chichen-Itzá. For those who have not yet heard about this place, know that it is a beautiful archaeological space, which features a series of articles and monuments from the Mayan era.

Chichén-Itzá in Tulum

The main attraction of the place, which is requested by tourists from all over the world, is the Kukulcán pyramid. Among the advantages of getting to know it, the ones that stand out the most are: beauty rarely found anywhere else in the world, conservation of a place of great historical importance for the city, possibility of taking a series of photos in the middle of the monument and totally differentiated atmosphere and energy.

Kukulcán Pyramid in Chichén-Itzá

After enjoying an immersive morning in a totally cultural and historic place in Mexico, be sure to check out the beauty of the caves and cenotes on a pleasant boat trip. Among the main lakes that you can enjoy on this magnificent tour in Cancun are: Casa Cenote, Chac Mool and Grand Cenote. Be sure to look for a company that makes these tours there, make your reservation in advance and have a camera on hand, to record every moment of this extreme fun in the caves of the locality.

Cenote in Cancun

Third day of a 4-day itinerary in Cancun

Morning and afternoon.

Following with tips for a good 4-day itinerary in Cancun, be sure to enjoy your third day at the Cancun Wax Museum. As in Los Angeles, this museum is a space where more than 100 wax characters can be found in 23 different scenarios, ranging from the world of cinema to sports, music, television, politics, children and terror.

Cancun Wax Museum

Another museum option that you can explore in Cancun is the Mayan Museum, located on Boulevard Kukulcán, one of the main avenues in the city. In it, there are several contemporary installations that overlook the Nichupté Lagoon, and there is also a complex that has a beautiful architectural design, a collection with 3,500 pieces and more than 400 pieces on display.

Exhibition at the Mayan Museum in Cancun

Also take the opportunity to visit the San Miguelito archaeological site, which is next to the Mayan Museum of Cancun. San Miguelito was inhabited for more than 800 years before the arrival of the Spaniards and has about 40 pre-Columbian buildings, so a mandatory stop for any visitor who is on a tour there in the region.

Finally, in the evening, enjoy dinner at the magnificent and sought after Señor Frog’s, which is none other than one of the most famous Mexican food bars in the city, and they even prepare gigantic cocktails that make your night a great Caribbean party.

Señor Frog’s in Cancun

Fourth day of a 4-day itinerary in Cancun

And, to close your 4-day itinerary in Cancun, be sure to finish it with Isla Mujeres. In addition to being beautiful and totally paradisiacal, it houses the famous Underwater Museum of Art, which is a magnificent museum located in the depths of the Caribbean Sea. The cool thing about this attraction is that it reserves a huge amount of underwater sculptures that have already become homes for some marine animals. It is incredible and quite interesting for any audience.

Underwater Museum of Art in Cancun

In the afternoon, you can enjoy a delicious and pleasant stroll through some of Cancun’s main shopping malls. Some of them that stand out are:

  • Plaza La Isla mall
  • Kukulcan Plaza mall
  • Quinta Alegria mall
  • Plaza Forum by The Sea

Water channel at Plaza La Isla mall in Cancun

And, to end your trip in style, of course you couldn’t miss a visit to one of the most incredible and fun clubs in the city, the splendid Coco Bongo . Located in the Hotel Zone, it is super requested for having already been the stage for the film “The Mask” (starring Jim Carrey), besides offering its audience many presentations and interactivity. It is sensational and you will come home with a taste of want more. We are sure of it!

Coco Bongo in Cancun

Tips to make the most of your 4-day itinerary in Cancun

  • The first tip for you to make the most of all the time you are in Cancun is: wake up very early, have a great breakfast, put on some very comfortable clothes/shoes and start your tour.
  • Another very important point is also to establish in topics each place that you intend to visit during your 4 unique days in the city. When you already pre-plan your trip, with more or less established schedules, tickets for purchased tours and other important items already provided, the chances of not wasting time and exploring the place even more are many.

Planning the itinerary in Cancun

Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Cancun

Now that we have given you all the tips about 4-day itinerary in Cancun, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Cancun is a big city and its tourist spots and beaches are concentrated in some regions, so being well located makes all the difference. If you haven’t already booked your hotel, be sure to check out our article Where to stay in Cancun , with tips from the best regions and also how to get a great hotel at a great price (and find all inclusive hotels and resorts on sale).

Hotel Zone in Cancun

Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Cancun, but it all depends on how your trip will be. If you are staying at the hotel every day, it really is not worth it. But, if you are going on tours, want to go to shopping malls and tourist spots, they are all a little bit apart and the car is great for getting around.

Even in the hotel zone that has everything there, the distance between the points is great, and without the car you need to take a taxi or public bus. With the car, you have more comfort and freedom, not to mention the economy, because with the value of the transport that you will spend from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you have already paid the rent of a car for almost 5 days. If you want to know all the tips on the subject and how to get incredible prices, see our full article about how to rent a car in Cancun .

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Where to buy the cheapest tickets for tours and tourist attractions in Cancun

A good suggestion to save money is to buy tickets, tours and excursions in advance online. It costs a lot less and you don’t waste time in lines there in Cancun. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Cancun tickets website . They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.

Xcaret Park in Cancun

The unmissable tours that cannot be left out of your trip in any way are: the excursion to Isla Mujeres, excursion to X-Caret or Xel-Há (two incredible natural parks), the Coco Bongo party and the excursion to Chichén Itzá, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the swim with dolphins which is incredible. Virtually all tours pick you up at your hotel and drop you back there.

Don’t forget about travel insurance to Cancun

Another tip is to not forget to take international travel insurance to Cancun, as it is very important and no one should leave the country without one. If you want, read our article about travel insurance for Cancun and see tips on how to get good insurance at an incredible price. It is super cheap and very worth it.

How to use your cell phone in Cancun

Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Cancun is very worthwhile. The tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and beaches have great applications. In addition, you save by not having to rent a GPS for the car with the rental company, you can search the addresses and times of the places, see the weather forecast to plan for the tours and beaches, stay connected with everyone through applications and post your photos of Cancun on social networks.

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If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Cancun . It’s super cheap and you’ll be able to use your cell phone all day and anywhere. And, you can also search all about 4-day itinerary in Cancun for when you’re there.

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18 Best Things To Do in Cancun

Cancún, Mexico, is known for its white sand beaches, its adventure tours and the many must-see attractions you can visit nearby. For example, this region of Mexico earns praise for cultural landmarks like Chichén Itzá and the underwater art museum

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Chichén Itzá Chichén Itzá

U.S. News Insider Tip:  Visit El Mestizo, about 3.5 miles from Chichén Itzá, for an authentic Mexican lunch after touring the archeological site. I recommend ordering the pollo adobado, which remains one of my favorite chicken meals I've ever had abroad. –  Leilani Osmundson

Chichén Itzá is a large Mayan archaeological site and one of the most notable and recognized landmarks on the Yucatán peninsula. The site itself was originally a main hub of Mayan civilization and has since been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The focal point of the ruins is the pyramid-like El Castillo that was once used by Mayans as a temple to the god Kukulkan.

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Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

U.S. News Insider Tip: For close proximity to Isla Mujeres during your beach vacation, consider staying at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún hotel, located on the tip of Zona Hotelera. The ferry to Isla Mujeres departs from Playa Caracol, which is located just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. – Holly D. Johnson

To escape the frantic beat of Cancún's nightlife and beaches, head to Isla Mujeres ("Island of Women"). There is little to do on this 5-mile island just a 30-minute ferry ride from Cancún, but travelers like it that way.

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Playa Tortugas Playa Tortugas free

Widely considered a beach spot for locals, Playa Tortugas is known for its relaxed atmosphere and clean sands. The area also boasts impressive views and travelers report several places nearby to grab a meal or drink. From here, daily ferries also depart for Isla Mujeres .

Some travelers enjoy Tortugas so much that they choose the area over their own hotel's beach. Visitors appreciated that the public beach is free to enjoy and the water is calm and relaxing (a particular highlight for those traveling with children). Others warned of pushy salespeople and crowded sands. Playa Tortugas is located in Cancún just northwest of the Hotel Zone and accessible by bus or rental car. Umbrella and chair rentals are also available.

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El Rey Ruins El Rey Ruins

While they may not have the awe factor of  Chichén Itzá , the El Rey Ruins have convenience on their side. Located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, these ruins are extremely accessible to visitors, and the site's small size makes it easy to see in a short time. Thought to be used as a royal retreat at one point, El Rey dates back to 1250.

But for many past visitors, the ruins themselves were not the primary attraction: people flock to El Rey to mingle with the hundreds of iguanas that have invaded the former Mayan town, saying the iguanas make for some unforgettable photo-ops. You can reach the site via a city bus, taxi or rental car.

