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Dive Into Cancun

You've got the sugar-white beaches, cool historical sites, rockin' adventures, Hotel Zone party spots, breathtaking resorts, gourmet dining, killer bars and of course, much more. There's every kind of excursion you can imagine: zip lining, ATV rides, dolphin encounters, along with every kind of every kind of water sport on the planet. Then there's the land activities like tennis, biking, hiking, plus all the yoga, pilates and fitness classes you can handle, not to mention world-class golf with fabulous views. And the food and drink? It's an exciting blend of Mexican and European flavors: you can nosh on street tacos or do the whole gourmet thing with white table cloths. No matter where you land, Cancun has oceans of things to enjoy.

Cancun Overview

  • Mayan Ruins

    The majesty and influence of the Mayans here is undeniable and continues to attract travelers time and time again. The iconic stepped pyramids, along with the history and mystique of the Mayan culture can be felt–and seen–nearly everywhere: Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba are great ruins to check out. And here’s the good news: many locations are accessible by bus, car or one of the many tours offered in the area. But bring your walking shoes and sunscreen. The sun can be intense. You can even take the stairs down to the beach afterwards to cool off. For a non-beach day in Cancun, do a little time traveling and channel your inner archaeologist.
  • Natural Caves & Cenotes

    After years of heavy foot traffic, hurricanes and the natural progression of these enchanting phenomena are natural pits, or sinkholes, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Once inside, you can see geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, which are spectacular. The word “cenote” was derived from the Mayan word “dzonot,” which means "sacred well" because they were considered the entrance to the mystical Mayan underworld. In and around Cancun, you’ll have many magical water systems to choose from. You can swim, float, jump in or just chillax. There’s nothing quite like them.
  • Island Time: Cozumel

    This little island is just a seashell’s throw from Cancun. It’s about a 50-minute ride to Playa del Carmen, then you take a 45-minute ferry ride to Cozumel. Scuba diving is the big draw here–the reef system is part of the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Plunge into crystal-clear, turquoise waters to see exotic fish, sunken ship wrecks and gorgeous coral reefs. The dreamtastic beaches, rich historical sites, eco-parks, grub spots, boutiques, and more are swoon-worthy and definitely worth the trip.
  • Way Above Par: Golfing in Cancun

    Whether you’re an award-winning professional or just a casual player who loves the occasional stroll around the course, Cancun’s championship golf courses offer some of the most sunbelievable views and games around. Imagine teeing off with the Caribbean breeze flowing through your hair. Definitely a vacay worth traveling for. Regardless of your handicap, check out the Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok or the Riviera Maya Golf Club for a great time in the fairways. They'll suit you to a tee.
  • Cancun Quick Facts

    Language: The main language in Cancun is Spanish, but many in the tourism industry speak English. Currency: The official currency is the peso, but USD is also accepted. Electricity: The standard electricity supply in Cancun is 110 volts with two-prong outlets Passport/Immigration: All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Cancun. Drinking Water: To be safe, it is recommended to drink and brush your teeth with bottled water ONLY. Time Zone: Central Standard Time (UTC/GMT -5 hours) Peak Season: The peak travel season for Cancun runs from December to April.

Things to Do in Cancun

  • ATV Zip Line (Double)

    From all-terrain exploration to ziplines and natural pools, this excursion takes you to some of Mexico's most impressive jungle scenery. Zoom through the jungle on an ATV, soar above the canopy on a zip line and even have time to swim and snorkel through two different cenotes (fresh water sinkholes) and underground caves.

    Included:
    • ATV rental fees, including taxes
    • Professional English-speaking tour guides
    • Helmet and goggles for driver and passenger
    • Round-trip transportation
    • Park entrance fees
    • All equipment for ziplining and snorkeling activities
    • Beverages and buffet lunch (grilled chicken, rice, beans, and salsas)
    • Medical insurance

    Not Included:
    • Bring extra money for souvenirs and tips (at your discretion)

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Bring closed, comfortable shoes, avoid flip-flops or sandals
    • Biodegradable insect repellent & sunscreen
    • Bathing suit
    • A towel

    Hours:
    Open daily. Tour lasts 5 hours. Please confirm with the Amstar representative at your hotel for pick-up time, as it depends on where you're staying.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick-up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Min age is 8 yrs old.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar: From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Chichen Itza Deluxe

