Miles of clear, clean beaches, Mayan ruins and - one of the world's
top diving destinations - Cozumel, just for starters.
Along with being one of the major spots for destination Cancun weddings and romantic honeymoons, families have a great time with kids on the beaches with all of the activities and tourist attractions within day-tripping distance of Cancun.
These include local ferry cruises to nearby Isla Mujeres just off the coast, and an opportunity to make the entire region your personal playground with Cancun day trips all over the map. Cancun is also steeped in history, so no trip would be complete without a visit to a mind-blowing array of Mayan or Aztec ruins for "photo ops" you won't want to miss.
Cancun for singles
Long a spring break destination, Cancun remains a magnet for high school seniors and college kids ready to make a break for it to miles of white sandy beaches!
Come January, look for special spring break travel packages to Cancun for the best bargains, and make plans for Cancun day trips to other parts of the Mayan Riviera to explore. Besides beaches for swimming and surfing, (try the Forum Beach and Delfines Beach for the best views) the Cancun party scene by night is the main attraction offering such hotspots as Senor Frog's, Coco Bongo, The City, and Dady‘O Night Club for meeting new people and dancing the night away.
Making the scene in Cancun also means taking in the scenery at nature centers and nearby historic places (for photos you can actually show your mom) along with sweet memories of days of fun in the sun.
Cancun for newlyweds
While Cancun weddings are becoming ever more popular, there's nothing more romantic for newly married couples than to steal away to Canun on their honeymoon. Again, package deals are the way to go -- with many luxury Cancun resorts offering all-inclusive deals. They may include a champagne toast upon arrival, to gourmet meals, day trip bookings, and relaxing spa treatments for two!
Since May to September marks the rainy season, plan on an early spring or winter wedding for the ideal time to go on a Cancun honeymoon. Then again, if the weather turns tropical in June, what better reason is there for the both of you to curl up in your hotel room until the storm passes?
Cancun for families
Despite its reputation for being a party town, Cancun is a great place to take the kids.
Like the wise advice given to newlyweds (see above), simply skip the few rowdy weeks that take up spring break and plan on a family winter getaway to hit the beach! Needless to say, kids love the water, so also ask at your hotel for reserving the very popular Cancun Swim with Dolphins program, tickets to Xplor Adventure Park, or booking passage on the 15-minute ferry ride to Isla Mujeres and Garrafon National Park for more splashy adventures.
With kids in tow, it's probably best to skip the historic sites where you'll be hard pressed to keep them awake!
More about Cancun travel & tourism around the Web:
Cancun Travel - Cancun's official site with a cool Flash slide show, feature articles, and directories to hotels, attractions, nightlife, sports
and family fun, maps and related links.
MexExperience Cancun Guide - Comprehensive guide to beaches, tourist attractions, nightlife, local events calendar, getting around, hotel guide, Internet cafe listings, and live weather reports.
CancunTraveler - Whether you're thinking of Cancun for spring break or for a family fun vacation, the guides on this Cancun centered site will get you headed in the right direction. Top party spots, best day trips, restaurants, activities, nightlife, beaches, and more...