Cancun Hotel Zone

In Cancun there are about 145 hotels with a total of more than 24,000 rooms and 380 restaurants. Each year 4 million visitors arrive in an average of 190 flights daily. The Hotel Zone of Cancun is shaped like a 7 with bridges on each end connecting to the mainland. Hotels on the vertical or long side of the 7 tend to have rougher beaches and beach erosion can be a problem. Resorts on the horizontal or short end of the seven tend to have more gentle surf because the waves here are blocked by the island of Isla Mujeres which lies just off shore. The Cancun Hotel Zone offers a broad range of accommodations, ranging from relatively inexpensive motel-style facilities in the older section closest to the mainland, to high-priced luxury hotels in the later sections.

Many of the hotels are time-share condominiums with kitchen facilities. Some all inclusive hotels where all meals, drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, hotel activities, entertainment, non-motorized water sports, tips and taxes are included in the price of the hotel rooms. There are also upscale private residences and lavish condominiums for rent that cater to the rich. Restaurants, bars and shops in the hotel zone tend to be rather expensive compared with the downtown area and other Mexican resorts. Travelers will find many well-known theme restaurants and clubs here.

Downtown is home to less expensive places to shop, including many supermarkets and several flea markets. It also contains countless smaller hotels that can be had at a fraction of the price for similar accommodations in the Hotel Zone.

Cancun Hotel Zone Map

Cancun Hotel Zone Map