Discover Cancun, Mexico


Beautiful and buzzing with energy, day and night, Cancun is home to two of Sunset World’s signature resorts and two boutique hotels. Just 15 to 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport, our hotel zone location ensures world-class views and easy access to the best shopping, dining, and entertainment. We offer a free water shuttle between Sunset Marina and Sunset Royal resorts and free bus shuttle between the other Cancun properties.



Cancun's Visitor's Guide

How to Get There, Things to Do & More

Cancun is situated on the southeastern tip of Mexico, at the northern end of the Riviera Maya. As a result, it enjoys a tropical climate and is surrounded by the blue waters of the Caribbean, as well as the jungle.


Cancun is by far the easiest city in Mexico to arrive to. Its international airport is one of the best connected in Latin America, and you’ll find plenty of direct flights arriving here from all corners of the globe daily. Upon arrival you can get a direct shuttle to any hotel.


There are plenty of things you can do in Cancun, such as:

  • Visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, or Chichen Itza and learn about the Mayan civilization.
  • Relax on the stunning beaches with crystal clear turquoise water.
  • Go scuba diving or snorkeling to discover vibrant coral reefs.
  • Take a day trip to Isla Mujeres and explore the charming town.
  • Swim in cenotes, which are natural sinkholes filled with fresh water.
  • Visit Xcaret Park and enjoy swimming in underground rivers exploring caves.
  • Explore night life in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Enjoy live music and relax at the beachfront bar.
  • Take a boat tour to Isla Contoy to explore a protected nature reserve and bird sanctuary.
  • Take a stroll to downtown Cancun and explore the local culture. Try authentic Mexican cuisine, visit shops and boutiques.
  • Spend a day at the aquatic theme park Xel-Ha. Snorkel, swim, or float down the river surrounded by lush vegetation and stunning natural landscapes.

The Five Best Beaches in Cancun

Cancun’s beaches have soft white sand that creates a beautiful contrast with the crystal-clear water of the Caribbean Sea. This gives the beaches a tropical and paradisiacal look.


  • Playa Delfines: Known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Cancun. It offers stunning turquoise waters and soft white sand. It also provides an incredible panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Playa Norte: Located on Isla Mujeres, just a short ferry ride from Cancun. It is a breathtaking beach with crystal-clear waters, calm waves, and laid-back atmosphere, perfect for relaxation.
  • Playa Maroma: It is considered one of the most pristine beaches in the Riviera Maya. It provides excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities.
  • Playa Tortugas: It is situated in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. It is a popular beach among locals and tourists alike. It offers a vibrant atmosphere with various water sports activities, beach bars, and restaurants.
  • Playa Caracol: Another beautiful beach located in the Hotel Zone. It is known for its calm waters, making it and ideal spot for swimming and family-friendly activities. It also offers amenities, such as volleyball courts, palapas, and nearby dining options.
  • other public beaches in the area that may also be of interest to you: playa chac mool, playa forum, playa del carmen

Things to Do

Besides visiting the ancient Mayan ruins, you can relax on the white sandy beaches and spend a day sunbathing, swimming, or trying out various water sports, such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, parasailing, and kiteboarding. You can either rent equipment or join guided tours.


Moreover, you can also go scuba diving or snorkeling to discover the vibrant underwater world of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Additionally, you can take a boat tour to Cozumel, where you can snorkel, swim with dolphins, or simply relax and enjoy the crystalline waters.


Visit different eco-archaeological theme parks, such as Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xenotes and Xichén, which offer a mix of nature, culture, and adventure while witnessing traditional Mayan performances.


Cancun is also known for its vibrant nightlife scene with numerous bars, nightclubs, and live entertainment options. Enjoy a night out at Coco Bongo or explore the local bars at the Hotel Zone. During daylight, indulge in local cuisine. Don`t miss the chance to try traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, ceviche, and guacamole.


Visit local restaurants or explore the food stalls at Mercado 28 for an authentic culinary experience. On the other hand, if you are cultural lover these two options are for you: The Cancun Underwater Museum which features hundreds of underwater sculptures and installations, making it a must-visit for art and diving enthusiasts. As well as the Mayan Museum of Cancun which houses important Mayan artifacts excavated from Quintana Roo and the surrounding Yucatan region.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Cancun is known for its lively restaurant and nightlife scene. Here are some popular options you can explore:




  1. La Habichuela: A must-visit restaurant known for its traditional Mayan cuisine and beautiful atmosphere.
  2. Puerto Madero: A steakhouse offering high-quality meat cuts and seafood dishes with stunning views of the Nichuptè Lagoon.
  3. Lorenzillo’s: A seafood restaurant specializing in lobster dishes, located in the Hotel Zone.
  4. Hacienda Sisal: Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine in a charming hacienda-style setting.
  5. Harry’s Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar: A fine dining restaurant offering premium steaks and seafood.




  1. Coco Bongo: This famous nightclub offers a unique entertainment experience with live shows, music, and acrobatics.
  2. The City: One of the largest nightclubs in Latin America, known for hosting internationally renowned DJs and artists.
  3. Mandala Beach Club: A beach club during the day and a nightclub at night, offering a great party atmosphere and beautiful views.
  4. The Cave: In the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone is this spacious and contemporary nightclub. It features a DJ, live entertainment, cocktails, and bar snacks.
  5. La Vaquita: Known for its fun and lively atmosphere, this nightclub is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Also of Interest

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