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.
If Playa del Carmen isn't quite what you’re looking for worry not, as Cancun and the dreamy Caribbean coastline has plenty more to offer. If you’re looking for something a little more chilled and away from the crowds, Playa Delfines or the cute fishing village of Puerto Morelos are both good options, whilst Playa Chac Mool will keep all you adventure seekers and adrenalin junkies busy. If beach parties are your ideal day vibe on the other hand, then Kool Beach Club, Akiin Beach Tulum and Unico Beach located in the charming town of Puerto Morelos, between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, are where it’s at. Every beach along the Caribbean coastline has its own vibe, so there's sure to be one that’s just right for you.
Coastline beaches and turquoise seas aren't the only landscape Cancun has to offer; wildlife and beautiful rainforests are also on your doorstep throughout the region. You can expect to find all types of wildlife here, ranging from the Mexican Rattlesnake to the Mexican Spinytail Iguana, and even the ocelot wild cat found in the forests of Mexico. But it’s not just animals you can expect to discover amongst the dense greenery. Ancient Mayan ruins are also hidden deep within the Mexican islands dotted around Cancun. The Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the most impressive ruins which include Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Food and drink is a huge part of Cancun culture, so this wine & food festival really is a no brainer. River Maya brings the chefs, wines, world-class gastronomy and award winning sommeliers to an incredible venue where wine tastings, gala dinners, cooking demonstrations, live music and culinary trends are all on the menu.
We all know Cancun is THE place to go for Spring Break, and Inception Festival is the biggest Spring Break party of them all. Nightclub headliners and beachside day parties make up this festival which occurs every March. If you’re after a party, and we mean a party, Inception Festival is your answer.
Think circus & masquerade parties, Hip Hop and R&B music, Reggae/Soca themed events and non-stop partying, and you’ve got Cancun Jumpoff. 3 and 4 day packages give you entry into this uniquely urban fiesta, which is perfectly complemented by Cancun’s sandy beaches and blue seas.
Located in the heart of Cancun, this museum takes you on a journey through the culture of Cancun’s founding people. Covering all aspects of Mayan history, the exhibition holds 350 Mayan artifacts and is a must if you’re looking to learn about the true history behind this tropical wonderland.