FAQs: Cancun hotels and resorts
When is the best time to visit Cancun?
Cancun has a warm to hot climate year round, with average low peaks in the mid-80s. The rainy season runs from May to October, and in summer, temperatures rise steadily into the 90s with a uncomfortably high humidity. It is also Sargassum season, so you will see more seaweed on the beaches. Hence, this is the best time to visit Cancun on a budget.
From a weather point of view, the optimal time to travel is between December and April, when temperatures are moderate, but the flip side is that you will see more people and higher hotel prices. Whatever you do, avoid traveling from mid-March to early April when the spring breakers descend on Cancun.
What’s the best neighborhood to stay in when visiting Cancun?
Most of Cancun’s hotels and resorts are located in the Hotel Zone, a 14 km long strip of land with wide, white sand beaches and the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Nichupte Lagoon on the other. . This is also where you will find most of the area’s tourist attractions, restaurants and shops.
Punta Cancun, at the northern end of the hotel zone, is a popular nightlife hub full of bars, clubs, and nightclubs. It’s easy (and inexpensive) to travel the Strip via the local bus, so where you stay depends on what amenities you’re looking for in a hotel or resort. Generally speaking, the bluer waters are found along the strip of the hotel zone that runs north to south, while the beaches that run east to west have the calmest waters.
What does all-inclusive really mean?
All-inclusive can mean different things, but generally the price of the reservation includes your stay, unlimited food and drinks, and access to on-site amenities (gym, spa, etc.), activities and entertainment. , without tip.
However, there may be higher standards within each property, with preferred bedrooms, access to a private pool and beach seating areas, and other perks like premium alcohol included that are not available to regular customers.
You may also incur additional charges for dining at certain restaurants in the resort or for attending a live performance. If you are not sure what is included, be sure to ask in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises when paying.
Is it safe to stay in hotels in Cancun?
Hotels and resorts are implementing new cleaning policies to help guests get rest more easily. We have linked to the most recent COVID policies for each of the properties so that you can assess your level of risk.
However, as the pandemic situation continues to evolve, it is wise to educate yourself about hotel cancellation policies and consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your travel investments, especially for trips to the hotel. ‘foreigner.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and their ability to change, it is best to check in advance before booking if any particular equipment, such as a spa, restaurant, or fitness center, will be open during your visit or will require advance reservations.
What are the current COVID restrictions for visiting Mexico from the United States?
The land border between Mexico and the United States is closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21, but business and leisure travelers can arrive by air. Travelers are not required to show proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID, or to test negative. However, they must complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code it generates upon arrival.
Travelers must test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their flight back to the United States, regardless of their vaccination status. Only a negative antigen test is required (not a PCR test). Some Cancun properties will arrange free COVID testing and transportation to a testing center; if not, ask reception or concierge for the nearest test site. There are mobile test units at Cancun Airport, but keep in mind that this is on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to allow plenty of time before your flight.