Riu Cancun Hotel

The large, contemporary Riu Cancun Hotel has everything you need to make the most of the area. It has four epic pools to explore, the white-sand beach is right on your doorstep, and the views over the Gulf of Mexico are pretty special, too. There’s a poolside bar, a huge selection of other bars and restaurants, along with a full range of sporting activities. Come the evening, there’s live entertainment and a nightclub on-site, too. The location is super-convenient, with world-class shopping and golf but a short stroll away, and full-on nightlife a little further on.

Overview of Cancun

Anyone searching for action-packed holidays to Mexico will invariably take a long look at Cancun. It’s popular for a reason, not just for the great weather, but because it’s been a true haven for people seeking entertainment, vibrant nightlife, and high-end luxury resorts like the Riu Cancun Hotel. The town is a nice blend of modern accommodation and swanky shopping, which you’ll find in abundance throughout the Hotel Zone. And there are naturally-beautiful stretches of white-sand beaches, too, plus historical Mayan ruins in nearby Chichen Itza and Coba, just a short drive away.

Things to do in Cancun

The main shopping area is right next to the Riu Cancun Hotel, if you fancy integrating retail therapy into your trip, and it’s only a short walk to all the buzzing nightlife, if that’s your thing. For a change of pace, there are jazz music venues to visit, and every year in July, you can join the locals and embrace Revolution Day, which features live music, delicious street food, an army parade, and dancing. If you’re up for a short ferry ride, spending the day with dolphins on Isla Mujeres is a a must-do. All in all, Cancun is a lively spot, tailor-made for 24-7 fun. The natural beauty is clear for all to see, and the beaches have everything you need for an idyllic escape. The shopping is top-notch, and the nightlife can be as vibrant as you want it to be.

Resort Summary

Cancun has approximately 24 kilometres of beaches, strung along an S-shaped strip of land. The sand here has a unique property – no matter how hot the temperature, it’s always cool on your feet, to the extent locals joke that it is air-conditioned.

Swim, relax and take part in watersports at Playa Las Perlas, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas and other beaches on the northern side of the peninsula. Among the popular beaches on the eastern side are Playa Ballenas, Chac Mool and Playa Delfines. Playa Delfines is also a good beach for surfing.

Cancun’s waters are warm enough for swimming throughout the year, even in January and February. During late August and early September you’ll feel like you’re slipping into a warm bath.