Cancun Travel Guide

  • One of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world

    Located on the Caribbean Sea, Cancun and the Riviera Maya Will open in a separate browser window boast beaches of fine white sand. What’s more, tourists can enjoy a variety of activities that athletic types and foodies love as much as would-be explorers who are thrilled by Tulum and its Mayan and Toltec ruins.

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  • Beaches

    Vacationers love relaxing by Cancun’s turquoise sea and enjoying the white sand beaches of Isla Mujeres (Island of Women), or else they can admire the island seabeds of Cozumel, that famous divers’ paradise.

  • Sports

    Divers have eyes only for Cozumel Will open in a separate browser window and its coral seabeds, whereas surfers stick to Cancun’s beaches. There’s no shortage of catamaran, kayak and jet ski excursions, as well as water and land sports in Cancun and its surrounding area.

  • Family

    Cancun is the ideal destination for families. The Mexican food is excellent, the activities are endless, and the fauna and flora are fascinating for young and old. The Riviera Maya’s Will open in a separate browser window Xcaret Park offers visitors a variety of activities like diving, a zoo, shows and much more! 

  • Cultural activities

    Not to be missed: a visit to the temples and buildings in the city of Tulum (a Mayan word that means “wall”), about 50 km from Cancun. Those unafraid of heights venture out to Chichen Itza, a little farther away and higher up, at about 150 km from Cancun.

  • Outings

    Night owls are well taken care of in Cancun, a city that gets its second wind as soon as the sun goes down! And those who are crazy about Mexican cuisine head a little further south to Playa del Carmen to appreciate all of its trendy little restaurants, bars, clubs and distinctive bistros.


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Entry and exit requirements
It is important to note that it is the passenger’s responsibility to verify and comply with the Mexican government’s entry and exit requirements. It is possible to consult our practical guide for travellers to learn more about the current requirements.

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Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean
Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

New anti-smoking legislation in Mexico
Since January 2023, smoking is strictly prohibited in public places in Mexico. This law applies to beaches, parks, hotels, and restaurants. It is also illegal to bring electronic cigarettes or vaping devices and their solutions into Mexico. Violators may be subject to fines or detention.

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