Set on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, Cancun in Mexico is one of the most memorable yet romantic beach destinations. Soon as you step into Cancun you will feel the warm Caribbean breeze and lively atmosphere. Therefore, whether you’re beginning married life, celebrating your anniversary or looking for a romantic getaway for two, this is the idyllic place to experience some tropical bliss.
Sun-drenched Cancun is known for its gorgeous white sandy beaches, stunning turquoise blue waters, excellent nightlife and not forgetting it’s collection of world class 5 star hotels and resorts – you will be spoilt for choice with its all-inclusive, adult’s only options. We love the intimate Secrets Maroma Beach as it’s the perfect romantic hideaway retreat for honeymooners and couples wanting to relax, unwind and reconnect. However, if you are seeking a trendy and vibrant party scene packed full of fun and excitement then a stay at the Breathless Riviera Cancun is recommended. You will love to know no matter where you plan to stay on your romantic getaway in Cancun there will be no shortage of things to do and see – with plenty of water sports, all-inclusive cuisines, relaxing spas and world –class golf courses as well as exciting guided tours.
The culturally rich city of Cancun is bursting with awesome attractions and numerous activities. Apart from its beautiful white sandy beaches it is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, so it’s the perfect spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. Experience the amazing sea life and swim along colourful fish, sharks and sea turtles. Couples can also enjoy a romantic boat trip to Isla Mujeres, drive down to the natural swimming pools in limestone caves known as cenotes where you can dive in to emerald green waters, head to the awe-inspiring Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza or visit the Cancun underwater museum. There will never be a dull moment in Cancun with your loved one.
If underwater experiences are not on your agenda, than a day trip on land can be organised. Guided hike tours through the Sian Kaan Biosphere reserve located near Tulum – the largest natural reserve in the Mexican Caribbean, home to a variety of wildlife species and foliage as well as long stretches of mangroves down winding rivers. A visit to the Xcarat park (near to Cancun) or Xel-Ha (near to Riviera Maya & Tulum) is a must as they both are eco-archaeological theme and water parks with underground rivers, cenotes, Mayan caves and you even get to swim with dolphins and zip lining.
As the sun sets Cancun becomes one big nightclub, so be sure to experience some of the best bars, clubs and nightlife in the world. Dance the night away together at some of the best nightclubs, including Coco Bongo, one of Cancun’s most famous nightclubs, expect acrobats flying overhead, circus performers and songs from the 70s and beyond. To be in the heart of it opt for the lively Zona Hotelera area (known as the Hotel Zone) dotted with luxury hotels, shopping boutiques and a wide variety of dining and nightlife establishments.
If you’re looking for a romantic beach destination with a mix of adventure, culture and relaxation, look no further than the tropical paradise of Cancun. Also, our multi-centre honeymoon packages give you the chance to combine two or more destinations, so why not combine Cancun with a USA destination such as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
What is the currency in Cancun?
The currency of Cancun is Peso.
How long does it take to fly to Cancun?
A non-stop flight from the UK to Cancun takes 8 hours and 10 minutes.
What is the time difference in Cancun?
The UK is 6 hours ahead of Cancun.
What language is spoken in Cancun?
Spanish and English is the language spoken in Cancun.
Do I need a visa to visit Cancun?
Tourists don’t need to get a visa to visit Mexico, although you will need to complete an immigration form as you enter and leave Mexico. For up to date travel advice visit the FCO website here.