Cancun Hotel Guide

When you are going to travel to a new destination, the first question that comes to mind is…¿Where am I going to stay? Being Cancun one of the most popular destinations in the world (And therefore, one of the most requested if we talk about the hotel business) this question turns especially important to your trip.

If you are planning a visit to Cancun for your next vacation, here we have for you our Cancun hotel guide where you will find prices, zones, amenities and every kind of hotel for every kind of budget. Get your shorts and sunglasses ready, next we will meet the very best places to stay that you’ll find in this paradise on earth: Cancun, México.


Before any travel to Cancun, you should know that Cancun is divided into different neighborhoods, each one of them with its own charm and advantages. When we talk about touristic zones, the most popular zone that we will find is the Cancun hotel zone (also known as the Island); this long strip of beach is located just in the middle between the Caribbean sea and the Nichupté lagoon.

In this narrow 22.5 Kms long island, you will find all the best things that Cancun has to offer: Wonderful views, golden-sand beaches, world-class restaurants, water activities, shops, a plenty of bars and, of course, the best hotels and all-inclusive resorts that Cancun offers. This area is perfect for all types of travelers, regardless if you want to relax, to dance or to try some adventurous water sports (snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing etc.) in this place you can be sure that you’ll find any kind of activity that you’re looking for. Also, it is easy to get around the city and arrive from the airport, so basically all your needs will be served here.

The price range you will find here is between $150 US and $700 US, among the most popular options in this area are:

  • Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun – All Inclusive – Adults Only.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott.
  • Live aqua.
  • GR Solaris Cancun All Inclusive.
  • Royal Solaris Cancun.
  • Nizuc Resort & Spa.
  • Secrets The Vine Cancún.
  • Emporio Cancun.
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If we talk about the best option for traveling on a budget, downtown Cancun zone or “El centro” is the best area for saving money. In this place you will find tons of authentic restaurants, cool bars, local shopping places and more! Even if here we do not find the luxurious restaurants and resorts that distinguish the Hotel zone, this point of the city is where the most part of Cancun’s locals call home, and for the same reason, this is the place where you’ll find the most authentic and pure experience of Cancun far from the tourist space.

So, if you want to discover the true colors of this city and save some money, this area is perfect to know other perspectives of Cancun. And no worries about missing the natural attractions of this place, since you’ll still have easy access to the Cancun beach zone via bus or taxi.

Among the popular hotels that we will find in this area, we have some next places:

  • Suites Malecon Cancun.
  • Hotel Ibis Cancun Centro.
  • Hotel Sina Suites.
  • Eco-hotel El Rey del Caribe.
  • Hotel Margaritas.
  • Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel.
  • Grand Royal Lagoon.
  • City Express Cancun.
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At last, if you are looking for something different, or maybe you are traveling with friends or a large group of people, an Airbnb or some of these options could be more convenient for your adventure. This kind of option doesn’t just work for large groups of travelers, also it’s perfect if you are planning a long stay in this place.

On the one hand, hostels are a great option to consider if you’re traveling alone, while Airbnb and apartments and/or houses for rent, as we said previously, are especially suitable if you travel in large groups or with several days included in your stay. Other popular options in this case are the B&B (Bed and breakfast) that could help lots to save money and usually include breakfast.

If you want to try something different while you stay in Cancun, here we have some of the better options that you will find:

  • Cancun guest house.
  • Los Caracoles Bed & Breakfast.
  • Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool Cancun.
  • Art Studios Local Accommodation.
  • Bed and Breakfast Pecarí.
  • Cancun Suites Apartments-Hotel Zone.

As you can see, Cancun has a place for every kind of traveler and any kind of budget. We hope this Cancun hotel guide will help you plan your next visit to this wonderful destination of the Mexican southeast.