Mexico's favourite holiday spot is pure, unadulterated fun in the sun. Our favourite memories of Cancun are the freedom of days spent on golden beaches, the adrenaline rush of the resort's watersports and the laughter of lively nights out. Pamper yourself at world-class hotels; take fun, fascinating day trips, or treat yourself to some serious shopping. This place oozes holiday atmosphere, with guaranteed good times everywhere you look.
You can't visit Mexico's party capital without sampling its world-famous nightlife. Start your evening with sunset drinks at happy hour in the Hotel Zone, and then head to Kukulcén Boulevard for a colourful choice of bars and clubs. For something more traditional, several hotels host Mexican fiesta nights, where you can enjoy dinner and a traditional dance show.
There's a dazzling choice of things to do in Cancun, from the chilled out to the adventurous. Relax in a world-class spa, enjoy a round of golf on courses designed by the biggest names in the business, or indulge in some retail therapy in the many malls and shopping areas. On the water, there's snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, pirate ship adventures and dinner cruises.
For a change of pace, visit this friendly, chilled-out fishing village. Spend a day soaking up Puerto Morelos' bohemian charm; lunch on freshly caught fish at a beachfront restaurant; spot spider monkeys in the lush botanical gardens; enjoy some leisurely shopping around the main square; swim and snorkel, or visit the cenotes, beautiful freshwater pools formed by underground rivers.
Just 7 kilometres long and 650 metres wide, this special little island is well worth the short boat trip from Cancun. Here you can swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, meet endangered giant sea turtles at a turtle farm, snorkel through the reefs of Garrafon Park, do a little souvenir shopping or just relax under a palm tree on the island's white beaches.
Cancun Riviera’s dry season lasts from mid November to mid April. Temperatures lower slightly as the strong trade winds cool the coast and dry the humid air of summer.
The rainy season in Cancun Riviera coincides with hurricane season, extending from June to November. The wettest months are September and October, although you will still find lots of sun. Temperatures rise, along with humidity, but there is always a cooling breeze along the coast.
Cancun Riviera’s tropical weather is lovely most of the year and with over 200 days of full sun, you really can’t go wrong. May to July provides a sweet spot as the high season has finished, weather is warm, and there are no hurricanes.
Cancun’s dry season sees slightly cooler temperatures and reduced humidity. Lasting from November to April, the dry season offers great beach weather and rain is rare.
The tropical waters surrounding Cancun are bathwater warm and best enjoyed between December and April, when the temperatures are hot, there is a low chance of rain, and humidity hasn’t risen to summer levels yet.
May to October sees an increase in temperature and rainfall in Cancun, with July and August the hottest, most humid months. Hurricane season officially runs from 1st June to 30th November, although September and October are the months most likely to see a hurricane.
Playa Mujeres enjoys a hot, sunny, dry period between December and June. During this time the temperatures are always warm but tempered by cooling sea breezes and humidity and the chance of rain is low.
Perched idyllically on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Playa Mujeres’ blue seas and white sand beaches are perfect much of the year. Our favourite time is May to July, when the weather is hot and sunny but humidity low and crowds are thinned.
Rainy season starts around June in Playa Mujeres while September and October generally see the most rain. This also coincides with hurricane season, although the risk is low. Rainstorms are brief and followed by blue skies.