Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Here's what I would do there:



jw marriott resort & spa


Five-star hotel offering gorgeous ocean views, upscale accommodations and an unbeatable location close to Kukulcan Plaza, Luxury Avenue, La Isla Shopping Village and Coco Bongo. Stylish accommodations are complete with colorful décor, private balconies and marble bathrooms. After an eventful day, end your evening sipping and savoring cocktails and a variety of international cuisines at one of the 10 on-site restaurants. 

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan, Retorno Chac L-41, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500 Mexico

Marriott Cancun Resort


Sensational beachfront location in the Hotel Zone. Each room offers its own private balcony with dazzling ocean views. The property features Mayan-inspired treatments at the largest spa in Cancun, including a sparkling Olympic-style pool & tennis courts. You'll find an infinity pool, a staggering variety of first-rate restaurant options including Mexican, Japanese, Argentinian and Thai. Thanks to the excellent location, you'll benefit from easy access to many captivating landmarks and shopping attractions. 

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 14.5, Lt40-A, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico




Well-known destination for live lobster. This landmark restaurant has been Cancún’s lobster mothership for over 30 years; it even has a proprietary lobster farm.


La Habichuela Sunset

Caribbean seafood with Mexican cuisine. There are now two locations, the original downtown location and a second overlooking the lagoon. Expansive outdoor dining at its second location. A favorite for romantic nights out.


sedona grill

Boasting gorgeous views of our resort's pool area, Sedona Grill is a perfect place to sample local, authentic Mexican cuisine. Start your morning off right with our impressive breakfast buffet and return in the evening for beautifully presented entrées.


Le Chique

This restaurant takes an avant garde approach to Mexican food, de-constructing traditional dishes and playfully reinventing them with cutting-edge cooking techniques. 20-plus courses. 


Mikado Japanese Teppan Yaki

Japanese cuisine, including sushi selections. Teppanyaki Tables, where visitors can watch chefs cooking right in front of them. 


la Capilla Argentina Steakhouse

Argentine cuisine with Italian, Spanish and French culinary influences.


Marakamé Café

Relaxed cafe with outdoor tables surrounded by greenery. The brunch buffet on Sundays is the ideal time to try all the classic Mexican dishes. There’s everything from barbacoa to quesadillas, plus delicious freshly-baked pan dulce. With live music to add to the chilled-out vibe




Coba is an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula, located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.Visitors to the remains of ancient Mayan city Cobá can climb Nohuch Mul, the area's highest pyramid.


Ik Kil

Ik Kil is a cenote (natural pit or sinkhole) outside Pisté in the Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán, Mexico. It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza.


mercado 28 

Long-running flea market with food stalls & lots of shops offering souvenirs, apparel & other goods.



An underwater sculpture garden of 470 statues, just below the water's surface. Book a snorkeling excursion with Aqua World which includes fins, masks and vests, plus drinks and tunes onboard. You’ll also spot colorful exotic fish.


isla mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea. It's a vacation destination known for beaches such as northern Playa Norte, resort hotels and for snorkeling and scuba diving on the surrounding coral reefs. At Punta Sur, the southern tip, there's a lighthouse, the remains of a Mayan temple and a sanctuary for sea turtles.