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Things to do in Cancun

Cancun is home to resorts, beautiful beaches, restaurants and lively nightlife. This fun destination is also located near ancient ruins, so you can enjoy a perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

Cancun’s top attractions

  • Take boat trips to nearby islands, such as Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy, or join an excursion to spot dolphins swimming in the wild.
  • Marvel at the stepped pyramid and other ruins of Chichen Itza.
  • Go swimming or diving in a cenote, a large underground cavern. Popular spots include Ik-Kil and Cenote Azul.
  • Learn more about the area’s history at the Museo Maya de Cancun.
  • Explore Xcaret, home to ancient Mayan ruins and incredible underground rivers and local wildlife, such as spider monkeys and flamingos.
  • Bargain shop for souvenirs at the many local markets.

Best time to travel to Cancun

September and October see the most rain, while November through March are the peak months to visit. See the Mayan Village Show, at the start of the year, to experience ancient Mayan rituals. Spring’s Carnival is a lively affair, with parades, music, dancing and local foods and drinks. Easter, Cinco de Mayo and the Day of the Dead are also popular celebrations.

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Weather in Cancun

Tuesday sky is clear
80°F 12/10/19
Wednesday scattered clouds
85°F 12/11/19
Thursday light rain
81°F 12/12/19
Friday light rain
85°F 12/13/19
Saturday sky is clear
88°F 12/14/19
Sunday scattered clouds
82°F 12/15/19
Monday light rain
84°F 12/16/19
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Newark (EWR)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/11/20

Return: 01/16/20

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Chicago (ORD)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/29/20

Return: 02/12/20

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Denver (DEN)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/06/20

Return: 02/05/20

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Houston (IAH)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/25/20

Return: 01/31/20

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Los Angeles (LAX)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/27/20

Return: 02/04/20

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San Francisco (SFO)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/10/20

Return: 01/24/20

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$604*
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Washington (IAD)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/11/20

Return: 01/17/20

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$410*
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New York (NYC)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 02/05/20

Return: 02/12/20

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$404*
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Washington (WAS)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 01/08/20

Return: 01/15/20

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$410*
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Cleveland (CLE)

Cancun (CUN)

Depart: 02/09/20

Return: 02/13/20

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$348*
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