Something for everyone
Cancun holidays are located on the eastern Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Cancun was developed in the 1970’s and has evolved into a commercial resort that offers something for everyone, retaining it position as one of the best tourist resorts in Mexico.
Cancun is split into two areas – Cancun City is a residential area and Cancun Island which is known as the tourist area. The main hotel zone of Cancun is shaped like the number seven with bridges on either end that connect it to the mainland. Late deals to Cancun are vibrant affairs with beautiful golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and a plethora of water sports, golf courses, restaurants, bars and shops making Cancun a popular destination for last minute holidays. The hotels in Cancun offer a range of accommodation from simple and inexpensive to luxurious all inclusive numbers with amenities to suit every need. Late deals to Cancun tend to focus on fabulous white sandy beaches and the crystal clear inviting waters of the Caribbean Sea making it a beach lover’s paradise. Isla Muheres is a short boat ride away from Cancun and is very popular with snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts, it has some fantastic dive sites including La Bandera, Cuevones and Los Manchones and sleeping shark caves. The sleepy island is also home to the much loved turtle sanctuary and Caribbean clapboard houses.
The island of Cozumel offers some of the world’s best scuba diving with coral reefs and tropical marine life. The white sandy beaches are ideal for those who like to lay back and soak up the Caribbean sun or even indulge in some beach volleyball or the numerous water sports available. Enjoy the high octane fun of jet skiing, windsurfing or parasailing or a relaxing day deep sea fishing, late deals to Cancun have it all. Even though Cancun is a very busy resort there are ample quite coves and secluded spots dotted along this incredible coastline. Holidays to Cancun are becoming a haven for golf lovers with courses utilising the outstanding scenery offering the most picturesque courses in Mexico. The golf courses offer high class facilities such as health spas and clubs with first class restaurants.
Quick Cancun Tips
The currency needed for Cancun holidays is the peso
A flight from the UK to Cancun should take around 9 hours 30 minutes
Cancun Airport (CUN) is approximately 20 minutes away from the main tourist area meaning transfer times are kept to a minimum
The wettest months in Cancun are June and October whilst the driest are usually March and December
June and July are usually the hottest months and the coolest are December and January, although temperatures rarely drop below 23 degrees at any time of the year
Cancun's warm temperatures make it the ideal destination for a last minute winter holiday
From taco to Mayan temples
The resort of Cancun offers a good blend of old and new, the rustic and sophisticated combined with Spanish influences, and offer a huge choice of places to eat and drink. Eating in Cancun is mainly hotel based due to the number of all inclusive hotels although there is an abundance of restaurants outside the complexes from Mexican, Seafood and Yucatan specialities to the more traditional fare of Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood. Indulge in the local speciality breakfast of ‘huevos rancheors’ which is fried eggs in tomato sauce and chopped chilli served on a tortilla or try traditional ‘fajita’ which is fried meat, onions and peppers rolled inside a wrap.
Laguna Nichupte is a fresh water lagoon with excellent waterfront restaurants around the marina and a famed nightlife. Last minute holidays to Cancun are perfect for visiting the ‘Party Zone’ which is Cancun's liveliest area and is where nightclubs, trendy bars and cabarets can be found as well as some restaurants. Throughout Cancun the town has developed into a shopper’s paradise with plenty of American style shopping malls and traditional markets which sell everything from local made handicrafts and duty free perfumes to designer clothes and handbags. Mayan culture is very prominent on Cancun holidays with archaeological sites such as Tulum, which is set in a jungle further along the coast. The most famous historical site is the pyramid at Chichen Itza, or visit the ruins of Calakmot, a jungle settlement which was once the largest of the Mayan cities and leaves visitors in awe. No late deals to Cancun would be complete without an eco tour on a speedboat where nature lovers can travel through dense jungle and mangroves taking in the sights of exotic wildlife. Book your last minute holidays to Cancun today at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
Built at the time of the Mayan Empire, Chichen Itza was designed with the guidance of the night sky. Astrology played a huge part in the placing and design of these fascinating structures with the Temple of Kukulkan, or El Castillo as it is also knowm, taking centre stage.
Xcaret Eco Theme Park
An enthralling day out for the whole family, swim or snorkel in the underwater river and explore the jungle terrain. There's an evening show too which depicts traditional Mayan rituals, stunts and rodeos all on a fire lit stage.
Swim With Sharks
No not dolphins...sharks! Grab a snorkel, jump overboard and swim amongst them, scared? You needn't be, these whale sharks only eat plankton so you'll be perfectly safe and messing around with these huge fish, some of which are 12m in length, truly is an experience never to be forgotten.