Think Cancun is a Spring Break shaped one trick pony? You couldn't be more wrong. Situated at the very north of Mexico's Caribbean coastline and also known as the Riviera Maya, Cancun trips combine white sandy beaches, party vibes, history, adventure and absolute beauty. And the best bit? Contiki has it all in store for you. That’s right, the enchiladas aren't the only thing sizzling in this Mexican city - Cancun is seriously hot.
Cancun packages are all about thrill seekers getting their kicks with water sports, ziplining and a whole heap of jungle filled activities. Oh, and lest we forget the Cenotes, a natural pit which pretty much looks like heaven on earth. These underwater caves are located in the Yucatan Peninsula, and are one of the most tranquil places to scuba dive or snorkel. Once you’re all chill vibed out, party goers can live it up to the non-stop beats at Cancun’s vast array of clubs, or even hit up the local festivals. Festivals here are a huge deal, with the Day of the Dead celebrations an event that brings the entire city alive.
Looking for a more low key experience? Cancun’s got that covered too. History buffs will have their slice of the action with ancient Mayan ruins just a short trip away. Take a locally guided tour of Chichen Itza, the most famous and best preserved of the Mayan ruins of this region, and learn about the mysterious culture which once inhabited this incredible region of Mexico. For all you beach lovers, you’ll be living the dream with seemingly never ending golden sands, coral reef snorkelling adventures and water so clear you’ll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Playa Delfines, Playa Chac Mool, Playa Tortugas and Playa Forum are all coastal paradise spots with sands just waiting for you to sink into.
Whilst we’re talking disbelief, lets cover off the reason you’re really travelling to Cancun - Mexican food. Legendary and delicious, we’re talking tacos, enchiladas, churros and some of the freshest seafood around (plus a few Margaritas obvs…. And maybe a tequila shot or two).
Travel to Cancun for the parties and the adventure, but leave with an understanding that this region is way more than meets the eye.
Language: Spanish, Maya
Currency: Mexican peso
Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa to enter Mexico.
Dialing Code: +52Time Zone: (GMT -05:00)
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