Cancun is the most popular place to visit in Mexico, attracting over 3 million tourists every year. During Spring Break, the resort has a somewhat justified reputation for attracting crowds of college students; however at other times of the year it is a great place to go for all inclusive family fun. Be sure and check the calendar or contact one of the many resorts to verify it is not spring break before you make reservations.
Many people visit Cancun to escape the harsh winter back home and winter and spring are two of the best times to visit, although if you visit, you will not be alone and the resort can be very crowded. If you visit during other times of the year, you perhaps have more chance of finding Cancun vacation deals. Temperatures in this part of Mexico rarely drop below 75 degrees so regardless of when you visit, the weather will be perfect.
The quietest months tend to be May to November and if you visit during the fall, you can expect near empty beaches, great weather and some good deals on hotels and airfare. Summer temperatures can be between 80 and 90 degrees and you will probably want to choose a resort with a pool. One disadvantage of visiting during summer is that sea lice, or jellyfish larvae, are prevalent in the sea around Cancun during this time. Although not really harmful, they can cause annoying and embarrassing skin reactions.
Cancun has plenty of all inclusive resorts, where the price includes accommodation, food, drink and entertainment – in short, everything you need for a stress free and relaxing vacation. Cheap Cancun vacations all inclusive packages can often result in substantial savings as opposed to booking everything separately.
Cancun is also a popular stop for cruise ships and one way to see the resort is as a stop on a Mexican cruise. Just like an all inclusive resort vacation, cruises include almost everything, including meals and onboard entertainment. However, drinks are generally not included and it can be all too easy to accrue a high bar tab.
It is relatively easy to find Cancun vacation deals, by searching online and comparing rates and vacation packages. One good site to use is Kayak.com which does a lot of the comparison shopping for you. Try to book early and if possible, travel off season – these two tips can help to save you money on your Cancun vacation.