Cancun's Best Hotels and Stays for Your Vacation in Paradise

Do you prefer to stay at a luxury all-inclusive resort, a budget hotel, or in a private condo? Regardless of your preference, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Cancun's world famous Hotel Zone. This 14-mile strip of land that is home to resorts, hotels, condos, shopping malls, nightclubs, restaurants and gorgeous white sand beaches, holds treasured memories for millions of tourists from around the world. The hotel you stay in will be a very important part of your vacation, so it's important to do your research in order to find the perfect resort.

Cancun's Hotel Zone offers private homes and condos as well as nearly 100 hotels, ranging from budget properties on the lagoon to luxurious all-inclusive resorts overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Lodging can also be found in downtown Cancun (known as “El Centro”), Puerto Juarez and on Playa Mujeres. Puerto Juarez and Playa Mujeres are out of the way and are popular areas for travelers that like to avoid crowds and hustle & bustle while on vacation. 

Downtown Cancun is great for people that want to get a taste of local life, stay near local shops and eateries, and not break the bank. Dining out is also generally less expensive in downtown Cancun than in the Hotel Zone.



This upscale resort is great for families, couples, or singles. The pool area is lovely, the rooms are well-appointed & nicely decorated, and the staff is outgoing and attentive. All guest rooms and suites have an ocean view. Guests that...  Read More



If romance and relaxation are what you're looking for, you'll find both at Excellence Riviera Cancun. Located on a white sand beach just 20 minutes from Cancun's International Airport, this adult-only, all-inclusive, all-suite resort, which is...  Read More

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive is located in Cancun's Hotel Zone on one of the best beaches in the area. This recently renovated resort hasn't always been all-inclusive, but the change has not affected quality or service. The food...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
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Luxury and elegance are the first two words that come to mind, when thinking about this upscale resort. The Ritz-Carlton name has long been synonymous with luxury and guests are not disappointed when they arrive at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun. The...  Read More



The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, located about an hour south of Cancun in Puerto Aventuras, is in a word, spectacular. With sprawling grounds, and two sections, one for the entire family and "Heaven", for adults only, anyone and everyone can...  Read More

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Moon Palace Cancun
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This sprawling, all-inclusive, mega-resort is situated on a wide beach with calm water just south of the Cancun airport. Each of the three sections, Nizuc, Sunrise and the newly renovated Grand offers pools, restaurants and activities. Guests...  Read More

Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive
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Hyatt hit the nail on the head when they chose the best location in Cancun's Hotel Zone. This all-inclusive resort sits on Punta Cancun (Cancun Point) where it is surrounded on three sides by the glorious Caribbean Sea. On each side there are...  Read More



Grand Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach Cancun is located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, just steps away from the Party Center, on a calm, white sand beach with turquoise blue water. Grand Coral Beach is one of Cancun's largest, oldest and...  Read More

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
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The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, once the smaller, laid-back section of Moon Palace Cancun, has been expanded and completely redone, and is now the largest, most luxurious resort of the three. The Grand is home to 6 swimming pools, each with a...  Read More



This small, chic, adults-only/all-inclusive resort is one of Cancun's best and most luxurious hotels. All-inclusive resorts are not normally known for having tasty food, but that's definitely not the case at Le Blanc. The food, in both the...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin