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Cancun Holidays

Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun’s incredible climate and distinct natural beauty make it one of Mexico’s best regions to visit at any time of the year. The city offers a perfect blend of stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and unique cultural experiences; making it an ideal destination for both couples and families alike. In fact, there are few places on Earth where you can dive among coral reefs in the morning before heading out to explore ancient temples in the afternoon.

Cancun’s array of ivory coloured beaches stretch for miles along the Yucatan coast, so you’ll never struggle to find a perfect spot on the sand. There are also plenty of day trip options on offer for those wishing to explore the city’s famous flea markets, the towering structures at Chichen Itza or the fascinating ruins at Tulum. 

Find your ideal accommodation on holiday in Cancun

There’s no question that Cancun’s hotel and resort scene is the most developed in all of Mexico. From quaint beachfront apartments to huge 5-star complexes, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit your specific taste and budget. Of course, we can help you relax and sink into enjoying your holiday by finding the best options for you.

At Hayes & Jarvis, we’ve been helping people plan their dream holidays to Cancun for decades. This experience and local knowledge of the Yucatan region is what sets us apart from other travel agents. Get in touch with one of our Cancun holiday experts today to discuss your options, or read more below.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Explore local flea markets to find incredible jewellery, ceramics and other handmade artisanal products
  • Discover the history of the Mayan civilisation at the El Rey archaeological site
  • Visit the Cancun Underwater Museum to enjoy a once in a lifetime snorkelling experience
  • Visit Isla Contoy, a tranquil paradise that’s renowned for its wildlife and marine life

Our favourite hotels

Browse our favourite Cancun hotels below. Let us know if you’ve spotted somewhere else you’d like to stay and we can work this into your Cancun holiday package.

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Cancun

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,799  pp

Secrets The Vine Cancun
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Le Blanc Spa Resort

Cancun

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €3,759  pp

Le Blanc Spa Resort
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Óleo Cancun Playa Boutique Resort

Cancun

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Óleo Cancun Playa Boutique Resort

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 10 hours 30 minutes; indirect flights from the Ireland are available

Currency

MXN - Mexican Peso

Visa Information

Irish passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mexico but will require an immigration form for arrival and departure. You can obtain either when you arrive, on-board your flight, or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website.

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations required. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Cancun
27ºC
105mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

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Cancun
27ºC
50mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

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Cancun
28ºC
46mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

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Cancun
29ºC
29mm

Average weather in May

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Cancun
31ºC
89mm

Average weather in June

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Cancun
31ºC
141mm

Average weather in July

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Cancun
32ºC
70mm

Average weather in August

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Cancun
32ºC
88mm

Average weather in September

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Cancun
31ºC
184mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
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Cancun
30ºC
282mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
28ºC
128mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
27ºC
90mm
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    Rozario

    Destination Specialist

    Although it’s true that a trip to Cancun can be planned at any time of the year, it’s worth bearing in mind that certain months are likely to be hotter, or indeed wetter, than others. May – November is generally when temperatures are at their highest (low 30s), whereas September and October generally see more rain.”

  • Charlie, Destination Manager

    Charlie

    Destination Manager

    Cancun’s unique location means you have the option to plan a few memorable day trips to different islands and historical sites. History lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit Chichen Itza – an iconic stone pyramid complex built during the Mayan civilisation.”

  • Carnaval de Cancun

    Similar to the street carnivals of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Mexican ‘Carnaval’ is a five day celebration that takes place every year in February. Expect plenty of food, music, floats and incredible costumes.

  • Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

    As one of the world’s leading jazz festivals, Riviera Maya brings in incredible musical talents on a yearly basis, usually around November time.

     

  • Cancun International Film Festival

    The Cancun International Film Festival also takes place at various locations across the city in November and puts a strong emphasis on celebrating international and Latin American films.

     

  • The OHL Classic

    Fans of golf may want to plan their trip around the annual OHL Classic at Mayakoba, near Playa del Carmen, for a chance to watch some of the world’s best players in action.

     

  • Inception Music Festival

    Inception is Cancun’s most famous Spring Break festival, taking place over the course of 30 days around March / April.

Types of Cancun holidays

Cancun beach

Cancun Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Cancun take approximately 10 hours and 25 minutes. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer direct flights from London Gatwick to Cancun International Airport at least three times a week, as well as daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Mexico City International Airport. There are also direct seasonal options from other UK airports.

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