    The most complete excursion to Chichen Itza archaeological site you'll find in Cancun! The deluxe tour includes a guided visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a refreshing dip in the spectacular Ik Kil Cenote (a fresh water sinkhole) and a delicious buffet lunch.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast
    • Buffet lunch (drinks not included)
    • Entrance fee to the archaeological site
    • Bilingual tour guide
    • Round-trip transportation to/from hotel or meeting point
    • Visit to the Ik'Kil sinkhole

    Not Included:
    • If you want to bring a camera for the Chichen Itza archeological site, you must pay $4 USD

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Comfortable footwear to walk in the jungle
    • Swimwear
    • Extra T-shirt
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Cash for tips, pictures and souvenirs

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat. 8:00am, depending on your hotel of stay. Please reconfirm with your Amstar representative at your hotel for pick-up and time.
    This tour lasts approximately 7 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick-up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Children under the age of 5 years old, may participate under the responsibility and direct supervision of a responsible parent or family member.

    Additional Information:
    Please confirm reservation 48 hours in advance with the Amstar Cancun office or see your Amstar representative at your hotel upon arrival. Remember, no refund if unused.

    Amstar DGT Cancun SA de CV - Cancun/Riviera Maya Phone Number: (011 52) 998 881 9500
  • Coba Maya Encounter

    Get an adrenaline high in the jungle, immerse yourself into Mayan tradition and discover Coba, an archaeological site housing the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. This excursion also takes you to a Mayan village to zip line, rappel, canoe and swim around a pristine cenote (a fresh water sinkhole), 55-feet under the jungle surface. An ancient Mayan ceremony and a traditional lunch complete a full day you wish wouldn't end.

    Included:
    • English speaking guides
    • Round trip, air-conditioned transportation
    • Entrance fees & qualified archaeological guide in Coba
    • All equipment required for activities: life vest, helmets, kayak, zip lining gear
    • Traditional Mayan-style lunch & drinks

    Not Included:
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Tips

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Comfortable footwear to walk in the jungle
    • Swimming gear
    • Extra T-shirt
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Extra cash (for tips, pictures and souvenirs)

    Hours:
    Monday to Saturday. 8am pick up, depending on your hotel. Please confirm with your Amstar representative at your hotel for pick-up time. The duration is 9 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick-up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Children under the age of 6-years-old may participate under the responsibility and direct supervision of a responsible parent or family member.

    Additional Information:
    People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate in this expedition. It is not recommended for pregnant women. This expedition is not suitable for people with severe physical and motor handicap, or serious heart problems. It is not suggested for over-sized people or people who are not able to handle physical activity.

    Please confirm reservation 48 hours in advance with the Amstar Riviera Maya office or see your Amstar representative at your hotel upon arrival. Remember no refund if unused. Amstar DGT Cancun SA de CV - Cancun/Riviera Maya Phone Number: (011 52) 998 881 9500
  • Dolphin Encounter

    Get up close with dolphins as you shake "hands" and play with them, and are even greeted with a wet kiss and hug. Your dolphin encouter also includes a Mexican buffet lunch, open bar and some down time at a private beach club with a swimming pool, lounge chairs and a perfect view of the sea!

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast
    • Round-trip transportation from Cancun to Isla Mujeres; guests must make their own way to Marina Aquatours in Cancun's Hotel Zone
    • 10 minutes of briefing
    • 40 minutes in the water at the beach club (lockers, shower, swimming pool, lounge chairs)
    • Lunch buffet and open bar

    Not Included:
    • Dock fee
    • Transport from hotel is not included- $23 USD per person (to be paid in destination)

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Swim wear
    • Towel
    • Biodegradable sunscreen
    • Hat or cap
    • Money for souvenirs

    Hours:
    Daily, 10am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm and 4pm. 15-minute orientation and 40-minute interaction. Please check with your Amstar Rep for availability.

    Where to Go:
    Meet at Dolphinaris, next to Wet & Wild water park.

    Age Restrictions:
    Children under 12 years old will need to be with a paying adult during the activity. Not recommended for kids under the age of 5. In case a child is not able to do all the activities because of young age, or decides to leave the platform before the program is over, partial refunds do not apply.

