Mexico has many destinations that are popular among tourists all over the world. Among the most popular of them all is Cancun.
No matter what time of the year you go, you will be able to enjoy warm weather while you lounge on the sprawling beaches. Check out some useful things to know before traveling to Mexico!
The height of tourist season for Cancun is from December to April. If you want to visit during this time of the year it is best to book your travel and accommodations as early as possible.
When you arrive in Cancun there is no need to exchange U.S. dollars for pesos (check out current exchange rate). You will find that shops, boutiques, and restaurants will happily take your money. To break larger bills into smaller ones, ask the front desk at the hotel you are staying in. They are often willing to provide you with this convenience.
Anytime you pay for goods or services in Cancun using your credit card, you can request that the purchase be run with American dollars. This is something that many tourists don’t realize when they arrive in Cancun.
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It helps to cover all the bases when planning a visit to Cancun. Don’t overlook something as simple as picking the correct clothes. While t-shirts, shorts, and bathing suits are obvious necessities, you will also want to pack nicer clothes for your nighttime activities. Classic jeans are always a good choice, as are business casual tops and shirts. Packing the right shoewear is also important, as you will want a pair that are very comfortable.
Le Blanc Spa Resort – (starts at $1012) – Most Expensive
November rates: $1,012 – $1,336 Book on Booking.com Map
The Le Blanc Spa Resort offers you an adult-only vacation experience. Located close to downtown Cancun, it boasts a private beach. The resort spans five acres and includes a full spa.
Each guest room has its own hot-tub the perfect size for two people. They also come with a mini-bar fully stocked. The guest rooms even have flat-screen satellite TVs and coffee makers included.
With numerous dining options offered, you will find something to enjoy. For breakfast and lunch, the buffets are a popular choice. When it comes to dinner, the restaurants in the resort specialize in cuisines such as Chinese, Italian, French-fusion, Thai and Japanese.
For a weekend night in November, room rates range from $1,012 to $1,074. On weeknights during that time, the cheapest room is still $1,012 per night while the most expensive/luxurious is $1,336.
Lotus Boutique Hotel – (starts at $268)
November rates: $268 – $638 Book on Booking.com 5/5 Map
The Lotus Boutique Hotel, just like the Le Blanc Spa Resort, is designated for adults only. It boasts a private beach, as well as a swimming pool, and bar. Each guest room has its own TV and expansive wardrobe, along with a luxurious bathroom.
A popular attraction that is near this hotel is the Cancun Underwater Museum. A little further away is the El Garrafon National Park. The hotel’s airport shuttle service will help you get around Cancun during your stay.
One of the highlights of the Lotus Boutique Hotel is the Guru Beach Club & Restaurant. The dishes served at the restaurant are created using locally grown ingredients from nearby farmers. The menu also includes fresh seafood that is caught in Cancun. The restaurant includes a wine cellar. The selection of wines is culled from all over the region.
For a weekend night during November, the hotel’s average nightly rate is between $268 and $638. On a weeknight, the average rate is the same.
Izla Beachfront Hotel – (starts at $129)
November rates: $129 – $323 Book on Booking.com 4.6/5 Map
The facilities at the Luxury Isle Beachfront Hotel make it well worth the stay. The private beach, bar, and garden provide you with fun and relaxing places to spend your vacation.
From the guest rooms, you will have a view of the sea. Each room is equipped with a wardrobe, shower, hairdryer, and a coffee machine. A flat-screen TV and in-room air conditioning help you relax and enjoy some downtime. Your in-room bathroom is stocked full of toiletries, so you can enjoy many of the conveniences of home.
An average weekend night rate at the hotel is between $339 and $402. Weeknight rates between $129 and $323.
Secrets The Vine – (starts at $241)
November rates: $241 – $676 Book on Booking.com 4.6/5 Map
Secrets The Vine is an elaborate luxury resort. From the hotel, you can clearly see the Nichupute Lagoon, and the Caribbean Sea. With sea view guest rooms, you will never grow bored at Secrets The Vine.
Each room comes equipped with a tablet that you are free to use during your stay. With a flatscreen TV as well, your room will feel like home. When you venture away from your room you can relax at the spa. It’s steam room and sauna are always a pleasure. At the spa, you can undergo beauty and hydrotherapy treatments. The on-site gym and hair salon are also available to you.
The resort also has its own buffet restaurant. It serves Mediterranean, Mexican, Peruvian, and Italian cuisine.
The average nightly rate per person at Secrets The Vine is between $241 and $676.
Haven Riviera – (starts at $439)
November rates: $439 – $2,058 Book on Booking.com 4.4/5 Map
You will experience the lap of luxury at the Haven Riviera. Rooms are equipped with a spacious wardrobe, flatscreen TV, and a coffee maker. You will also have access to a terrace and a hot tub.
