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Cancun hotels. How to choose a hotel - with beaches and in the city (5 stars or less)

Cancun is one of the most popular resorts in Mexico, located on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, near the waters of the Caribbean Sea.

When preparing for a trip to Cancun, tourists should decide on a hotel, since there are many hotels in the city, located both near the beach strip and with direct access to the beaches, as well as sun loungers and umbrellas on the beaches, and hotels located on the second line and in the city center. In addition to hotels from accommodation facilities in Cancun, there are villas, vacation homes, apartments (full-fledged apartments with all amenities), hostels, botels and campsites. All accommodation facilities in Cancun booking

Cancun is divided into the city of Cancun itself (downtown / downtown), where the life of local residents is mainly concentrated, there is also a beach, hotels and some tourist infrastructure, and a hotel zone (Zona Hotelera or Zona Hoteleria, hotel zone or Hotel zone / Hotelier), which is also called the Tourist zone and which is a braid in the form of a seven, where the main tourist life takes place.

Hotels with beaches in the Tourist zone of Cancun

For a full-fledged beach holiday, it is best to choose a hotel near the Cancun beach strip, that is, on the spit - in the Hotelier's zone.

In turn, the zone of Cancun hotels (kosu) is divided into beaches with waves and beaches without waves. Beaches without waves and mostly with shallow water are located on a small part of the seven - from 1 to 9 kilometers of Boulevard Kukulkan, and beaches with waves - on a large part of the spit-seven, which corresponds to 9.5-22 kilometers. You can find out about all the beaches of Kaknun here →

Hotels with beaches are located along the entire beach strip of the spit (from the Caribbean Sea). Of the accommodation facilities there are resort hotel complexes, adult-only hotels, as well as apartments, villas and holiday homes. Many hotels operate on an all-inclusive system, and also have outdoor pools, restaurants, bars, gardens and conduct entertainment programs for their guests.

Hotels with beaches and without waves

Hotels with the best beaches and a beautiful Caribbean sea without waves start from about 5.5 kilometers of Kukulkan Boulevard and stretch to Punta Cancun - the place where Kukulkan Boulevard makes a 90-degree turn and has a bend.

From good accommodation facilities according to the estimates of vacationers:

The Tower by Temptation Cancun Resort is an All Inclusive - Adults Only 5-star resort with swimming pools, fitness center, bar, restaurant, 24-hour front desk, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

5-star resort The Villas at The Royal Cancun - All Suites Resort with swimming pools, bars, tennis courts, gym, mini market. Massage sessions are offered on the beach; entertainment activities for children and adults are provided. The price of the villas includes breakfast or an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 5-star Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa features a garden, swimming pools, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 5-star Riu Palace Peninsula Resort is All Inclusive with a garden, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, a hot tub, a children's playground, a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, evening entertainment programs, a 24-hour front desk, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

Apart-hotel Cancun's best voted Beach, 3Br Condo steps to shops & nightlife 5301 with garden, outdoor pool, fitness center, bar, free parking and Wi-Fi. Link to the apart-hotel booking

Suite Kinha Cancun Condominium BeachScape features 2 bedrooms, a living room with a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Free private parking is available on site. Link to the apartment booking

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa is a 4-star resort with swimming pools, restaurants, bars, lounge, spa, fitness center, outdoor hot tub, entertainment for children, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 5-star Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort features swimming pools, restaurants, bars, a fitness center, free parking and Wi-Fi. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Hotels with beaches and small waves or without waves

Hotels with beaches without waves or with small waves (depending on the weather), as well as moderately deep sea waters are located in the area of Punta Cancun - the bend of the spit. In this place, the beach strip has white and soft sand, the sea water is mostly clean and calm, there are small waves. The depth is great for swimming.

Also, these hotels with beaches can attract by the fact that they are within walking distance from the most developed part of the hotel zone, where shops and souvenir shops, shopping centers, supermarkets, nightclubs, cafes, bars and restaurants are located along Kukulkan Boulevard.

From hotels:

Fiesta Americana Cancun Villas is a 5-star resort with an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, restaurants, bar, free parking and Wi-Fi. The suites have a kitchenette and a balcony. Link to the hotel booking

5-star resort Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun with landscaped grounds, pools, including large, outdoor, bars, restaurants, including a French restaurant with a rating of AAA Five Diamond, a children's club, and rental of water equipment and a Spa with a full range of services including body treatments, hydrotherapy facilities, a beauty salon and hairstylist. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

4-star Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas and 4-star Hotel Riu Cancun, both hotels with swimming pools, restaurants and bars.

