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Holidays to Cancun

If you're in search of a holiday destination that offers more than just great weather and beautiful beaches, then a holiday in Cancun is the ideal destination. Set on the Yucatan peninsula and jutting out into the warm crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, with the Gulf of Mexico to the North, Cancun is a stunning location with nightlife to match! A Cancun holiday is perfect for families and young adults.

Renowned worldwide for its pristine stretches of golden sand and its warm, inviting waters, the Mexican resort of Cancun is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet. All-inclusive Cancun holidays give you the ideal chance to soak up some sunshine and top up your tan whilst enjoying the local culinary (and liquid!) delights, by the end of your holiday you’re sure to be feeling truly refreshed and rejuvenated. Your holiday in Cancun has far more to offer than just the opportunity to relax; this resort is famous for its amazing cultural & natural attractions, adventure activities and buzzing nightlife, so you never be short of something to do, day or night!

But of course, with beaches as inviting as those in Cancun, you’ll be hard pressed to tear yourself away from your luxury hotel. We're sure you'll be wanting to sample a fruity cocktail or two and with the abundance of all-inclusive deals to Cancun, you can party all day long if that's your thing! Maybe you fancy indulging in a spot of retail therapy? Take a short trip from the hotel zone and you'll find world class shopping malls with everything you could need.

Flights to Cancun

Cancun is now such a popular destination that flights are available from a choice of major UK airports and if you're prepared to take indirect flights, you can get to Cancun from pretty much any UK airport. Direct flights however are currently only available from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick & Manchester. Please note that flight availability varies by season, so you may have to check several dates if you need to fly from a particular airport.

Booking Ahead - Cancun Holidays

If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Cancun holidays in Summer.

Booking ahead for your holiday to Cancun has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.

Book a Cancun package holiday for next year and save money now.

Cancun Holiday Deals

You'll find a small taste of our latest holiday deals to Cancun below. If none of these take your fancy, you can use the simple search at the top of this page to find your perfect Cancun holiday or if you'd prefer us to do the hard work for you, just give our expert travel team a call and they'll be happy to help you plan your perfect Cancun trip. Book with us and you'll be safe in the knowledge that your holiday is booked with a name you can trust and that your money is totally secure.

Cancun – Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Cancun is a Mexican city that borders the Caribbean sea. The city is renowned for its immense nightlife and holiday resorts. Its famous beaches, warm sunny weather and vast amount of holiday villas and hotels make it an ideal holiday location with plenty to offer no matter what type of break you’re after.

Ideal Time to Go: The ideal time to go depends on what you’re more interested in, if it’s hot weather conditions you’re after, December-April are the ideal months for your Cancun holiday, however this will cost more. If you want a cheap getaway to a nice city then May-November are the ideal months for you to visit Cancun.

Weather: Cancun benefits from a tropical climate and has distinct 'dry' and 'wet' seasons. The annual temperature for Cancun is 26°C and the temperature peaks in the months May-September, reaching highs of 34°C. No matter what the month or season, temperatures generally don’t go down to anything below 20°C. If you don't mind the occasional heavy shower, then Cancun is still an excellent place to holiday during the wet season (May to October) where temperatures can average mid 30°'s. June to October is known as hurricane season, and whilst severe weather is possible it is not a regular occurrence and rainfall tends to be heavy but brief.

Flight Time: Direct flights from London to Cancun take less than 11 hours.

Time Difference: Cancun time is 6 hours behind UK time.

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) – US Dollars (USD) also widely accepted.

Fun Fact: The beaches of Cancun have white sand, which doesn’t heat up, so your feet need not worry.

Top Tip: You may not be able to use your mobile phone in Cancun, if this is the case your best bet is to hire a phone from Mexitel Cellular, they offer very cheap prices and work out much cheaper than using Mexican payphones.

Holiday Activities in Cancun

With the abundance of all-inclusive deals to Cancun, there is something for everyone. For those who seek excitement, you can experience the stunning nightlife and entertainment in the Hotel Zone. Whereas, those who wish to relax and unwind, there are fancy retail therapy and world class shopping malls for everything you need. Our all-inclusive holidays to Cancun offer a variety of activities so you will never be short of something to do.

If you're looking for something more energetic, then Cancun also offers a huge choice of opportunites to explore your adventurous side. With an extensive selection of watersports, cycling tours, swimming with Dolphins, exploring the amazing nature reserves, snorkeling around the beautiful Isla Mujeres and visiting the many Mayan cultural attractions (we recommend Chichen Itza and Tulum as must-sees for anyone visiting Cancun), there really is something for everyone.

Swimming with Dolphins is on many people's bucket list and Cancun is the perfect place to tick it off, with opportunites for everyone to take part (children as young as 3 can have a go) which makes a holiday to Cancun the perfect destination for families. There are many places to try out this once in a lifetime experience and if you need help deciding, just give our expert team a call and they will help you find the perfect holiday experience for you.

