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Plan your Christmas in Cancun, Mexico

December holidays are the best time of the year. Thousands of people get reunited to celebrate this time with their loved ones. There are some special places where you don’t have to seek for the feeling of christmas, I will tell you about that in Cancun so you don’t have to break the bank!

You may think Cancun is more like a place for summer times or spring breakers because of the sunny days, beach parties and nightlife. But there is a part that features this time of the year to welcome many travelers of the world who want to have a special christmas.

Choose your hotel to stay

With so many hotels offering fabulous Cancun Christmas deals, holidays are the perfect season to enjoy the events and parties with unique packages. From low price hotels to all inclusive, close to the beach, the party area and activities!

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

This beautiful resort offers many acitivities inside for Christmas. You can start Christmas morning with a service room breakfast. Rooms are spacious and cool available to choose infront of the sea to enjoy the beautiful view. You will see lots of decorations since you step inside. There’re plenty of entertainment at the pool area, beach, a big variety of food to choose from the buffets and nightlife. moon-spa-christmas

Le Blanc Spa Resort

An only adults hotel special for the elegance offered. You can see it in the accommodations. You will love to enjoy the multiple dining options to try different food each night. The staff are friendly, reliable, professional, and caring.

Enjoy a special Christmas dinner at a restaurant

Most restaurants will be opened at Christmas night. Check out for Lorenzillos, Rolandis, Harris or any located at the Hotel Zone to see their menu’s. Remember to reserve with time and choose the one you like the most.

Dinner with pirates

Captain Hook offers a dinner with pirates in a ship navigating in Cancun Sea. While having dinner you can enjoy the incredible pirate show with music and games. When the captain discovers the presence of the enemy, will shout for his men to take battle positions, cannons and get ready to fire!christmas-cancun-captain-hookPlaya del Carmen

You’ll find many options for restaurants to spend Christmas dinner in Playa del Carmen. Hotels, restaurants and beach bars with music through all the night to feel the caribbean feeling. There are also many nightclubs like Coco Bongo show, the top nightlife venue with live performances, drinks and plenty of fun.


Playa del Carmen features the famous 5th avenue with local shops and specialy for the ornaments to take your home!  The Tequila Bazar is a little shop on 5th Avenue we like for souvenirs. From October until Christmas they have a lot of little Christmas decorations.playa-del-carmen-christmas

Things to do in Cancun

Cancun is a city located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is an important renowned tourist destination in Mexico. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun is located just north of Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort band known as the Riviera Maya.

Apart from the island tourist zone (actually part of the world’s second-longest coral reef), the Mexican residential section of the city, the downtown part of which is known as “El Centro,” follows a master plan that consists of “supermanzanas” or superblocks, giant trapezoids with a central, open, non-residential area cut in by u-shaped residential streets.

Tulum is the main north-south artery, connecting downtown to the airport, which is some 30 km (19 mi) south of downtown.

There are some small Mayan vestiges of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Cancun. El Rey is located in the Hotel Zone.

Close by in the Riviera Maya and the Grand Costa Maya, there are sites such as Cobá and Muyil the small Polé, and Kohunlich, Kinichná, Dzibanché, Oxtankah, Tulum, and Chacchoben, in the south of the state. Chichen Itzá is in the neighboring state of Yucatán.

In Cancun you will find a variety of activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends, because this city have everything for you, You can go to the beach, visit archeological ruins, Party at the Coco Bongo or having an adventure tour.

You can also take the ferry to visit Isla Mujeres where you have many activities like Swimming with dolphins and making this experience much better. From May to September you can swim with whalesharks too I really think that if you visit Cancun you will totally love this city.

In Discovery Mundo we offer many tours for everyone like, Chichen Itza Light and Sound where you can enjoy a 3D mapping projection, dramatic lighting and amazing images! I think this is one of my favorite tours but I would really love swimming in the Cenote that would be fantastic for me because I really enjoy the nature, but I recommend this tour for sure! Or an extreme tour like Jungle Tour where you can enjoy the most popular and exciting tour, driving your own two-person speed boat through the green mangrove channels along the nichupté lagoon.


Best things to do in Cancun

Probably if you heard of Cancun you must be thinking it’s just party and beach. Well, it is! but you can also find many interesting things to do in Cancun and the best places to visit in Cancun.

– The archaeological sites and Maya culture


– San Miguelito: is located at Cancun Hotel Zone just behind the newest Mayan Museum.