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Isla Contoy Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy National Park is a small island located off the coast of mainland Mexico, north of Cancún and Isla Mujeres . For the most part, this island is known for its stunning white sand beaches and spectacular nature views, and as a refuge for seabirds (more than 170 species) and other marine wildlife. The island is located alongside the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second longest reef in the world, which makes it an ideal spot for snorkeling or diving to see coral, tropical fish or both in some of the clearest waters in all of the Caribbean.

The only way to visit Isla Contoy is through a boat tour company, but the trip can be worth it since the small destination only allows up to 200 visitors per day. While some boat tours that visit Isla Contoy include snorkeling, lunch or both, many also combine the visit with a few hours at Isla Mujeres. Either way, most boat tours that visit the island start at around $130 per adult, with many costing upwards of $150.

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Cancún Golf Courses Cancún Golf Courses

With tropical weather and luxury resorts luring tourists from around the globe, it's no surprise that a world-class golf scene has developed around Cancún. With numerous distinct options, the biggest issue facing golfers is where they should schedule a tee time.

One memorable range is the 18-hole Playa Mujeres Golf Club, which players describe as a satisfying mix of challenging and scenic. However, reviewers do note that the course is expensive to play if you're not a guest at the Dreams or Secrets resorts.

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Avenida Kukulkan Avenida Kukulkan free

Even if you don't seek out Avenida Kukulkan, you'll likely cross its path at least once during your Cancún vacation. That's because Avenida Kukulkan is Cancún's main artery, stretching from downtown through the hotel zone and running south toward the airport. The avenue is lined with pathways and an endless number of shops and eateries, along with hotels and resorts. If you're not strolling along the avenue, you'll likely be riding the bus along it since this is the main route for the buses most frequently used by tourists.

Recent travelers described Avenida Kukulkan as a safe, well-maintained and well-lit, place to walk or jog. In fact, the street is a great place to get in some exercise on your vacation since there are ample sidewalks the whole route. Still, some travelers say there isn't much to do here other than get from one place to another or see the towering hotels that occupy the area.

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Playa Delfines Playa Delfines free

If you're tired of the standard beaches along the Hotel Zone, try heading to Playa Delfines, which is a largely undeveloped ribbon of sand located near the El Rey ruins . Likewise, the beach often lacks the heavy crowds found elsewhere throughout the Hotel Zone. This is also where you'll find the colorful "Cancún" sign featured on many of the city's postcards and brochures.

Travelers regard Playa Delfines as the quintessential escapist's beach as there is very little in terms of umbrellas or shade and few vendors hawking goods or services. Just be mindful of heavy currents and riptides, since the beach is known for its rough waters.

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Avenida Tulum Avenida Tulum free

While Avenida Kukulkan provides the primary artery for Cancún's Hotel Zone, Avenida Tulum serves as the main thoroughfare through the mainland portion of Cancún. The boulevard cuts straight through downtown, providing an excellent avenue for people-watching and exploring. Between restaurants, hotels and other stores, visitors will find an assortment of landmarks along the avenue, including two well-known and oft-photographed statues, the Monumento a la Historia de México and the Fuente del Ceviche. Additionally, Palacio Municipal, headquarters of the municipal government, sits along Avenida Tulum and is sandwiched between a public park and a sculpture garden.

Past travelers enjoyed strolling around Palacio Municipal and the surrounding streets, which offers a unique and much less touristy atmosphere from Cancún's Hotel Zone. Many also rave about the affordable shopping here, as well as the inexpensive places to grab a bite to eat.

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Playa Marlin Playa Marlin free

Situated in the Hotel Zone about a 5-minute walk from the Kukulkan Plaza shopping mall, Playa Marlin offers a broad stretch of sugar white sand. There's also lifeguards and beach supplies, such as chairs and umbrellas, for rent.

Recent travelers said that Playa Marlin is a beautiful public beach, perfect for those who aren't staying at a beachside resort . Still, some warn of powerful waves and strong undertow. Though the waters can be too rough for swimming, they're great for water sports like parasailing.

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Nichupté Lagoon Nichupté Lagoon

Nichupté Lagoon is a vast tropical paradise that's located in between mainland Cancún and the strip of land that makes up the hotel zone. This region has become a natural reserve for the mangrove ecosystem, and it is made up of seven different lakes.

Not only is Nichupté Lagoon popular for fishing, but it sees a range of visitors that participate in activities like kayaking, canoeing and underwater activities like snorkeling throughout the year. The lagoon is also popular for its wildlife tours, which let eager visitors check out local animals like seabirds, migratory birds and crocodiles.

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Museo Maya de Cancún Museo Maya de Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún houses archeological pieces from significant historic sites across Mexico. Within its exhibit halls, the museum displays a range of archeological artifacts, many of which were found at Chichén Itzá , Palenque and Comalcalco. In addition to its memorable artifacts, Museo Maya de Cancún's architecture proves impressive. It boasts floor-to-ceiling, hurricane-resistant glass windows – a necessary design element following the original anthropology museum's closure in 2004 due to hurricane damage.

Past visitors appreciated the archeological site adjacent to the museum, which offers walking trails to explore. They also recommended visiting the museum on a rainy day, as most of Cancún's alternative attractions are outdoors. Many also remarked that some, but not all, of the information shared within the museum was offered in both English and Spanish.

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El Parque de las Palapas El Parque de las Palapas free

This small plaza sits in downtown Cancún and blurs the lines between a local and tourist hot spot. Fans of street food will appreciate the assortment of vendors that line the park and offer delicious Mexican dishes. Past visitors praise the readily available churros and marquesitas (a crepe-like dessert). If you enjoy live music, the area also boasts a stage for performances, which generally occur on Friday evenings.

El Parque de las Palapas sits in downtown Cancún, roughly 6 miles west of the northern end of the Hotel Zone. The plaza's position – a block off Avenida Tulum – makes it easily accessible for anyone staying in or exploring the downtown area.    

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Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA)

Unlike a traditional museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte (Underwater Museum of Art) is composed of concrete structures spread across the seafloor. The underwater museum sits somewhere between Isla Mujeres and the Hotel Zone and is divided into three areas: Manchones, Punta Nizuc and Punta Sam. The more than 470 sculptures found within Manchones are only accessible via scuba diving. Punta Nizuc houses 33 sculptures, which travelers can see while snorkeling in the area. The nine sculptures visible at Punta Sam sit in the shallowest water. Travelers who'd prefer to stay on land can swing by the MUSA's small gallery near downtown Cancún.

In general, past travelers praised the unique experience. Many reviewers also agreed the trip to the underwater museum is well worth it to see the colorful fish and the lifelike statues firsthand. Others were disappointed that they didn't see more statues during boat and snorkel trips.

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Xavage Park by Xcaret Xavage Park by Xcaret

Xavage Park by Xcaret is a thrill park that offers activities the entire family can enjoy. Basic admission includes a ropes course, the chance to go kayaking and access to the park's splash zone. Meanwhile, the more robust package includes whitewater rafting, a jet boat ride, a ropes course, monster truck rides, zip lines, kayaking and splash zone access. Both packages include snacks, a buffet meal and nonalcoholic drinks. Note that some age and height restrictions apply to these activities, such as the fact that drivers must be at least 5.2 feet (and passengers must be 4 feet tall) to ride in the monster truck. Children younger than 12 but taller than 4.5 feet must be able to verify their age with a photo ID.

Past visitors seem to agree the park is clean and well run. Most say they had a great time and stayed active while enjoying the weather and scenery. Reviewers also said the food included in the package was tasty. 

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La Isla Shopping Village La Isla Shopping Village free

Travelers in search of a little retail therapy will appreciate the assortment of storefronts in La Isla Shopping Village, including options like Abercrombie & Fitch, Prada and Studio F. True to its name, the open-air shopping area is separated from the rest of Cancún's Hotel Zone by a small canal. It is also located just north of Playa Marlín .

Past visitors were delighted by the mall's offerings, which include a Ferris wheel and an interactive aquarium that hosts regular dolphin shows, in addition to numerous food options. Along with a selection of assorted eateries, the shopping village also houses clothing and souvenir stores in its collection of retail options.

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Xoximilco Xoximilco

Xoximilco claims to be a "floating fiesta in Cancún," but it's much more than that. This Mexican theme park aims to explore and celebrate local culture through food, music and games. Visitors get the opportunity to learn and experience Mexican traditions and folklore throughout each visit. Essentially, Xoximilco is a cultural experience that includes a boat ride plus dinner and entertainment.

A ticket to Xoximilco comes with a range of included amenities and activities, such as a gondola ride through festive canals, a Mexican dinner and culinary experience, an open bar, a range of live music performances and a personal guide. 

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Coco Bongo Cancun Coco Bongo Cancun

Considered  the  spot for nightlife in Cancún, Coco Bongo isn't your traditional, DJ-controlled nightclub. Instead, thousands of travelers pack the house to witness nonstop performances from acrobats, conga lines, live bands and musician impersonators. A typical night at Coco Bongo involves projected videos, balloons, soap bubbles and confetti.

