Holidays in Cancun
Cancun is one of the most popular travel destinations in all of Mexico and there are many reasons to visit this tropical landmark.
From the amazing weather to adrenaline-fuelled water sports and endless white sandy beaches, it caters to all who visit. Whether you are topping up your tan, relaxing on the beach cocktail in hand, or simply chilling by the pool, Cancun is the perfect destination.
But turquoise waters and spectacular beaches are just one aspect of this diverse destination. This region of the Caribbean has so much more to offer - golf, shopping, a vibrant nightlife, and plenty of opportunities for site seeing not to mention the fabulous Mayan cuisine.
- Good range of accommodation
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When to go to Cancun
Cancun’s high season runs from the end of November to the first week in March. This means Christmas, Easter and spring break are the busiest travel times and hotels are at their most expensive. June—when families take summer vacation—is also a very busy time.
The last weeks of January, May and July are great times to visit as hotels will be cheaper, and you’ll have the beaches almost to yourself.
Weather in Cancun
The year-round climate in Cancun is generally sunny and balmy. Daily average temperatures in Cancun range from 23°C to 29°C. Peak temperatures usually occur in June (average 29°C) and July (average 29°C).
Like most tropical destinations, hurricanes are possible in the summer and autumn seasons. Spring and winter bring pleasant conditions, with bright days and average highs at 23° to 24°C. An occasional cold front can bring chilly winds to the region – cool enough for a light sweater or jacket.
Approx 11 Hours
GMT -6 Hours (Atlantic Standard Time)
End November – Early March
Cancun in essence
Language – Spanish is the official language.
Currency – Mexican peso (MXN; symbol Mex$)
Notes are in 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos
Coins are in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10 and 20 pesos
US Dollars are widely accepted throughout Cancun.
Local Customs – Generally, Cancun has a casual dress policy where swimsuits and sandals are the norm. Some areas however, may require guests to cover up, especially at certain resorts and restaurants at dinner time.
Tipping – A tip may generally vary between 15% – 20%.
Voltage – Mexico’s electricity system is the same as that of the USA: 120 V; 60 Hz.
Country dialling code is +52
Departure tax – See our flight pages for details of the departure tax payable.
Need to know
Emergencies - Dial 066 for All Emergencies
Dial 060 for direct Police emergencies
Dial 068 for direct Fire emergencies
Dial 065 for direct medical emergencies
Security in Cancun - Mexico has a complex reputation when it comes to crime and their affiliation with the organised drug cartels - none of which is likely to intersect with tourist activities or destinations. The Mexican government makes a solid effort to protect its major tourist destinations – thus, while crime does occur as in any city, it is certainly not a prevalent aspect of Cancun culture and society.
Other risks - Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.
Travellers are also advised to bring prescription medicines sufficient for their length of stay. Medications do not have the same names in Mexico as in the US, or other parts of the world. It’s a good idea to look up the Spanish names of medicines you may need.
If you are allergic to medications, it is a great idea to carry a list of the medications you can and, more importantly, CANNOT take. If you suddenly become ill and have to be taken to the hospital, the doctors will need to know if you have any medical allergies.
When sourcing a water sport provider that is not affiliated to your hotel, make sure they are properly licenced to provide those services, avoid approaches on the beach from vendors offering water sport.
How it works with Caribbee
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Let us know about your holiday requirements, we’re happy to chat through your travel plans and wishes. Fill in the form, send an email or give us a call.
Let the planning begin
We know your time is precious, so we’ll do all the hard work to find the arrangements that best suits you. Together We’ll go through our options in our office, on the phone or by email if you wish.
Tweak and book
Together we will tweak your holiday until you are 100% happy with it. When you’re ready to book, we will ask for a deposit and then get everything booked and confirmed.
Prepare for take off
Leave the worrying to us, we’ll make a pre-departure checklist to make sure everything is ready for your holiday, then relax and enjoy your holiday!