A city for the party-loving, sun-searching young crowd, Cancun has everything from fantastic restaurants, cool parties and beach-side hotels. Get the best of your holiday with our Cancun city guide.
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What to See
Stay – ME Cancun
A stunning beach-side resort rooms at the ME Cancun face the glistening sea with either sunset or sunrise views. Relax on laid-back day beds by the side of the pool facing the white sands and sea beyond. The on-site spa is the perfect place to rebalance after partying Cancun-style the night before.
Party – Cocobongo
Cancun is not short of partying hotspots, but super club Cocobongo goes one-step further offering its guests a nightly show of glittering entertainment. It can hold up to 1,800 revelers under its roof, along with live shows, bands and acrobats, Cocobongo’s DJs also spin out tunes all night long. Situated in the hotel district it’s a party not to be missed.
Do – Underwater museum
A unique project designed by artist Jason DeCaires to combat the damage to local coral reefs by creating an artificial reef for wildlife to thrive in. The huge submerged statues allow marine life and coral to grow among them, but the haunting spectacle of these underwater stones make for a diving trip you’ll never forget.
Shop – Mercado 28
For artisan finds and crafty knick-knacks Mercado 28 is your one-stop-shop. There are jewellery stores and clothes stores as well as typical Mexican products to take home as mementos. The market is surrounded by restaurants and cafes where you’ll find locals and tourists enjoying regional dishes.