While Coco Bongo is a nonstop amalgam of cocktails and dancers, you can also dance the night away on the club's dance floor. If you're seeking some stage antics and endless performances, that's another reason Coco Bongo is definitely worth a try. Most travelers say that they had a great night at Coco Bongo, even if their seats offered poor views, there were long lines for drinks and the tickets were expensive.

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LET'S TRAVEL TO CANCUN

The Perfect Cancun Itinerary: From 3 to 7 Days + Useful Tips (By Car or Bus)

Aerial view of Punta Cancun Hotel Zone

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If you are planning your Cancun itinerary you couldn’t have landed in a better place!

I have lived in Cancun since 2010 and Cancun is still my forever home, where I would always go back to from my multiple trips in and out of Mexico.

In this detailed post, you will find some sample itineraries from Cancun for 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 days with alternative options, the best area to stay in Cancun, and all the practical tips you need to know before traveling.

Therefore in this post, you will get all the insider information you need to tailor your perfect Cancun Itinerary.

Cancun Beach and Nichupte' lagoon

You can use this useful Table of Content here below to get to the session of your interest or you can just scroll down and read the entire post at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful images of Cancun to picture yourself on that spectacular beach that we all dream of. (Some of the pictures are mine 🙂

This post is packed with useful information that you don’t want to miss if you are traveling to Cancun AND will help you organize your trip even if you don’t follow my itinerary. In fact, I made it customizable so that you can adjust it to your liking! 🙂

Cancun Itinerary at a Glance

This Cancun itinerary is packed with things to do because I thought you may want to make the most of it during your stay in Cancun.

However, you can switch around the day or switch a day out with a day basking in the sun, especially if you are in an All-inclusive hotel on the beach, by all means! You are on vacation it shouldn’t feel like work!😂

Day 1 – Cancun highlights: Isla Blanca – El Meco – Mercado 23 – Playa Delfines – El Rey – La Isla (sunset)

Day 2 – Explore the Yucatan Peninsula: Chichen Itza – Valladolid – Cenote

Day 3 – Boat tour (or ferry): Isla Mujeres

Day 4 – Tulum bound: Tulum Archeological Site – Tulum Beach – Cenote

Day 5 – Cancun backyard: Cancun Cenote near Puerto Morelos + Lunch on the beach, relax in your hotel

Day 6 – Playa del Carmen day: Xpu-ha beach + Cenote + Playa del Carmen

Day 7 – Long day out: Las Coloradas or Coba

Aerial view of Cancun Hotel Zone and Nichupte Lagoon.

The complete Cancun Itinerary 3 to 7 days

Day 1 – cancun highlights.

Isla Blanca Cancun beach

On your first day in Cancun, you either want to spend all day in your spectacular all-inclusive hotel on the beach or you can’t wait to explore and see as much as possible of Cancun.

Either way, I think a day trip itinerary in Cancun would be perfect. I have included the top Cancun sites for a day packed with things to do but you can skip some of them if you don’t feel like doing everything.

It would be ideal if you had a car so it would be much easier to move around. As I mentioned before along the Cancun Hotel Zone you can take the R1 or R2 buses but to get to Mercado 23 or Isla Blanca it gets complicated.

If you don’t have your own car, ask your hotel for a recommended taxi driver.

Here is the Epic Day-1 itinerary (click on the interactive map to check out the itinerary and distances)

8.30 am – Isla Blanca

start your day with one of the most spectacular and off-the-beaten-path beaches of Cancun, Isla Blanca .

Keep in mind that there is nothing there, so we won’t stay too long so that you can explore more of Cancun. Also, you would get there early morning so the sun is not too strong. Regardless, remember to bring:

  • sunscreen, hat, water, and towels

10.30 am – El Meco archeological site

Situated on the way to Isla Blanca you can stop by on the way back. It won’t take long to visit as it’s very small but definitely worth it. The ancient Mayan ruins are surrounded by a lush tropical jungle home to birds, squirrels and iguanas among others. You may be able to see a family of the funny Coaties hanging around.

El Meco archaeological site entry fee – 55 MXN

INTERACTIVE MAP OF DAY 1 ITINERARY

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12.30 pm – Mercado 23

On the way back to the hotel zone you can make a detour and check out Mercado 23 where the locals hang out. This is a real authentic market where you can find local produce and all sorts of food. You can try the local restaurant for some authentic Mexican tacos, quesadillas, or tortas (Mexican Sandwiches)

14.00 pm – El Rey

El Rey is another small but interesting ancient ruin located right by the beach in Cancun opposite to Playa Delfines.

El Rey ruins entry fee: 60 MXN

El Rey Archeological site

15 pm – Playa Delfines and Cancun colorful sign

Playa Delfines is one of the most popular attractions in Cancun together with the colorful Cancun sign located right on the lookout terrace, with the spectacular turquoise Caribbean sea as a backdrop.

Playa Delfines is an equipped public beach where you can find bathrooms and showers, sunbeds and shades for rent. Before rushing to the beach make sure you take a minute to enjoy the view from the lookout terrace.

When I was younger and I just arrived in Cancun, I used to get there at 6 am to take surf lessons. I was happily surprised to find out that the surf school is still there and there are actually more surf schools in Cancun now.

Although this area is not the best surfing spot in Mexico you can still find good waves and take classes if you want to learn. Check out Good vibes surf school as well.

Otherwise, you can just take nice walks on the beach and relax after a long morning exploring Cancun

Isla Mujeres view on a sunset.

5 pm – Plaza La Isla

I love hanging out in Plaza La Isla around sunset times, window shopping, or maybe even shopping, and stopping by the Nichupte lagoon to watch the sun setting over the Cancun skyline.

Keep in mind that the sun sets around 6 to 630 in winter and 7.30 in the summer.

After sunset, you can decide whether to go back to the hotel and get dressed for dinner or, just stay out for dinner in Plaza la Isla since there are many delicious restaurants to choose from.

In my guide to the Cancun Restaurants , I mention Elefanta (Indian) and Thai Cancun that I particularly love, and are located right on the lagoon.

Alternative things to do in Cancun on day 1 of your itinerary

If you think that this plan is not for you, you may want to check out other things that you can do in Cancun on your day-1. Here is a list

✔️ Relax on the beach in one of the all-inclusive hotels – If you chose among the spectacular Cancun All-inclusive resorts I suppose you want to spend at least one day in the resort enjoying the beautiful If you are not staying in a resort on the beach, worry not.

Many hotels offer a day pass option, where you can pay a fee that usually includes lunch and drinks and the use of beach beds and hotel facilities.

Nichupte' Lagoon and Caribbean Sea in the Hotel Zone Mexico

✔️ Join a tour on the Nichupte’ Lagoon – The Nichupte’ Lagoon is a spectacular huge body of water that separates Cancun Downtown from the Hotel Zone. It’s home to a wealth of wildlife and a great place to practice all sorts of watersports.

There are different tours that take you to explore the Nichupte lagoon. Here are my favorite ones:

👉 Sunset boat tour – One is a 4-hour tour at sunset by a small fisherman boat cruising around the mangroves spotting the wildlife and watching the sunset that you can drive yourself. Another one, more eco-friendly and fun, in my opinion, is kayaking either at sunrise or sunset. ↳ BOOK IT HERE

👉 Kayaking in the Nichupte’ lagoon – this is more ecological but requires some work on your end 😜. Kayaking is not easy but doable. The Nichupte’ lagoon doesn’t have strong currents so you should be ok even if you don’t have a lot of experience. They have tours at sunrise and sunset, both amazing. BOOK IT HERE

✔️ Go scuba-diving – If you are a certified diver you cannot miss the chance to dive here. Scuba diving in Cancun is a great experience ad a choice among many different dive sites, including a shipwreck and the MUSA underwater museum, among others.

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44 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews Ideal tour for noncertified or beginner divers. This excursion is for a small group of people and covers the ins and outs of diving during a half-day lesson. Then, you will start exploring the ocean at two diving locations: the sculpture-filled MUSA Underwater Museum and the iconic underwater reefs of Manchones.

✔️ Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour – If you love being in the water but you don’t dive, this tour is perfect for you. It’s only 3 hours 30 minutes and it takes you to some of the best sites for snorkeling including a shipwreck and coral reefs.

Day 2 – Explore the Yucatan Peninsula

Cancun Itinerary Day 2 Map

On day 2, my suggestion is to explore the cradle of the Mayan heritage in the heart of Yucatan and visit one of the 7 wonders and UNESCO World Heritage site Chichen Itza.

8.30 am Chichen Itza – The majestic site is definitely a must if you have never seen it before. Include El Castillo (the largest pyramid) the thousands column, the observatory, the ball game field, and the sacred cenote, among others.

If you don’t go on an organized tour you should hire one of the certified guides that you will find at the entrance of the site.

Try to get there by 8.30/9 am to avoid the crowd.

