Cancun is a popular destination for travelers looking to escape the Winter Blues and bask in the warm, turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. That’s not the only reason so many people make a yearly pilgrimage to the Yucatan Peninsula, though. Cancun also offers fantastic adventure sports, ancient ruins for exploring, and a vast array of ecological activities. And with a wide range of accommodation, everyone from backpackers to luxury-seekers will find the perfect place to post up for a few days and warm their wintry bones.
The Intercontinental Presidente: Rooms with the Best Views
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If you’re looking for tranquility in Cancun, then the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun Resort is a great choice. The rooms are elegant yet comfortable and offer either an ocean, lagoon, or garden view that will make you forget you’re in the heart of the hotel strip. Adults traveling without children can enjoy the isolation of the adult-only pool as well as the sauna and gym. The restaurants at this hotel are top-notch as well, and are often sought out by patrons staying elsewhere on the island. The only drawback is that the hotel isn’t all-inclusive. However, this may also be a benefit as you have more control of your food budget and can venture off the property for meals.
Casa de los Sueños: A Bright Boutique Hotel on the Isla Mujeres
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This boutique hotel is one of the most unique in Cancun and enjoys a more isolated location on the Isla Mujeres, a small island just a few miles off the coast of Cancun. The rooms at Casa de los Sueños will energize you with their bright, traditional colors after a day lazing on the beach or strolling through the bungalow-like property. From this isolated hotel, you’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Here you can snorkel, hike, and bike through the tropical foliage or grab one of the resort’s kayaks and go exploring.
The Royal Caribbean: An All-Inclusive Oasis near Playa Delfines
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The Royale Caribbean is an ideal all-inclusive Cancun locale for travelers on a budget. With a noticeably older crowd, the hotel is markedly more relaxed without many children around. The rooms are spacious and classy with a terra-cotta feel and feature every amenity you could possibly want. There are two pools on-site and a fantastic beach out front that sees more surf than the mellower Northern beaches.
A notable aspect of this hotel is its location. You’ll be south of the major hotel strip, which means a calmer vibe and less bustle. You’ll also be within walking distance of Aquaworld and the El Rey Archeological site which means a lot of opportunity for exploring. However, if you’re seeking rowdy nightlife, you’ll be far from it. Travelers looking to be in the center of it all should look for places near Punta Cancun.
If your trip is all booked up and you’d like more information on what to do while vacationing, check out this post about four fantastic day trips you can take from Cancun.