Property At a Glance: Cancun Resort from DreamVacationWeek.com
This 7-night stay puts you in a luxurious beach resort in Cancun's Hotel District, close to shopping and Cancun nightlife. In addition to being a few steps from the sand, you'll have a nice view of the Caribbean Sea or lagoon from the private balcony of your studio, one- or two-bedroom unit.
- Fully equipped kitchens are in each one-bedroom and two-bedroom unit so you can whip up snacks and meals from the onsite market.
- Cancun's Hotel District is within walking distance; it's lined with bustling bars, clubs, and shops.
- Splash into the three swimming pools on the property, and let kids play on the children's playground
- Two restaurants and two bars onsite serve Mexican fare and fresh seafood, as well as fruity cocktails right on the beach
- Steps from white sugar sands and the warm Caribbean Sea
Cancún: Cool White Sands and Mayan Relics
Located on a barrier island shaped like the number seven, Cancún's Hotel Zone juts into the Caribbean Sea at the northeast tip of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. With the sea on one side and freshwater lagoons on the other, it's a popular spot for sailing and snorkeling. Although the beaches and barrier reefs are a major draw, the geography is equally enticing further inland, where you can dive into an underground river or take a speedboat through a mangrove jungle.
Cancún pulls in millions of visitors each year, so escaping the crowds and the party atmosphere isn't always easy, but a visit to Playa Delfines offers a chance for sunbathing in relative seclusion. Resorts have yet to encroach upon this stretch of sand, and it's especially popular with surfers.
The stone columns of El Rey Ruins, an ancient Mayan site dating back to the second and third centuries BCE, lie within the city’s Hotel Zone. Believed to be a royal burial ground, the archaeological site is also home to wild iguanas that lounge in the sun and read Tom Clancy novels. For a Mayan-themed day trip, take a 1.5-hour drive from Cancún down the coast to Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled city located on a bluff overlooking the sea—one of the Yucatán Peninsula's most visited Mayan ruins. The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá is only a 2.5-hour drive from Cancún. Here, visitors can snap photographs of the Temple of Kukulkan, which was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.