Whatever your preference, you’re bound to have plenty to keep you occupied on your holiday in Cancun.

Here at Co-op Travel we have a range of holiday deals to Cancun for you to choose from and you can add a great range of attractions to your booking if you choose to book online or if you choose to call us, or even visit us in branch. However you choose to book with us, our friendly expert team are here to help you find the best deal. So don’t go anywhere until you’ve seen what we have to offer!

Cancun Holidays - Attractions

Here are our recommendations of the top attractions to experience during your stay in Cancun.

Mayan Culture:

Chichen Itza

A world heritage site, recently named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is a must-see attraction for anyone planning a holiday in Cancun. It is located a couple of hours' drive from the main centre of Cancun, but it is well worth the journey. It is an exretemely important part of Mayan culture and contains the iconic Temple of Kukulcan (the Mayan pyramid). The Temple of Kukulcan dominates Chichen Itza and is an extremely popular attraction as people gather to watch the shadow of the serpent move down the side of the temple as the sun moves across the sky.

The great ball court is another stunning spectacle where the ancient Mayans played their traditional games. It is renowned for it's amazing acoustic properties where small sounds carry over great distances.

There are also many amazing statues, carvings and temples to explore at Chichen Itza, we recommend booking in a full day for a visit.


Located within the coastal town of Tulum itself, the historic walled city of Tulum sits on top of a cliff with amazing views out into the Caribbean. It can be found approximately eighty miles south of the main resort centre and is another place that is well worth a visit.

Built in the 13th century, this walled site is an important piece of Mayan history and it incorporates 'El Castillo' (the Castle), which was originally used as a lookout tower and is situated opposite a natural break in the coral reef. It was a very important site for the Mayans and was a key part of their defences.

As well as the beautiful castle ruins, there us also a stunning beach with crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Visiting Tulum will help to make your holiday in Cancun an epxerience you won't forget!

Ecological Theme Parks:


Selvatica is located beteen Cancun and Playa Del Carmen (just 30 minutes from either resort) and has over 330 acres of jungle to explore! It features amazing high rope circuits, which include an award winning 'Aventura' zipline circuit (11 ziplines) and a more recent addition - the 'Extremo' course which has 12 ziplines! There is also an 'Aerial Trek' course which has over 20 individual sections. Selvatica is perfect for those seeking adrenaline and adventure on their Cancun holiday.

You can also take a ride in or even drive a selection of extreme off-road vehicles through this fantastic jungle setting.

Kids from as young as 3 can visit the park, but minimun age restrictions vary by individal activity - please check all age limits prior to booking any activities.


Located less than an hour from Cancun, Xcaret is a truly unique attraction. Originally opened in 1990, but having had several new additions since then, there is a huge choice of nature based activities available at Xcaret.

Set in a stunning natural location, Xcaret features natural lagoons, a river running through a Mayan village, a man-made 'sluice' (river) that includes underground sections where you can experience a unique variety of snorkeling. There is also a great beach, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, a manatee sanctuary and much much more!

As well as the water based activities there are also a number of specatacular ruins within the park which are well worth a look. The entertainment continues into the evening at Xcaret with folk dancing and other traditional Mayan shows in the huge 'Gran Tlachco' theatre.

We recommend you spend at least 1 full day at Xcaret to fully experience all it's amazing attractions.

Cancun Nature Reserves


A largely unspoilt island a short hop from the mainland, Cozumel is a very popular spot for Cancun holidays.

With it's stunning white beaches and multitude of snorkeling opportunites, Cozumel is perfect if you are looking to explore the crystal Caribbean waters. Kitesurfing is widely available and there are opportunities to swim with dolphins.

Cozumel is also a popular stop for Cruises in the Caribbean and it features a number of hotels and many restaurants and some bars and disco's if you're planning more than just a flying visit!

Isla Mujeres

Less than 10 miles from the Cancun coast, Isla Mujeres is easily reached by a  short boat trip and due to it's proximity to one of the many coral reefs in the area, it is very popular for anyone looking for some amazing snorkeling or scuba diving opportunities. It is possible to stay on Isla Mujeres itself, but if you're just looking for somewhere to visit during a holiday in Cancun, it's a wonderful place to take a relaxing boat trip to. Isla Mujeres is home to a population of Sea Turtles and there is a sanctuary on the island that is open to the public and well worth a visit.

You can also visit some excellent restaurants on the island where you can sample the fresh local seafood.

Isla Mujeres is another place where you can experience the magic of swimming with Dolphins - we recommend booking well in advance.

With so much to do and so many amazing deals available, what are you waiting for! Book your Cancun Holiday with us today.

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