12.00 Valladolid – at only 45 minute drive from Chichen Itza you will find the pretty colonial town of Valladolid. It’s worth taking a walk around the iconic plaza and walk along the Calzada de los Frailes to the Convent.

Chichen El Castillo

Along that road, you will find some local restaurants where you can have your lunch. There are many vegan and vegetarian options as well. Although Valladolid is a popular tourist destination, it conserves the old town’s charm.

3.30 pm – You can either visit the cenote Zaci which is located only 2 blocks from the main square, or you can explore further many different hidden cenotes around Valladolid.

For this day, the best option is to rent a car and drive around at your own pace. This way you will manage to skip the lines and enjoy the day in peace and tranquillity.

If renting a car is not an option for you, there are many amazing organized tours, which include transportation, a guide, and a stop at a cenote and Valladolid.

Some tours include entrance fees others don’t. Make sure you check the details before booking the tours. Here below some high-rated guided tours that I recommend.

choj-ha cenote

↳ Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 8206 Reviews – Book it here

↳Chichen Itza, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid – 4.5 ⭐️ 5997 Reviews – Book it here

↳Chichen Itza Early Access, Buffet Lunch & Cenote English Tour – 4.5 ⭐️ 2526 Reviews – Book it here

Alternative things to do in Cancun on day 2

Nohoch Mul Pyramid close up Coba

If you have been to Chichen Itza already, I would suggest checking out Coba archeological site. It’s only 2 hours drive from Cancun if you take the internal road, skipping Tulum.

You can check out the Coba archeological site and the spectacular Coba cenotes in the area.

If you don’t feel like driving you can always check out an organized tour from Cancun to Coba.

↳ Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour 4.5 ⭐️ 220 Reviews – Book it here

Cancun -Coba itinerary 2 alternative

Day 3 – Boat tour (or ferry)

If you are staying 3 days in Cancun you cannot miss a boat tour – Your 3 day Cancun Itinerary couldn’t end better than with a boat tour to Isla Mujeres. After two days spent exploring the cultural stuff and the magic of the Yucatan peninsula, on day 3 of your Cancun itinerary, we are going to take it easy and relax.

Isla Mujeres is a pretty Mexican island located just 30 minutes ferry ride off the Cancun coast.

There are different ways to visit Isla Mujeres , here they are:

► Spend a couple of days on the island

This is ideal if you have plenty of time ad want to relax on the north beach or in a luxury boutique hotel in Isla Mujeres. There are quite a few options available. You can check out my post about Cancun vs Isla Mujeres to see which destination is the right fit for you.

Isla Mujeres

► Take the ferry and explore Isla Mujeres on your own

Enjoy a quick ferry ride while you admire the spectacular turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea. Those colors only are worth the trip.

The ferry lives from different locations, one in Puerto Juarez , and other locations in the hotel zone such as Playa Tortuga and Playa Caracol . Check out the rates and schedule on the Ultramar ferry site

Once you get to Isla Mujeres you can rent a golf cart and explore the island, which is only 5 km long and bask in the beautiful playa norte, the perfect place where to swim and enjoy the crystal clear calm waters.

Isla mujeres playa norte aerial view

► Join a catamaran tour

The other option is to join a catamaran tour which usually includes a snorkeling stop, lunch, and some free time in Isla Mujeres.

Some tours combine the spectacular protected reserve Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres in only one trip which is great if you are short of time and you want to see as much as possible. Here below the top-rated tours.

↳ Luxury Catamaran and Snorkel. Lunch & Open Bar Onboard  – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1825 Reviews Read more

↳ Private Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour From Cancun with Open Bar – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 264 Reviews Read more

Catamaran on torquoise water

Alternative things to do in Cancun on Day 3

If you have been to Isla Mujeres already or you don’t feel like going there, here are some other amazing tours that you could join

↳ ATV, Ziplines, and Cenote Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park Cancun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1334 Read more here

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Day 4 – Tulum bound (4-day Cancun Itinerary)

Your 4-day Cancun itinerary ends with Tulum, an unmissable spot on the Riviera Maya. Located about 95 km from Cancun on the Riviera Maya, Tulum is one of the trendiest beach destinations in Mexico.

Europeans usually prefer staying in Tulum rather than Cancun but they are both great destinations, just different.

If you are based in Cancun you can visit Tulum on a day trip either by car or choosing one of the existing tours.

If you go on your own I would visit first the Tulum archeological site before it gets crowded and hot, and then you can hit the beach for some swimming time and lunch in one of the Tulum Beach Club.

I love Posada Margherita and Cinco Tulum.

Then you can visit one of the Cenote near Tulum and on the way back to Cancun you can stop by the spectacular Xpu-ha Beach or Yalku-lagoon , near Akumal beach one main attractions in the area.

Tulum archeologlical site

Alternative things to do in Cancun on day 4

This 4-day Cancun itinerary is well-packed with all the major highlights in Cancun and the surroundings but you may also want to consider just chilling for one day and enjoying your resort facilities or one of the stunning Cancun Beach Clubs.

Day 5 – Cancun backyard

Cancun itinerary day 4

I like to call Puerto Morelos Cancun Backyard as the pretty underrated town is located only 30 minutes drive from Cancun Cancun.

Here you can check out some of the Cenotes of the Ruta Puuc, take a boat tour to the coral reefs from the beach, and eat in one of the seafood restaurants on the beach. My favorite one is El Merkadito.

You can rent a car and easily get there on your own or, you can join some of the organized tours available.

Here I am including a few top-rated excursions:

↳ Small-Group Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 278 Read more

Cenote Cristalino Cave

Alternative things to do in Cancun on day 5

If you don’t feel like moving from Cancun you can always do some boat tours. If it’s from June through September I would recommend swimming with whale sharks . It’s an unforgettable experience. Here is one of the top-rated tours.

↳ Whale Shark Tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Riviera Maya ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 494 Read more

↳ Puerto Morelos Catamaran Secret Sandbar Sail with Lunch and Drinks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 158 Read more

Day 6 – Playa del Carmen day

Playa del Carmen Cancun Itinerary

On day 6 of our Cancun Itinerary, we’ll head out to check out some spectacular beaches on the Riviera Maya, and some cenotes and we’ll stop by the vibrant beach town of Playa del Carmen.

It’s advisable to rent a car for better comfort but this itinerary is definitely doable by bus.

First stop: Cenotes on the Riviera Maya – Leave Cancun around 8 am – if you want to take the bus, get to the ADO station and hop on the Playa Express mini vans right opposite the ADO entrance or the ones on the other side of the Av. Tulum.

They will take you to Playa del Carmen, and from there you will hop on one of the minivans that go to Tulum and stop at Cenote Azul.

Right there you have so many cenotes options to choose from or you can see them all. It’s cenote Azul, Cenote Cristalino, Cenote Eden, and the Cenote park Chikin-ha . They are all close to each other and close to where the van will drop you off.

PRO TIP – Mind that the ADO bus doesn’t stop there. You need to get the minivan (colectivo or combi) and ask the driver to drop you off at Cenote Azul.

xpuha beach

2nd Stop – Xpu-ha Beach – After enjoying the cenotes you can go back to the main road ( federal highway) and wait for the next COMBI to arrive. Hail at them and they will stop. Tell the driver to drop you off at Xpuha beach. it’s just 6 km from Cenote Azul.

You will have to cross the road, so be careful because cars and trucks travel at a very high speed. And then you have to walk for about 600 mt to reach on a dirt road to reach the spectacular Xpuha beach.

There you will find restaurants and beach chairs for rent or you can walk a little further north if you want to stay more isolated from the crowd.

Playa del Carmen beach

3rd stop – Playa del Carmen – when you are tired of the beach or maybe you think you had enough sun, you head back on the main road where you catch your minivan in the direction of Playa Del Carmen.

There you can take a stroll on the famous Quinta Avenida, sit in one of the trendy bars for an aperitif and you can even wait for dinner in one of the local restaurants. La Cueva del Chango is one of them and the top rate on TripAdvisor is “The traveler table” ( I have never tried that but it has excellent reviews).

Or you can just head back to Cancun either by combi or ADO bus or of course your car if you rented it.

Day 7 – Long day out (7-day Cancun Itinerary)

Cancun itinerary day 7

If you were lucky enough to complete the full 7-day Cancun Itinerary, on your last day you can either relax on the beach or add one more exciting adventure to your vacation.

My first choice would be to visit the Protected Natural Reserve of Rio Lagartos + Las Coloradas and the ancient Mayan ruins of Ek Balam, one of my favorites.

If you have a car rental and go on your own make sure you contact Will , the best tour guide in Rio Lagartos, he’s a biologist and a photographer and is from there, passionate about his hometown and its spectacular nature.

He’s in high demand so, if you decide to take his tour get in touch early and arrange it. He speaks English.