    Additional Information:
    Pregnant women, people with back problems or seizures will not be allowed to take the tour, cameras and video cannot be taken into the water.

    Please confirm reservation 48 hours in advance with the Amstar Cancun office or see your Amstar representative at your hotel upon arrival. Remember, no refund if unused. Amstar DGT Cancun SA de CV - Cancun/Riviera Maya Phone Number: (011 52) 998 881 9500
  • Insane Jungle Adventures

    Your adventure starts with a heart-pounding flight from tree-top to tree-top with exciting zip lines! Then, you'll challenge your agility on 8 aerial bridges, high above the jungle floor and test your mettle with the giant rope swing 12 meters high!

    Included:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • Tarzania Coaster Monster
    • Zip Lines
    • Bungee Swing
    • Skywalk Canopy Tour
    • Polaris RZR
    • Swim in the cenote
    • Light lunch and drinks

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat. Tour lasts 8 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Restrictions:
    Max weight of 245 lbs. Min age 12 yrs old.

    Additional Information:
    No advisable for pregnant women. Amstar From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Jolly Rogers

    This pirate adventure is all about fun and games. With fireworks, a full-on epic pirate battle and a delicious 5-option gourmet dinner or a lobster treat, this exciting night excursion in Cancun is one of the most fun pirate shows ever! The family-friendly outing also includes adventures for the little ones, including a hunt for the treasure hidden within the Jolly Roger.

    Included:
    • Domestic open bar
    • Dinner according to set menu
    • Cruise

    Not Included:
    • Dock fee
    • Transport from hotel is not included- $25 USD per person (must be paid in destination) 

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    Wear comfortable clothes, avoid wearing high-heels and if in the winter, bring a light sweater in case it's cool

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat. Tour lasts 4 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Ask at Amstar desk in your resort.

    Restrictions:
    Min age 5 yrs old.

    Additional Information:
    No advisable for pregnant women. Amstar From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Jungle & Lagoon Tour

    Cruise along the beautiful mangroves and glistening waters of Nichupte Lagoon on your very own mini-speedboat! This Cancun must-do activity also takes you snorkeling in the crystalline waters of the Mexican Caribbean for up-close encounters with colorful sea life. After you finish snorkeling, you'll steer your boat back to the marina for one more chance to feed your need for speed. What a ride!

    Included:
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Snorkeling gear
    • Bottled water

    Not Included:
    • Round-trip transportation to meeting point, $5 USD
    • Federal reef tax
    • Pictures
    • Tips

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Swim wear
    • Towel
    • Money
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Biodegradable sun screen
    • Underwater camera

    Hours:
    Daily, 9am, 10am, noon, 1pm, 3pm. Please be at the Marina at least half an hour earlier. Duration: 3 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Pick up and drop off varies. Check with Amstar rep at hotel.

    Age Restrictions:
    Minimum age required to drive: 16 yrs old. Participants from 5 to 16 years old must come with a paying adult as a companion.

    Additional Information:
    Please confirm reservation 48 hours in advance with the Amstar Cancun office or see your Amstar representative at your hotel upon arrival. Remember, no refund if unused. Amstar DGT Cancun SA de CV - Cancun/Riviera Maya Phone Number: (011 52) 998 881 9500
  • Luxury Sailing and Isla Mujeres

    Embark on a fabulous adventure as you sail from Cancun on a catamaran to Isla Mujeres. Explore the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Relax and enjoy the journey over a gourmet lunch and lose yourself in the winding streets of the little town of Isla Mujeres, as you soak up its picturesque beauty.

    Included:
    • Professional crew
    • Life vests
    • Snorkel gear
    • Lunch open bar (domestic drinks)

    Not Included:
    • Dock fee 
    • Transport from hotel - $20 USD per person (must be paid in destination)

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    $20 USD per person 

    Hours:
    Open daily. Tour lasts 5 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Min of 8 years old.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Luxury Sunset Sailing

    An upscale catamaran awaits you to sail into the sunset. Glide upon the water as the sun makes its slow descent, and colors the sky a stunning pastel pink. While you're enjoying such a spectacle, you'll be served hors d'oeuvres and wine, as well as other fine drinks from the catamaran's open bar.