Really bend braids is a 5-star resort Hyatt Ziva Cancun from the Windows of which overlook the ocean and has direct access to two beaches without waves and waves, as well as landscaped grounds, pools, restaurants, bars, a Spa and Wellness centre with a fitness centre, free Parking and Wi-Fi.

The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system and is a single complex hotel consisting of:

- The 5-star Hyatt Ziva Cancun Resort, which is designed for guests of all ages. Link to the hotel booking

- The 5-star Turquoise Resort at Hyatt Ziva Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive, designed for adults only. Link to the hotel booking

Hotels with beaches and waves

Beyond the turn of the Punka Cancun and up to the 22nd kilometer of the spit (Punta Nizuk), the beaches are a single beach strip with light and soft sand, which becomes a little harder as you move away from the turn.

Here the coast is open to the ocean and there are always waves, and the sea water is a beautiful color. This is exactly the color of water that can often be seen in advertisements and in photographs. There is also a good depth here, but it is almost impossible to swim in the sea because of the constant waves.

From the accommodation facilities:

5-star resort CHIC Royalton Cancun, Autograph Collection is An All-Inclusive Resort - Adults Only features an outdoor pool, a Spa and fitness facilities, bars, restaurants and lounge on the 19th floor with panoramic views of the coast of Cancun, where you can soak up the sun at the rooftop pool, relax in the gazebo and enjoy a cocktail and Mexican cuisine. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is a 5-star resort with a swimming pool, spa complex, fitness center, restaurants, bars, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

Amazing 5 BR Villa on the beach! features 5 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator, a washing machine, 6 bathrooms with a shower, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an outdoor pool and a shared lounge. Link to the villa booking

The 5-star Hyatt Zilara Cancun Resort is All Inclusive - Adults Only with outdoor pools, fitness center, restaurants, bars, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 5-star resort hotel The Ritz-Carlton Cancun, which was awarded the Five Diamonds Association Award. The hotel has swimming pools, spa, fitness center, restaurants, bars and free Wi-Fi. The room rate may include breakfast or an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

5-star Resort & Spa Hotel Secrets The Vine Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only, awarded AAA Four Diamond. The hotel has swimming pools, restaurants, bars, gym, spa center with sauna and steam room, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

5-star resort hotel JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, which was awarded the Five Diamonds Association Award. The hotel has swimming pools, restaurants, bars, spa and fitness centers, free parking and Wi-Fi. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Paradisus Cancun All Inclusive 5-star Resort with swimming pools, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, water sports facilities, fitness center, spa, diving and tai chi lessons, free parking and Wi-Fi. The rooms have a private terrace with views of the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 5-star Iberostar Selection Cancun Resort features swimming pools, an aquapark, a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, water sports facilities, a restaurant, a bar, free Wi-Fi and parking. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 5-star Sun Palace Resort is an all-inclusive hotel designed to accommodate couples.At the hotel: infinity pools, restaurants, bars, spa, fitness center, entertainment programs and activities, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

The 4-star Beachfront Penthouses at Brisas by The Spot features a garden, an outdoor pool, a terrace, free parking and Wi-Fi. The apartment features air conditioning, a balcony, a sofa, a seating area, a safe, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, a microwave, a refrigerator, an oven and a coffee machine, a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Link to the apart-hotel booking

Also: a 5-star resort Now Emerald Cancun, running on the system "all inclusive"; 5-star resort hotel Oleo Cancun Playa All Inclusive Boutique Resort, running on the system "all inclusive"; 4-star resort Royal Solaris Cancun - All inclusive, running on the system "all inclusive" and 4-star resort hotel GR Solaris Cancun - All inclusive, running on the system "all inclusive".

Punta Nizuk

Punta Nizuk or Punta Nisuk (Nizuc) is a quiet green area with a coral reef and places for snorkeling, diving and watching marine animals. You can go kayaking on the Nichupte Lagoon, which is inhabited by manatees and turtles.

In the area there are small beaches of the same name Nisuk (Playa Nizuc) without waves, which is popular among water sports enthusiasts and vacationers looking for privacy.

