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Cancun Holidays

Ηolidays to Cancun are a world class experience. The popular resort in Mexico is designed to offer something to absolutely every type of holiday maker, from families, to couples or singles. Cancun holidays offer the chance to explore the ancient Mayan civilization, with ruins dotted throughout the area. After a busy time exploring the fascinating history of the area, head for the exceptionally beautiful beaches. Worthy of Robinson Crusoe, the white sand, warm waters and incredible weather make it an unbeatable summer holiday getaway. And with 240 days of sunshine per year, you should make sure to include some sun cream in your luggage. For cheap Cancun holidays talk to the expert team at Purple Travel and save on thousands of hotel rooms, flight options and transfers.

Isla Mujeres

The stunning island of Isla Mujeres, located 8 miles off the shore of Cancun is a marvel to behold. The resorts on offer cover most types of travelers from ones looking for a relaxed beach holiday to couples and singles. If you choose it as a place to stay for your holidays in Cancun, you will be rewarded with some of the best views the Yucatan peninsula and surrounding areas have to offer. Home to famous soft sandy beaches and a haven for sea turtles, this island is a natural marvel, embellished with great beaches and the remains of a Mayan temple. Swim around and dive in the surrounding coral reefs or go turtle spotting. It’s all up to you and the aims you set for your holidays in Cancun.

Playa Del Carmen

Located along the Yucatan peninsula, this resort is a great place to relax and unwind, Pina Colada in hand while the clear ocean waters splash by your feet. A multitude of large hotels cater for those looking for an all inclusive and easygoing cheap holiday to Cancun whereas smaller boutique hotels are also abundant, serving the pickiest visitors. Shopping and dining is well represented with a selection of shops and restaurants to choose from and the beach clubs offer a great atmosphere with less crowd than bigger resorts.

Zona Hotelera

As its name suggests, the ‘hotel zone’ located on the northeastern part of the Yucatan peninsula, is home to hundreds of hotels to choose from. Its unique shape resembling a wave barrier offers a long straight with magnificent fine white sand beaches and its vibe and nightlife offer some of the most amazing Cancun holiday experiences. Pack your sun cream and glasses and laze by the beach during the day while partying by night. The huge variety of watersports and activities on offer will satisfy anyone looking for some extra fun under the sun.


The exotic land of Cancun is amongst the most revered landscapes on earth and for good reason. Swim in the crystal clear, warm waters of the Caribbean on the northern parts, dive or snorkel and explore the coral reefs surrounding the area in the east or have an excursion in the nearby jungles. The underwater cave systems or Cenotes are natural wonders waiting for exploration and the huge, unexplored Dos Ojos system is amongst the best destinations for divers and snorkelers of all levels.


If history is your thing, make use of your holidays in Cancun to learn about the ancient Mayan civilization. Chichen Itza, Coba and other ruins will quench your thirst for knowledge with some of the most spectacular Mayan structures scattered around the jungle while providing you with unique jungle views. A huge selection of watersports will satisfy your craving for adventure by the sea and diving tours will bring out your inner underwater explorer. If you do dive during your holidays in Cancun, make sure to visit the underwater museum, host to 450 life size statues covered by the warm waters of Punta Cancun. Wander around the numerous shops surrounding the area and cover any of your shopping needs including clothes, souvenirs and beach equipment.

Family Attractions

Bringing your kids along for a family holiday in Cancun is never a bad idea as the available activities will satisfy even the pickiest of kids. Visit the Eco-archeological Xcaret park and enjoy the stunning views and rides or visit the zoo and aquarium. Make a full day of fun for you and your children by visiting the nearby Xel Ha natural park. Laze along the calm river waters or snorkel and discover a wide variety of fish and sea creatures living in this quiet and beautiful cove. The shows and settings of both parks are full of things to see and do and both are easily reachable by bus, making this a must do family activity.


When the sun comes down the party’s up in Cancun and the options available are guaranteed to tickle your fancy whatever you might be after. The mega clubs of the likes of Cuncrawl, Coco Bongo and Party Rockers play host to some of the best names in electronic music and their vibe is something that has to be seen to be believed. If you are up for a laidback night, the multitude of beach clubs and bars offer you the chance of enjoying a perfect cocktail by the beach while catering to a broad audience of listeners, by playing pop to reggae and anything in between. Hop on one of the boats dedicated to booze cruises and wave the shore and your sobriety goodbye as you party on nearby waters under the warm Mexican sun. Overall, booking holidays to Cancun to party is an amazing experience as most US, UK uni students and others will also attest.

Food and drink

Take advantage of your holidays in Cancun to sample the local Yucatecan cuisine in all its delicacy. Try the delicious lima soup or the spicy Salbutes and Panuchos and bring a whole new level of pleasure to your taste buds. A wide variety of restaurants also offer international cuisine for those who want to remain true to their preferred tastes and an exceptional selection of high end restaurants cater for connoisseurs and travellers seeking a more refined cuisine.

The Mexican sun shines bright over Cancun for an average of 250 days a year and the temperatures usually fall between 30 degrees during the day and 18 at night. The high season usually takes place between December and April but the overall good weather makes holidays in Cancun a possibility throughout the year.


The colourful and exceptional carnival taking place in Cancun every first of March is a spectacle to behold. People dress up and celebrate the occasion by drinking, dancing and partying in the streets until the morning. Having your holidays in Cancun around this must see event and participating will definitely make your time in there a memory to cherish.

Anniversary of the founding of Cancun

Visit Cancun downtown area for a memorable event. The Anniversary of the founding of Cancun is widely celebrated with parades, street parties and live acts, bringing even more colour and joyfulness to the streets of the stunning seaside town. Definitely a reason worthy of venturing out of your all inclusive Cancun hotel.

Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

Satisfy your inner Mexican with this huge event, commemorating the beginning of the war of independence of Mexico on 16th September 1810. The event is widely celebrated all over the country with parades, speeches and ceremonies along with dressing the buildings and streets in the country’s national colours. The spirits are usually high around this date and the events taking place are spectacular. Definitely not to miss if you book holidays to Mexico around mid-September.

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Colleen Parker

Have stayed in Hotel Riu Cancun before and never fail to be impressed. Hotel is excellent, great staff and very clean. The whole area is very beautiful, and there is a choice of beach or pools very close to the hotel. Excellent holiday.

Very good service
Loved Cancun, it's a pretty wild experience. Lots of places to party for 24 hours if you wanted to.

Weather was amazing, and such good fun, there's stuff to do everyday and all night long as well. Easy to get around locally on buses, and tonnes to see.

Beautiful place, really nice stay. Loads of clubs and lots of partying like you want. Would go back.

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