CANCUN Travel Guide

Before your travel


The city of Cancun is located on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, on the eastern coast of Quintana Roo. There are beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant nightlife in Cancun, making it a popular tourist destination. Millions of tourists visit Cancun each year.

In addition to its beautiful beaches, Cancun is also home to a number of cultural and historical sites. The Mayan ruins of Tulum, located just a short drive from Cancun, are a must-see for any visitor to the region. Thousands of years ago, the Mayan people inhabited the Yucatán Peninsula, so these ancient ruins offer a glimpse into their history and culture. Finally, Cancun is also known for its vibrant nightlife. The city is home to a number of clubs, bars, and restaurants that stay open late, providing visitors with a wide variety of entertainment options. There is something for everyone in Cancun, whether it's live music, dancing, or just relaxing and having a drink.


weather is fantastic most all year round with temperatures between 67º F to 90º F during the whole year. The best time to visit is from January through April, since the humidity levels are low, which makes it great for a perfect tan on the beaches or to go explore the Cenotes in the jungle.

Entry requirements and procedures

Passport: A valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of entry.

Tourist Card (FMM): Upon arrival, travelers receive a tourist card (Forma Migratoria Múltiple, or FMM) that they must keep for the duration of their stay and return upon departure. This card allows tourists to stay in Mexico for up to 180 days. This FMM form could also be filled out and submitted electronically. more information in this blog

Traffic Light System: The mention of a "traffic light" system where you press a button and the displayed light determines whether your luggage will be inspected is not uncommon. However, the specific procedures and systems may vary by airport.

No Visa Requirement: For short tourist stays (up to 180 days), US citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico.


Once you land at the International Airport, it will take you approximately 15 minutes to claim your luggage and 20 minutes to reach the hotel. If you come with transportation from the airport to your hotel included you do not have to worry about anything, you have to follow the instructions given to you at the time of booking, and you will be at your hotel as soon as possible, if you prefer an independent and trusted company to be in charge of your transportation there are several options for private services.

Aerial view of a cancun beach - rendered by IA
Get your complete Cancun tourist guide
We hate Spam too, no worry.
By Plane
Dallas (DFW)
3hr 15 min
Denver (DEN)
4hr 22 min
Houston (IAH)
2hr 20 min
1hr 55 min
3hr 58 min
2hr 35 min
4hr 10 min
3hr 01 min
5hr 06 min
4hr 24 min
3hr 45 min
4hr 55 min


In Cancun

snorkeling MUSA un cancun

Natural Wonders

  • Beaches: Cancun boasts pristine beaches with powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Notable beaches include Playa Delfines, known for its iconic "Cancun" sign, and Playa Tortugas, a favorite among locals. Wich beaches have Blue Flag certification in Cancun?
  • Cenotes: These are natural freshwater sinkholes unique to the Yucatan Peninsula. They offer a surreal swimming experience amidst limestone formations. Cenote Ik Kil, near Chichen Itza, is surrounded by lush vegetation and is a popular choice among visitors. Read more about the Cenotes in Cancun
  • Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA): An innovative project where over 500 life-sized sculptures are submerged underwater, promoting coral life and offering a unique snorkeling and diving experience.

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

  • Water Sports: Cancun is a hub for water enthusiasts, offering activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and parasailing along its vibrant coral reefs.
  • Xcaret Park: An eco-archaeological park where visitors can swim in underground rivers, encounter local wildlife, and enjoy various water activities. How is a day in Xcaret?
  • Isla Mujeres: A short ferry ride from Cancun, this island paradise offers snorkeling, beach relaxation, and the chance to visit the Turtle Farm. Know more about Isla Mujeres, the paradise of the Rivera Maya

Cultural and Historical Experiences

  • Mayan Ruins: El Rey Ruins, located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, offers a glimpse into the ancient Mayan civilization. For a more extensive experience, Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a couple of hours away and showcases the grandeur of Mayan architecture.
  • Xcaret Park's Evening Show: A spectacular performance that takes you on a journey through Mexico's history, from the Mayan era to modern-day traditions.
  • Local Markets: Places like Mercado 28 provide a cultural immersion, offering handicrafts, souvenirs, and a taste of local life.

The Nightlife and Culinary Scene

  • Coco Bongo: More than just a nightclub, Coco Bongo offers a unique blend of concerts, theater, and dance performances in a vibrant atmosphere. Read more about the Nightlife in Cancun
  • La Isla Shopping Village: A picturesque shopping and dining area with canals, bridges, and a variety of restaurants offering both local and international cuisines.
  • Tacos & Street Food: Cancun's streets come alive in the evening with vendors serving tacos, tamales, and other local delicacies. A must-try is "Tacos al Pastor," marinated pork served with pineapple on a soft tortilla.
girl sitting looking at chichen itza
Get your complete Cancun tourist guide
We hate Spam too, no worry.