If you want to join a tour, instead, see below some options:

↳ Ek Balam, Rio Lagartos Private Tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1 review Read more

↳ Private Tour: Pink Flamingos, Maya Temples, and Ek Balam ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Reviews Read More

Ek Balam archeological site

Alternative things to do in Cancun on day 7

There are many other interesting sites and natural wonders to explore near Cancun. Here below I am going to share a couple of those.

↳ Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve and Muyil Ruins Tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 27 reviews Read more

A certified tour guide will take you around the spectacular Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its diversity of landscapes, flora, and fauna.

After seeing the hidden gem of Muyil Mayan Ruins, you will walk through mangroves and tropical vegetation until you reach your boat to navigate the ancient canals used by the Mayas in the pre Hispanic times.

You will have time to swim in the lazy river and have a nice lunch before heading back to Cancun.

Note: this tour is available from Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Make sure you select your location before booking.

Sian Kaan aerial view

Things to do in Cancun at night

What I love about Cancun is that it has everything for anyone and if you are a party lover you can also find many opportunities and places to dance the night away.

The Coco Bongo is an institution to see great performances and dance in between. Otherwise other places are Mandala and the Hip Hop Nightclub experience among others.

What if you are not a party person? (like me) Well, there are many other things we can do at night, besides a lovely dinner in one of the fine Cancun restaurants or in one of the on-site restaurants of your hotel. Here below some ideas.

Hard rock Cafe Cancun at night

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👉 Xplor Fuego Nighttime Adventure with Transportation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 138 Reviews – Read More

👉 Captain Hook: Pirate Show and Dinner Cruise in Cancun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1200 Reviews – Read More

Travel to Cancun: know before you go

Before diving into the itinerary details I thought I should share some important information that you should know before traveling to Cancun . So here you go.

How many days do I need in Cancun?

If you are wondering how many days are enough in Cancun , the short answer is it depends on how many days you have available and what you want to do with your time.

Some people prefer to have a base for the entire travel time and do small day trips, others prefer to rent a car and spend the night close to the attraction they are visiting.

There is no right or wrong here. It all boils down to what you feel like doing and what sort of vacation you want to have.

I would say two days are enough to explore Cancun and do some of the tours, but if you want to stay longer, I assure you, you won’t get bored. It’s a promise.

Cancun Playa Delfines

How to get to Cancun?

Whether you are flying from another country or from any other city in Mexico, Cancun international airport is the closest and most convenient airport to fly into.

Cancun is one of the most trafficked airports in Mexico after Mexico city which means that you have a lot of great connections with the major hubs from the United States and Europe with the best chance to find great deals.

I suggest you should check on n  Expedia for flight or package deals as they always have the latest offers.

How to get around Cancun?

If you are wondering, there is Uber in Cancun, but it’s complicated . Even though the law finally approved the car-shared services a few years ago, many taxi drivers didn’t approve of it and showed their disagreement with violent actions.

However, the taxi association decided to meet the UBER car share company halfway and now some taxi drivers have also joined. However, you can use it in the Hotel Zone or in the proximity of a taxi stand. 

How to get Cancun International Airport to your hotel

There are many ways to get to your hotel from Cancun airport. The easiest way, and my favorite one, is a door-to-door private shuttle service offered by Cancun Airport Transportation because it’s all about comfort and convenience. Cancun Airport Transportation staff speak English, are reliable, and professional, and provide a minimum waiting time service!

Cancun airport transportation staff

Public transportation

The public transportation options within the Cancun area are not very convenient unless you stay in the Hotel Zone, in which case you could hop on and off the R1 and R2 public buses for approximately 10 MXN.

To travel around the Yucatan Peninsula (Day 2 and Day 4 of your Cancun itinerary) you can use the ADO buses or the minivans (colectivos), when possible.

Cancun drone view

Sometimes, I love to join tours when they combine different attractions and destinations that would be impossible to visit by bus in one day simply because there aren’t enough connections or because buses don’t even get there.

Tours are also the best option for water-related activities, such as snorkeling or scuba diving in Cancun , which is amazing.

Also if you have little time and want to see as much as possible, tours are great and you also have a knowledgeable tour guide that will share useful historical and cultural data.

Car Rentals

However, my favorite way to explore Cancun and Mexico overall, is by renting a car, because you have the freedom to make your own itinerary, change it when you want, and drive at your own pace.

To find the best rental car deal I recommend the Discover Cars platform where you can compare different car rentals and then pick the one you like the most, for price and conditions. (Read the full Discover Cars review) .

If you want to use a local car rental, instead, I often use MexrentaCar . Their customer service leaves a lot of room for improvement, but every now and then they offer great deals and full insurance.

Driving in Cancun is quite easy although it may take some time to get the hang of it, just like when you rent a car in any foreign country.

Travel Insurance

Do I need travel insurance to travel to Cancun? Yes, you do. I actually purchase my travel insurance everywhere I go just to have peace of mind, one of the most important aspects of my travels.

If you ask me I have two recommended sites, one is  SafetyWings , which I find relatively affordable and quite comprehensive.

The other one is the Travel Insurance master  site which will help you find the perfect insurance for you.

You fill out the form with the information about your profile and requirements and they select the insurance company that is a good fit.

Hyatt Ziva

Where to stay in Cancun

While planning your Cancun itinerary you may need to decide where to stay in Cancun.

Luckily for you, there are many different options, whether you want to stay right on the beach or in town, from all-inclusive resorts to affordable hostels , small hotels, or apartments.

Here below I am going to share my top 3 places in Cancun and then you can check out more options in my Cancun Travel Guide

Best Cancun Budget hotel in Downtown  –  Hotel Kavia Plus Best Cancun Vacation Rental Property – Budget (downtown)  –  Villa Sofia Best luxury hotel for solo travelers in Cancun  –  Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa – Adults Only – All Inclusive Best hotel for families  –  Hyatt Ziva Cancun All-Inclusive Best hotel for couples  –  Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun – Adults Only – All Inclusive Best luxury hotel in Cancun  –  Nizuc Resort and Spa

Is Cancun safe?

The short answer is yes, Cancun is relatively safe to travel to and to get out of your resort and explore. There is a crime in Cancun and there have been quite a few unpleasant episodes. The positive part of it is that those were all drug and cartel-related and if you stay away from that, you should not have any issues.

Also I believ e driving in Cancun is safer than taking a taxi or a bus.

However make sure you don’t do silly things that may put your life in danger, be aware of your surrounding, and if you go out at night avoid dark isolated streets and keep an eye on your drink. Also, don’t get wasted, please!

Cancun is also a great solo female traveler destination but make sure you use common sense and stay aware of your surroundings, avoiding shady areas, especially at night, including walking on the beach alone at night, which is not recommended.

Among other things you should watch out for are, mosquitos (use repellent), strong currents in the sea, sunstrokes, and tap water (don’t drink it).

Use a refillable water bottle instead and fill it up in your hotel or restaurant and always take it with you. More about it later in this post.

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The best time to travel to Cancun

It’s always a good time to travel to Cancun, it just depends on what you are looking for. Here I am sharing some information on Cancun seasons and the best time to travel to Cancun depending on different factors. Then you can head to my detailed guide (like here) for more specific information.

  • Cancun’s hottest month : June
  • Most humid month in Cancun:  September
  • Cancun’s driest month of the year:  April
  • The coolest month to travel to Cancun: February
  • The most popular time to travel to Cancun:  Holy Week  
  • The best month to travel to Cancun Mexico:  May
  • Best time to visit Cancun weatherwise:   January through March
  • Less crowded and cheapest months : shoulder season (May-June and September – November )
  • The perfect time to travel to Cancun : April  –  June
  • The cheapest time to visit Cancun : September through November

_Climate in Cancun

Cancun Weather by Month

JANUARY – FEBRUARY – MARCH – APRIL – MAY – JUNE – JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

Cancun by season in a nutshell

June – October – (summer)  – Cancun wet season – more chance of rain (and hurricanes) and higher temperatures. Sargasso will most likely show up in these months. The Sea is warmer and Hotel prices are lower.

December through April (winter)  – Cancun dry season – Winter is also called the dry season when the weather cools down a bit and the sky is blue and sunny. The water temperature is cooler as well though, but it’s less likely to rain.

For this reason, it’s also called High Season and you will find the highest hotel prices in Cancun and anywhere in Mexico actually. It’s also the most crowded, hence the higher prices.

Whether you are a spring breaker or you want to avoid spring breakers, keep in mind that March and April are usually the months when you will find parties all over the place and packed hotels that welcome this kind of tourism.

Shoulder season (spring)- from after Easter through the beginning of June – That is my favorite season when you can find great deals, there are no big crowds and it’s not so hot and humid yet.

Shoulder season (fall) – mid-September – November  – During this shoulder season you will find more risk of rain and hurricane until the end of October. it’s really hot and humid until the end of October when it’s starting to get better. The sargassum is leaving the Mexican Caribbean coasts. The water temperature is still pleasant.

