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Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun’s incredible climate and distinct natural beauty make it one of Mexico’s best regions to visit at any time of the year. The city offers a perfect blend of stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and unique cultural experiences; making it an ideal destination for both couples and families alike. In fact, there are few places on Earth where you can dive among coral reefs in the morning before heading out to explore ancient temples in the afternoon.

Cancun’s array of ivory coloured beaches stretch for miles along the Yucatan coast, so you’ll never struggle to find a perfect spot on the sand. There are also plenty of day trip options on offer for those wishing to explore the city’s famous flea markets, the towering structures at Chichen Itza or the fascinating ruins at Tulum. 

Find your ideal accommodation on holiday in Cancun

There’s no question that Cancun’s hotel and resort scene is the most developed in all of Mexico. From quaint beachfront apartments to huge 5-star complexes, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit your specific taste and budget. Of course, we can help you relax and sink into enjoying your holiday by finding the best options for you.

At Hayes & Jarvis, we’ve been helping people plan their dream holidays to Cancun for decades. This experience and local knowledge of the Yucatan region is what sets us apart from other travel agents. Get in touch with one of our Cancun holiday experts today to discuss your options, or read more below.

Destination Highlights

  • Explore local flea markets to find incredible jewellery, ceramics and other handmade artisanal products
  • Discover the history of the Mayan civilisation at the El Rey archaeological site
  • Visit the Cancun Underwater Museum to enjoy a once in a lifetime snorkelling experience
  • Visit Isla Contoy, a tranquil paradise that’s renowned for its wildlife and marine life

Great sample itineraries


Browse a selection of our most popular Cancun holidays. We can also tailor any specific elements to suit your particular tastes.

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Las Vegas And Mexico Multicentre

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,499 PP
Combine a city break to the iconic city of Las Vegas with an idyllic stay on the white sand beaches...
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Adventure holidays
The Strip

Las Vegas And Orlando Twin Centre Holidays

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,499 PP
For an adventure holiday packed full of kicks and excitement, combine a trip to the USA with the pleasures of...
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Multi centre holidays
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Toronto Niagara And New York Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,499 PP
Visit the dreamy destinations of Toronto, Niagara Falls and New York in one holiday for a trip of a lifetime....
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Las Vegas And Aruba Twin Centre

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,099 PP
Enjoy the best of both worlds with our Las Vegas and Aruba multi-centre holiday. The trip includes a city break...
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Luxury holidays

Our favorite hotels


Browse our favourite Cancun hotels below. Let us know if you’ve spotted somewhere else you’d like to stay and we can work this into your Cancun holiday package.

Cancun

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Situated on a picturesque beach, Secrets The Vine Cancun is a masterpiece of ocean front luxury, with an all-inclusive package...
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Cancun

Le Blanc Spa Resort

Sophisticated and stylish, Le Blanc Spa Resort offers you the ultimate adult only luxury retreat. This award winning resort presents...
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Guide Price £2,599
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Cancun

Oleo Cancun Playa

Located in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the Óleo Cancun Playa is a brand new contemporary addition to this lively...
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Explore Cancun

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 10 hours 30 minutes; direct flights from the UK are available

Currency

MXN - Mexican Peso

Visa Information

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mexico but will require an immigration form for arrival and departure. You can obtain either when you arrive, on-board your flight, or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website.

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Info

No vaccinations required. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

  • Best Weather
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  • Average Weather

Average Weather in January

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Cancun
27° C
105 mm

Average Weather in February

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Cancun
27° C
50 mm

Average Weather in March

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Cancun
28° C
46 mm

Average Weather in April

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Cancun
29° C
29 mm

Average Weather in May

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Cancun
31° C
89 mm

Average Weather in June

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Cancun
31° C
141 mm

Average Weather in July

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Cancun
32° C
70 mm

Average Weather in August

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Cancun
32° C
88 mm

Average Weather in September

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Cancun
31° C
184 mm

Average Weather in October

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Cancun
30° C
282 mm

Average Weather in November

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Cancun
28° C
128 mm

Average Weather in December

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Cancun
27° C
90 mm
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Although it’s true that a trip to Cancun can be planned at any time of the year, it’s worth bearing in mind that certain months are likely to be hotter, or indeed wetter, than others. May – November is generally when temperatures are at their highest (low 30s), whereas September and October generally see more rain.”

 

Aveenash
Destination Specialist
Charlie, Destination Manager

Cancun’s unique location means you have the option to plan a few memorable day trips to different islands and historical sites. History lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit Chichen Itza – an iconic stone pyramid complex built during the Mayan civilisation.”

Charlie
Destination Manager
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"Cancun is in a perfect location to venture off to see the Mayan city of Chichen Itza. Pack a camera and head off on our excursion to learn all about the Mayan civilisation". 

Gary
Destination Specialist

Carnaval de Cancun

Similar to the street carnivals of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Mexican ‘Carnaval’ is a five day celebration that takes place every year in February. Expect plenty of food, music, floats and incredible costumes.

 

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

As one of the world’s leading jazz festivals, Riviera Maya brings in incredible musical talents on a yearly basis, usually around November time.

Cancun International Film Festival

The Cancun International Film Festival also takes place at various locations across the city in November and puts a strong emphasis on celebrating international and Latin American films.

The OHL Classic

Fans of golf may want to plan their trip around the annual OHL Classic at Mayakoba, near Playa del Carmen, for a chance to watch some of the world’s best players in action.

Inception Music Festival

Inception is Cancun’s most famous Spring Break festival, taking place over the course of 30 days around March / April.

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