– King: located adjacent to the Hilton Resorts Golf Course, this group of ruins is situated in the lagoon of the Southern Hotel Zone

– The Meco: are located just north of Cancun, on the way to Punta Sam. From the top of its pyramids – the highest archeological structure in the northern peninsula – there is a beautiful view of one of Cancun’s lagoons

– Maya Cancun Museum


The Maya Museum of Cancun is the only space in kilometers around the exhibition destined to Mayan ruins. It is located at Km 16.5 Boulevard Kukulcan. While visiting the museum can give a tour of the vestiges of the archaeological site of San Miguelito, which is next to the museum. This open from 9am to 6pm., To visit the archaeological site suggest you get there early as it gets dark when access is limited.

The museum entrance fee is 57 pesos (approx 4 USD) and entitles you to visit both places. Sunday admission is free for Mexicans with official identification.

– Aquarium Cancun

Its official name is Aquarium Cancun is a small aquarium where you can interfacing with sea turtles and stingrays. Worth a visit while there are free dolphin show (around 6-7pm every day), ask for times at the box office. The most spectacular is the large tank with sharks that are inside, you can see the swimming from below or from one of the halls there at the top. There dolphin swim programs and for those traveling with the mother, there Swim with sharks.

The entrance fee is about 12 USD.

– Plaza La Isla


At kilometer 12.5 of the hotel zone is the shopping center La Isla Shopping Village. It is a place full of shops, boutiques and restaurants, although for the backpacker tourism may not be something so attractive, what to see are the spectacular sunsets from the dock side which has the square. It pays to shop around, it is one of the most beautiful squares in Cancun.

– Scenic Tower


In the place known as El Embarcadero, a rotating structure it is about 100 meters high known as the Scenic Tower. Whether day, evening or night, here you will have a great view from the hotel zone of Cancun. Ideal to take a beautiful postcard home. Admission costs about 10 USD and the ride takes about 15 minutes heights.

Address: Km 4.2 Hotel Zone.

– Ciclopista Cancun

If you love sports, from the zero kilometer from the hotel zone of Cancun you will find a small park with exercise equipment outdoors, and the side of the sidewalk begins a pathway known as the Ciclopista, where you can walk in bike or skate the hotel zone of Cancun. If you start from zero KM, stop at kilometer 2.5, because here is Playa Las Perlas, a good place to swim and cool to continue the journey. Excellent to keep fit!

Click here to see The Best Routes to Run in Cancun

Bring towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and plenty of water.

– Gastronomy


Cancun is a gastronomic delight for anyone who enjoys a delicious meal. There are a lot of restaurants serving all types of cuisine can be found in the Hotel Zone and in downtown Cancun.

La Habichuela Sunset and La Habichuela located in downtown Cancun, both serve fine Mayan, Mexican, Caribbean and international cuisine. On some nights La Habichuela Sunset offers a Mayan show or live jazz.

Du Mexique is another one of the amazing restaurants on Bonampak avenue in downtown Cancun. This is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday

Puerto Madero is the perfect restaurant for a big date or a special anniversary or birthday

Try a Red Eye and Ceviche Restaurant in Mandinga

Check Out Cancun´s Best Karaoke Bars

– Crococun Zoo


This attractions is located just under 20 miles away from Cancun in the Maya Riviera.

– The Beaches

Cancun is about stepping on the sand, enjoy the sun, a good drink and be with friends.

– Playa Chac Mool: It is near the area known as Punta Cancun at kilometer 9.5 of Boulevard Kukulcan. It is ideal to jump to sunbathe and swim. At the entrance there are some convenience stores where you can buy something to eat and cool off, try to take your garbage bag to avoid contaminating the beach. There are showers and lounge chairs for rent. The surf is moderate to strong.

– Playa Marlin: On one side of the residence of the famous Mexican ex-soccer player Hugo Sanchez, he is Playa Marlin. The entrance is between the fire station and the Kukulcan Plaza Shopping Centre. If you want a beautiful and tranquil beach to rest or walk here is a good place to start. It has some basic services, rent of tables, chairs and unlike others, weekends not many people. If desired, once you finish enjoy the beach, you can go to the mall to eat at any of the fast food business.

– Playa Forum: If you want to take a tour through the heart of the nightlife in Cancun, a good place to start is Plaza Forum. You can find restaurants, boutiques, souvenirs and beach accessories. But the best thing around are the best clubs in Cancun, including The City, Coco Bongo, La Vaquita, Sr. Frogs, etc. Sea side there is a club ideal for those backpackers or travelers staying in downtown Cancun and want to spend a day sunbathing and all kinds of drinks and snacks on hand beach. The Day Pass price is approximately 30 USD.

– Nightlife

There is a certain thing, Cancun is the perfect place to party, in the Kukulcan Avenue are all bars and nightclubs. Of course, all places charge a cover, so go prepared.