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Cancun Itinerary: final thoughts

If you have made it to the end, I would assume that my job is done :). I hope this Cancun Itinerary was helpful and you have now a clear vision of what your Cancun Vacation will be like.

If you want to learn more about Cancun in general, though, head over to my Cancun Travel Guide which will give you a road map of Cancun and also of this site. 🙂 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me . I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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How much is a flight to Cancún?

On average, a flight to cancún costs $331. the cheapest price found on kayak in the last 2 weeks cost $75 and departed from atlanta. the most popular routes on kayak are chicago to cancún which costs $381 on average, and new york to cancún, which costs $459 on average., see prices from:, what is the cheapest day to fly to cancún, based on kayak data, the cheapest day to fly to cancún is tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $380. on the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is thursday, where prices are $444 on average., what is the cheapest month to fly to cancún, the cheapest month for flights to cancún is february, where tickets cost $221 on average for one-way flights. on the other hand, the most expensive months are november and march, where the average cost of tickets from the united states is $377 and $359 respectively. for return trips, the best month to travel is september with an average price of $337., what is the cheapest time of day to fly to cancún, the cheapest time of day to fly to cancún is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost $413 on average. the most expensive time of day to fly to cancún is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $472., what is a good deal for flights to cancún, if you’re looking for cheap airfare to cancún, 25% of our users found tickets to cancún for the following prices or less: from fort lauderdale $80 one-way - $205 round-trip, from tampa $101 one-way - $268 round-trip, from chicago o'hare intl airport $102 one-way - $262 round-trip., how far in advance should i book a flight to cancún, to get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. for the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 30 days before departure., which airlines fly to cancún, american airlines, united airlines, and southwest usually have the most frequent connections from united states to cancún. see the amount of flights per week for popular airlines flying to cancún., which airline offers the most flights to cancún, of the 5 airlines that fly to cancún, vivaaerobus offers the most flights, with around 307 per week, followed by volaris with 205 flights per week., how long is the flight to cancún, the duration of your flight to cancún depends on your departure and arrival airports. obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. the most popular routes to cancún on kayak are from miami , which takes 1h 50m, newark , which takes 4h 00m, new york , which takes 4h 01m, and los angeles , which takes 4h 35m., how many direct flights to cancún are there each day, there are around 132 direct flights from within united states to cancún every day. most flights depart in the morning, with 8:00 am the most common departure time and 87% of flights departing in the morning., how many direct flights to cancún are there each week, each week there are around 918 direct flights from within united states to cancún. the most common day for departures is saturday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day., how many long-haul flights are there to cancún each week, each week, there are 211 medium-haul flights (3-6 hour flight duration) and 705 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration) to cancún. there aren't any long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration)., how many cities have direct flights to cancún, from the united states, there are direct flights to cancún from 34 cities. the city with the most direct flights is dallas/fort worth airport, with 96 direct flights each week., good to know, when to book flights to cancún, faqs - booking cancun flights, where are the atms and currency exchange counters located at cancun international airport (cun).

There are money exchange counters and ATMs at the Arrivals Level of each International Terminal in Cancun International Airport (CUN). Banco Santander runs ATMs in the Domestic Arrivals Area in Terminal 2 and International Departures in Terminal 3. On the other hand, Multiva and Citi Banamex have ATMs in the International Departures in Terminal 4. CI Banco offers currency exchange services in the International Departures Levels of Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.

Which US airports offer flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

If you’re looking to fly to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from the US, you’ll be happy to learn that most major US airports offer flights on this route. Some popular US airports with Cancun flights include Orlando International Airport (MCO), Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Miami International Airport (MIA).

How can I access lounges at Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

Cancun International Airport (CUN) has several lounges where passengers can relax before or after a flight. Travelers can access these lounges through payment at the doors. Mera Business Lounge is available behind the escalators at Gate A in Terminal 2 and only accepts travelers with scheduled departure flights. Mera Business Lounge has an International Lounge near Gate 67A on the airside of Terminal and a National Lounge near Gate 55 in Terminal 5. Aeromexico Salon Premier Lounge is on the 2nd Floor of Terminal 2. The Lounge by Global Lounge Network is Airside of Terminal 2’s Second Floor.

What are the layover options for flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

The layover options for flights to Cancun vary depending on your airline and origin city. If you’re flying from New York, the common layover options are Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, or Montreal in Canada. Passengers flying on one-stop flights from Chicago should expect a stop in Denver, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, or Houston.

How to get from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to Cancun city center?

Tourists landing at Cancun International Airport (CUN) have various options for reaching the city center including numerous taxi services and the ADO bus, which is the cheapest option. The Happy Shuttle Cancun is a good choice for groups. Cancun International Airport (CUN) is also the largest car rental location in the area, with many major brands onsite.

What hotels in Cancun offer free shuttle service to Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

If you’d like to go directly to your hotel without having to source public transport, you’ll find quite a few hotels in Cancun offering free shuttle services. They include Courtyard by Marriott Cancun Airport, Krystal Altitude Cancun, Hampton Inn by Hilton Cancun Cumbres.

What is there to do at Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

In addition to shops and restaurants, Cancun International Airport (CUN) offers its passengers a great range of services including banks and ATMs, convenience stores, beauty parlors, a video arcade, medical services, information booths, a business center. You’ll also find VIP lounges which provide unlimited Internet, TVs, open bars, massage chairs, and children’s play areas.

What is there to eat at Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

Mexican food is well represented by restaurants within the Cancun International Airport (CUN), to start or finish your holiday with the famous local food. You’ll also find fast food outlets, snack bars, cafes, ice cream stores and bars.

Are there good malls near Cancun International Airport (CUN)?

The closest large shopping venue is the International Jewelry Center & Shopping Outlet, located near El Rey, about 10.6 miles from the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Downtown Cancun also offers shopping opportunities. Cancun International Airport (CUN) itself provides a great range of shops including designer items and high-end souvenirs, as well as duty free shops.

How far is Cancún from central Cancún?

Central Cancún is 9 miles away from Cancún.

What is the name of Cancún’s airport?

All flights to Cancún land at Cancún. The airport code is CUN,and it can also be referred to as Cancun, Cancun Airport, Cancún Intl, or Riviera Maya.

On average, a flight to Cancún costs $331. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $75 and departed from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Cancun?

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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cancun up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Cancun

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Cancun flight deals.
  • Arriving at Cancun International Airport (CUN) is the first step on the holiday of a lifetime for a lot of travelers. It’s located about 12 miles from downtown Cancun and it’s the second busiest airport in Mexico, including both domestic and international flights to and from Europe as well as North, Central, and South America.
  • Cancun International Airport (CUN) is a major international hub with four terminals. Transportation within the airport has been made easy, thanks to the airport's free shuttle buses . These shuttles run every 30 minutes and are easy to use. You will get the buses at the shuttle stops outside each terminal. Passengers who need faster transit within the airport can take a taxi.
  • Cancun International Airport (CUN) offers a handy 24-hour hotel transportation service. Its fleet of vehicles are suitable for all needs, and include cars, small buses suitable for groups, and even luxury vehicles for a true VIP service. Vehicles are equipped with child car seats upon request.
  • Cancun International Airport (CUN) has been undergoing constant renovations in order to improve its 1970s structure and provide the greatest possible comfort to passengers spending time there between flights. Today, the airport boasts dozens of first class restaurants and high-end shops , and also useful services such as lockers, car rental agencies, and money exchange stores.
  • Passengers looking to tour the airport can leave their luggage in the lockers at Cancun International Airport (CUN). The storage lockers at the airport are provided by Bounce and are billed hourly or daily. Note that the lockers are ideal for small and medium-sized luggage.
  • Smoking passengers arriving at Cancun International Airport (CUN) can find designated smoking areas in the bars and restaurants in the Departures Terminals. Note that smoking in any other place within the airport is prohibited.
  • Citizens of the US, Canada, and EU can stay in Cancun visa-free for a period of up to 180 days. However, you must present a Tourist Card when entering Cancun by air. Additionally, you will need a visa for stays longer than six months.
  • Passengers who need any last-minute medication can stop by one of Cancun International Airport (CUN) pharmacies . They are available near Gate A2 in Terminal 2, Gate C14 in Terminal 3, and Gate C11 in Terminal 3.
  • Apart from the convenience of arriving near downtown Cancun, landing at Cancun International Airport (CUN) also means you’re close to other accommodation such as the Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts and the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, located 4.8 miles and 7.2 miles away respectively.

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Delayed departure. Delayed after landing pulling into gate. Delay due to sky bridge malfunction

Great. Loved that there was WiFi on flight to keep in touch and excellent service of beverages and snacks.

Business class is great. New airplane, very comfortable, better than some of the major airlines I am used to

Terrible. Flight was cancelled due to the weather in the east and sout east(florida). Did not get any compesation of any kind. According to them, it was not under their control so I lost all the money paid for the 2 fairs from Raleigh, NC to Orlando, Fl.

great flight. Pilot was communicative, flight attendants were excellent. Really nice experience except my tv didn’t work.

