Everything you need to know to travel to Cancún

Everything you need to know to travel to Cancún

The city of Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. It is located on the Mexican Caribbean coast, along the Yucatan Peninsula. With its beautiful white sand beaches, impressive Mayan ruins, fun water activities, charming restaurants and nightlife.

Cancun is the perfect destination for those who want a fun-filled vacation. Before embarking on your trip, we recommend that you find out all the details you need to know. To help you, we have prepared a guide with everything you need to know for your trip to Cancun.

Visa and documentation

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a visa to travel to Cancun. However, you must have a valid passport to enter the country. It is also important to know that the documentation must be valid for six months from the date of your departure.


The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). You can exchange U.S. dollars to Mexican Pesos at airports, banks or exchange houses. If you want to get the best exchange rate, we recommend that you use debit and credit cards, although most shopping malls and restaurants accept U.S. dollars.


Cancun has a wide variety of lodging options. From luxury resorts to hostels and budget hostels, there is something for every taste and budget. If you are a seasoned traveler, we recommend that you avoid the luxury hotels and look for accommodations in local hostels and guesthouses. These options are much more economical and will allow you to experience the local culture.


The best form of transportation in Cancun is by bus. There are many bus lines that cover most tourist destinations in the city and the airport including the ADO or the R1,R2 buses that will take you to the hotel zone and downtown Cancun.


Cancun offers many activities for its visitors. From deep sea sailing to exploring Mayan ruins, there is something for everyone. We recommend that you visit some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, such as Playa delfines, Playa Tortugas and Playa Chacmool. If you want to discover the Mayan culture, you should visit some of the main archaeological sites, such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba.


Cancun is generally a safe place to visit, but as in any other place, you should take some precautions. If you are going out of town, it is important to avoid walking alone at night. You should always carry identification and cash with you. It is also important to keep in mind that there are some places that are best avoided.


Cancun has a subtropical climate and its average temperatures vary between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius. The coldest months are from November to February, while the hottest months are from April to September. The rainiest season is from July to September, so if you plan to travel to Cancun during these months, it is important to bring waterproof clothing. Now that you have read this guide, you have all the information you need to prepare your trip to Cancun. Don't forget to enjoy all the wonders this city has to offer, such as its beautiful beaches, fun water activities and charming restaurants.

If you’re planning a trip to this Caribbean town, check out first what are the best places to visit in Playa del Carmen and make the most out of your trip.

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