On the grounds of the Riviera are a private beach and shared lounge with a full bar. With an on-site garden and restaurant featuring a breakfast buffet, you will want for nothing during your stay. You even have access to tennis courts and a bike rental.
The price for a room on a typical night in November ranges from $439 to $2,058.
Nizuc Resort & Spa – (starts at $464)
November rates: $464 – $6,820 Book on Booking.com 4.7/5 Map
The Nizuc Resort & Spa is in a secluded location with sweeping views of the sea. Each guest room includes a bathroom equipped with a relaxing rainfall shower and a comfortable bathtub. The rooms contain a flatscreen TV and high-end coffee makers.
When you venture out of your room you will be able to use the resort’s outdoor pool and even relax on a private dock. In addition, at the on-site spa, you can participate in the Nizuc Thermal Experience, where hydrotherapy and other treatments are administered.
The resort also includes a variety of six restaurants. These restaurants serve cuisines such as Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Peruvian. You can even request a tour of the resort’s facilities if you wish.
On a weekend night in November, the room rate ranges from $516 to $6,885. On a weeknight, the room rate ranges from $464 to $6,820.
Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva – (starts at $409)
November rates: $409 – $493 Book on Booking.com 4.7/5 Map
An adults-only experience is waiting for you at the Turqoize at Hyatt Ziva. Each suite has its own hot tub and balcony. Beachfront suites are a sprawling 700 square feet inside. One of the highlights of the guests’ suites is the rainfall shower that stretches from floor to ceiling. They also provide you with a spectacular view of the ocean.
During your stay, you will be able to access the resort’s private rooftop bar, and its infinity pool. Your accommodations also include an elevator that takes you straight into the Zen Spa. Its hydrotherapy services are complimentary for registered guests.
In addition, you can dine at Tradewinds, where you will have preferred seating and a clear view of the ocean. The resort also boasts the La Bastille, an upscale French restaurant.
The average weekend nightly rate in November at this resort is $$493 to $502. The average weeknight rate is $409 to $493.
Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres – (starts at $587)
November rates: $587 – $1291 Book on Booking.com 4.6/5 Map
With beachfront rooms, you will have an amazing view of Cancun when you stay at the Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres. The property boasts guest rooms with stone Tikul floors, marble mats, and even vault ceilings. Guest room bathrooms are equipped with a shower, spa bathtub, and hairdryer. A complimentary robe is included in each bathroom.
Every day during your stay, you will be treated to fresh fruit and sparkling wine by the bottle. You will also receive complimentary maid service three times each day.
The onsite restaurant, Casa Rolandi, specializes in the cuisine of Swiss-Northern Italian. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner at the restaurant. Every day there is a new tasting menu consisting of seven courses and a wide variety of drinks to pair with them.
If you want to pack some action into your stay, you can arrange to participate in various water sports. For a more relaxing experience though, you can participate in the hotel’s Wellness Programme, or experience its Thalasso Therapy. Therapeutic showers and terrace hot tubs are also included in your stay.
A typical weekend night in November will cost you $787 to stay there. On a weeknight, the price range is between $587 and $1291.
Atelier Playa Mujeres – (starts at $469)
November rates: $469 – $957 Book on Booking.com 4.7/5 Map
Guest rooms at the Atelier Playa Mujeres have enough space for a seating area and fully stocked private bathroom. Its private beach and outdoor pool allow you to live in the lap of luxury during your stay.
In addition, your dining options include a breakfast buffet and a full service Asian/Italian restaurant.
The average nightly room rate in November is between $469 and $957 per night.
Estudio Playa Mujeres – (starts at $469)
November rates: $469 – $725 Book on Booking.com 5/5 Map
Each guest room at the Estudio Playa Mujeres has a flatscreen TV and comfortable seating. In addition, each room has a wardrobe large enough for all of your vacation clothes.
Outside of your room, you will find that you have access to a bar, terraces, and a garden. There is also a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy. Your dining options here include an American themed and/or breakfast buffet.
On a typical night in November, the average room rate ranges from $469 to $725.
No matter where you stay in Cancun, you are in for an unforgettable experience. This popular vacation destination has so much to offer you won’t be able to resist planning a visit.
Aside from relaxing at the hotel of your choice, there are many activities you can participate in. One must-see attraction is Xplor Park. Its high adrenaline activities include ziplining and river rafting. The park is underground and features caves you are free to explore. You’ll get to have unique experiences like driving amphibious cars.
There are also intellectual activities to enjoy in Cancun. The museums you can visit include the Museo Maya De Cancun. With a trio of exhibition halls, skeletal remains are just the beginning of what is on display. These remains were found in artifacts and even underwater caves.
The Cancun Underwater Museum is another attraction popular with tourists. It contains statues, sculptures and other works of art.
Your visit to Cancun will be packed with so many exciting things to see and do. It is one destination that tourists never grow tired of. This is due to the beauty and tranquility that Cancun offers like no other place.