Beach holiday in the land of the Maya
Cancún is located in the northeast of the Mexican peninsula Yucatán, which is in the subtropical climate zone, that guarantees year-round warm weather and water temperatures that rarely drop below 24 degrees Celsius. So, the best time to enjoy a beach holiday in Cancún is: any time!
Cancún is famous for its unspoiled sandy beaches that are shaped like a ”7“. The holiday region of Riviera Maya stretches from Cancún, through the glamourous Playa del Carmen, right up to the well-preserved Maya ruins of Tulum situated directly at the Caribbean Sea. In general, Yucatán is home to a wealth of ancient settlements, one of which is El Rey right in the heart of Cancún. A tour of Yucatán is highly recommended and should, on all accounts, include a visit to Chichén Itzá. This pre-Columbian Mayan city in the west of the peninsula is one of Mexico’s largest archaeological landmarks.
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Edelweiss tips for Cancún
Explore the exciting culture of the Maya in Coba and from the top of the pyramid the sheer endless expanse of the jungle.
Sightseeing in your Cancun holidays
From Cancún, the Riviera Maya holiday region stretches from the glamorous city of Playa del Carmen to Tulum. On the long sandy beaches everyone will find his dream accommodation - from boutique to wellness hotel - there is something for everyone. View in maps
Chichén Itzá is a must-see on Yucatán. The ruins site to the west of Cancún is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Mexico. View in maps
Isla Mujeres, just off the northeast coast of Cancún, is accessible by ferry and can be explored by rental moped or bicycle. Breathtaking, white sandy beaches like Playa Norte invite you to swim and snorkel. View in maps
Isla Holbox is located in the north of Yucatán and is part of a nature reserve. If you are lucky, you can dive here with whale sharks. View in maps
Uxmal is located in the west of Yucatán and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Adivino Pyramid is the most famous building. View in maps
Around Cancún, the turquoise blue cenotes (caves) are a refreshing change to hot beach days. The small oases are perfect for swimming, diving and snorkelling. View in maps