When you go on vacation, you want one of two things—either the opportunity for adventure or the option to simply relax. Cancun is one of those rare destinations that offers both. From your all-inclusive hotel in Cancun, you can venture out for an invigorating hike in the jungle or even zip line if you dare. Then again, you could turn that hike into a lazy stroll to the powdery, white sand beach where a lounge chair, page-turner novel, and Caribbean sun await to soothe you into submission. Go ahead, give in to the temptation to do absolutely nothing.
How far is downtown Cancun from the airport?
Once you touch down in “Mundo Maya” at the Cancun International Airport, you are 11 miles from downtown. You can count on a 20 to 30-minute ride (depending on traffic) to the Cancun all-inclusive hotels in the Zona Hotelera by the beach. Along the way, you’ll enjoy an amazing view of Laguna Nichupté, the recreational body of water that separates the playa from the mainland. You may see kayaks being paddled about, windsurfers hoping to harness the breeze, and fisherman leisurely trying to lure dinner onto their hook. Once you pass the lagoon, you’ll skirt downtown and then turn east toward the Caribbean Sea where the hotel zone containing great hotels like the Finest Playa Mujeres is located. The narrow sandbar that separates the city from the sea is home to some of the best accommodations in the region like the Le Blanc Spa Resort all-inclusive hotel, ranked No. 2 in the world.
Be advised, you will be faced with some tough decisions once you arrive at your hotel. Should you wear the white bathing suit or the cream one? Is today a good day for a magazine or should you go for the crime thriller? Is a beach chair the way to go or should you spread out on a blanket? Which is more appropriate, cerveza or sangria? After you’ve made your selections, you’ll have plenty of time to ponder life’s other pressing issues…like what to have for dinner.
Where can you swim with dolphins in Cancun?
Many visitors to the Yucatan peninsula are eager to interact with the locals, wildlife included. For some, this means swimming with dolphins. You’ll be happy to know there are multiple aquatic adventure outfitters in the area that can accommodate this request. In fact, some of the best all-inclusive hotels in Cancun offer deals for their guests who wish to exchange clicks and whistles with the happiest mammals of the sea. Depending on your expectations for social interaction, this may be the best conversation you’ll have while on vacation, if you play your cards right.
Swimming with dolphins is far from the only fun you can have in the water on the Riviera Maya. When you book your Cancun vacation with Travelocity, not only will you save a lot of money, you’ll also be close to all of the oceanic action…even if that means being lulled to sleep by the relaxing sounds of the tide gently kissing the shoreline.