From hotels:

Nizuc Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort & Spa hotel with direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool, a private jetty, a spa center, restaurants, a bar, concierge services, free parking and Wi-Fi. Link to the hotel booking

Residence Inn by Marriott Cancun Hotel Zone is a 3-star apartment hotel with restaurants and an outdoor pool. The apartment features a sofa, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with a shower. Link to the apart-hotel booking

Hotels without beaches in the Tourist zone of Cancun

In the Hotel area of Cancun there are accommodation facilities located on the second line (behind Kukulkan Boulevard - near the lagoon Nichupte / Laguna Nichupte). However, such accommodation facilities do not have direct access to the beaches, as well as sun loungers and umbrellas on the beaches, but the cost per room in these accommodation facilities is usually lower than in first-line accommodation facilities.

From the accommodation facilities:

4 Bedroom Villa New Beautiful&Modern Villa Lagoon side @HotelZone booking

4 Bedroom Zen Spacious Villa for 16 Friends near to Beach and Golf Club booking

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and a balcony at the Vacacional En Isla Mujeres Mexico booking

4-star Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club - All Inclusive booking, working on the "all inclusive" system

4-star Casa Tortugas Boutique Hotel - a peaceful hidden gem booking

4-star Hotel Real Inn Cancún booking

3-star Hotel Sina Suites booking

3-star Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun booking

How to get to hotels in the Tourist area of Cancun and navigate through the hotel area

Hotels in the hotel zone of Cancun, as a rule, do not have house numbers, but are designated and determined by the kilometer of the Hotelier's zone.

Kilometer markers can be found on Kukulkan Boulevard, where kilometers are duplicated in the Mayan language.

If you arrive in Cancun on a tourist voucher, then most often a transfer is already included in your voucher, which will take you from the airport to the hotel, and after the rest - from the hotel to the airport.

The nearest airport to the beaches of Cancun is Cancun International Airport. Flights to Cancun →

You can get to the hotel from Cancun International Airport by public buses with a transfer in downtown Cancun, as well as directly by taxi or rented car.

You can move around the hotel zone on foot, by taxi, car or buses R1 or R2, which run almost around the clock along the entire hotel zone of Cancun and connect the hotel zone with downtown Cancun.

Hotels in downtown Cancun - downtown

In downtown Cancun, hotels are more budget-friendly, but you will have to take buses to the beaches.

The most convenient place to stop in the city is near Tulum Avenue. So there will be a Cancun bus station nearby, which is convenient for traveling around Yucatan and buses run along the avenue that go to the beaches in the hotel area.

Along and near Tulum Avenue there are cafes and restaurants, there are shops and supermarkets.

From the accommodation facilities:

4-star Hotel Oh! Cancun - The Urban Oasis features an outdoor pool, a sun terrace, a restaurant, a bar, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

3-star Selina Cancun Downtown Hotel with a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, spa, free Wi-Fi and parking. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Nomads Enigmatic Hotel & Restaurant Bar is a 3-star country-style hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, a games room with darts and table tennis facilities, as well as barbecue facilities, a restaurant, a bar, free Wi-Fi and parking. Link to the hotel booking

Featuring a garden, a terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, The Quetzal Bed and Breakfast offers free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool Cancun is a 3-star hostel with a relaxation area with a pool and a bar, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. The hostel has private rooms and beds in shared rooms. Link to the hostel booking

Downtown Cancun Beach

In the city of Cancun there is one Nino or Nino beach (Playa El Niño).

The beach has a Blue Flag award, but is not popular among tourists.

There is large yellow sand on the beach, there are algae. The sea water is calm and quite shallow. Boats and speedboats are moored near the beach.

Nevertheless, the beach has its own charm, as it is rather local and rural. On the beach: showers, toilets, straw umbrellas from the sun, lifeguards are on duty. Nearby there are several coastal "authentic" fish cafes and restaurants.

Accommodation facilities near Nino beach, near the sea and the beach strip:

All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water Park is a 4-star resort with a garden, oceanfront pool, water park, hot tubs, restaurants, bar, daily activities, free parking and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers (non-motorized) water sports, as well as football or mini golf. The room rate includes full board or an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

Depa Bliss · Luxurious getaway apartment at beach paradise Cancun features an outdoor pool, a terrace, 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator, a washing machine, 2 bathrooms with a shower, free parking and Wi-Fi. Link to the apartment booking

Caribbean apartment features outdoor pools, an aqua park, a restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, free private parking and free Wi-Fi. Link to the apartment booking

Bella Casa junto al Mar Caribe Holiday home features a swimming pool, patio, barbecue facilities, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower and bathtub, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, DVD player, kitchen with microwave, refrigerator and oven, living room with seating area and dining area. Link to the holiday home booking

All accommodation facilities in Cancun, including in the hotel zone (on the first and second lines) and in the city center (downtown), can be view and book here booking

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