Overall, the flight was better than the flight I took to go to Florida, which had a bunch of problems. The crew is really nice and the plane was new so it had a small problem when we were on the runway, but the flight itself was great. They even made some time back up, which is always a good thing.

at the time for boarding the lady just call Group A and no other goups and everybody from A to F go inside without the right turn,and when we get in theres no more spsce for carry on , the ones that get in at not correct group from the back occupy our space !!!!! a mess !!!!

There were multiple delays but JetBlue tried to make the boarding and departure process as quick and efficient as possible. The crew was as detached from reality as could be, meaning: not very friendly and just doing things by the numbers.

I had back trouble prior to my flight and everyone was great about helping me.

Jetblue needs to improve on Onboarding as it seems to always be behind on departing. It never leaves on time. I would recommend to have an earlier Onboarding in order to leave on time and respect your customers time as well.

Not a fan of the diagonal partially enclosed business class seats or how they have to be converted to beds manually by crew. I prefer more isolation and user control for switching to lie flat.

No lounge access with “United First” ticket. False alarm about late flight, jeopardizing connection. Wrong meal. Loose power socket would not hold plug, could not charge device. In-flight access to text messaging did not work. Toilet seat on plane would not stay up.

We ended up with seats in the very back. So they did not recline. Have no idea why, we reserved and checked in very early. The isles were very narrow and the seats had very little leg room. But they did give us water, and a snack.

Energetic crew - flight full of swiftied going to Taylor's opening show in Paris! Long lines for bathroom made out kind of suck though

Check in etc was very good. As for on the plane, it was like flying in a freezer. It was so cold, i have flown for years and never been so cold on a plane. Staff on board said its always cold when flying which is a load of rubbish. They wouldnt put any heating on and now i have the flu because of this .

I’ve had a couple flights this week on United that were delayed by an hour or more

Flight was delayed 2.5 hours - a big deal on an overnight when you plan to sleep.

I feel like they have upgraded the app since I last flew United and I found it to be super helpful. I had stopped flying United unless absolutely necessary and my experience on this trip indicates they have been working hard to improve their services.

Surprisingly easy! I was hesitant to try this, but the cost swayed me. I actually felt like I had less stress than all the taxiing and possible delays that occur with short regional flights where you spend less time in the air than getting to and from the plane..

This flight was delayed multiple times and eventually canceled around 2-3ish. Original take off time was around 10:30am. By 3, there were no other options out of Houston, so stuck in Houston for from 3pm - 11am the next day.

Tray table was filthy when I sat down. I needed to have someone come clean it because there was food and stains on it WiFi didn’t work after paying for in flight WiFi Food was terrible and was not filling at all Chicken was rubbery Flight attendant had an attitude, interrupted me and wasn’t able to answer basic questions about the food selection such as “does the chicken have red sauce in it”. If your flight attendants are not going to know what is in the meals so we can make an educated decision based on dietary restrictions, they shouldn’t be on the plane. My 1.5 year old niece was sleeping and dropped her binkie. I went on the ground under the chairs looking for it. It was at that time that she came up to me as I’m CLEARLY on all 4s with a flashlight and said “I need to get by”. I said one moment please I’m getting something from under the seat (while my head was literally under the seat). Her reply was “no you need to move now” and proceeded to almost push me out of the way. I looked up and all I saw was her toes under my eyes. When I looked in front of me, her private parts were inches away from my face. I then made a comment “you couldn’t waited 2 seconds?” and her response was, “no I need to use the bathroom”. I understand that and would never want to be the reason someone couldn’t get to the bathroom but I was under the seat. She could’ve gone around the other way instead of harassing me, basically placing her private parts on my head and borderline pushing me out of the way. You don’t pay (especially this much) for this deplorable experience. This was by far the worst experience I have ever had on American. I will be absolutely thinking twice and thrice about flying American Airlines again. I would rather pay more to fly delta because at least I know their WiFi will work and their flight attendants won’t have a terrible attitude for no reason, nor will they act the way this woman did. Unacceptable.

Tray table was filthy when I sat down. I needed to have someone come clean it because there was food and stains on it WiFi didn’t work after paying for in-flight WiFi. Food was terrible and was not filling at all Chicken was rubbery Flight attendant had an attitude, interrupted me and wasn’t able to answer basic questions about the food selection such as “does the chicken have red sauce in it”. If your flight attendants are not going to know what is in the meals so we can make an educated decision based on dietary restrictions, they shouldn’t be on the plane. My 1.5 year old niece was sleeping and dropped her binkie. I went on the ground under the chairs looking for it. It was at that time that she came up to me as I’m CLEARLY on all 4s with a flashlight and said “I need to get by”. I said one moment please I’m getting something from under the seat (while my head was literally under the seat). Her reply was “no you need to move now” and proceeded to almost push me out of the way. I looked up and all I saw was her toes under my eyes. When I looked in front of me, her private parts were inches away from my face. I then made a comment “you couldn’t waited 2 seconds?” and her response was, “no I need to use the bathroom”. I understand that and would never want to be the reason someone couldn’t get to the bathroom but I was under the seat. She could’ve gone around the other way instead of harassing me, basically placing her private parts on my head and borderline pushing me out of the way. You don’t pay that much for this deplorable experience. This was by far the worst experience I have ever had on American. I will be absolutely thinking twice and thrice about flying American Airlines again. I would rather pay more to fly delta because at least I know their WiFi will work and their flight attendants won’t have a shitty attitude for no reason, nor will they act the way this woman did. Unacceptable.

Liked - nothing. Disliked - delayed 35+ min sitting on the plane. Caused me to miss my connection in Charlotte. American Airlines is the worst US Air Carrier company with atrocious customer service.

Worst situation ever! I booked my tickets for this trip on Alaska Airlines. I guess AA is a partner and we flew nonstop from Eugene to PHX on an AA jet. I had to pay for luggage from PHX to EUG. And this was an Alaska Airlines reservation paid for with Alaska airlines credit card! Got to the PHX airport and was not able to check bags because of some weird issue with the AA software. My reservation had to be the-entered by the agent. I will never pick another American Airlines flight on the Alaska Airlines website. While on vacation, I tried to upgrade our seats for the trip home. The request just buffered and never went through. I tried four times and was charged four times on my credit card. The card was charged but the seats were never changed. What a wreck!

Left from gate 30 minutes before flight. Never been late to a flight ever. It says 15 minutes before explicitly on the ticket.

I like the boarding process, it was fast. The seat doesn’t have a TV for a long flight and food wasn’t served, just snacks.

Use planes with TVs on flights over 4 hours. The free entertainment was a cheap in between solution for a very long flight that you don't even bother providing meals or decent snacks.

Even though we left CMI late, we mostly made up the time.

Delayed almost 4 hours for a 45 minute flight with no explanation.

Again, multiple delays and I eventually just canceled and drove!

Missed our departing flight due to poor baggage drop staff. At the airport with 2 & 1/2 hours to spare and waited in bag check in until 15 minutes prior to gates closing before baggage staff asked us to move to the front of the line. We weren’t the only passengers that missed the flight. Poor organizational operations by Spirit staff. Otherwise , the return trip was fine.

My experience with Spirit was perfect. Did not expect it to be this good

Worst airline experience ever. Lost my IPad going thru security. Charged for my dog carriage at the gate not at ticket counter. Gave away my seat 6D. Expressed I wanted my seat back after charging me 99 for dog carriage. Should have thrown it out. Had a 16 yr old Yorkie heading to Boston after being a snowbird. Seats small. Very bad experience. Still don’t have my IPad. Horrible

My mother was HARASSED AND ACCOSTED by the gate agent for her bag. I pre purchased the bag fee and the gate agent made my 78 year old mother board, deplane, re pay for her bag fee and board again. The gate agent made my mother pick up her own bag and REFUSED to help her, she is an older woman who wasn’t bothering anyone on a flight that had maybe 30’total passengers. I am going to sue this airlines for their HORRIBLE customer service and treatment of my mother, and all this occurred the day after Mother’s Day!!!

The boarding gate was moved so many times that I missed my flight. No attendants would help me. The wrong gate was even on my boarding pass. I had to repurchase everything. I’ll never fly again. Really a terrible day as I had planned to see a former student who is dying in Louisville Never ever will I forget that day. Your airline is totally uncaring.

Horrible, first flight delayed. They switched my connecting flight while I was en route and even though I was originally supposed to be on the flight going back home to boston, refused to let me board and told me I would have to wait for next flight that was 14 hours later. Ended up renting a car and driving 6.5 hours back home. Still getting messages about flight and it is now showing that the other flight they put me on is now canceled and I would have to wait 24 hours for the next one. I will never book with spirit again

Hated it I would not use Kayak or Spirit ever again.