    Included:
    • Round-trip transportation with A/C
    • Professional crew
    • Life vests
    • Light snacks & open bar with domestic drinks

    Not Included:
    •  Tips

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • A hat or cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Extra money for tips (at your discretion)

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat. Tour lasts 4 hours. Please confirm with the Amstar representative at your hotel for pick up time as it depends on hotel of stay.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Min age is 8 yrs old.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar: From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Royal Garrafon VIP

    Cruise in style and comfort across the Caribbean's dazzling waters to Isla Mujeres for a day filled with adventure, excitement and beautiful scenery. This sublime eco-park offers a day of snorkel, zip lining over the ocean, kayaks, and swimming or just soaking up the sun. Your Garrafon Natural Reef Park excursion includes unlimited drinks and a buffet lunch, as well as an open bar throughout the day to toast one of the best views in the Caribbean.

    Included:
    • English speaking guides
    • Round trip, air conditioned transportation
    • Boat ride
    • Breakfast on board
    • Entrance fees
    • Activities at Garrafon Park
    • Snorkel equipment
    • Lockers
    • Showers
    • Towels
    • Lunch buffet & drinks

    Not Included:
    • Dock fee
    • Transport from hotel - $20 USD per person (paid in destination)

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    $20 USD per person

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat. Tour lasts 8 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Min of 8 years old.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Snorkeling Adventure

    Snorkel in two of the Riviera Maya's finest, most colorful and well-preserved reefs on this half-day trip. Enjoy the varied marine life and take plenty of time for some much-deserved relaxation at a beach club, with a third dose of snorkeling if you choose.

    Included:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Guided tour of two reefs, three visits (shallow and deep), 45 minutes each
    • Lunch buffet
    • Open bar (bottled water, soft drinks, cold beer, rum and tequila)

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Bathing suit
    • Comfortable clothing & footwear
    • A hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Underwater camera
    • Biodegradable sunblock
    • Towel
    • Change of clothes
    • Money for reef fee & souvenirs

    Hours:
    Open daily. The tour lasts 7 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Ask at Amstar desk in your resort.

    Restrictions:
    Min age 6 yrs old.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Supreme Delphinus Experience

    This once-in-a-lifetime dolphin experience includes everyone's favorite: the must-do foot-push, where the dolphin propels you through the water at great speed with its nose, almost as if you were flying through the water. It also includes hugs, kisses and handshakes as you get up close and personal with these beautiful mammals.

    Included:
    • English speaking guides
    • Round trip, air conditioned transportation
    • 50-minute dolphin show
    • Towels
    • Lockers
    • Bathrooms & showers

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Bathing suit
    • Comfortable clothing & footwear
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Biodegradable sunblock
    • Camera
    • Money for snacks, tips & souvenirs

    Hours:
    Open daily. Tour lasts 3 hours. Please confirm with the Amstar representative at your hotel for pick up time as it depends on hotel of stay.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    Min age is 8 yrs old.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar: From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Tulum Half Day Tour

    Visit the only Mayan archaeological site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This guided, half-day trip takes you to the gem that is Tulum, where marvelous ancient structures rise from a grassy plain running up to the coastline, atop a cliff. Designed to give you a taste of both the old and the "new" Tulum, next you'll head into town to fall in love with brightly colored stalls and street-side cafes.

    Included:
    • Round-trip transportation with A/C
    • Certified guide
    • Bottled water
    • Entrance to Tulum archaeological site

    Not Included:
    Bring extra money for souvenirs and tips (at your discretion)

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Bring a towel
    • Swimsuit
    • Biodegradable sunscreen
    • A hat or cap
    • Sunglasses

    Hours:
    Open daily. Tour lasts 4 hours. Please confirm with the Amstar representative at your hotel for pick up time as it depends on hotel of stay.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    N/A

    Additional Information:
    Amstar: From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Tulum Yalku Plus

    Prepare yourself for three adventures in one! First, marvel at the ancient architecture of the archaeological site of Tulum. Continue your journey to a pristine Mayan cenote (fresh water sinkhole). And top it all off with snorkeling at the gorgeous Yalku, where salt water meets freshwater to create a habitat brimming with aquatic life.

