Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants.
Cancun is a safe town to visit – locals are friendly and crime rates are very low compared to other cities in Mexico.
The best time to visit Cancún is from December to April during the peak season. Even though the crowds are heavier, you'll experience near-perfect weather and find some of the cheapest flight and room rates for a winter getaway at the beach.
And yes, you need a passport. All Americans traveling to Cancun must have a valid U.S. passport when flying into Mexico.
Bustling with life 24/7, Zona Hotelera is the city's most popular tourist destination and perhaps, the best area to stay in Cancun; as such, you'll find a ton of affordable hotels with breathtaking sea views, numerous tourist activities, family-friendly fun, and incredible nightlife!