They stuck us with multiple extra fees. I will never fly spirit again

Arrived 3 hours early and never made it past baggage drop

Flight delayed then canceled! I will NEVER fly Spirit Airlines again and will tell all my friends!

Well I mean u get what u pay for so 🤷‍♂️

Over an hour delay in departure but I was notified beforehand. Another delay on tarmac upon arrival at LGA. We ended up departing the plane almost 2 hours later than expected

I fly Frontier because it’s affordable. I understand that the seats are tight and not the most comfortable…but that’s part of it. The problem with this flight was that there was a group of travelers directly behind me at the back of the plane who were ridiculously loud and obnoxious the entire flight. I’m pretty sure they were drunk and I could periodically smell an odd odor that I believe was one of them using a smokeless vape pen. The stewards had to remind them to keep quiet during the pre-flight instruction, but that was it. They never said another thing to them for the rest of the flight. It was a miserable.

I checked a bag because it was $5 less than carry on. They managed to lose my bag on a 2.5 hr direct flight! Frontier has no airport staff at baggage claim to help. As soon as I got home around 11 pm I tried to use their online system to file the claim for lost bag - system wouldn't take the # on my baggage claim ticket - said it was not the correct number. Also said that I had not checked a bag, which wasn't true - even my online boarding pass showed that I had checked a bag. Wasted about an hour on that process with no luck. Tried again in the morning - same thing. So tried online chat with Frontier bot - waited 35-40" twice to be connected to a baggage agent and it never happened. Eventually drove to PDX after work and waited 2 hrs for the Frontier ticket agents to arrive prior to the next Frontier flight out of PDX and FINALLY got some help from one of them, to take me to lost luggage area where I was able to retrive my bag. Probably took 4-5 hrs. of my time and endless frustration to get my bag. This was my first -- and LAST -- experience flying Frontier Airlines. Check-in was also extremely difficult and time consuming. The flight itself (and staff) were fine but everything else about the experience was a total disaster! The fact that Frontier literally has NO WAY to connect to a human voice for customer service (in this case for lost luggage) is the WORST!!!!!

Frontier is a crappy airline nothing about it is honest

I didn't get to do this flight l, hard to review

Not good 😐 Over priced baggage fees Small hard seats No wifi or entertainment options 😕

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Flight was a little late taking off. Seats are too upright, no ports to charge devices, no wifi, no entertainment

Six hour delay. Poor customer service. No voucher. Bad communication. Missed important appointments.

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If you're still planning your summer vacation and don't know where to visit then why not follow the crowd! We love off-path travel (the clue's in the name!), but sometimes destinations start trending for good reasons. And fast-growing destinations often make great travel spots.   <a href="https://www.mastercardservices.com/en/industries/travel/insights/travel-trends-2024-breaking-boundaries" rel="noreferrer noopener">Mastercard</a> has released its travel trends report for 2024. <em>These are the top 10 fastest-growing destinations in the world right now:</em>

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France is always popular during the summer months, but Nice is trending this year thanks to its beautiful beaches.   Nice is the fifth-biggest city in France and a beach city. That means you can enjoy a heady mix of history, culture, and nature alongside the beaches of the French Riviera.   Nice is an incredibly walkable city which can help to avoid the crowds in this popular spot. Some of the highlights of exploring this city include the bustling Old Town and the unusual Russian Orthodox Cathedral.   If you want to relax with the locals after a day on the beach then head to the Parc de la Colline du Château which is a beautiful park where you can enjoy the sea breeze and some of the very best views over the city.

4. Nice, France

Tirana may be one of the lesser-expected destinations to make this list, but there are many reasons that make it a great vacation spot that is attracting tourists in droves.   It's only a short drive away from an abundance of coastal resorts and hotels. The coastline here is spectacularly beautiful. In fact, the Albanian Riviera is often compared to the Maldives thanks to its white sand and turquoise blue water.   Compared to other Mediterranean destinations such as Greece and Italy, Albania is relatively under-discovered, which can mean fewer crowds.   And Tirana is also much more wallet friendly than other European countries, which makes it an appealing spot for travelers on a budget.

3. Tirana, Albania

The national capital of a Japan and a sprawling metropolis that is as famous for being a sensory overload, with its myriad of quirky karaoke bars, anime shops and cat cafes, as it is for its impossibly tiny apartments, Tokyo is liked by an overwhelming majority of <em>Nomad List</em> respondents. Its entrepreneurial atmosphere is unrivaled, and out of the destinations listed here, it is probably the one with the best nomad infrastructure, with a jaw-dropping <strong>581 coworking centers</strong> officially <a href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/1287011/japan-number-coworking-space-establishments-by-city/" rel="noreferrer noopener">recorded</a>, fast reliable WiFi across its 23 wards, and state-of-the-art public transportation. Tokyo is also home to a growing expat community and a global business hub, making it a lot more cosmopolitan than smaller towns in Japan, and for a city as big it is <a href="https://www.traveloffpath.com/5-reasons-why-this-trendy-asian-country-is-breaking-all-time-tourism-records/" rel="noreferrer noopener">quite safe</a>, with very low rates of crime, as well as <em>relatively </em>affordable, with monthly expenses <strong>averaging $2,826</strong>.

2. Tokyo, Japan

Officially, the fastest-growing global destination right now is Munich,<a href="https://www.traveloffpath.com/7-reasons-why-travelers-are-flocking-to-this-iconic-european-country-in-record-numbers/" rel="noreferrer noopener"> Germany.  </a> This might not seem like an obvious choice for the world's fastest-growing destination, but there is a clear reason for the city's skyrocketing popularity right now: Munich will be hosting the opening game of the European football championships (soccer) in June!   Not a football fan? There's still so much to attract you to Munich in the summertime.  October may be the most famous time to drink a stein of the city's famous beer, but in the summer months, you can join a mix of locals and tourists drinking outside in the city's many beer gardens.   History buffs will be spoiled for choice of centuries-old buildings and numerous museums to explore in this Bavarian capital. Marienplatz and The Cathedral Church of Our Lady are particular highlights that you shouldn't miss.   And when the sun is shining head to The English Garden. This free park in the middle of the city is something of a social hub, and the perfect place to relax and unwind when you need a break from sightseeing.

1. Munich, Germany

If you're looking for your own patch of tropical paradise, then Bali is the perfect place to be.  The 6<sup>th</sup> cheapest travel destination for 2024, Bali boasts delicious and affordable cuisine, beautiful beaches, and a wide range of cultural attractions. It's a great place to relax and unwind.  Average accommodation prices are just $75 per person, but it is the food and drink that are particularly affordable here. You should expect to spend an average of just $1.76 for a meal and $2.38 for a drink, meaning that it will cost less to fill your belly than to have a beer!<br>

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Destinations

  • Munich, Germany 
  • Tokyo, Japan 
  • Tirana, Albania 
  • Nice, France  
  • Cancun, Mexico 
  • Bali, Indonesia 
  • Bangkok, Thailand  
  • Kerkyra/Corfu, Greece  
  • Frankfurt, Germany 
  • Oranjestad, Aruba 

Tor Brierley

Tor has been writing for more than 20 years and has visited 25 countries (and counting!) She specializes in European and family travel and never says no to new adventures.

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Should I get a taxi when Iand at cancun airport or should I book a reservation? what company is the best one? Looking for a transfer for 4 people. Thought about booking on cancun airport website. Was not too sure if it was legit. https://www.cancunairport.com/riviera-maya.html

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Here's the official airport website...

https://www.asur.com.mx/

I don't have any experience with getting a taxi from Cancun airport, but be aware that some "pirate" taxis operate at the airport and they charge incredibly high fares. If you get a taxi, make sure you confirm the fare first.

If you want a transfer service, here's a list of SOME reliable transfer services based on my experience: AGI Tours, Canada Transfers, Cancun Reliable Transfer, CARM, Happy Shuttle , Kalido, NAST, Nexus, USA Transfers . There are plenty more that I don't have experience with.

Contact them for prices (some have fare calculators on their websites), take your pick and make the arrangements -- they'll be waiting for you when you land.

What you have to be careful of... In the airport, don't believe anyone who tells you your transportation has been cancelled so that you have to use theirs. All the ones I've named are reliable.

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We always use and highly recommend MayaCan Eco tours for a private transfer. https://www.facebook.com/MayaCanEcoTours

Transfers are generally cheaper than a cab and I prefer the service. We have used CARM for many years - excellent service! :)

We always book a round trip transfer. Also be aware when you are exiting once picking up your bags. Many people inside are trying to scam people to buy time shares and some will ask the name of your transfer and will tell you they canceled so come with me. They can be very convincing. It can be very crowded so have a reliable transfer booked and look for them and their sign as you go outside.

We have used USA transfers for years and have been very happy with them.

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Another point for #6. We've been using them and there hasn't been a problem since

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