    Included:
    • Air-conditioned, land transportation
    • Professional eco guide
    • Entrance to the archaeological sites of Tulum, Yalku and the cenote
    • Snacks on board the vans (bottled water, fruit and crackers)
    • Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins), life jacket (mandatory)
    • Lunch

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Comfortable clothing and footwear
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Biodegradable sunscreen
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Money for lunch, snacks, tips & souvenirs

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat. Tour lasts 7 hours. Please confirm with the Amstar representative at your hotel for pick up time as it depends on hotel of stay.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    N/A.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar: From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Xcaret Plus

    Delve into Mexico's rich tradition and natural wonders at Xcaret Eco-Park with more than 50 exciting attractions. Fall in love with the culture through spectacular representations and shows that beautifully highlight history, culture and tradition. Discover the beauty of the region's fauna and flora through colorful live exhibitions. Get your fill of adrenaline, snorkeling and swimming with an array of activities to complete your day in Mexico's best family theme park.

    Included:
    • English speaking guides
    • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
    • Admission to the park
    • Xcaret at night show 

    Not Included:
    • Beers
    • Tips
    • Scuba equipment
    • Towels
    • Lockers
    • Transfer to the meeting point

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Comfortable clothing and footwear
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Biodegradable sunscreen
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Money for lunch, snacks, tips & souvenirs

    Hours:
    Open daily. Tour lasts 9 hours. Please confirm with the Amstar representative at your hotel for pick up time as it depends on hotel of stay.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    N/A.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar: From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Xel-Ha All Inclusive

    Xel-Ha is the world's largest natural aquarium where you'll have the chance to for a full day, all-inclusive experience featuring snorkeling, river inner-tube floats, cave swimming, cliff jumping, zip lining, jungle hiking trails and even children's play areas!

    Included:
    • Access to the Xel-Ha park
    • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation to and from hotel
    • Food and national beverages from the restaurants and bars within the park
    • Lockers and towels
    • Snorkel gear

    Not Included:
    • Tips
    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Swimwear
    • Biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • A camera (preferably water resistant)
    • Extra money for souvenirs

    Hours:
    Open daily. Tour lasts 9 hours.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    N/A.

    Additional Information:
    Amstar From USA & Canada: 1 877 329-4461 From Mexico: 01 800 267-8270
  • Xplor

    Xplor takes you soaring over unspoiled Mayan jungle on zip lines, swimming in underground rivers, riding on amphibious vehicles and rafting through mystical underground waters. A place for thrill-seekers!

    Included:
    • English speaking guides
    • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Zip-line gear
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Amphibious vehicles
    • Lockers
    • Showers
    • Towels
    • Lunch buffet & drinks

    Not Included:
    • Tips
    • Dock fees
    • USB memory with pictures that will be taken at all attractions

    Don't Forget to Bring:
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Money
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Biodegradable sun screen
    • Hat or cap
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Camera

    Hours:
    Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Pick up time depends on hotel of stay. Confirm times with Amstar rep.

    Where to Go:
    Meet in hotel lobby for pick up.

    Age Restrictions:
    This tour isn't recommended for children younger than 5. The minimum height for participation is 40 inches and you must be 16 years of age or older to drive. Participants between the ages of 5-16 years old must come with a paying adult as a companion.

    Additional Information:
    This tour isn't recommended for pregnant women or people with severe physical handicaps, heart diseases, claustrophobia or asthma. The zip lines have a maximum of 300 pounds of weight per person.  People under the influence of alcohol or drugs won't be allowed to take the tour.

    Please confirm reservation 48 hours before at the Amstar Cancun office or see your Amstar representative upon arrival. Remember, no refund if unused. Amstar DGT Cancun SA de CV - Cancun/Riviera Maya Phone Number: (011 52) 998 881 9500

Tips & Transportation

  • Isla Enchanting: Isla Mujeres

    This slice of paradise is just a coconut’s throw away from Cancun–it’s situated across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun and has its own beachy culture and a chill, laid-back vibe. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do everything you want: you can dive into water sports (at your own pace, of course). Explore the diversity of this dream spot that includes everything from artisans to chefs to fisherman. Shop and browse the day away. Or you can choose to do absolutely nothing, except get some oh-so-amazing beach therapy. If you want to take a break from the bustling world of Cancun, sail on over to Isla Mujeres.
  • Five-Star Foodie Fun: Fantino at the Ritz-Carlton

    Located in the Ritz-Carlton, this beautifully appointed five-star restaurant is famous for its fine Mexican cuisine. Not just another place to eat, Fantino serves "Iron Chef" style dishes that are expertly prepared and match the ultra-elegant atmosphere. Artistically prepared and rich in flavor, Fantino lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s best destinations for fine dining. Whether you are looking for an elegant night on the town, or celebrating a special occasion, let the top-notch staff at Fantino cater to your every food-related need. While the prices aren't the cheapest in town, they are quite affordable for such royal fanfare. Be aware, beach wear will not fly here, so check with the restaurant to make sure your attire is up to snuff.
  • Take the Plunge: Underwater Museum

    You've come to Cancun for a reason. Talk about making a splash, the Cancun Underwater Museum is the largest underwater museum on the planet. Not confined by velvet ropes and tempered glass, the Underwater Museum lets you snorkel or scuba your way through over 400 sculptures that showcase how the Mayan people may have evolved through the course of their empire – in depths ranging from nine to 20 feet. Luckily, it’s easily accessible to both amateur divers and snorkelers, so make sure you take the time to dive into this historical phenomenon in the deep.
  • Boogie Nights: Mambo Café

    No trip to Cancun is complete without a visit to Mambo Café. It’s where the city’s hottest live bands and DJs are cranking out tropical and salsa tunes starting at midnight. All you night owls will love it. Note: it’s a somewhat upscale place that has a beautiful, crystal chandelier in the main room so you can arrive all decked out. Better still, you can order some delicious apps as well as cocktails, which will help you go the distance while you merengue, bachata and everything else in between.
  • Mayan Magic: The Ruins at Coba

    Rising between two lagoons in the tropical jungle of Quintana Roo, the breathtaking, off-the-beaten-path Coba Ruins will blow your beach hair back. Once there, you'll be greeted with a friendly tour guide who'll share all the secrets of this ancient city. The complex is a bit spread out - there are smaller ruins that you can explore on the way to see the big one. You can either walk or rent a bike and pedal your way down a shaded path to get there. You can even climb it, but be forewarned: there are a lot of stairs and it’s steep. However, there is a rope you can hang on to as you make your way to the top. It’s worth the trek because the view at the top of the jungle is incredible. Luckily, there is a hut right at the base where you can get refreshing drinks after your climb. On the way back to Cancun, swing by Tulum for either another big dose of antiquity at the ruins, or you can grab a drink and watch the sun set at one of the boho-chic bars.
  • Airport

    Cancun International Airport (CUN) is the second busiest airport in Mexico. With over 200 flights a day, Cancun International Airport has recently undergone a massive expansion project to accommodate the influx of passengers and cargo for years to come.
  • Immigration & Customs

    When you reach the arriving terminal, you will be guided to the immigration hall where you will form a line and wait for your turn with the immigration officer. You will supply the officer with your passport and answer a few routine questions about the nature of your stay. Regarding customs for US and European travelers, all you need to do is produce a current passport in order to enter and leave Cancun.
  • Getting to Your Hotel

    Once you pass through immigration, you will pick up your bags at the baggage claim and exit through the Arrival gate. Once outside, find the nearest Amstar transport bus, or local taxis and airport buses. CheapCaribbean.com has partnered Amstar as our premier transportation company in Cancun. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination. It’s easy to find your Amstar team when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there. By the end of your ride, you’ll have made a new friend. Vehicles are all clean, modern and reliable. Amstar is also the official transportation rep for CheapCaribbean.com excursions when you book vacations to in Cancun on our site. The majority of our partner hotels have an Amstar desk in or near the lobby so they’re easy to find, should you need them. For this reason, we suggest that our guests do not rent cars while in the Caribbean or Mexico as traffic laws and road quality and street signs are not the same as they are in the US.
  • Getting Around Cancun

    The overall layout of Cancun is tourist-friendly and easy to explore. If you need to get around town, the bus is the preferred mode of transportation as it's both affordable and operates throughout the day. If you'd rather have some privacy, taxis are always available, but can be a bit expensive to use so make sure you agree upon the fare before getting in. Another popular way to get around Cancun is by renting a car, but make sure the car is in good condition or the police may stop you.